Retirement ETF indicators go conservative at July end

The ETF Retirement fund is traded using a simple proposition — price versus the long term moving average at month end.  If the price crosses the moving average during the month and stays there, the trade is made.


There are no SELL indicators for the ETFs in the Retirement Fund.  So no price values crossed above the moving average at the end of month measure.

There are however BUY indicators for BNDX (short term bonds), GLD (Gold), and XLU (Utilities).   Traditionally these are safer haven ETFs, so it appears that the market at large is beginning to see some defensive plays in its trading, despite the headlines and gains in the popular indexes.


These trades will be reflected on the website after market open tomorrow (August 2), as the Buy price is the Open price on the first trading day of the month.


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