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O. Young Kwon, NYU Ph.D. in Economics had worked in securities industry for ten years as a Registered Investment Adviser. He taught Macroeconomics and Statistics. Prior to his academic career, he was an Economist/Bank Supervisor at the Bank of Korea (the Fed's counterpart). In 2009 he set up the... More
  • The Daily Market Information (DMI) (August 28 2015, Friday

    ABOUT The DMI (Daily Market Information)

    Investing is a zero-sum game, meaning when one guy gains, the other guy must lose. In order to win, what must we do? The DMI might help you to have an edge over the other guys. There is too much market information on SA, TV, Newspapers, magazines, etc. The problem is there is too much info to absorb. That's why DMI is brief and well-selected.

    My focus is primarily on news about two areas: The Fed policy and Business Cycles. These are macro topics. DMI is a summary of what I listen to BBR, and read WSJ, Reuters, Bloomberg, AP, and Barons (weekend) from 5:a.m. to 7:00 a.m. everyday.

    With this information and the RED Spread (introduced in my article. Link: www.seekingalpha.com/article/817551) you can grasp the current market situation.

    The Daily Market Information (DMI) (August 28 2015, Friday

    Marketwatch

    China's economy may be in worse shape than thought. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chinas-economy-may-be-in-worse-shape-than-people-think-2015-08-27

    Morningstar

    Despite Recent Turmoil, U.S. economy Remain Steady. http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx?id=712949

    Bloomberg

    Only Way Is Up for China Markets as Xi Prepares for WWII Parade. www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-...

    The Daily Market Information (DMI) (August 27 2015, Thursday

    Reuters

    Stocks fly after U.S. data, Fed official cools on rate hike. finance.yahoo.com/news/asia-stocks-wall-...#

    Morningstar

    Coffina: Few Screaming Buys After Recent Sell-Off. http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx?id=712944

    High-Quality Stocks on Sale. http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=712774

    Do You Need a Bear-Market Fund? news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article....

    The Daily Market Information (DMI) (August 26 2015, Wednesday

    Bloomberg

    There's Still One Big Market Disequilibrium That Hasn't Been Resolved. finance.yahoo.com/news/strategist-theres...

    China's Stocks Slump as Rate Cut Fails to Stop $5 Trillio Rout. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-26/china-stock-index-futures-advance-after-interest-rate-reduction

    Once Unthinkable, October Rate Boost Now on Wall Street's Radar. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-25/once-unthinkable-october-rate-boost-now-on-wall-street-s-radar

    Brief Respite Ends for European Stocks Amid Renewed Retreat. www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-...

    The Daily Market Information (DMI) (August 25 2015, Tuesday

    Morningstar

    5 Things to Do in a Market Meltdown. http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=712581

    Nygren: Find Your Balance in a Rocky Market. www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.as...

    Aug 28 5:30 AM | Link | Comment!
  • TANER Momentum (DTM) (August 28, 2015 Friday) (I)


    The TANER ETF Model (TEM), The TANER Stock Model (NYSE:TSM), The TANER Rotation Model (TRM), and The TANER Vanguard Model (TVM]) The TANER Charles Schwab Model (NYSEARCA:TWM), were introduced in my article. Link:seekingalpha.com/article/817551-the-red-...

    The Daily TANER Momentum (DTM) (August 28, 2015 Friday)

    TANER Momentum ™ List on August 28, 2015 Friday, based upon Closing Prices on August 27, 2015 Thursday)

    The ETF Model (NYSE:ETM) August 28, 2015 Friday)

    ETF T1 (QQQ XLF) A1 (PFM PGF) E1 (VAW VWO) R1 (VNQ VPU)

    ETF T2 (XLF MDY) A2 (PFM PGF) E2 (VAW VWO) R2 (VNQ VPU).

    ETF T3 (MDY VXF) A3 (VHT PGF) E3 (VAW VWO) R3 (PZA VNQ).

