In case you missed it, here’s a summary of the ETF topics and market reviews I posted to my blog during the week ending on 8/21/2011.
The S&P 500’s prior week’s loss of -1.7% now sounds like minor event as bearish forces gathered momentum and pushed this benchmark index down another -4.66% during the past five trading days despite Monday’s sharp rebound.
My global view has not changed, and I believe that these wide market swings are far from being over, although we could see a short rest period before the European debt crisis shifts into the next gear.
In any event, if you followed my sell stops rules, you should not have any equity exposure at this time with the possible exception of a couple of sector/country ETFs, or hedged positions.
This week, we covered the following:
Buy-And-Hold Investing Is Dead
ETF Leaders And Laggards – For The Week Ending 8/19/2011
ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For Friday, August 19, 2011
Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 8/18/2011
Misery For Equity ETFs; PRPFX Hedge Gains
Market Review; High Volume ETFs On The Cutline – Updated Through 8/17/2011
7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 8/16/2011
Weak Economic News Drag Down Equity ETFs
Major Market ETFs Surge On Buyout
ETF Master Cutline List – Updated through 8/12/2011