Category Archives: ETF Analysis

Extreme Overbought/Oversold Conditions

As measured by three indicators, the highest strength in the list of ETFs I track is in SPLV and the lowest is in GLD. If the strength indicators are used in the gambler’s fallacy sense, then these two ETFs will … Continue reading

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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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