Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 02/21/2013

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, February 21, 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 …

S&P 500 Fights To Stay Above 1,500; US And European Equities Continue Their Slide

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US equities finished lower for a second straight day as a weak regional manufacturing report weighed on investor sentiment while concern mounted that the US Federal Reserve will scale back the pace of stimulus. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s index fell to minus 12.5 in February, the lowest since June, from minus 5.8 the month …

Stocks Hit A Slippery Slope After Fed Minutes

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks turned sharply lower Wednesday, falling from five-year highs after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed the central bank may scale back its bond buying program. In other words, the odds have increased that the spiked punch bowl will be watered down. The Fed’s Open Market Committee had said the central bank would continue buying …

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 2/19/2013

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The market direction over the past week was predominantly sideways, but yesterday’s upward swing pushed the S&P 500 to a gain of 0.79% since the last ETF model portfolio report was issued. Ongoing merger activity (M&A) was the driver for this move as the theory spread that there was still value in the market despite the indexes closing in on …

US Indexes Hit Fresh Five-Year Highs; European Stocks Rally As German Sentiment Improves

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] US stocks finished higher Tuesday, sending the Dow Industrials and S&P 500 to new five-year highs, buoyed by a rise in corporate deal making and an improvement in German investor sentiment. OfficeMax Inc vaulted 21 percent while Office Depot Inc jumped 9.4 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported Monday (a market holiday) that the companies were in …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 2/15/2013

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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 359 (last week 167) of them are hovering in bullish territory. The second report …