2009 Predictions

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Many readers have asked as to what might be in store for the markets in 2009. Since I follow trends and don’t make predictions, let’s look at how others view the markets over the next 12 months. The WSJ featured a story titled “Looking Ahead to 2009:”Heading into 2009, expectations for the market run the gamut, and after a year …

An Unrecognizable Recession

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Jon Markman wrote an interesting article called “An ugly, unrecognizable recession.” Let’s look at some highlights: Feeling frugal? You’re not alone — not by a long shot — as butchers, bakers and billionaires alike are feeling the credit crisis this month in a way not experienced since at least 1946 or even 1938. It’s not just a temporary wave of …

More On The Income Generation Debacle

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Income investors are having a hard time being able to generate enough dividends to support their needs as I wrote in “The Income Debacle” earlier this year. Reader Ernest has those concerns as well, and he has this to say: I have a substantial amount of my portfolio in cash M/M funds. I am stuck in stock funds with about …

Sunday Musings: More Questions Than Answers

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Yesterday, I talked about where the bailout money might have gone. Bloomberg had some more thoughts on that topic in “Paulson Steals Show From The Grinch:” ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but I’m rarely jolly under the best of circumstances. Just ask my family. This year, I don’t see there’s a lot to be jolly about. At first, I …

Where Did The Bailout Money Go?

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I have asked myself many times what exactly was done with the bailout money and how was it spent. It certainly hasn’t been the economic savior it was made out to be, so let’s look at a couple of articles trying to shed some light on that mystery. Here are some highlights from “Where’d the bailout money go? Shhhh, it’s …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/25/2008

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpAimless meandering best describes this slow holiday week. The major indexes dropped for the 4th straight week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) by -8.49% thereby confirming the current bear market trend. The international index now remains -21.40% below its own trend line, …