Are Free ETF Trades Worth It?

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Is there such a thing as a free lunch? Wells Fargo seems to think so with its recent offering of 100 free trades a year, for stocks, ETFs and no load mutual funds. Before you rush out and transfer your account, take a look at some of the pros and cons. The article “Take Advantage of Free Trades,” brought up …

Mutual Fund/ETF Archives: Revisiting Sell Stops

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Got an e-mail from newsletter reader JP a few days ago regarding the proper use of sell stops as it pertains to my trend tracking methodology. While this topic has been discussed before in my Reader Q & A section on 2/2/2007, it nevertheless is an important point which bears repeating. Here’s what JP ran into when the markets tanked …

ETF News: When a ‘Buy’ Could Be A ‘Sell’

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A few days ago, I read a short piece in the WSJ about the benefits of ETF investing. No news there; but the story went on to say that many investors who follow analysts’ “Buy” ratings could be in for a surprise. While my preference is the use of momentum figures, regardless of what anyone else thinks or says, making …

ETF Investing: How To Benefit From The Falling Dollar

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The Dow made new highs this week, and the dollar hit 26-year lows. What a combination! Without getting involved in the futures market, you can still participate in a rising Euro/declining Dollar scenario. The chart shows FXE, an ETF that tracks the price of the Euro currency. It pays a 2.32% dividend and last year returned slightly over 13%. It’s …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 4/20/2007

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpExtremely bullish sentiment caused by good earnings news pushed all major indexes to new lifetime or multi-year highs. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds rallied higher and now sits +5.32% above its long-term trend line (red) as the chart below shows: The international index made new highs as well …

Dow 14,000 in 2007?

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You will never, ever hear any predictions from me. I am merely following trends not trying to get egg all over my face. But the extremely bullish crow is at it again. With the Dow having set a new intra-day high yesterday of 12,838.46, the next milestone of 13,000 is just a slight push away and 14,000 is appearing on …