Monthly Archives: January 2012

Major Market ETFs Sitting On The Sidelines

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] There wasn’t much moving and shaking in the markets today despite a gloomy atmosphere in Europe. The S&P 500 dipped a mere 0.05%, but the index had its best January performance in 15 years, returning 4.36%. … Continue reading

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No Major Moves For Equity ETFs, But That May Soon Change

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Although falling deeper earlier in the day, the S&P 500 only finished down 0.25%. Overall, the S&P 500 hasn’t greatly fluctuated as of late, but the VIX index spiked over 5%, indicating that more volatility might … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 1/27/2012

Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and … Continue reading

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Last Week In Review: ETF News And Blog Posts To 1/29/2012

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the ETF topics and market reviews I posted to my blog during the week ending on 1/29/2012. Upward momentum slowed down this past week, as the S&P 500 ended almost unchanged. … Continue reading

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A Bleak Future Is In Store For Europe

Only time will tell if the Eurozone will overcome this debt crisis. However, Europe faces a near certain reality of economic stagnation. With the amount of austerity that has been put in place, prospects for growth are dire indeed. Not … Continue reading

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When Will This Greek Tragedy End?

While the markets appear impervious to the disastrous situation unfolding in Greece, we certainly are not. Although it’s difficult to quantify the impact of an adverse event in Greece on U.S. markets, Greek default is a very realistic scenario that … Continue reading

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