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Over the past 2 1/2 months we have seen the Market all over the Place.

Here are some of the 5  Best Performing Vanguard ETF’s Since August 22nd.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF – (VIG) – Has climbed from under $48.50 to close today at $53.64 of which is a $5.19 dollar climb, or +10.70%.

Notes : Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.28/2.14

Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF- (VCR) – Has climbed from $56.00 to close today at $61.34 a climb of $5.31 or +9.48%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.60/0.98

Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Index ETF- (MGC) – Has climbed from $38.50 to close today at $42.12 which is a $3.63 climb or +9.43%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.21.5/0.55

Vanguard Value ETF – (VTV) – Has climbed from $46.70 to close today at $50.89 which is a $4.21 dollar climb or +9.02%.

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/ Yield of 0.36/2.65

Vanguard Information Technology ETF – (VGT) – Has climbed from $57.37 to close today at $62.00 a climb of $4.63 or +8.07%

Notes: Currently has a Dividend/Yield of 0.36/0.58

 
For some of you Value Investors out there, or the Long Term Investor these might be ETF’s to add to your Watch Lists!

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In the Brink of a Bear Market of which has happened 3 times in August alone a ETF of which could potential help you during these down times is Direxion Daily Finan. Bear 3X Shs(ETF) (FAZ).

Sell Offs Last Month!! August 2011!

August 1st, to the 5th, resulted in a jump from $49.00 to a high of $79.00 in 4 days! +$30.00 or 38% jump

August 17th-22th, resulted in a jump from   $57.56 to a High of $71.27 + $13.71 or 19% jump

Sell Offs already this Month! September 2011!

September 1st-6th, resulted in a jump from $51.29 to a of $66.42  +$15.13 or 22.8% jump

 

With (FAZ) currently around $55.00 it might be worth your penny to buy a few shares and bet that the market will have another big drop.

Another ETF to add to your watch list is (EDZ)!
Disclosure – Currently I hold a Position in (FAZ), but not (EDZ) and do not plan to initiate another Position within the next 72 hours.

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Watch for this week Gold to surpass its Previous high of $1913.00 this week.
Factors!
Currently Gold at $1909 an ounce. If there is a sell of stocks this morning, watch for many to invest back into Gold, bringing gold over its 52 week high, and to new highs!!!
Watch List!
SPDR Gold Trust (ETF)  -GLD
Market Vectors ETF Trust – GDX
ETFS Gold Trust  -SGOL
iShares Gold Trust (ETF) –IAU
Randgold Resources Ltd. (ADR) -GOLD
Vista Gold Corp. -VGZ
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As today marks the day for Job reporting to come out I expect there to be a bit of sell off. As the White House has recently downgraded its outlook for the economy, and forecasting unemployment averaging around 9% in 2012 many investors may be eager to sell today, and take there gains since there has been a solid rebound since August 18th. The White House also announced that there is slower then expected growth for the coming years ahead.  Even though the Labor Department has reported Thursday a lower number of people claiming new jobless benefits from the week prior, it does not surprise me. Many may of been unable to file due to the storm in the Carolina s, and the North East as there is still upwards of 400,000 plus still without power, and Million Plus out of power from Saturday into Wednesday. In the end I predict if today’s job reports show anything under 20,000 new jobs the market could see another volatility day.
To stay safe I recommend buying (Direxion Daily Emr Mkts Bear 3x Shs (ETF) (EDZ). This is a wonderful ETF to buy when the market has big sell offs or sell offs for multiple days. If the job report does not meet Wall streets Expectations and there is a 600-1000 point drop in the next few trading days (EDZ) could easily jump back to the $25.00 Range. Currently (EDZ) Closed at $20.40, and in Aftermarket increased to $20.59. If a sell off happens (EDZ) will pop! There is no question about this. (EDZ) could easily eclipse $22.00 + in pre-market this morning. I currently do not recommend Buying anything right now, I would stay clear of Stocks, Hold positions of which you are in for long term, and Buy (EDZ) for some quick gains. There is an easy 13% upside here, and this would be if (EDZ) only pops to $25.50.

 

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When I called a PoulTrend Alert on 8/1/2011  SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (GLD) was trading at $158.00. On Friday (GLD) Climbed $5.11 (2.96%) to $177.47 of which is still $7.35 off its 52 week high of $184.82. This 52 week high of which was hit on 8/22/2011. Since Friday gold has surged higher again after the Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech which indicated that the easy monetary policy would continue. With this being said Gold could soar again to old highs around $1900.00 an ounce or even higher. However be aware the one thing that traders must guard against is of course another margin hike by the CME group. Could this happen of course but do not forget back in April when Silver rally was sky rocketing, and there was four separate margin hikes of which ultimately killed the rally.

Currently I am Long Gold, and Silver! and (GLD)UGL)(SLV)(GDX)

Disclosure – Currently I have a position in (UGL) however do not hold a position in (GLD),(SLV), and have no plans to initiate a position in the next 72 hours.

Photo Disclosure- I do not own nor claim to own this chart photo. This chart can be found at the URL listed below Photo.

 

 

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