Correction Worries

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Reader Mel has invested $1.1 million with 45% allocated to the domestic market, 30% to the international arena and 15% to bonds and other small holdings. Here’s a portion of his comment: As the market heats up, I worry we may be in for a big correction. I am 70 years old and plan to retire in 3-4 years. Can …

Sunday Musings: Should You Deploy New Money Now?

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One of the most frequently asked questions recently has been whether it’s too late to deploy new money now given the run-up we’ve had over the past 6 months. Here’s what reader SS had to say: Your Domestic TTI now is +9.36 and Int’l TTI now is +11.96. You’ve talked a lot about the exit and entering strategies. However, since …

The TTI As A Short Signal

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Things are so much easier to evaluate with the benefit of hindsight. I was reminded of that when reader Jon sent in this comment: If the TTI is so accurate, why don’t you short the market when it indicates a major downturn? Why stay on the sidelines when there is money to be made shorting the market, especially now that …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 10/15/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpDow 10,000 was the highlight of the week, and the major indexes closed higher. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +9.23% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international index has …

Inflation Protection

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Ever since the FED “expanded its balance sheet,” investors have increasing become worried about the prospect of inflation. They have pored billions of dollars into TIPS and other funds in the hope that their portfolios will not succumb to the ravages of inflation—whenever it becomes a problem. I am not so sure whether all of the alleged inflation hedges will …

GNMA To The Rescue?

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A couple of readers already own or are considering purchases in GNMA funds. Here’s what Bob had to say: I am not currently in any stock mutual funds. I missed the move up and I think we are close to a top. Of course, I could be wrong. I also think bond mutual funds could be in for a beating …