Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fed Downgrades US Economy; Stocks End Mixed

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Domestic equity markets finished the month on a mixed note following a relatively positive statement release by the Federal Reserve affirming no changes to current monetary policy and a stronger-than-expected private sector job report from ADP. … Continue reading

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7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 7/30/2013

After repeated attempts by the S&P 500 to conquer its 1,700 milestone marker, the markets meandered since last week’s portfolio report with the benchmark surrendering some 6 points in the process. It appears that a new driver is needed to … Continue reading

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Mixed Earnings—Index ETFs Are Going Nowhere Fast

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] U.S. index ETFs finished nearly unchanged, while the Nasdaq was able to post a modest gain as traders again appeared guarded ahead of tomorrow’s monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve. A rebound in Japanese equities, … Continue reading

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Fed Back In Headlines As Investors Stay Cautious

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] The major U.S. equity index ETFs finished modestly lower, pulling back before this week’s Federal Reserve meeting that could signal when the Fed is going to begin reducing its bond purchases aimed at helping the economic … Continue reading

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ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 7/26/2013

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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One Man’s Opinion: Will Draghi Announce Any Stimulus In Next Week’s ECB Meeting?

The bond yields of Spain and Italy have come down drastically and both are well below 5 percent now, a very stable level that can tide those countries over as they continue to try to raise money at reasonable rates, … Continue reading

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