7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 10/15/2013

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Last week’s rebound, powered by endless hope that the government shutdown will come to an end over the past weekend, slowed down as the major indexes pulled back on lack of progress among the warring parties. Still, the S&P 500 managed to tack on 2.6% since last week’s model portfolio report, just about recouping the prior week’s losses. Despite earnings …

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 10/1/2013

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The markets were in slipping and sliding mode since I posted last week’s Model Portfolio report, but yesterday’s rebound rally brought the S&P 500 almost back to where we started 5 trading days ago; the loss was a meager 2 points. Hopes for a short-lived government shutdown prevail, which helped power yesterday’s rally. Of course, the debt ceiling debacle lingers …

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 9/24/2013

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After making new highs last week, following the Fed’s surprising “non-taper” announcement, the major indexes slipped with the S&P 500 dropping slightly below its 1,700 level and giving back some 0.5% since last week’s Model portfolio report. It’s amazing to me that the Fed blinked after the markets had for weeks priced in a modest amount of taper, probably in …

7 ETF Model Portfolios You Can Use – Updated through 9/10/2013

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As the chances of an engagement in Syria became less threatening, the markets did a turnaround, after having slid towards a possible bearish break of the domestic trend line. That did not happen, and the major indexes picked up steam with the S&P 500 gaining +2.68% since last week’s model ETF portfolio report. Despite the ongoing volatility, low volatility ETFs, …