Last Week In Review: ETF News And Blog Posts To 1/22/2012

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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 1/22/2012.

The markets inched higher apparently following the mantra that, if globally things look poorly from an economic standpoint, and there is a wall of worry, it can be climbed.

While it’s nice to see less volatility than we’ve witnessed in 2011, it remains to be seen how long this condition will last and if or for how long the U.S. market can stay decoupled from international events.

This week, we covered the following:

Despite This Week’s Bullishness, Risk Hasn’t Faded Away

Political Affiliation and Investment Returns – Is There A Link?

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 1/19/2012

Equity ETFs Keep Pushing Forward

Markets Roar Ahead – Time For More Equity ETF Exposure?

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 1/17/2012

Major Market ETFs Return To Optimism

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 1/13/2012

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  1. Uli,

    In these turbulent markets your ETF News continues to be a great source of information and guidance.

    You clarify your Cutline reports with this comment :

    “The second report includes only High Volume ETFs. To clarify, High Volume (HV) ETFs are defined as those with an average daily volume of $10 million or higher.

    These ETFs are generated from my selected list of some 93 that I use in my advisor practice. It cuts out the “noise,” which simply means it eliminates those ETFs that I would never buy because of their volume limitations. 33 ETFs (last week 21) have managed to hang on in bullish territory after the recent volatility.”

    By this , do you mean that you only buy ETFs that are on the High Volume Cutline Report ? And if so why ?

    Do you use a similar guideline for Mutual Funds ?

    Best regards,

  2. GEH,

    If you personally invest only smaller amounts of money, you can pretty much choose any ETF that appeals to you. As an investment advisor, I move larger amounts of client’s assets into and out of ETFs, so volume becomes a critical factor to me. It allows me to exit, when our sell stops get triggered, without too much slippage in price.

    That’s not an issue with most mutual funds, but I still won’t use any with assets of under $50 million.


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