Say Hello To All-Time Highs

by on March 9, 2013 | ETFs Mentioned:

Stocks kicked off the trading week on a positive note Monday morning, and buying euphoria stuck around in the days following as upbeat economic data stole the headlines. Improvements in home prices and better-than-expected employment data took center stage, although Friday’s numbers surprisingly failed to ignite a bigger rally; the latest nonfarm payrolls figure showed 236,000 jobs added versus last month’s figure of 119,000, while the unemployment rate also ticked lower to 7.7% from 7.9% previously [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All- ETF Model Portfolios].

Actionable ETF Trade Ideas

Our picks from Monday’s Insider posted respectable performance results as buying pressures permeated the global equity market throughout the 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 50 all-ETF model portfolios].

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

Long

Up Arrow +4.2%
MOO

Long

Up Arrow +2.4%
EMB

Long

Down Arrow -0.2%

Trade #1 Long ILF: Up 4.2%

This fund appeared to be gearing up for a rebound off its 200-day moving average, and our technical analysis served us well as our bullish suspicions proved true. ILF held its ground on Monday and took off on Tuesday, trading higher throughout the rest of the week up until the closing bell on Friday. Despite its run-up thus far, ILF still has more upside from a technical perspective judging by its upper resistance line, which comes in at around $46 a share.

Trade #2 Long MOO: Up 2.4%

This channel trade panned out as anticipated thanks to broad-based buying pressures from the start of the week. MOO was able to resume its longer-term uptrend and rise above its lower support line, settling just above $55 a share near the middle of its channel. Much like ILF, we feel that this recommendation has more room to run judging by the fact that its upper resistance line comes in at around $58 a share.

Trade #3 Long EMB: Down 0.2%

This defensive recommendation turned in a minor loss this week as investors returned to risky assets in lieu of seeking out safe haven exposure in the fixed income market. EMB got off to an encouraging start as it traded higher on Monday and into Tuesday; however, selling pressures crept in on Wednesday and by Friday afternoon this ETF had given up all of its gains accumulated in the beginning of the week.

ETFdb Portfolios

Retirement ETFdb Portfolios

Our 30 years Til Retirement Portfolio remains at the top of the performance list year-to-date while our bond-heavy Ready To Retire Portfolio sits at the bottom of the barrel.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
5 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 0.16% 0.37% 4.10% 5.63% 11.43% 33.22% n/a
10 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 0.30% 0.73% 5.21% 6.85% 13.57% 36.10% 85.25%
20 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 0.36% 0.74% 5.82% 7.88% 15.25% 40.54% 97.89%
30 Years Til Retirement Portfolio 0.38% 0.69% 6.23% 7.63% 16.05% 42.98% 106.41%
Aggressive Portfolio 0.34% 0.56% 6.20% 6.87% 14.03% 29.23% n/a
Cheapskate Portfolio 0.69% 1.61% 5.71% 8.58% 15.58% n/a n/a
Low Volatility Portfolio 0.23% 0.98% 3.61% 5.27% 7.72% n/a n/a
Moderate Portfolio 0.26% 0.40% 4.56% 6.40% 11.60% 29.43% n/a
Ready To Retire ETFdb Portfolio 0.19% 0.62% 3.82% 6.29% 9.42% 25.38% 63.13%
As Of 07-28-2014
Regional ETFdb Portfolios

Among our regional strategies, the Euro Free Europe Portfolio holds the number one spot from a year-to-date performance perspective, with our Global Titans Portfolio trailing closely behind. On the other end of the spectrum, our Africa-Centric Portfolio remains in negative territory thus far on the year.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Africa-Centric Portfolio 2.25% 3.49% 3.58% 10.66% 21.02% 19.89% n/a
Asia-Centric ETFdb Portfolio 1.25% 2.25% 8.28% 7.77% 12.22% 10.14% n/a
BRIC-or-Bust ETFdb Portfolio 0.20% 0.03% 9.09% 6.14% 11.31% -12.55% n/a
Easy-As-ABC ETFdb Portfolio -0.12% -0.14% 3.93% 4.36% -1.04% n/a n/a
Emerging & Frontier Markets ETFdb Portfolio 0.81% 2.20% 7.73% 8.61% 10.20% 2.97% n/a
Euro Free Europe Portfolio -0.00% -1.88% 2.33% -0.40% 7.66% 15.39% n/a
Ex-Europe ETFdb Portfolio 0.61% 1.44% 5.66% 7.85% 12.90% 28.34% 70.85%
Ex-U.S. Portfolio 0.83% 1.09% 5.24% 6.24% 13.79% 17.16% 49.66%
Global Titans ETFdb Portfolio 0.29% -0.33% 2.81% 3.61% 12.06% 27.57% n/a
LatAm Centric ETFdb Portfolio 0.54% 1.97% 7.67% 4.62% 4.12% n/a n/a
As Of 07-28-2014
Themed ETFdb Portfolios

The healthcare-centric Baby Boomers Portfolio continues to dominate this group year-to-date; on the other hand, our GLD-Free Gold Bug Portfolio remains stuck in negative territory as investors have been hesitant to return to this yellow safe haven amid the equity market euphoria.

