What Do You know About The ITCS Principle?

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Forbes featured an interesting piece with the title “Brokers Behaving Badly.” Here are a few snips: Brokers deserve to be compensated, but the ways they are compensated deserve very close scrutiny.… There are two predominant methods of compensation. The first is commissions; the second is the so-called “fee based” account. In the old days, brokers charged commissions and advisers charged …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 12/17/2009

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpMore of the same from last week, with the major indexes not making any headway. The Nasdaq bucked the trend and gained 1%. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +6.61% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective …

Fed Takes Starch Out Of Rally

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A nice rally faded after the Fed announced that interest rates would be unchanged and remain at record low levels. The major indexes ended up barely changed. Implied in the message was the hint that rates will move up, but not anytime soon. Furthermore, the Fed noted that that plans exist to end a host of programs designed to support …

The Final Frontier

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The WSJ reports that ETFs are reaching the more remote corners of the world in “ETS Aim to Tame the Final Frontier:” Exchange-traded funds are launching to focus on emerging-market nations, particularly the smaller ones that lack the allure of giants like India and China. The freshest entry is Van Eck Global’s Market Vectors Poland ETF (trading symbol: PLND), which …

Trying To Figure Out The Future

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Reader Pat had a follow up question regarding my recent post titled Head Fake. Thanks for your response to my recent question about capitalizing on the inexorable rise in interest rates. HOWEVER, you did not really answer my question which was not to bemoan my loss in TBT but rather to determine how one can profit from the rise when …

Reader Q&A – Which ETF Do I Select?

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Reader Lou posed this question to get a better handle on ETF selections: When two or three ETF’s you have been following are above the trend line equally how do you distinguish between them and which to buy?I look at the M-Index ranking in the StatSheet first to determine any differences in upward momentum. Assuming they’re the same, I quickly …