    SUMMARY OF THE TVM

    ETF1-2-3 (PGF VAW VWO VNQ) ETF1-2 (XLF PFM VPU) ETF2-3 (NYSEARCA:MDY) ETF1 (NASDAQ:QQQ) ETF 3 (VXF VHT PZA)

    The Vanguard ETF Model (TVM) August 17, 2015 Monday)

    VANGUARD T1 (VFH VOO) A1 (VIG VEA) E1 (VTWO VDE) R1 (BNDX BSV)

    VANGUARD T2 (VFH VXF) A2 (VUG VGK) E2 (BSV BND) R2 (VSS VWO).

    VANGUARD T3 (VTV VB) A3 (VUG VIG) E3 (VEA VXUS) R2 (BNDX BSV).

    SUMMARY OF THE TVM

    VANGUARD 1-2-3 (NYSEARCA:BSV) VANGUARD1-2 (NYSEARCA:VFH) VANGUARD 1-3 (VIG VEA BNDX) VANGUARD2-3 (NYSEARCA:VUG) VANGUARD 1 (VOO VTWO VDE) VANGUARD 2 (VXF VGK BND VSS VWO) VANGUARD 3 (VTV VB VXUS)

    The Schwab ETF Model (August 17, 2015 Monday)

    SCHWAD:T1 (SCHX SCHA) A1 (SPLV SCHM) E1 (SCHD SCHF) R1 (SCHZ SCHO)

    SCHWAD:T2 (RYF SCHA) A2 (SPLV SCHX) E2 (SCHD RYE) R2 (SCHC SCHZ)

    SCHWAD:T3 (FNDA FNDX) A3 (SCHB SCHR) E3 (SCHD SCHF) R3 (SCHZ SCHO)

    SUMMARY OF THE TEM

    SCHWAB 1-2-3 (SCHD SCHZ) SCHWAB 1-2 (SCHA SPLV SCHX) SCHWAB 1-3 (SCHF SCHO) SCHWAB 1 (NYSEARCA:SCHM) SCHWAB 2 (RYF RYE SCHC) SCHWAB 3 (FNDA FNDX SCHB SCHR)

    The TANER Rotation Model (TRM) (August 27, 2015 Thursday)

    ROTATION:T1 (MBB IYH) A1 (XHB EDV) E1 (XSD KCE) R1 (PSK REM)

    ROTATION T2 (XHB MBB) A2 (MTK EDV) E2 (XSD XOP) R2 (REM ELD).

    ROTATION T3 (MBB MTK) A3 (XBI KBE) E3 (EDV REM) R (KCE ITM).

    SUMMARY OF THE TRM

    R.TM.1-2-3 (MBB EDV REM) R.TM.1-2 (XHB XSD) R.TM.1-3 (NYSEARCA:KCE) R.TM.2-3 (NYSEARCA:MTK) R.TM.1 (IYH PSK) R.TM.2 (XOP ELD) R.TM.3 (XBI KBE ITM)

    The TANER Stock Model (August 24, 2015 Monday)

    STOCK T1 (CME NKE) A2 (AET JWN) E1 (YUM BA) R1 (PH SU)

    STOCK T2 (CME ESRX) A2 (NKE AMZN) E2 (YUM BA) R2 (JNJ WMT).

    STOCK T3 (AET ESRX) A3 (NKE MA) E3 (BA PH) R3 (CAT WMT).

    SUMMARY OF THE TSM

    S.TM.1-2-3 (NKE BA) S.TM 1-2 (CME YUM) S.TM 1-3 (AET PH) S.TM 2-3 (ESRX WMT) S.TM 1 (AET SU) S.TM.2 (AMZN JNJ) S.TM.3 (MA CAT)

    Note:

    T (Topping): Leading Leaders.(LDLD)

    A (Advancing): Lagging Leaders (LGLD)

    E (Emerging): Leading Laggards (LDLG)

    R (Reversing): Lagging Laggards.(LGLG)

    The numbers in parentheses (1-2-3) are one-month, two-month, and three-month terms.

