The Average Investor's Blog

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The Weekly Update

Posted by The Average Investor on Feb 13, 2011

Asset Symbol Position Date In Gain
Nasdaq 100 ^NDX Long 2010-09-03 27.21%
US REIT VNQ Long 2010-07-23 17.19%
S&P 500 ^GSPC Long 2010-09-30 16.47%

Another whipsaw in the Emerging Markets position, the 20-week MA is again out of this trade. This cost us 1.87% loss. Doesn’t look too much, however, these whipsaws can be pretty devastating.

If one took a long position in EET, the double leveraged cousin of EEM based on the same underlying index, the loss would have been 3.79%.

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