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Mr. Palmerton is the founder of Baseline Analytics TrendFlex, a market trend-following system incorporating high-probability trend change signals. Robert is a Registered Investment Advisor. He is co-founder and advisor to The Absolute Return, LLC, which manages a family of absolute return... More
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  • Which ETF's Fared Best During Thursday's Sell-Off?

    Baseline Analytics screened over 1400 ETF's to find those that excelled during Thursday's 2.1% decline in the S&P 500.

    But instead of presenting the obvious ETF's such as ultra-leveraged inverse ETF's, VIX-based ETF's and Gold ETF's, we pruned the list of these instruments to identify yesterday's "other" relative strength winners. These ETF's can be considered as hedged to a well-diversified, risk-managed portfolio.

    We DO show some bond ETF's (you can imagine that there were many winners in those categories). One such ETF is the "Build America" municipal bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BAB), with a 4-Star Morningstar Rating and a 4.7% yield.

    The results of Baseline Analytics' stock and ETF screens are delivered in a downloadable Excel file. This file can be sorted to identify various performance and technical criteria to help provide a further edge to your trading and investments. Instructions are provided to guide you through your review. Our goal is to deliver such opportunities at your fingertips, with minimal research and analysis needed on your end. We do provide a link to Yahoo Finance for each of our timely picks should you want to delve further into particular equities or ETF's.

    Subscribers to Baseline Analytics receive our proprietary screens regularly, as well as our TrendFlex family of market trend signals and risk assessment tools.

    Click here for the report.

    Sign up for a Free Trial and check out our reports and TrendFlex signals for the next 30-days.

    Tags: BAB, ETF's, Bonds
    Aug 21 6:40 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Gold Miners (GDX): 5 Top Systems All Long

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF is on a unanimous LONG signal, based on the five top trading systems for GDX over the previous three month timeframe.

    GDX has been clobbered over the last four years after hitting a peak in mid-2011 at 65 and change. The ETF closed today at 14.77, up 13.5% from its intraday low of 13.01 on August 5th. Longer-term charts are extremely bearish and oversold. Opportunistic investors may want to consider GDX as a cost-effective hedge to their stock portfolio.

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    The August 10th issue of Barron's noted that "the harsh selloff in energy, gold and other commodities is starting to look like capitulation."

    Each week, Baseline Analytics runs timing systems on the major ETF's, comprising SPY, IWM, QQQ, GLD, TLT, VGK, EEM, and UUP, and reports the signals on the top five trading systems for each ETF. Subscribers can watch the signal changes week-to-week and position their portfolios accordingly. Click here for our risk-free subscription, or simply sign up for a free (no credit card) trial.

    Tags: GDX, GLD, gold
    Aug 18 9:21 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Dow Theory Divergence - Is It Resolving Itself?

    Last time we wrote on the Dow Theory divergence, the Dow was near its May top while Transports languished.

    On the updated chart below, Transports have bounced from support near 8000, following retracement action in the Dow. Could this suggest the resolution of the divergence and presage a climb in both averages?

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    For those interested in exploring Transports further, Baseline Analytics has run its Volume Surge Report against transportation industry leaders. Criteria was to include only those Transports trading above their 200-day moving average. The list is sorted by "volume surge," showing yesterday's volume as a multiple of the 50-day average volume. We also removed Transports that lost ground during yesterday's 1.3% gain in the S&P 500.

    Click here for today's free report. Subscribers to Baseline Analytics receive similar targeted stock lists regularly to identify timely trading and investment opportunities.

    Tags: IYT, Dow Theory
    Aug 11 8:06 AM | Link | Comment!
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