Vanguard's Total Index ETF - VTI

I recently picked up the late John Bogle's book, "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" and I plan on reading through it despite knowing the basic jist of it. Bogle was famous for creating the low cost index fund and the main thrust of his...

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Revisiting FXI from 2007

Back in 2007 I thought I had a great trend following system. I was feeling pretty smug about the direction that my AI trend models were giving me (because it was up). Little did I know that I was just lucky. The markets were trending upwards and...

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EWM Redux

Just a few days ago I found some old Neural Market Trends posts that I archived when I switched between blogging platforms. These were mostly about my Stock and Forex trading using AI (aka Machine Learning). While I was more lucky than right...

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iShares MSCI Japan Index - (EWJ)

I decided to take a closer look at iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ) ETF today because of the "carry trade" issue. Investors of the past three years made a good return investing in EWJ. That's probably due to the carry trade firing up the Japanese...

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SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB)

The housing market is still floundering and I think it could get worse before it gets better. Market bottoms are typically made when every throws in the towel and I don't think that's happened yet. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders (XHB) ETF looks like...

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Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and ETF's

It's easy to see that the latest rage is all about Private Equity. I seem to remember that last year's rage was Hedge Funds. I wonder what it will be next year? Any thoughts to why the sudden spike in ETF and Hedge Fund posts mid June?

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Volatility for the Nasdaq 100 Trust Shares - (QQQQ)

The Nasdaq 100 Trust shares (QQQQ) has been doing pretty well since July of last year but the question is, will this trend continue? That's an interesting question because I really don't know. From the candlestick chart it looks like it might if...

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