No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 7/30/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpUpward momentum stayed intact, and the major indexes closed out the month of July with strong gains. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +5.86% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The …

Changing Times

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The markets continued with their same mode of operation yesterday, by first dropping sharply and then climbing back to erase most of the losses. It’s been the same story as there was every reason for the major indexes to tank; except they didn’t. Higher interest rates, falling durable-goods orders and even a 5% drop in Shanghai stocks could not keep …

A Repeat Performance

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Yesterday, the market staged a virtual repeat performance of the prior trading day (Monday). An early sell off was rebuffed, and the major indexes recovered their losses and managed to close around the flat line. While home prices provided some good news, economic reality struck hard with the Consumer confidence index dropping more than expected. It fell to 46.6 in …

Still Hanging In There

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Despite an early morning sell off to start the week, a late rally managed to support the major indexes, which eked out a small gain for the day. A gain is a gain, and it’s amazing to me how much resistance the market has shown. Helping yesterday’s cause was a bullish report on new home sales, with the sales rate …

Reader Hedge Question

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Reader John had this to say about his experience with the SimpleHedge Strategy: Having read your ‘SimpleHedge’ Strategy document, I set up my own account in late March. Yesterday, my total gain went above 5%. If I remember your approach to investment correctly, you generally recommend investing another third of one’s account once a 5% gain has been achieved. Since …

Sunday Musings: Monetary Madness

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Reader Robert emailed me an interesting story written by Bill Bonner of Vancouver, Canada (sorry, no link available) with the title “Romulus, Remus, Stimulus: A Brief History of Monetary Madness.” It puts the current monetary madness in historical perspective, and gives you something to think about. Those whom the gods would destroy are first granted stimulus. When a man wins …