Weekly StatSheet For The ETF Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 11/30/2017

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ETF Data updated through Thursday, November 30, 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 …

Tax Plan Optimism Sparks Rally

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com]  Moving the markets And the beat goes on. Optimism about the tax plan prospects went into hyper drive with John McCain appearing to be the catalyst by casting his “YES” vote convincing traders that a tax reform may actually happen. That motivated the bullish crowd, and the major indexes jumped. Even though we came off the …

Tech Proves To Be A Drag On The Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com]  Moving the markets It’s really no surprise that the best performing sector of 2017 had to eventually come off its lofty levels and back to reality. That moment was today as, despite nine of the 11 S&P sectors gaining, Semiconductors (SMH) took a hit at the rate of -4.24%. Autodesk (ADSK) announced some earnings and restructuring …

Shifting Into Overdrive

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Momentum for equities shifted into overdrive supported by two events. First, Trump’s nominee to run the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, testified at a Senate confirmation hearing that “he expects to stay on the course” set by the current Fed chief Yellen. Obviously, these were words that traders wanted to hear and off to …

Dow Bucks The Trend As Upward Momentum Slips

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com]  Moving the markets Right after the opening bell, the major indexes stormed into record territory but succumbed mid-day and turned this session into a non-event with only the Dow clinging on to close in the green. Despite warnings about the market’s lengthy run without a meaningful correction, traders focused on technical factors supporting their bullish view …

One Man’s Opinion: Why Decentralized Trade On The Blockchain Is The Future

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By ZeroHedge  Thanks to the buzz surrounding Bitcoin and blockchain, decentralization as an approach to services is now also being brought to mainstream discussions. Bitcoin was built as a decentralized currency in the aftermath of the great recession. It was a reaction to the control centralized authorities such as banks have over people’s financial activities. When banks failed, so did …