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I am currently a retired Aerospace Engineer. I am married with three children and seven grandchildren. I was born in San Francisco, CA in 1949 and moved to Newport News, VA in 1951 where I lived until I went to college. By God's grace, I received a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech (1972), a M.S.... More
  • Tactical ETF Recommendations For June 2, 2014 3 comments
    May 30, 2014 8:56 PM | about stocks: HYMB, EMB, GURU, EEM, HYLD, IYR, RWX, IEF, PCY, SCHC, SCHH

    Please realize you use these recommendations at your own risk. I am not a registered financial advisor. If for any unforeseen reason I do not post the recommendations for the next period, please sell the ETFs and go to cash.

    Shown below are the June 2, 2014 ETF recommendations for the tactical strategies I have discussed in my Seeking Alpha articles. June 2nd is the day to make your trades on these strategies. The figures shown below are taken from ETFreplay calculations, and the entire 2014 selections and results are presented. I have been tracking most of these strategies in real time since the beginning of 2014.

    SSSEquity4 Strategy

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    AllAssetsExceptBonds Strategy

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    Bond-Only Strategy

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    Low Volatility Bond, LVB, Strategy

    This is the modified LVB with HYMB added to universe (no other changes).

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    RisingRatesBondStrategy, RRBS3

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    Simple Bond Strategy on HYLD/SHY

    Trade on Day of 3 Day & 25 Day Moving Average Ratio Crossover

    Please note: If you are interested in this strategy, I can send you the signal the day it occurs. Please send me a SA message asking to be included on the HYLD/SHY alert list.

    Buy: Jan. 2, 2014 Sell: Open Trade

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    Schwab-Free Commission Strategy

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    These strategies have been backtested over a limited timeframe and shown to produce good growth with minimum risk, but future results may be dependent on factors not considered. Use these recommendations at your own risk.

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  • IndyDoc1
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    Cliff,

     

    Congratulations on your Bonds-only strategy. 8 % return so far this year; very impressive!
    30 May, 09:38 PM Reply Like
  • miamimike
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    Hi Cliff,

     

    Your Bonds strategy looks very good indeed. Have you considered adding an international component such as RYGTX Rydex Emerging Markets Bond Strategy?

     

    Thank you for your articles...
    1 Jun, 07:16 AM Reply Like
  • Cliff Smith
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    Author’s reply » Different bond asset types are included in the Bonds-Only Strategy. The ETF universe has BLV, BWX, EMB, HYG, HYLD, SHY, and TLT. The bond portion of the Schwab Free-Commission Strategy also has a wide variety of bond asset classes.

     

    Thanks,
    Cliff
    1 Jun, 07:51 AM Reply Like
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