Monthly Archives: February 2011

Income Plays

For income investors, the recent past has been anything but kind. Ever since the Fed’s Quantitative Easing program, which started in September 10, interest rates have headed higher and bond prices have turned south. Munis have been on a downward … Continue reading

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Reader Q+A: 2008 Stop Loss Observations

I have had some email exchanges with reader Ken, and he commented as follows: Thanks for your response and your very valuable information. I would just like to relay my experience with your approach to stop losses. When the market … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Reader Feedback On Complacency

As the markets have ratcheted higher over the past few months, I have repeatedly commented about investor complacency setting in. Some of the feedback I received even had a touch of arrogance as some seem to have thrown caution to … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Which High Point Is Right When It Comes To Sell Stops?

Amazingly, there is always a question that has not been asked, although I thought I had heard them all. Here’s what reader Gary had to say: In using a high, from which to calculate a 7% or 10% stop, it’s … Continue reading

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No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 2/17/2011

My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at: http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.php Slow and steady was the theme of the week as the S& 500 gained about 1%. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved above its trend … Continue reading

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Cheering The Fed

It was a bit of a roller coaster ride yesterday, as the chart above shows. Strong earnings from Dell and Deere got the rally going, which was derailed shortly thereafter based on news reports that two Iranian warships were passing … Continue reading

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