Category Archives: ETF Analysis

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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Dumping Gold to Buy Equities Has Paid Handsomely

Some investors and funds decided to increase their gold holdings near the end of last year fearing a decline in stocks. Gold rallied as a result with GLD returning 14.6% by March 14 when the total return of SPY was near … Continue reading

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Biotech ETF Takes the Lead From Real Estate ETF

After a drop of nearly 2% in the last two days in IYR reducing its YTD return to 18.47%, IBB has taken the lead with a YTD performance of 21.04%. TLT follows with a YTD of 15.14% and QQQ is … Continue reading

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The Forexization of the Stock Market

Due to central bank intervention via quantitative easing and the rise of dark pools, the stock market is under “forexization”. This will be good for a few major players but, given the experience from the forex market, it is a negative … Continue reading

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ETF YTD Performance: Winners and Losers

Real estate, biotech and bonds continue to deliver high returns YTD while small caps are recovering. The performance table points to possibility of bubbles forming soon. Share

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Bond Bears Are Getting Fried Once Again

The 10-Year Note yield closed at 2.35% Friday after dropping as low as 2.30% during the day. Although the rally in bond prices has reached overbought levels, bond bears who were dreaming quick profits from a trend reversal last month are getting fried.  Share

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State of Major US Stock Indexes and Key Proxy ETFs

Distances from the 200-day moving average and from a 250-day high of major stock indexes. RSI(14) and YTD return of key proxy ETFs. Share

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