From The No Load Fund/ETF Files: Can Your Portfolio Weather An Economic Downturn?

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It has happened again. Every so often a new book appears on the market that depicts impending gloom and doom. The latest one is Peter Schiff’s ‘masterpiece’ called “Crash Proof: How To Profit From The Coming Economic Collapse.” Schiff, who owns an investment company, has been predicting bad economic things for a while and has been frequently quoted in Orange …

ETF News: Straying From The Index

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Motley Fool had an interesting observation on ETFs, one that I have touched on before. New ETFs are being brought to the market as fast as regulatory approvals can be obtained. It’s been my philosophy to let each ETF accumulate about 1 year’s worth of price data before I would even consider it. The reason is that I personally like …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 4/27/2007

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe Dow’s run at new highs continued supported by good earnings Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds made new highs as well and now sits +5.70% above its long-term trend line (red) as the chart below shows: The international index rallied into record territory and has now moved to …

Fallout From The SubPrime Loan Game

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I couldn’t quite figure out why General Motors said a couple of days ago that SubPrime problems might be affecting them too. Huh? They make a lot of car loans (oh yes and cars too), but real estate loans gone sour having an impact on their business? Hmm, I realize that GM is constantly in the news justifying why they …