Category Archives: ETF Analysis

S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF New All-Time Closing High

Although some may believe that the market is in correction mode the last three days amount to a short squeeze, SPLV, the SP500 low volatility ETF made an all-time closing high yesterday. The theory of parallel worlds applies to the market too. Share

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Three Good Signs From Yesterday’s Price Action

The Russell 2000 rose (IWM), along with social media (SOCL) and SPHB (S&P 500 high beta) was steady. While there are never any sufficient conditions hidden in price action, these are nevertheless three good signs but more support must come from fundamental news for … Continue reading

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An Example of How Conclusions from Technical Analysis Depend on Data Sources

One charting service gives a value of 189.55 for the 200-DMA of SPY and another gives a value of 190.50. This difference is due to the choice of data, adjusted vs. unadjusted, and an example of how the conclusions of various analysts may depend on the price series used. … Continue reading

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End of Year Portfolio Reallocation Panic

Fund managers are selling precious metals, energy and commodities as we are approaching the end of this year in order to avoid underperforming the SP500 during the next rolling two-year period. Bonds are not yet affected but they may be soon. Share

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Big One-Day Changes Occur in Downtrends

This fact, stated in a tweet by Josh Brown yesterday and referring to the 200 point rally in the Dow, is worth more than 100 technical analysis indicators. Share

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ETF Relative Strength Update

The relative strength of TLT (20+ bonds) and XLU (utilities) is on the rise while that of GLD (gold) and IYR (real estate) is flat. In oversold territory are IWM (Russell 2000) and XLE (energy). No overbought conditions. Share

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Major ETF Performance Update

At the top of YTD performance we have biotech, semiconductors, solar energy and bonds. In the middle are real estate, utilities, tech and high caps. At the bottom lurk financials, gold and emerging markets. Small caps and social media are … Continue reading

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