Self Directed Investor Inc
SDI: "Empowering investors with ideas and education"
Symbol Lookup »  
Topics:ChinaETFsEarningsEconomyEnergyForexGoldIncomeLessonsIdeasTrading

  • Other news: News from PR Newswire
| More

ETF Insider: Optimism Bolsters Indexes Above Key Support

Sat, Dec 1, 8:15 AM ET, by Michael Johnston

Looming worries over Europe’s debt burden coupled with “fiscal cliff” woes at home encouraged another week of choppy trading, although optimism ultimately prevailed and major equity benchmarks held onto gains as Friday’s closing bell rang. Investors’ confidence improved after the latest U.S. GDP reading came in at 2.7%, marking a healthy increase from the previous growth rate of 2.0%. From a technical perspective, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA, B) and Nasdaq (QQQ, A-) both managed to settle just barely above their respective 200-day moving average, with the S&P 500 (SPY, A) leading the way higher [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Model Portfolios].

Actionable ETF Trade Ideas

Last Week’s Actionable ETF Ideas
Ticker Position Week Performance
XLU

Long

+3.9%
ECH

Long

+0.6%
DBB

Long

+3.9%

Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted positive performance results as profit-taking pressures cooled off and bargain buyers swooped in on Wall Street throughout the entire week. Below, we highlight how our trade ideas fared during the week [sign up for a free trial of ETFdb Pro to get actionable ETF ideas every Monday, as well as access to more than 45 all-ETF model portfolios].

Trade #1 Long XLU: Up 3.9%

After enduring a nasty sell-off, XLU managed to hold its head above key support and rebound higher as expected. This ETF inched higher from the opening bell on Monday morning throughout the entire week, although the most impressive gains came on Friday; XLU surged over 1% on the final day of the week, backed by above-average trading volumes, showcasing the sheer interest in this beat-down security.

Trade #2 Long ECH: Up 0.6%

This recommendation got off to a shaky start as selling pressures kept shares below the $60 level during the first two days. This trade turned even more worrisome on Wednesday after shares slid all the way down to our stop-loss at $59 a share, although they didn’t trade a penny lower, and thus we held onto our position. ECH rebounded higher on Thursday and drifted sideways on Friday, ultimately leaving us with a minimal gain on the week.

Trade #3 Long DBB: Up 3.9%

This ETF was able to resume its uptrend as shares bounced off support early in the week as anticipated. DBB drifted sideways Monday through Thursday, although the fact that it held its gap higher from last week was quite encouraging to see. This recommendation took of on Thursday as positive U.S. GDP growth revitalized demand for industrial metals. DBB extended its gains into Friday, posting a stellar run-up for the week and leaving us with a healthy profit.

ETFdb Portfolios

Retirement ETFdb Portfolios

Our retirement portfolios all settled in green territory for the week; the best performing strategy was the 30 Years Til Retirement while the worst performing one was our bond-heavy Ready To Retire Portfolio.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
5 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 1.25% -0.22% 1.47% 9.18% 9.67% 27.79% n/a
10 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 1.51% -0.07% 2.46% 11.52% 11.50% 30.34% 12.84%
20 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 1.72% -0.22% 3.13% 14.20% 14.14% 34.62% n/a
30 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 1.87% -0.13% 3.31% 14.00% 13.91% 37.06% 8.33%
Aggressive Portfolio 1.77% 0.08% 4.35% 13.18% 12.28% n/a n/a
Cheapskate Portfolio 1.20% 1.68% 5.90% 10.35% 14.30% n/a n/a
Low Volatility Portfolio 1.07% 0.13% 2.34% 9.02% 9.60% n/a n/a
Moderate Portfolio 1.50% -0.03% 2.66% 10.87% 11.21% 29.77% n/a
Ready To Retire ETFdb Portfolio 0.98% 0.03% 1.42% 8.55% 9.16% 27.50% 23.81%
As Of 11-29-2012
Regional ETFdb Portfolios

From our regional lineup, the Global Titans Portfolio led the way higher while the Africa-Centric Portfolio was the only one to settle in red territory for the week.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Africa-Centric Portfolio -1.41% -3.10% 0.46% 11.37% 7.99% n/a n/a
Asia-Centric ETFdb Portfolio 1.90% 1.13% 7.80% 14.09% 10.00% n/a n/a
BRIC-or-Bust ETFdb Portfolio 1.09% -2.21% 4.70% 4.04% -3.60% n/a n/a
Easy-As-ABC ETFdb Portfolio 1.41% -1.98% 1.68% 3.53% 0.71% n/a n/a
Emerging & Frontier Markets ETFdb Portfolio 1.31% 0.15% 5.42% 14.42% 12.09% n/a n/a
Euro Free Europe Portfolio 1.92% -0.02% 4.85% 11.52% 9.41% n/a n/a
Ex-Europe ETFdb Portfolio 1.18% -0.35% 2.43% 10.40% 10.58% 26.75% n/a
ETFs without using U.S. securities.">Ex-U.S. Portfolio 2.09% 0.67% 7.63% 14.95% 12.11% 14.46% n/a
Global Titans ETFdb Portfolio 2.75% 1.07% 4.62% 14.22% 14.17% n/a n/a
LatAm Centric ETFdb Portfolio 0.53% -2.44% 3.88% 7.75% 5.23% n/a n/a
As Of 11-29-2012
Themed ETFdb Portfolios

