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The Art of Trading: How to Properly Buy and Sell ETFs

This is an excerpt from ETF Trading: The Art of Buying and Selling on ETFguide TV – an examination of how to properly time and place your ETF buy and sell orders. 

Trading volume for popular ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY),

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Wall Street’s Perennial Optimists Strike Again

It’s been said the only bubbles that Wall Street sees are the bubbles in its champagne glasses.

It appears those words are true because year-end targets for the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) by Wall Street’s finest – are shall we dare say – quite bubbly:

  • Bank of America 2,200
  • Goldman Sachs 2,100
  • Morgan Stanley 2,275
  • JPMorgan 2,250
  • Stifel 2,350
  • Canaccord 2,340
  • RBC 2,325
  • Birinyi 2,300
  • UBS 2,225

The chart below shows how the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) actually trades near 1,920 –

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Is this the Weakest Bull Market in History?

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one,” said Charles MacKay in his classic book the Madness of Crowds.

A closer examination of the U.S. stock market’s (NasdaqGM:QQQ) action shows how the herd is at it again and how this may indeed be the weakest bull market by historical standards.

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