No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/24/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpA Santa Claus rally pushed the major indexes to their highs for the year. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +6.36% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date was June 3, 2009. The international index has …

A Speculative Environment?

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A week ago, I was reading “Decidedly Speculative” by John Hussman, who writes as well as anyone about analyzing the stock market as a whole. Here are a few excerpts: As of last week, the S&P; 500 nearly matched the richest valuations, on normalized earnings, ever observed prior to 1995. While it is quite true that valuations have been higher …

Worst Decade For Stocks

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MSN Money reported a couple of days ago that “Stocks ending their worst decade ever:” Stocks have lost value each year since the end of 1999. Even the lowly savings account performed better. So long, 2000s. And no need to pass the tissues. We won’t get too weepy about this goodbye. The past 10 years have been the worst decade …

More ETF Resources

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While my weekly StatSheet tracks the momentum figures for the most useful ETFs in the universe, the list is certainly not all-inclusive. Readers from time to time ask to have a complete listing of ETFs available to do some of their own initial research. Here’s a site that features “Low Cost ETFs: Complete list of the Cheapest Exchange Traded Funds” …

Asleep At The Crossover

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It struck me as being funny the way reader Jim phrased his question, although this very same thing probably has happened to many investors at one time or another: If I had been asleep when my ETF crossed above its 39 wk M/A, what would you recommend as a late buy signal?Actually, this happens in my advisor practice all the …

Sunday Musings: Debt Disasters

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MarketWatch featured an interesting story titled “Debt disaster fears rumble from Athens to London.” Here are a few highlights: Rumors of a debt disaster are swirling around Europe, from Athens to Madrid and all the way to London. Investors have rushed to sell Greek bonds since the newly elected government of George Papandreou made a startling revelation: the deficit will …