Nearly every one of our themed strategies performed well as investors increased their risk appetite. Our RAFI Portfolio led the group followed closely by the High Tech Portfolio, while the GLD-Free Gold Bug Portfolio posted the worst performance on the week.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
2012 ETFdb Portfolio 1.51% -0.10% 6.61% 19.85% n/a n/a n/a
Actively-Managed ETF Portfolio 0.94% 0.03% 2.53% 10.17% 10.58% n/a n/a
AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio 1.70% -0.05% 5.03% 9.95% 9.40% n/a n/a
Alpha Seeker Portfolio 2.0 1.23% -0.34% 0.82% 8.77% 9.24% 29.89% n/a
Baby Boomers ETFdb Portfolio 2.15% 0.24% 2.72% 16.89% 18.57% n/a n/a
Ben Graham 50/50 Portfolio 1.04% 0.41% 3.97% 10.30% 12.79% n/a n/a
Better-Than-AGG Total Bond Market ETFdb Portfolio 0.50% 0.50% 1.86% 7.10% 8.25% n/a n/a
Black Swan Hyperinflation Portfolio 0.61% -0.65% 1.98% 3.52% -2.54% 16.39% n/a
Commodity Guru ETFdb Portfolio 1.43% 0.37% 3.30% 8.30% 4.27% n/a n/a
Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio -0.24% 0.07% -1.24% -2.65% -2.34% n/a n/a
Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio 0.95% -1.77% 1.48% 0.57% -1.63% n/a n/a
Equal Weight ETFdb Portfolio 1.56% 0.08% 3.09% 9.14% 10.71% n/a n/a
Financials Free ETFdb Portfolio 1.85% -0.14% 2.64% 8.79% 9.91% 30.26% n/a
Futures Free Commodity ETFdb Portfolio 1.80% -0.67% 3.61% 4.21% -7.03% n/a n/a
GLD-Free Gold Bug ETFdb Portfolio -0.36% -3.07% 3.48% 1.78% -9.39% n/a n/a
Greedy When Others Are Fearful ETFdb Portfolio 1.37% 1.44% 4.34% 12.45% n/a n/a n/a
High-Tax Bracket ETF Portfolio 1.63% 1.12% 2.92% 11.77% 11.20% 26.86% n/a
High Tech ETFdb Portfolio 2.49% 0.32% 0.71% 10.23% 8.13% n/a n/a
High Yield ETFdb Portfolio 1.68% -0.09% 3.10% 13.03% 14.53% 39.44% n/a
King Dollar ETFdb Portfolio 0.94% 0.39% 2.69% 8.50% 9.22% n/a n/a
Kitchen Sink ETFdb Portfolio 1.34% -0.05% 2.90% 11.44% 10.93% n/a n/a
Monthly Dividend ETFdb Portfolio 1.63% -1.40% 0.81% 9.95% 11.89% n/a n/a
Pure Growth ETFdb Portfolio 1.58% 0.59% 4.26% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pure Value ETFdb Portfolio 2.11% 0.88% 5.51% n/a n/a n/a n/a
RAFI ETFdb Portfolio 2.59% -0.21% 5.15% 11.83% 10.29% 22.75% 1.10%
Simple (But Effective) Safe Haven ETFdb Portfolio 1.66% 0.12% 2.63% 8.87% 6.92% 31.85% 30.00%
Small Cap ETFdb Portfolio 2.05% -0.29% 3.56% 14.22% 13.80% n/a n/a
The Sky Is Falling Portfolio -0.02% -1.23% -2.48% -2.19% -3.39% 12.13% n/a
Socially Responsible ETFdb Portfolio 1.59% 0.48% 2.04% 9.63% 8.92% n/a n/a
Risk On ETFdb Portfolio 1.04% 3.10% 9.16% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Consumer Centric ETFdb Portfolio 2.19% 1.72% 5.07% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Agri-Bull ETFdb Portfolio 1.74% 0.18% 2.37% 8.72% 6.88% n/a n/a
8% Yield ETFdb Portfolio 1.97% -0.92% 2.06% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio 1.95% -1.79% 6.30% n/a n/a n/a n/a
As Of 11-29-2012

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com.


SDI Glossary: "Alpha" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Bond" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Dividend" Definition
SDI Glossary: "ETFs" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Futures" Definition
SDI Glossary: "GDP" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Risk" Definition
SDI Glossary: "Yield" Definition
This Article's Word Cloud:   Centric   ETFdb   Europe   Free   Friday   High   Ideas   Long   Monday   Portfolio   Portfolios   Pure   RAFI   Retirement   Tech   This   Thursday   Trade   Week   Year   Years   above   after   align   although   average   center   drifted   every   from   gains   healthy   held   higher   ideas   left   portfolioGroup   portfolioNameCol   positive   recommendation   settle   shares   support   territory   text   throughout   trade   week   while   with

| More

IWD, MRK, CSCO, MDT: ETF Outflow Alert
Fri, Jul 22, 10:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IWD, MRK, CSCO, MDT Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

IWB, JNJ, JPM, HD: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Fri, Jul 22, 10:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IWB, JNJ, JPM, HD Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

MGLN Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Magellan Health Inc. (MGLN) have crossed above the average analyst ...

