Saturday, February 27, 2016
Market up 1.2% this week and now down 4.69% year to date. Only two weeks ago it looked like a hopeless Kardashian, while it was touching short term extreme pessimistic levels. Such is life.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
In the ETF Rotation Systems to Beat the Markets series, written more than a year ago, we discussed the idea behind this dynamic, and yet fairly laid back way of investing, which evidence suggests is superior to simply following an index (Mebane Faber's work, back-testing some of these principles over a century of data is a good starting point). Now that 2015 is in the rear-view mirror, I thought it was a good time to see how these systems performed last year. I went ahead and bought a one-month membership over at ETFReplay.com to run the tests. One day, I will have time in my life to automate it all with an Excel spreadsheet.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
The S&P500 went from 1,873.25 to 1,864.78 this week, for a 0.45% loss, now down 8.77% Year To Date. An extremely busy week at work with barely any time to look at the markets, unlike the hundred something people I follow on Twitter, who all seem to be dedicated full time traders with plenty of time to tweet and trade all day long. Envy devours my soul.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Well, the market has gone flaccid on us. Down 8.02% for the year, to the dismay of passive investors and index followers. But fear not. As an options seller, you don't want to face the virile one.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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