Sunday Musings: 2,000 More Points On The Dow—By The End Of This Year?

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When referencing articles written by others on subjects of interest for this blog, I usually align myself with those whose viewpoints I share and value. Occasionally, I run across an opinion which does not resonate with me at all. This happened to me a couple of days ago when I watched the following video clip on MarketWatch:http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/5-reasons-to-be-bullish-2009-09-03/6817A216-C916-4167-BE38-E217E84346E6I must admit that …

How Many ETFs Do You Need?

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During various recent posts, I touched on the importance of selecting ETFs with large volume to get faster and better execution along with lower bid/ask spreads. Reader TrendMan has this to say on the subject: These new ETFs are like a run away train totally out of control. Investing is already complicated enough and now there will be hundreds more …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 9/3/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpLosses during the early part of the week proved too much to overcome, and the major indexes surrendered some ground. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +6.07% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June …

Too Big to Ignore

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The WSJ featured an interesting article with the intriguing title “Too Big To Ignore.” Let’s look at some highlights: Not long ago, the mention of another new exchange-traded fund was enough to make investors and industry experts roll their eyes. With most of the newcomers pegged to increasingly esoteric measures—everything from the Swedish krona to cancer treatments—most investors stuck with …

On Edge

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Investors were clearly on edge yesterday as the historically worst month for the market struck the bulls on the first trading day. After an initial pop, it was straight downhill from there with no chance for a late day turnaround lurking in the wings. Everyone has been talking about the “bad” September and now that it’s here, we’ll have to …

“All In One” Commodity ETF

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Reader Jim had this to say regarding commodity ETfs: I’ve been looking for an “all in one” commodity EFT. While researching I ran across an ETF symbol “LSC” that while not perfect might do the job. I was hoping to get your thoughts. First, let’s look at a 1-year chart: In case you are not familiar with LSC, Yahoo’s profile …