Sunday Musings: The Little Engine That Could

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During the market meltdown of 2008, many stories surfaced of publicly traded companies complaining about short sellers contributing to the sharp decline of their stock price. For the most part this was pure nonsense, but made for a nice excuse, as the fault of a sliding stock price was caused by poor management decisions or simply a failed business model. …

Looking For Opportunity

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It’s been exactly 7 months, since our domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI) signaled a sell on 6/23/08 to move out of domestic equity funds/ETFs and into money market. Since that day, a lot has happened and, unfortunately, those investors without a clear exit strategy saw a large portion of their portfolios destroyed in record time. Despite vicious rally attempts, most …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 1/22/2009

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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 the market contributed to further losses. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) by -10.89% thereby confirming the current bear market trend. The international index now remains -21.79% below its own trend line, keeping us on the sidelines.For more details, and …

Rescued From A Wreck

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Last Friday, Marketbeat of the WSJ featured “Getting Rescued From A Wreck:” There are heroes in this country, and then there is Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis. The selling in equities that occurred in the first full week of trading in 2009 was not overly alarming to investors in the wake of a better-than-expected “Santa Claus rally.” But this …

Welcome Mr. President—Now What?

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The markets gave incoming President Obama a grand 5-minute inauguration honeymoon period before the selling continued and the major indexes headed sharply lower with the November 2008 lows (752 on the S&P; 500) now clearly in sight. The problem remains the same in that banks and other financial institutions have not come forward and disclosed all losing investments they carry …

Supporting Winners

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The WSJ reports about The Bailout Endgame: It’s hard to know whether the unfolding drama with Bank of America and Citigroup Inc. represents history repeating itself as farce, or whether the markets have a few more go-rounds with tragedy first. Sure, shares are higher on the day on news that the U.S. Treasury has driven an armored truck full of …