Reader Feedback: Short Selling With The Trend Tracking Index

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Judging by the emails I have received over the years, selling short when the markets tank has quite some attraction for aggressive investors. I have commented before that looking at historical price points with the benefit of hindsight and determine that some of our sell signals would have provided a good shorting opportunity, does not tell the entire story. It …

Sunday Musings: Reasons To Worry

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Jim Jubak wrote an article recently that caught my attention. It’s titled “8 Reasons For Investors To Worry.” Let’s listen in: Has economic volatility in the US and abroad left you somewhat twitchy? That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The trick is figuring out how best to expend your anxiety. This is my fourth take in less than six months …

Nothing Learned

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A couple of weeks ago, MarketWatch featured a story titled “Don’t Just Do Something; Sit There.” Here are some highlights: You learn in grade school that a correction fixes something that is wrong. That’s why “correction” is such a difficult term when it comes to the stock market and investing, because the market is said to be in a correction …

No Load Fund/ETF Tracker updated through 2/18/2010

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My latest No Load Fund/ETF Tracker has been posted at:http://www.successful-investment.com/newsletter-archive.phpNo negative front page news was good news, and the major indexes closed higher again for the second week in a row. Our Trend Tracking Index (TTI) for domestic funds/ETFs has now crossed its trend line (red) to the upside by +3.78% keeping the current buy signal intact. The effective date …

An Experiment With Shorting The Market

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The WSJ featured an interesting story with the intriguing title “An Experiment Shows The Risk Of Shorting.” Let’s listen in: Back in late October, with stocks rallying, I decided to hedge some of my exposure by buying a “short” exchange-traded fund—an ETF designed to rise when the market falls. At the time, based on historical norms, the market was overdue …

Vanishing Fears

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It’s not that the Greek debt crises disappeared over the Holiday weekend, but soothing words and lack of front page news were enough to alleviate or at least postpone fears of an imminent crisis. For the past 1-1/2 weeks, the market was headline driven and kicked around depending on the news from Europe. No news was good news yesterday, and …