This model is based on the relative strength of a prescreened ETF universe. The purpose of this model is two-fold: -Create a simple international investment model. -To help view where global investors are buying and selling. As geopolitical risks are increasingly appearing in the headlines, keeping an eye on the relative strength of different parts of the world can help us gauge how other investors are reacting to these risks. If this is your first time visiting this site, I highly recommend reading A Better Global Asset Allocation Strategy to help familiarize yourself with how this investment model works. Also, please note that the historical performance numbers are backtested data. (see important note on using backtested data here: Disclosures ). http://www.johnrothe.com/global-relative-strength-etf-portfolio/

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Wall St Week Ahead-Leveraged ETFs, lovers of market waves, lose favor amid the calm | Reuters

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Broad-market volume is down this year, with the most widely traded ETF, the SPDR S&P fund, posting a 13.8 percent drop in August from a year ago. Leveraged funds are getting hit even harder, with declines of 25 to 30 percent. Leveraged ETFs aim to offer daily returns at a multiple to an underlying index. But the funds carry high expense ratios and trading costs, making them less appealing because small daily moves are not enough to justify the expense. Market volatility has been non-existent of late. The CBOE Volatility Index lately traded at 12.73, after having fallen in July to its lowest level since February 2007, at 10.28. "In such a http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2014/9/3/virgin_money_launches_new_savings_accounts.htm low-volatility environment, the institutional firms that use leveraged funds to hedge may not feel they're worth the cost," said Joel Dickson, senior ETF strategist at Vanguard in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The funds are designed to be one-day holdings, and purchasing and selling a fund in the same session results in twice the commissions and fees that a trader has to pay compared with a buy-and-hold investor. Those costs, along with the low volatility, "further eat up whatever profits might result," Dickson said. "The fees are really high by ETF standards, and they're not as cost effective as they would be if we were getting big market moves," said Michael Rawson, fund analyst at Morningstar in Chicago. "In proportion to the returns you could potentially get they're not so bad, but if you're speculating on the market you could go out and just buy high-momentum stocks." In addition to the expense ratios, leveraged funds negotiate a total-return swap with major banks in order to get the necessary exposure to deliver the promised multiple. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/usa-stocks-weekahead-idUSL2N0Q00ZM20140905?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS