Thursday, April 28th, 2016

What Is Your Sell Criteria?

By Ron Rowland
8:37 am CDT

Every stock market cycle has its darlings—the stocks investors believe can do no wrong.  I remember 1999 all too well.  Microsoft (MSFT) and Dell (private since 2013) were two of the stocks that investors fell in love with during that era.  However, those investors soon learned that loving a stock could have nasty consequences, because [...]

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Sector Rotation: Defensive to Smokestack | Thu, April 21st, 2016

Sector analysis often reveals insightful information about the state of the economy, or at least investors’ perception of the economy.  However, it can often be confusing because the stock-market cycle is out of phase with the economic cycle.  We’ve all been told that the stock market is a discounting mechanism, but that does not mean [...]



ETF Deathwatch for April 2016: 35 Names Added | Tue, April 19th, 2016

A whopping 35 ETFs and ETNs joined ETF Deathwatch this month.  However, seven came off the list thanks to improved health, and another 11 exited due to their demise and liquidation.  The net increase of 17 products pushes the count to an all-time high of 435. Despite the 585 lifetime product closures, 25 of which [...]


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