Well, that about does it for this Friday the 13 th. I suppose there will be a dozen or so horror movies on HBO et al tonight.
As for markets, things are becoming a day-to-day crapshoot marked by high volatility. Many indicators are either breaking down or not showing confirmation.
It's strange how bulls loved such a weak dollar. I certainly didn't since it makes things expensive for all of us. But, let's remember who the Fed and Treasury serve despite talk to the contrary--large multinational companies.
With the exception of our Lazy Portfolios and even our Hedged Lazy Portfolios we're nearly 85% in cash. That means some days we feel like dopes and the next smart. It's no secret I don't like markets (could ya tell?) but we remain systematic.Let's see what happens. Disclaimer: The ETF Digest maintains active ETF trading portfolio and a wide selection of ETFs away from portfolios in an independent listing. Current positions if any are embedded within charts. Our Lazy & Hedged Lazy Portfolios maintain the follow positions: VT, MGV, BND, BSV, VGT, VWO, VNO, IAU, DJCI, DJP, VMBS, VIG, ILF, EWA, IEV, EWC, EWJ, EWG, EWU, BWD, GXG, THD, AFK, BRAQ, CHIQ, TUR, & VNM. The charts and comments are only the author's view of market activity and aren't recommendations to buy or sell any security. Market sectors and related ETFs are selected based on his opinion as to their importance in providing the viewer a comprehensive summary of market conditions for the featured period. Chart annotations aren't predictive of any future market action rather they only demonstrate the author's opinion as to a range of possibilities going forward. More detailed information, including actionable alerts, are available to subscribers at www.etfdigest.com .