Monthly Archives: January 2011

Reader Q+A: Re-entering A Position After Getting Stopped Out

Here’s a reader question that comes up on a regular basis: As an employee of the xx company, I manage my Federal Thrift Savings Plan. If I get stopped out, what rules should I use to re-enter the market? I … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Clarification On Sell Stops And Distributions

Whenever markets correct and sell stops get triggered, there seems to be some confusion as whether the intended sell stop kicked in at the right time. Reader Paul was wondering about that with regards to the last Friday’s sell of … Continue reading

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Looking At The Wrong Numbers

A few days ago, I ran into an old friend who enthusiastically greeted me with “Wow, did you see the Dow crossing the 12,000 level? My portfolio is now within 5% of what it was 3 years ago!”That seems to … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 1/27/2011

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at: http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe Egyptian crises pulled major indexes sharply lower today. However, for the week, the losses were modest. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved above its trend … Continue reading

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Flirting With Milestones

The S&P; 500 bounced against its 1,300 level before selling off yesterday, while the Dow actually broke through its 12,000 milestone, which it briefly held before profit taking pulled it back below. The cause for this continued bullishness came from … Continue reading

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Overcoming Crummy News

There was not much good news yesterday, and the markets meandered south shortly after the opening. Some earnings disappointments kept a limit on any rebound attempts while slumping home prices added to negative sentiment. The metals headed south again as … Continue reading

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