Weekly StatSheet For The ETF Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 02/16/2017

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ETF Data updated through Thursday, February 16, 2017 Methodology/Use of this StatSheet: From the universe of over 1,800 ETFs, I have selected only those with a trading volume of over $5 million per day (HV ETFs), so that liquidity and a small bid/ask spread are assured. Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) Buy or Sell decisions for Domestic and International ETFs (section …

Equities Mixed But Dow Squeezes Out A Gain

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Treading water below the unchanged line was the theme of the day as weakening upward momentum held the major indexes in check. Despite the usual afternoon ramp, only the Dow managed to eke out a gain to notch its sixth straight record high close. It was a mixed bag with declining energy stocks …

S&P 500 Registers A Seven-Session Winning Streak

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The bulls continued to have their way on Wall Street with today’s support coming from positive data confirming that the US economy is heating up and leaving the Fed behind in terms of controlling inflation via higher rates. The CPI number can only be described as “blistering” at a strong 2.3% print vs …

The Rally Continues: Low Interest Rates Are Good News And… High Interest Rates Are Good News

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets All eyes were on the Fed today, or more specifically Janet Yellen’s testimony before the U.S. senate banking committee. Among much jawboning Yellen warned that “waiting too long to remove accommodation would be unwise,” along with this bon mot that “at our upcoming meetings, the committee will evaluate whether employment and inflation are …

One Man’s Opinion: Grant Williams: A Punch In The Face For Central Bankers Is Coming

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By Adam Taggert Grant Williams, publisher of the economic blog Things That Make You Go Hmmm and principal of Real Vision TV, returns to the podcast this week to discuss his expectation of a return of volatility to the markets. Grant warns that over the past seven years, the various financial markets around the globe have melded into a single …