Straight Talk

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My preference for reading market and economic opinions is to mainly focus on those that say it as it is, even if it may offend some readers. Political correctness is not something I agree with as any dialog based on that premise is not a true exchange of ideas and opinions. With this past week having been highlighted by a …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 1/24/2008

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpWild swings in world markets caused the Fed to implement a 75 basis points surprise cut in interest rates. Some price stabilization resulted but the major trend is still down. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs moved to -0.61% below its long-term trend line (red), and therefore into bear …

Stimulating The Bulls

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Some calmness appeared to be restored to the markets although uneasiness remained after news that a bond insurer bailout will not be imminent. Much jawboning about the economic stimulus package supported the bulls, and the major indexes ended up on the plus side. Both of our Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) remain in bear market territory by -0.36% (domestic TTI) and …

From Red To Green

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Today marked one of the biggest market reversals in history with the Dow trading in a range of 625 points from low to high. With the recent drubbing of the major indexes, and the Fed’s emergency casting of a lifeline in form of a sudden 75 basis points interest rate reduction, it was only a question of time before the …

Preventing A Blood Bath

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Thanks to the Fed’s stunning and surprising announcement to cut interest rates by 75 basis points, a melt-down in the domestic markets was largely avoided. After the Dow having been down some 460 points in early going, and closing down “only” 128 seemed to feel like a victory. Yesterday, world markets got absolutely hammered and the same was about to …

One Investor’s Dilemma

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I received a reader e-mail that touches on a common theme, so I’ll share it with you. “D” writes as follows: I really enjoy all your comments and efforts! Can you let me know what you’re looking for regarding when to short the market, and if you’re shorting and what you’re shorting? I really appreciate your input! I have lost …