Using The Benefit Of Hindsight

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Our International Trend Tracking Index (TTI) signaled a buy on 5/11/09, which was followed by the Domestic TTI’s move into buy mode effective 6/3/09. As is often the case, just because long-term trend lines are crossed to the upside, it does not mean all is smooth sailing from there. The markets had a 4-week sell off before resuming their respective …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 7/23/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpDecent earnings kept the rally going with all major indexes gaining over 4% for the week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +4.79% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international …

What Recovery?

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I have always liked contrarian thinking, especially if it goes against the usual sound bites dispensed by the government or even Wall Street. Forbes had this to say in “What recovery? This Bond Investor Says It’s A Hoax:” The markets may be saying a recovery is imminent but a famed bond investor with a record of prescient calls thinks that’s …

Illusionary Profits

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When I heard of strong earnings released by Goldman Sachs last week, I had to shake my head in disbelief wondering if anybody saw through the charade of bank earnings. Apparently others saw it too, as the WSJ featured in “The Bank Profits That Weren’t:” Most investors and analysts saw through the first wave of bank earnings for what they …

Inching Higher

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Follow through bullishness from last week gave the markets another jolt yesterday and all major indexes gained—although on continued low volume, which makes this rally suspect. Strong earnings reports from Goldman Sachs and Intel last week seemed to keep the bullishness intact for the time being. Technically speaking, the S&P; 500 is now facing an important resistance level at 951. …

Clever And Clueless Mutual Funds

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Forbes featured an article titled “Clever/Clueless,” which featured well known funds, which stand out for better or worse: The market can make anyone look either clever or clueless in the short term, but some fund managers have been skilled enough to post market-beating returns over the last 10 years. Others have performed dismally in both bull and bear markets. CGM …