Rescuing The Economy

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MarketWatch featured an article with the intriguing title “Rescue the economy? Try the SEALS.” Here are some highlights: President Barack Obama has put the wrong federal agency in charge of the rescue of the financial system. Instead of hiring Tim Geithner and the TARP, he should have hired the U.S. Navy and the SEALs. When lawless pirates captured an American …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 4/16/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpChoppy activity, but with an upward bias, pushed the major indexes to their 6th week of gains. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs remains below its trend line (red) by -3.50% thereby confirming the current bear market trend. The international index now remains -5.84% below its own trend line, …

One Reader’s Hedge Experience

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Several readers have shared their experience in setting up a SimpleHedge as per my free e-book. The latest comment came from Foster, who wrote the following a few days ago: I bought SH @75.68 on the Monday (March 23) following your signal. Then JSVAX following day (March 24) @8.25 and ARGFX also on March 24 @19.78. Total investment (about 10% …

More Wishful Thinking

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Retails sales were the bad boy yesterday as the March numbers came in surprisingly weak. Economists had been looking for an increase. Hmm, let me see, we’ve had job losses of over 500k per month for the past 6 months or so, and economists expected retails sales to pick up? Who is supposed to be doing the buying? Maybe it …

Will They Or Will They Not?

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Things looked a bit shaky on Monday morning as traders pushed the ‘sell’ buttons after a long Holiday weekend and sent the Dow down some 120 points. Give credit to the financial stocks as the major averages clawed back and ended near the flat line. Much attention was focused on GM as to whether they are closer to bankruptcy than …

Getting Caught On The Wrong Side

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Recently, reader G.H. mentioned that he had difficulties when setting up a hedge position (see my free e-book on the topic) using mutual funds on the long side and ETFs on the short side. Here’s the issue. You enter your (long) positions for your selected mutual funds. The order will be filled at the end of the trading day. How …