Dow Is Only Index To Stay Above Water In February

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets U.S. stocks ended February on a sour note as oil prices rose and “the” meeting of G20 finance officials ended without pledges for joint action to stimulate sagging global economic growth. As I mentioned on Friday, chances are great that useless jawboning without concrete results or resolutions is as good as it gets. The …

ETFs/Mutual Funds On The Cutline – Updated Through 02/26/2016

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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 381 ETFs, of which currently 55 (last week 48) are hovering in bullish territory. The second report includes only …

One Man’s Opinion: Does A Strong Labor Market In The US Mitigate Recession Risks?

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Recessionary fears in the US are a little overworked, said Doug Gordon, Senior Portfolio Manager for Tactical Asset Allocation Strategies at Russell Investments. Recessionary fears were justified may be two months ago, but the strength of the US labor market including the strong payroll gains in the past three months and comparatively lower weekly unemployment claims numbers indicate resilience. To …

New ETFs On The Block: Market Vectors Generic Drugs ETF (GNRX)

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Breakthrough drugs generally attract investors’ attention in the pharmaceutical industry although generics make up bulk of the sales in most geographics. Average life expectancy is rising, thanks to the wonders of modern pharmacology, and pushing consumers toward generic versions of expensive brands for cost reasons. While exchange traded funds tracking the broader healthcare sector have become increasingly refined, nobody really …

ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter For February 26, 2016

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ETF/No Load Fund Tracker StatSheet ————————————————————- https://theetfbully.com/2016/02/weekly-statsheet-for-the-etfno-load-fund-tracker-newsletter-updated-through-02252016/ ———————————————————— Market Commentary SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK OF GAINS UPON CALM FRIDAY [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets U.S. stocks ended mixed but posted a second straight week of gains Friday as oil prices basically held steady, China’s top central banker eased market fears and a report on U.S. economic growth showed the economy wasn’t quite as …

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF/No Load Fund Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 02/25/2016

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ETF/Mutual Fund Data updated through Thursday, February 25, 2016 If you are not familiar with some of the terminology used, please see the Glossary of Terms.   1. DOMESTIC EQUITY MUTUAL FUNDS/ETFs: SELL — since 11/13/2015 Our main directional indicator, the Domestic Trend Tracking Index (TTI-green line in above chart) has recently crawled above its long term trend line (red) …