No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 11/5/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpOur Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +7.52% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international index has now broken above its long-term trend line by +12.24%. A Buy signal was triggered …

Commission Free ETFs

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Charles Schwab Corp. has finally entered the crowded Exchange Traded Fund arena as MarketWatch reports in “Schwab lists first ETFs:” The financial-services giant, which boasts nearly 8 million brokerage accounts, listed four ETFs on the NYSE Arca exchange. The ETFs, which are baskets of securities that trade like individual stocks, feature low fees and represent a clear challenge to industry …

Misunderstanding The Trend Tracking Index

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Reader Tom had this comment: A provoking question I thought about is: How do I get a fund or ETF based on your TTI? An ETF or fund with the return of your Domestic TTI of 8.53% would be nice. Tom is missing the purpose of the Trend Tracking Index (TTI). It is designed to determine market direction so that …

Losing Steam

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One look at the chart tells you that yesterday could have been a real bad day in the markets. An early rally of 145 points in the Dow was completely wiped out as the markets briefly dipped into negative territory as a result of a sharp sell-off in the financials. Things looked pretty bleak at that moment; however, decent economic …

Sell Stops For All Positions All Of The Time

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In response to a recent post, reader Don provided this feedback a week ago: This is in response to “How High Can We Go“, and the current overbought condition of the market. John Hussman has a superb article on this, which you can read here. The title alone got my attention: The Stock Market Has Never Been This (Intermediate-Term) Overbought. …

Sunday Musings: A Down Decade

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Most investors don’t realize that market returns, as measured by the S&P; 500, are in negative territory for this decade. In other words, even money under your mattress would have done better than having been invested on a buy and hold basis in the major indexes. MarketWatch featured a story on the subject a month ago, but it is still …