Automating Sell Stops

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Reader Joe is trying to use some of the finance.yahoo.com features to make it easier to track his sell stops. He had this to say: I have a related question. I too am familiar with finance.yahoo.com. In a blog post a few weeks ago, you stated the user could download information into a spreadsheet and make adjustments from there. I …

Sunday Musings: Making Up Is Hard To Do

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Last Monday, I talked about a reader’s question regarding the use of DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging) with trend tracking. GH had an interesting comment on the subject: I am not a user of DCA nor would I recommend it. However, one should have all his facts straight before coming to any conclusions. Here is the most interesting fact regarding DCA …

Honing In On Bond Funds And Sell Stops

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Using sell stops with dividend paying bond funds works the same as with any other equity mutual fund/ETF. Reader Joe had this to say: My question today deals with setting stops on junk bond and short term bond funds. A large element of their performance is their dividend, which may be 6 or 7%. How do you account for dividends …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 11/25/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpToday’s sell off caused by the Dubai debt debacle left the major indexes unchanged for the week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +8.35% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The …

Happy Thanksgiving

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Hat tip to Mish at Global Economics for pointing to “Geography Of A Recession.” It’s an interactive chart, which displays the changes in unemployment rates by month and county from January 2007 to September 2009. Fascinating and depressing at the same time… Thanksgiving in our family will be on the quiet side this year, which I don’t mind at all. …

Will The Real Trend Line Please Stand Up?

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Our buy and sell signals are based on our Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) crossing their respective trend lines (39-week Simple Moving Average). Reader VR posed an interesting thought about it: Thanks for your response to my question about trend tracking on Saturday (11/16). I understand no strategy works all the time and so you have adapted to more volatile reality …