A Big Picture View

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[Click chart to enlarge] With the markets having plunged at an unprecedented rate over the past year, it helps to look at things in a historical context to see if any parallels exist. The chart above does a fine job of showing were this current decline ranks in terms of past market disasters. I have featured it before, but it …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 3/5/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpDespite feeble rebound attempts, the major indexes ended sharply lower as the bear dug in deeper. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) by -12.84% thereby confirming the current bear market trend. The international index now remains -23.22% below its own trend line, keeping …

Reader Help Requested

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I am continuing with a research project and would like to ask for your help. If you have ever used a no load Growth & Income mutual fund, with at least a 4% dividend yield, please share the ticker symbols with me. It does not matter that this fund may have lost big last year, as long as it is …

Looking For Support

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With the markets having matched the lows made in 1996, and the S&P; 500 closing below the 700 level a couple of days ago, the question remains where the next support, which may provide a temporary bottom, is. In times like this, it pays to look at technical support and resistance levels for the various indexes. Let’s focus only on …

The SimpleHedge—Reader Question

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Based on feedback from readers, most seem to have understood the hedging concept as outlined in my new e-book pretty well. One reader had this to say: Many thanks for your post on hedging. Can you please clarify my thinking: After buying couple of long positions and one short position, do we make the following implicit assumption? Do we assume …

Downside Acceleration

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Over the past weekend, I was reading about the severe winter storm that was forecasted to blanket the East Coast. It seems that part of that storm took direct aim at Wall Street and sent the bulls heading for cover as the month of March started out on another sour note. The major indexes got clobbered again and are now …