Traveling

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I will be traveling this weekend and will not have an opportunity to write the usual Sunday Musings. Regular posting will resume on Monday. Stay tuned.

Market Top?

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Bob Prechter appeared on CNBC a few days ago and discussed seeing a market top similar to the one in 2007. Take a look at the video: While I believe that the Elliott Wave Theory has merit, it is not a very good timing indicator. Some of Bob’s previous forecasts based on his E-wave analysis have been correct, but were …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 1/28/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpContinued downside momentum pulled the major indexes lower. It’s interesting to note that the international TTI has now passed the domestic TTI by moving closer to its respective trend line and a potential sell signal. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to …

Reader Help Requested

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Reader Russ had a great suggestion and commented as follows: I enjoy your columns and blogs and have benefitted from your recommendations to set firm sell points. My question/request is on finding information on a specific fund or ETF within the stat sheets.It would seem very helpful if there would be a search feature that one could enter the name …

An Easy Oversight

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The WSJ featured a story on the discrepancies between an ETF’s performance and the underlying index it is supposed to track: True believers in index funds are eyeing a problem churned up during the market’s turbulent passage over the past two years—tracking error. That is where a fund’s performance veers from the index it is supposed to track. This is …

Bumping Against Trading Limitations

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With the markets having corrected three straight days in a row last week, some readers are getting close to having to execute sell stops and/or contemplating how to reenter the market should this downturn to be short-lived. Reader Bruce had this to say: Preparing for a market exit, I have been reading up on the short-term trading rules for funds …