Sunday Musings: Dead Men Walking

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Despite the market’s sharp rebound off the March lows, I have questioned the fundamental reasons on which this alleged economic recovery was based. To me, it was nothing but government stimulus along with wishful thinking that supported this move into the stratosphere. What happens when the stimulus ends? My concern has always been that a recovery, such as we’ve seen, …

How High Can We Go?

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If you look at the chart of the domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI), it’s obvious that the market has rallied since March without regards to the laws of gravity—so far. The million dollar question is “how high can we go?” Every investor expects a serious pullback, but so far it has not happened. Maybe the chart of the TTI can …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 10/22/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpWhip-saw moves left the major averages with slight losses for the week. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +8.53% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international index has now broken …

Reader Feedback

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Recently, reader Vermcj had some interesting comments regarding sell stops and his experiences. In case you missed it, here’s what he said: So, I stick with closing prices as the best way, for me, to determine when my sell stops has been hit, even though I don’t know of any computer program or brokerage firm+ that will calculate closing prices …

Disagreement

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Yesterday’s post about a different type of sell stop generated some reader feedback. As always, I appreciate the commentary; although I don’t necessarily agree with all opinions. Here’s one comment that I feel needs clarification: Something that you definitely are missing when talking about trailing stops is the Market trend. If the Market indicators are Bullish, one really should think …

A Different Sell Stop

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Discussing the sell stop strategy has been the hot topic over the past few weeks and for good reasons. It’s one of the most important aspects of keeping your portfolio intact when the trend reverses. There is not just one way to use sell stops as reader SS commented: I disagree to an extent. If you have a diversified equity …