“Invest with an Edge” is more than just a website, tag-line, or catch-phrase, it is also a weekly newsletter. Every Wednesday, our team of analysts and writers come together to produce a concise yet rich overview of the market. Our market commentary focuses in on the most important events...ETF School: GSG Price Spike
Here is an example of why it is prudent to use limit orders on most ETFs and ETNs. The iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG) was trading calmly at $26.15 around 9:25am (CDT) this morning. A minute later, a flurry of buy orders hit. Apparently, they were all “at the market”...AAII Sentiment – Bearish Tilt At All Time High
Computerized Investing (a newsletter from the American Association of Individual Investors) released their March 5, 2009 sentiment survey results yesterday, just in time for a huge counter-trend rally! This week’s survey results saw bullish sentiment fall to 18.92%, below its long-term average of...The Folly of My Inbox
Each and every day, I receive countless emails containing get rich-quick schemes, bogus trading systems, at-home business ideas, the latest and greatest investment opportunity, the next gold stock set to soar, etc etc. The list is endless, providing a good source of humor in an otherwise gloomy environment. Sometimes...Edge Chart User’s Guide
The early development of my Relative Strength Momentum (RSM) sector rotation model took place in the mid-1980s. The ranking system proved a valuable tool over the years, and the computer printout format served its purpose – identifying the sectors and groups with an edge. If a picture is worth...Beware the Juicy Dividend
Income oriented investors are yield-starved with T-bills yielding nearly zero. For those of you willing to extend the maturity of your Treasury investments, you can get nearly 1.5% on five-year securities or about 2.4% if you can commit to a 10-year investment. Given the paltry payouts from Treasury...Four Steps To Buying A Stock
As we wind up the year and head into 2009, it’s a good time to step back to consider some of the basics again. If only investors had kept to the fundamentals, there would be far less financial regret over the past 12 months. One of those basics is picking the right investments. In this case, we...Santa’s Wheel House!
The official time period of the so-called “Santa Claus Rally” phenomena is the last 5 trading days of the year and the first two days of the new year. That means we are presently in Santa’s wheel house, as the S&P 500 is +1% or so over the past two days. Kowabunga!! Wall...Cash is Risky
When considering what to do with the growth-oriented part of your portfolio, have you considered how dangerous it might be to hold cash? Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the problem with cash, let’s review how difficult it is to tactically manage around corrections and bear markets. Having...Re-Booting America
We are undergoing a significant change in America. Political and market forces are dramatically altering the psychology of each and every one of us. I am especially bullish for the long term as I think the moral and ethical fabric of society has been exposed, and we don’t like what we see. Investors...