Quality is important in a market like this. That's a no-brainer. But the folks at Jensen Portfolio take this quality business to an extreme. Managers of the $1.8 billion fund (symbol JENSX) invest only in companies with a 10-year history of achieving at least 15 percent return on equity (ROE is a measure of a company's profitability).
Today the 90 day T-bills hit a negative yield. The 30 year bond is grossly overbought, the ADX is extremely high @ 81, signs of bearish divergence in accumulation/ distribution , just hit a # 13 sequential sell signal on Friday and bearish pivot yesterday. The recent advance in bond prices has been parabolic and its probably time for a short term pull back.
Part of my kids' college fund is invested in Vanguard's S&P 500 Index Fund (VFINX). When I opened the October statement, I was mildly surprised to see the net asset value had fell below the September 1997 level when the account was first opened. So what would have happened if I had invested my kids' college fund following a dividend investing strategy?
Financial Markets See More Contractions (BetOnMarkets)
Markets received a jolt of pain on Friday, as US employment numbers came in at -533,000, way beyond consensus estimates. The figures were the worst for three decades and are yet another instance to add to the ever growing pile of “once in a generation” type extremes that we've seen in 2008. Friday’s numbers were predicted by just one outfit (ING) and that was seen as an outlier.
In the years leading up to the big tech crash there were hundred new technologies IPO's that were flooding the NASDAQ. After the crash, financials took over as the new leaders of the market. What I believe the new leader of the market to be is energy sector. Read the rest at http://fiscalfrenzy.com/
FedEx Shares Plunge After Hours On Lowered Guidance
This is a strategy to time the VIX the average annual return has been 259% since 1990 the Maximum peak to trough drawdown is -82%. The average trade predicts a 3.8% move in the index, wining trades have averaged 8.6% and losing trades have declined on average -5.9%. The worst year was a positive 53% return in 1992 and the best year was a positive 1,115.59% return in 1998.