Markets Smash Hopes About Stability

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Uncertainty about the timing of Federal Reserve rate hikes and persistent fears about a China slowdown continued to weigh on financial markets after last week’s wild ride. Investors thought stocks may have stabilized by the end of last week, however, indexes tumbled and oil prices surged Monday as Wall Street closed out …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 08/28/2015

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Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and includes 410 ETFs, of which currently 41 (last week 36) are hovering in bullish territory. The second report includes only …

One Man’s Opinion: Is The Time Ripe To Bottom-Fish Or Re-Enter The Equity Markets?

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The latest rebound in US equities is probably too early to do a victory lap though there’s no denying that valuations have improved pretty dramatically in the last couple of weeks, said David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management. With the S&P 500 trading at about 18 times forward earnings and the Dow at about 16.5/17 times, …

New ETFs On The Block: WisdomTree International Hedged Equity ETF (HDWM)

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The theme of hedging currency risk within the same wrapper of an international equity portfolio has gained popularity in the US, particularly after the greenback’s continued strength amid diverging monetary policies across the Atlantic. WisdomTree, the fifth-largest US issuer of exchange traded funds, has been fairly successful in gauging investors’ preference as evidenced from their wildly successful WisdomTree Japan Hedged …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For August 28, 2015

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- THE LINK TO OUR CURRENT ETF/MUTUAL FUND STATSHEET IS: https://www.theetfbully.com/2015/08/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-08272015/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary CLOSING WITH A WHIMPER AFTER A TUMULTUOUS WEEK [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets One look at the chart tells the entire story. It was a wild and tumultuous week that ended up on the plus side but could …

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 08/27/2015

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, August 27, 2015 If you are not familiar with some of the terminology used, please see the Glossary of Terms.   1. DOMESTIC EQUITY MUTUAL FUNDS/ETFs: SELL — since 8/24/2015 Our main directional indicator, the Domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI), broke through its long-term trend line generating a “Sell” for this arena effective 10/14/2014, …