No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/30/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe major indexes meandered and closed around the unchanged line on very low volume. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved above its trend line (red) by +5.09% (last week +5.25%) and remains in bullish mode. The international index has broken above its long-term trend line by +7.02% …

Early Rally—Late Fade

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In a reversal from Tuesday, the markets rallied early on yesterday then faded into the close, but managed to stay above the unchanged line. Still, we closed higher, which keeps the S&P; on track for its best December since 2003. Volume was extremely light, and trading activity was a notch lower than is usual between Christmas and New Year due …

Early Selling—Late Rebound

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Even poor economic reports were not able to keep this market subdued for any lengthy period yesterday. A drop in the Consumer Confidence Index clearly confirms that job security, or insecurity, still contributes to a lack of spending causing this indicator to drop from 54.3 in November to 52.5 in December. Suspicions that the housing market is still in a …

2011 Forecasts

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Hat tip goes to Random Roger for this link to “More Gains in 2011?” All but two of the major Wall Street firms surveyed by Bloomberg have provided their 2011 S&P; 500 price targets. And so far, every single strategist has provided a year-end (2011) price target that is higher than the S&P; 500’s current level. The consensus year-end estimate …

Merry Christmas

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I would like to extend my best wishes for a safe and happy Holiday season to you and your family. I will be taking a couple of days off but will be back on the regular posting schedule as of Monday.

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/23/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe major indexes managed to add another 1% to this month’s tally. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved above its trend line (red) by +5.25% (last week +5.26%) and remains in bullish mode. The international index has broken above its long-term trend line by +7.17% (last week …