ETF Master List – Mid-Week Update As Of 10/30/2007

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Uncertainty ahead of the Fed meeting had the markets move sideways. Today’s announcement could be a trick or treat with many hoping for another interest rate cut of at least ¼ point. Below please find the link to the most recent ETF Master list, which has been updated with yesterday’s closing prices. This will enable you to work with more …

ETF Investing: When Bearish Can Be Bullish

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Seeking Alpha had a short blurb on the interpretation of investor sentiment. The story cites a recent sentiment survey showing that the sharp drop on the 20th anniversary of the ’87 crash caused bearish sentiment to rise to its highest levels since May of this year. Their 5-year chart supports the view that, after extreme high sentiment readings that, more …

ETF/No Load Fund Investing: Knowing When To Sell

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While there are not too many articles featured in MarketWatch that I can agree with, there was one recent feature titled “Knowing when to get out” that was very sensible. It addressed the fact, I have been hammering on for years, which is that your portfolio can benefit immensely from having a selling strategy. While the story is not very …

Sunday Musings: Something For Nothing

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Not too long ago, I read Brian Tracy’s book “Something for Nothing,” which deals with an emotional, economic and sociological epidemic which is sweeping across America and the world today. Tracy argues that this phenomenon destroys individuals, undermines societies while at the same time threatens the future of civilization. The epidemic he refers to is rooted in the out-of-control and …

Should You Sell All Of Your Mutual Funds?

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MarketWatch had an interesting story called “Sell All Your Mutual Funds!” It featured one of America’s biggest financial advisors telling his clients about “the lies that are placing your financial security in jeopardy.” Apparently his new book uncovers some of the ways investors are being taken advantage of, and he uses no uncertain terms. While I have not read the …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 10/25/2007

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpA good rebound based on selective good earnings and anticipation of another interest rate cut next week had the major indexes gaining solidly. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has moved to +6.73% above its long-term trend line (red) as the chart below shows: The international index followed the …