U.S. Stock Indexes Slide, UUP Gains, GLD Loses Shine

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] U.S. indexes reversed Tuesday’s gains after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted at stopping further liquidity expansion measures today. In other words, he took the punch bowl away for the time being by showing no monetary exuberance. In a testimony before the Congress that started at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bernanke said though continuing with liquidity enhancing measures …

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 2/28/2012

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The markets meandered since last week’s ETF Model Portfolio update, as the Dow repeatedly bounced against overhead resistance at the 13k milestone, while the S&P 500 had trouble piercing its glass ceiling at 1,370. Investors were finally rewarded yesterday, as both levels were conquered with the indexes closing above them. This is always a crucial moment, since continued bouncing against …

U.S. Stocks Rise With Consumer Confidence, UNG Dips With Oil, SLV Zooms

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Soaring consumer confidence and falling oil prices triggered a rally in US stocks as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed over the psychologically important 13,000 mark for the first time since May ’08. The DJIA ended at 13,005.12, a gain of 0.2 percent, while the S&P 500 added 0.3 percent to close at 1,372.18, its highest …

US Stock Indexes Close Flat, Builder ETFs Rise As Pending Home Sales Near 2-Year High

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks closed flat despite the domestic economy showing signs of improvement and Europe appearing less toxic. Early gains for the day, after stronger-than-expected housing data came in, were offset by a pullback in the energy sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) shed 0.01 percent, to end at 12,982 while the S&P 500 managed to …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 2/24/2012

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Below are the latest ETF Cutline reports, which show how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs/MFs are positioned. The first report covers the ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and includes 398 ETFs, of which currently 360 (last week 353) of them are hovering in bullish territory. The second report …