Looking For Inspiration

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So much for Friday’s feel good rally. There was absolutely no upside follow through on Monday, and the major averages headed straight down with an occasional uptick (see chart; courtesy of marketwatch.com). While the government report on personal income and spending was in line with estimates, there had been hope for a surprise to the upside. Dashed hope turned into …

Are Dividend ETFs A Good Alternative To Bond Funds?

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Much is being written about a potential bursting of the bond bubble. I have commented on several occasions as to how we will handle that event via our sell stop discipline, whenever it occurs. Keep in mind that, just like the equity collapses in 2000 and 2008, bubbles don’t burst overnight. There will be a slow deterioration in prices first …

Sunday Musings: M-Index Rankings

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The M-Index rankings featured in my weekly StatSheet provide assistance in making proper fund/ETF selections when buy signals are being generated. The best time to utilize the ranking system is at the beginning of a buy cycle, right after trend lines have been crossed to the upside. In other words, we are looking at bear market territory in the rear …

ETF Liquidation

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With over 1,000 ETFs now being on the market, there are bound to be some that simply don’t make it and end up folding shop. So what do you do if you get stuck with an ETF that is about to liquidate? Here are some thoughts on that topic in “How To Survive An ETF Liquidation:” The last two weeks …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 8/26/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpToday’s rally wiped out some of the losses from earlier in the week, but the major indexes still closed down slightly. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs held above its trend line (red) by +2.01% (last week +2.48%) and remains in bullish mode. The international index has now broken …

Mounting A Comeback

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Despite worse than expected new-home sales and industrial production numbers, the markets managed a rebound yesterday by reversing an early 100 point drop of the Dow. The gains were modest, but at least it was an up day. Today could prove to be another difficult one as the weekly report on jobless claims is on the agenda. Any more signs …