Monthly Archives: February 2012

U.S. Stock Indexes Slide, UUP Gains, GLD Loses Shine

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] U.S. indexes reversed Tuesday’s gains after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted at stopping further liquidity expansion measures today. In other words, he took the punch bowl away for the time being by showing no monetary exuberance. … Continue reading

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7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 2/28/2012

The markets meandered since last week’s ETF Model Portfolio update, as the Dow repeatedly bounced against overhead resistance at the 13k milestone, while the S&P 500 had trouble piercing its glass ceiling at 1,370. Investors were finally rewarded yesterday, as … Continue reading

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U.S. Stocks Rise With Consumer Confidence, UNG Dips With Oil, SLV Zooms

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Soaring consumer confidence and falling oil prices triggered a rally in US stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over the psychologically important 13,000 mark for the first time since May ’08. The DJIA ended … Continue reading

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US Stock Indexes Close Flat, Builder ETFs Rise As Pending Home Sales Near 2-Year High

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks closed flat despite the domestic economy showing signs of improvement and Europe appearing less toxic. Early gains for the day, after stronger-than-expected housing data came in, were offset by a pullback in the energy … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 2/24/2012

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 2/26/2012

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 2/26/2012. Meandering with an upside bias best describes the trend of the past week. The … Continue reading

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