Monthly Archives: February 2011

Word Of The Day: Contango

One of the terms you hear frequently when reading about commodity ETFs, is the word “contango.” To enhance your understanding of what it means and how it affects ETFs, here are some highlights from “Contango and ETFs: What It Is, … Continue reading


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Sunday Musings: Looking Ahead To The Next Crash

While I don’t agree very often with Paul Farrell, he did have some interesting thoughts in “Market Crash 2011: It will hit by Christmas.” Here are a few highlights: Our brains never learned 2008’s lessons, will fail again in 2011 … Continue reading


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Reader Q+A: Bond Talk

Several readers have emailed wanting me to talk about bond funds/ETFs in this current market environment. Here’s one request: Would you please share your thoughts on investing in bond funds/ETFs? Several articles talk about the possibility of raising interest rates … Continue reading


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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 2/24/2011

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at: http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.php The unrest in Libya took a toll on the markets with major indexes declining 2% for the week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved above … Continue reading


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Extending The Slide

As was to be expected, the markets continued to face some headwinds yesterday in the form of HP’s poor quarterly results and continuing civil unrest in Libya. The day could have been a lot worse, but the S&P; 500 found … Continue reading


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Tripoli Turmoil

All weekend long, the Libyan uprising had been gaining steam and made front page news, especially after the turmoil turned bloody, which spread concerns of this becoming an all-out civil war. The futures pointed to a lower opening Monday night, … Continue reading


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