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  • A low drawdown strategy for sector rotation for Fidelity Select Funds [View instapost]
    Varan - definitely appreciate your I understanding the mechanics correctly?:

    ETF Paired Switching:

    Ranking period: First full week of quarter to end of quarter.
    Investment period: First DAY of subsequent quarter to end of quarter.
    Fidelity Selects:

    Ranking period: Last 8 weeks of calendar quarter
    Investment period: One week exactly after ranking period ends thru 13 weeks..

    Jun 25, 2012. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Look Out Direxion: ProShares Launches Line of 3X Leverage and Inverse ETFs [View article]
    If you have a good track record day trading, these tools are outstanding. If you consider yourself something less than "accomplished" at day trading, look elsewhere.
    Feb 13, 2010. 08:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What the IEA Doesn't Want You to Know About Peak Oil [View article]
    Oil companies own or control a diminishing resource. Why is their profitability surprising or a negative?
    Sep 6, 2009. 10:53 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Charles Schwab: Marketing Products That Are Too Good to Be True? [View article]
    You can't present something as a "cash alternative" - that turns out to be nothing of the sort - and not suffer the repercussions. Yes, caveat emptor - but if the broker brings the product up - gotta explain pros AND cons. Not just the pros and expect a novice (by Schwab's own records) investor to understand the nuances.
    Aug 22, 2009. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Fun with Levered ETFs [View article]
    People, relax. If you hold ANY investment - long or short for two days and your returns are +5% followed by -5%, you will lose money. It works for ANY amount, not just 5%. Leverage just exacerbates this fact. It's nothing new, it's just the math.

    For example, NO leverage:
    Long 1 share of ABC stock @ $100:
    $100. earns 5% = $105. Then loses 5% the next day = $99.75
    Short 1 share of ABC stock @ $100
    $100 loses 5% = $95. Then gains 5% the next day = $99.75

    It's misleading because he's using %'s and not actual dollar amounts.
    Leverage, like any other high powered tool, can do very good or very bad things for you. Spend as much time on your exit strategy as your entry point. Good luck.
    Dec 14, 2008. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Natural Gas - Cramer's Lightning Round (8/1/08 [View article]
    "TIRED" - do you expect 100% accuracy from even the best stock mkt minds? Buffet makes bad calls, Jim Rogers makes bad calls, Cramer makes bad calls. You need to check your expectations and do your own homework.
    Aug 2, 2008. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Natural Gas - Cramer's Lightning Round (8/1/08 [View article]
    What is Cramer still doing on tv? Good Dr., when you give advice under any circumstances - financial, personal, medical - when new information presents itself (JNJ reported earnings on 7/15) - you must take that into consideration. He's not a fortune teller. He draws conclusions based on information at hand. As does anyone else in the advice business. Heal thy self.
    Aug 2, 2008. 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • PotashCorp and Mosaic: Get Your Orders Ready [View article]
    Like it or not, emotions play a big role in price movement of stocks. You can't account for emotion using fundamentals. You CAN account for emotion using technicals, however. As said, it's not a crystal ball, but it is a useful tool. Choosing to ignore technicals altogether is a recipe for sub-par investing.
    Jun 21, 2008. 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment