Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 04/30/2015

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, April 30, 2015 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 10/22/2014 Our main directional indicator, the Domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI), broke through its long-term trend line generating a “Sell” for this arena effective 10/14/2014, …

Ending April On A Sour Note

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended the month on a weak note as traders reacted to new information, ranging from a suddenly weakening dollar vs. the euro and strong incoming U.S. data that raised fresh fears about interest rate hikes. We heard some solid economic data released today, including a better-than-expected reading on manufacturing in the …

A True “Hump Day” Of Ups And Downs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks closed lower as investors digested weaker-than-expected economic growth and the latest statement from the Federal Reserve that indicated policymakers were still grappling with when to begin raising interest rates. Continuing with Fed matters, The Federal Reserve gave a slight signal today that it could raise interest rates at any meeting, opening …

Stocks Close Mostly Higher On Mixed Economic Data; Twitter Falters

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks cut early losses and closed mostly higher as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting to discuss the economy and interest rates. The Nasdaq was the only major index that closed in the red, down 0.10%. As you know, interest rates have been at the forefront of news headlines for …

Pulling Back From Record Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets A pause sure was in order after last week’s push into record territory. The major indexes pulled back as the chart above shows. The focus remains on earnings with the name of the game being to beat the already lowered expectations. After the closing bell, Apple managed to beat handsomely by posting …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 04/24/2015

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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 410 ETFs, of which currently 331 (last week 309) are hovering in bullish territory. The second report includes only …