Sunday Musings: Marching In Sync

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Chart courtesy of YahooFinance Emails, along with references to articles about the impending bond bubble, keep coming. Some even suggest that now is the time to go short treasuries. To recap, the happy trio is still marching in sync. I refer to the happy trio as being gold (GLD), the domestic stock market (VTI) and the domestic bond market (BND). …

Fed Zombies

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In case you missed it, MarketWatch reports that “Fed zombies are hungry for quantitative easing:” The easy-money policies of Federal Reserve chairmen Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan have rarely impressed veteran fund manager Jeremy Grantham, but now the chief investment strategist at GMO, a Boston investment firm, is likening Fed actions to an economic horror show.“Adhering to a policy of …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 10/28/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpVacillating around the unchanged line was the theme of the week as anticipation about next week’s elections took center stage. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs moved above its trend line (red) by +6.13% (last week +6.52%) and remains in bullish mode. The international index has broken above its …

Out Of The Deep Red

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Yesterday’s market activity reminded me of the classic Clint Eastwood movie titled “The good, the bad and the ugly,” only in reverse. The major indexes started out looking very ugly, then looked bad and ended up looking pretty good, as most of the losses were recovered by the end of the day. Earnings misses were one reason, while disappointment with …

A Mixed Bag

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There was nothing straight forward about yesterday’s trading session. The major indexes bobbed and weaved within a fairly narrow range but managed to close at the unchanged line to slightly up despite a weak opening. The reason was a combination of punches thrown by the current heavyweights, the economy and earnings. While a report on home prices was disappointing, it …

G-20 Relief

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It was a rally right from the start after yesterday’s opening with the S&P; 500 heading straight for the 1,200 level. Support came from the G-20 meeting, which ended as all of those types of meetings end: long on talk, but short on results. I guess the positive twist was that nothing was really decided other than a call for …