No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 6/11/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpTrading around the unchanged line made for an uneventful week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +1.65% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was 6/3/2009. The international index has now broken above its long-term trend …

Not Much Of A Day

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On Wednesday, the markets did a repeat performance of Tuesday by selling off early and staging a nice rebound in the afternoon. Nothing much changed in terms of our invested positions. Today’s hat tip goes to Mish at Global Economics for posting a video, which tries to answer the question how some of the trillions of dollars that have been …

The Benefits of Equal Weight

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The WSJ featured an interesting article titled “Spice Up the Index-Fund Formula:” Smart investors have long known that steady, boring index funds offer excellent long-term performance. But a twist on the tried-and-true indexing formula may juice returns — especially if smaller stocks continue to lead the market back from the crash. The strategy, known as equal weighting, gives every stock …

A Nice Rebound

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Things looked bleak Monday morning as the Dow surrendered some 130 points before storming back in the last hour to wipe out all losses. The only negative about the comeback was that it occurred on very low volume. It’s been a recurring theme lately that early bearish tendencies did not hold, and the bulls ended up in the driver’s seat. …

On Sell Stops and Whip-Saws

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While I have discussed the use of sell stops and occasional whip-saws on several occasions, reader William had this to say: I am following your guidelines and have started to cautiously invest a small portion of some of my IRA in some ETFs. I am putting a 7% trailing loss on them. Let’s assume that my fund loses 7% of …

Sunday Musings: Brokers vs. Registered Investment Advisors

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The WSJ featured an article titled “Taking Control,” which gives some advice as to how investors can better protect themselves against schemes and scandals. I just want to hone in on one part that deals with potential conflicts of interest: Financial advisers essentially fall under one of two of regulatory structures, one often considered stricter than the other. Under current …