CPLA Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Capella Education Company (CPLA) have crossed above the average analyst ...

RLYP Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Relypsa, Inc (RLYP) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

QCOM Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

OUTR Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Outerwall Inc (OUTR) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

UTEK Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Ultratech Inc (UTEK) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

INFO Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of IHS Markit Ltd (INFO) have crossed above the average analyst ...

ABY Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Atlantica Yield plc (ABY) have crossed above the average analyst ...

eBay Reaches Analyst Target Price
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of eBay Inc. (EBAY) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Sanderson Farms Reaches Analyst Target Price
Fri, Jul 22, 8:19 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Sanderson Farms Inc (SAFM) have crossed above the average analyst ...

PG&E Moves Up In Analyst Rankings, Passing American Electric Power Company
Thu, Jul 21, 11:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of ...

PFF, WFC, HSBC, DB: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: PFF, WFC, HSBC, DB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

MDY, MTD, WWAV, INGR: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: MDY, MTD, WWAV, INGR Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

IVV, GE, AMZN, FB: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IVV, GE, AMZN, FB Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

PRFZ, EZPW, GOV, SEIC: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: PRFZ, EZPW, GOV, SEIC Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

IYR, AMT, PSA, CCI: Large Inflows Detected at ETF
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: IYR, AMT, PSA, CCI Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...

VOO: ETF Inflow Alert
Thu, Jul 21, 10:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Symbols mentioned in this story: VOO Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but ...

Mobile Mini Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Mobile Mini, Inc. (MINI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

MCHP Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Cisco Systems Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) have crossed above the average analyst ...

TWOU Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of 2U Inc (TWOU) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

PCTY Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Paylocity Holding Corp (PCTY) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Big 5 Sporting Goods Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (BGFV) have crossed above the ...

OMAB Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV (OMAB) have ...

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc (LGND) have crossed above the average analyst ...

MKS Instruments Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of MKS Instruments Inc (MKSI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Analog Devices Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:59 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

AptarGroup Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of AptarGroup Inc. (ATR) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Halyard Health Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Halyard Health Inc (HYH) have crossed above the average analyst ...

PRTY Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Party City Holdco Inc (PRTY) have crossed above the average ...

Maxim Integrated Products Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) have crossed above the average ...

Zumiez Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Zumiez Inc (ZUMZ) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Quotient Technology Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:49 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Quotient Technology Inc (QUOT) have crossed above the average analyst ...

FBHS Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) have crossed above ...

CNP Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc (CNP) have crossed above the average analyst ...

CRI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Carter's Inc (CRI) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Community Healthcare Trust Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Community Healthcare Trust Inc (CHCT) have crossed above the average ...

Lannett Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Lannett Co., Inc. (LCI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Olin Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Olin Corp. (OLN) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

AWH Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Allied World Assurance Company Holdings AG (AWH) have crossed above ...

XRS Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of TAL Education Group (XRS) have crossed above the average analyst ...

BIG Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) have crossed above the average analyst ...

Louisiana-Pacific Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:39 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (LPX) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

Add Up The Parts: PXSG Could Be Worth $29
Thu, Jul 21, 9:29 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

CNHI Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:29 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of CNH Industrial N.V. (CNHI) have crossed above the average analyst ...

We Did The Math QQXT Can Go To $45
Thu, Jul 21, 9:29 AM ET, by ETF Channel

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, ...

LOCK Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
Thu, Jul 21, 9:29 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of Lifelock Inc (LOCK) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month ...

AECOM Reaches Analyst Target Price
Thu, Jul 21, 9:29 AM ET, by ETF Channel

In recent trading, shares of AECOM (ACM) have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target ...

  More articles:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next »

ABOUT US »   ADVERTISE »   CONTACT US »   TERMS OF USE & PRIVACY POLICY »

ETF Insider: Optimism Bolsters Indexes Above Key Support | Self Directed Investor | Copyright © 2008 - 2016, All Rights Reserved

Any ideas and opinions presented in Self Directed Investor content are for informational and educational purposes only, and do not reflect the opinions of BNK Invest, Inc. or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or partners. In no way should any content contained herein be interpreted to represent trading or investment advice. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person. All site visitors agree that under no circumstances will BNK Invest, Inc,. its subsidiaries, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained. Read Full Disclaimer.

SDI is associated with: ValueForum.com -- a subscription-based online social networking forum of serious individual investors. | MarketNewsVideo.com -- videos appearing on SDI are produced by Market News Video. | TickerTech.com -- stock quote content appearing on SDI is at least 20 minutes delayed and is powered by Ticker Technologies. | GoldStockStrategist.com -- Edited by Scott V. Nystrom, PhD, Gold Stock Strategist provides analysis on gold mining companies.