ETFdb Portfolio 1 Week 4 Week 13 Week YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Actively-Managed ETF Portfolio 0.38% 1.31% 4.35% 4.58% 7.82% n/a n/a
2012 ETFdb Portfolio 0.31% -0.47% 6.75% 8.15% 16.28% n/a n/a
AlphaDEX ETFdb Portfolio 0.49% 0.22% 4.99% 5.02% 12.33% 23.21% n/a
Alpha Seeker Portfolio 2.0 -0.30% 0.12% 5.10% 6.63% 11.80% 30.56% n/a
Baby Boomers ETFdb Portfolio 0.29% -0.27% 7.03% 7.84% 21.51% 73.70% n/a
Ben Graham 50/50 Portfolio 0.02% 0.78% 4.56% 6.47% 10.07% n/a n/a
Better-Than-AGG Total Bond Market ETFdb Portfolio 0.01% 0.08% 2.06% 4.91% 5.05% 10.30% n/a
Black Swan Hyperinflation Portfolio -0.17% -1.50% 1.73% 6.05% 3.38% -12.35% n/a
Commodity Guru ETFdb Portfolio 0.16% -0.45% 1.72% 4.42% 6.55% -1.99% n/a
Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio -0.12% 0.59% 1.98% 2.25% 2.96% -2.50% n/a
Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio 0.30% -1.58% 4.04% 7.81% 15.03% 17.74% n/a
Equal Weight ETFdb Portfolio 0.34% 0.08% 4.91% 6.36% 11.36% n/a n/a
Financials Free ETFdb Portfolio 0.25% -0.10% 2.89% 7.11% 14.38% 33.49% 80.97%
Futures Free Commodity ETFdb Portfolio 0.54% 0.58% 3.50% 5.23% 6.45% -17.53% n/a
GLD-Free Gold Bug ETFdb Portfolio -0.66% -0.75% 7.31% 21.23% 2.63% -32.27% n/a
Greedy When Others Are Fearful ETFdb Portfolio 0.97% 2.04% 5.18% 9.17% n/a n/a n/a
High-Tax Bracket ETF Portfolio 0.32% 0.03% 4.23% 5.91% 12.07% 27.37% 70.29%
High Tech ETFdb Portfolio 0.67% 1.60% 11.66% 11.30% 23.68% n/a n/a
High Yield ETFdb Portfolio 0.21% 0.02% 4.22% 7.35% 12.85% 42.06% 96.88%
King Dollar ETFdb Portfolio 0.65% 1.30% 4.28% 5.42% 8.90% 23.35% n/a
Kitchen Sink ETFdb Portfolio 0.15% -0.41% 2.97% 4.41% 9.94% 23.70% n/a
Monthly Dividend ETFdb Portfolio 0.10% -0.39% 3.37% 7.70% 12.06% 35.68% n/a
Pure Growth ETFdb Portfolio 0.27% -0.48% 5.64% 5.57% 13.05% n/a n/a
Pure Value ETFdb Portfolio 0.43% 0.22% 4.60% 6.69% 16.50% n/a n/a
RAFI ETFdb Portfolio 0.37% 0.29% 5.70% 5.91% 16.91% 36.84% 94.41%
Simple (But Effective) Safe Haven ETFdb Portfolio -0.01% -1.23% 1.41% 7.91% 9.52% 20.38% 63.80%
Small Cap ETFdb Portfolio 0.08% -1.26% 3.64% 4.45% 11.15% 27.52% n/a
The Sky Is Falling Portfolio 0.08% -0.37% -1.27% 1.08% -0.53% 2.00% n/a
Socially Responsible ETFdb Portfolio 0.17% -0.08% 4.45% 5.20% 10.90% n/a n/a
Risk On ETFdb Portfolio 0.29% 1.24% 7.76% 11.02% 19.51% n/a n/a
Consumer Centric ETFdb Portfolio -0.07% 0.63% 3.10% 4.08% 12.37% n/a n/a
Agri-Bull ETFdb Portfolio 0.45% -1.53% -1.25% 4.89% 8.89% 7.00% n/a
8% Yield ETFdb Portfolio 0.60% 0.12% 4.28% 8.67% 13.66% n/a n/a
Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio 1.29% 3.34% 9.96% 13.51% 10.70% n/a n/a
2013 ETFdb Portfolio 0.12% -0.14% 4.26% 7.84% 12.16% n/a n/a
As Of 07-28-2014

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.