Subjective Reasoning

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With the market having sold off sharply last Wednesday, several sell stops were triggered causing reader feedback. Here’s one comment, which came in Thursday morning as a rebound was underway: EWZ has a big rebound from yesterday’s sell signal to this morning’s 6+% rise. I’m going to hold on to that one. Do you ever change your mind (from strict …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 10/29/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpThe bears spanked the bulls this week as poor economic reports pulled the major indexes lower. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +6.63% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international …

Heading South

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The markets continued to stumble yesterday as downward momentum accelerated. Much has been written about a potential market top and one of the more interesting observations and references was made by Mish at Global Economic Trends in a post titled “Multi-year Stock Market Top could Be In.” With yesterday’s action, several sell stops were triggered, and the affected holdings will …

Reader Sell Stop Question

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As the markets begin to show signs of weakness, questions about the sell stops keep coming in. Here’s one from a reader asking for clarification: You also suggest selling a fund if it has dropped more than 7%from its most recent high. My question is, if a most recent high occurred in May this year and the fund/ETF is down …

Front Runners

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Seeking Alpha featured an interesting piece called “How Traders Are Front-Running ETFs:” Another aspect of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) coming to the fore lately is front-running. That’s the practice where traders buy ahead of large orders from ETFs and short sell ahead of large sell orders. They scalp profits by flipping their newly acquired long positions back to the ETF at …