    The overall markets (DJIA, S&P 500, or NASDAQ) have their cycles. Individual securities (ETFs or Stocks) have also their own cycles given the market cycles. In general, all securities in The TANER System (20 ETFs and 40 stocks) show their own cycles from R to E to A to T to R and so on, but majority securities (60% of ETFs and 80% of stocks are in N (Neutral, meaning residual). Therefore all securities do not show any pattern. When any of your holding has T or R momentum, you pay your particular attention.

    Introduction

    O. Young Kwon, NYU Ph.D. (Economics) had worked in securities industry for ten years as a Registered Investment Adviser. In 2009 he set up the TANER System in order to synthesize performances and relative strengths of 20 ETFs and 40 equities thoroughly. The System captures dynamics of momentum changes of individual securities on the daily basis. The System also builds successfully their momentum trends over time.

    How to Use TANER Momentum (NYSE:TM)

    Every marketday buys, sells, or exchanges (among mutual funds) can be made by TM. All trades except exchanges are posted on StockTalks to share these trades with you. For options players (for me options are excluded) call/put positions can be taken. My experience for three years propose following two Risk/Reward Tables: The Long-Term RR (LTRR) Table and The Short-Term RR (STRR) Table. . Please use this as a guide.

    LTRR (For Long-Term Investors)

    TANER

    RISK

    REWARD

    T (TOPPING)

    HIGHER

    LOWER

    A (ADVANCING)

    HIGH

    LOW

    n (neutral)

    average

    average

    E (EMERGING)

    LOW

    HIGH

    R (REVERSING)

    LOWER

    HIGHER

    Try Advancing (NYSE:A) and Emerging (NYSE:E) TM.

    STRR (For Near-Term Traders)

    TANER

    RISK

    REWARD

    T (TOPPING)

    HIGHER

    HIGHER

    A (ADVANCING)

    HIGH

    HIGH

    n (neutral)

    average

    average

    E (EMERGING)

    LOW

    LOW

    R (REVERSING)

    LOWER

    LOWER

    Try Advancing or Topping (NYSE:T) TM. When a very near term (i.e. daytrading), Topping TM.

    What for R (Reversing)? These TM are useful either for your exits of any holding or your bets in a stable upswing. Sometime R gives you a big gain.

    T (Topping) sometimes help you to take gains with the intraday 5%+ rule.

    Related Instablogs

    Go TANER: The Market Primer

    Autopilot Portfolio: TANER APP (NYSE:I)

    Income Portfolio: TANER APP (II)

    The Tiger Rule: TANER APP (NASDAQ:III)

    Daytrading: TANER APP (IV)

    The TMT (TANER Momentum Trend)

    Aug 27 4:56 PM | Link | Comment!
  • John Bogle On Index Investing

    The following article was posted on November 7, 2014. It was not published on SA because there were somehow some resistance because the portfolio is not only with mutual funds (not with stocks, bonds, and ETFs) but with the traditional (not "smart") index funds.

    How A Portfolio with Dual Controls Made Its Joyful Journey Over The 2014 Mid-October Market Rout, Halloween Surge, and The Election Rally. http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/791632-o-young-kwon/3441995-how-a-portfolio-with-dual-controls-made-its-joyful-journey-over-the-2014-mid-october-market-rout-halloween-surge-and-the-election-rally

    The main focus of this article is an investment strategy with a (passive)Vanguard-Index Portfolio since October.

    One of the fans of this article must be John C. Bogle who is "founder of index-fund giant Vanguard Group and an outspoken advocate for index investing…Fight the urge, Mr. Bogle advises. 'ETFs are fine, so long as you don't trade them,' he says. "But you'll be tempted, usually at a bad time. They're dangerous to your wealth." (By Jonathan Burton of MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 4, 2014, Pp. R1-2)

    Mr.Bogle had two interviews with MorningStar. If you are a long-term investor, or an index investor in particular, it is worth viewing the following his interviews. You can get his advices on index investing.

    Bogle: Latest Investor Trends Are Just That - Trends. www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.as...

    Bogle: Little Wiggle Room for Investment Returns. http://www.morningstar.com/Cover/videoCenter.aspx?id=670426

    Nov 22 11:15 AM | Link | 1 Comment
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