Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 02/28/2013

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, February 28, 2013 If you are not familiar with some of the terminology used, please see the Glossary of Terms.   1. DOMESTIC EQUITY MUTUAL FUNDS/ETFs: BUY — since 10/25/2011 The domestic TTI broke through its long-term trend line generating a Sell for this area effective 8/9/2011. Over the recent past, we’ve seen the …

Indexes Retreat As Senate Rejects Sequestration Plan; Europe Rises On Draghi, Bernanke

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US indexes did an about face and retreated in the final minutes of trading erasing earlier gains after a Senate vote kept $85 billion of automatic spending cuts in place starting at midnight, and data on growth and employment gave out mixed signals about the economy’s health. Gains in the US equity averages fizzled out after …

Stocks Rise On Housing Data And Bernanke Talk; European Markets Climb As Earnings Top Estimates

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks surged Wednesday in a late rally, sending the Dow Industrials to a five-year high as investors welcomed more upbeat housing data and the Federal Reserve chief’s dovish testimony for the second day, reiterating his commitment to monetary stimulus to bolster growth. In other words, the spiked punchbowl will not be watered down as was …

Equities Rebound On Economic Data, Fed Speak; Europe Slides On Italian Deadlock

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks advanced Tuesday, recouping more than half of Monday’s biggest decline in the benchmark indices since November as Bernanke defended the Fed’s policy amid solid housing and consumer confidence data. The jury is still out whether that was just a low volume dead cat bounce, or the beginning of something more. Economic activity in the …

US Indexes Break Below Major Milestone Levels As Italy And Sequestration Hit

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks turned severely lower, with the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 suffering their sharpest one-day decline of the year, giving benchmark indexes the biggest loss since November as political instability in Italy and looming spending cuts in the US hit investor sentiment. Stocks erased early gains as partial election results suggested Italy may be …