Adding Alpha to Portfolios

While I am traveling, I wanted to CHERRY PICK a few charts from my day job: Fusion IQ:

AMGN had a buy signal on 6/23/2008
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DNA had a buy signal on 7/1/2008
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Not all buy and sell signals are going to give you returns like this; however they will give you an added “head’s up” that something underlying in the name has changed. And there is a stop if the name goes to a neutral.

These signals, used with FUSION IQ’s rankings, can add serious alpha to your portfolio.

70+ add and rising, add to longs…

40- and falling, sell or avoid…

Individuals can subscribe at the Fusion IQ site;  Institutions looking for more information should contact Peter Greene at pgreene-at-fusioninvest-dot-com

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The “No Loss Sale” Rule

David Weidner’s new column (out tomorrow) proposes outlawing the sale of any stocks for a loss.

Very clever!

Cox: But I was getting a pedicure the other day and I thought, ‘Why not just short selling?’ What about ALL selling?’ Why not make a rule that prohibits selling a stock for a price lower than the last trade. We’d stop losses altogether. Everyone would make a profit. Unlike some of these other measures you’ve heard today, it wouldn’t cost taxpayers a penny. So, what do you think of the Cox No-Loss Sale rule?

Source:
The no-loss sell rule
What if we tried a new strategy in the next six months?
David Weidner
MarketWatch, 12:01 a.m. EDT July 31, 2008
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/heres-trading-rule-guaranteed-work/story.aspx?guid=%7BCAB604A7%2DDEEF%2D4DF7%2D9389%2D2B71BFB86436%7D

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