When Newsletter Writers Try to Trade, 2

On May 27, I wondered out loud why any newsletter writer would try to trade, lest the emperor is revealed to lack clothing.
Let’s update the results and add one more.
PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio
The PowerShares DWA Technical Leaders Portfolio id run by the fabled Dorsey Wright Associates. The fund “is based on the Dorsey Wright Technical Leaders™ Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in securities that comprise the Index and ADRs based on the securities in the Index. The Index includes approximately 100 U.S.-listed companies that demonstrate powerful relative strength characteristics. The Index is constructed pursuant to Dorsey Wright proprietary methodology, which takes into account, among other factors, the performance of each of the 3,000 largest U.S.-listed companies as compared to a benchmark index, and the relative performance of industry sectors and sub-sectors. The Index is reconstituted and rebalanced quarterly using the same methodology described above.”
Yellow is Dorsey Wright. Pink is the S&P 500 Index. Inception date was March 1, 2007. Year to date performance is shown.
Horizons AlphaPro Gartman Fund
The high profile television personality and writer of The Gartman Letter has a fund — in Canada.
Yellow is Gartman. Pink is the S&P 500 Index, hedged to Canadian Dollars. Inception date was March 26, 2009.
Managed S&P/TSX 60 ETF
AlphaPro also offers the Managed S&P/TSX 60 ETF. Ron Meisels, the Canadian guru of Phases & Cycles Inc. is the manager.
Yellow is Meisels. Pink is the S&P/TSX 60 Index. Inception date was January 7, 2009.
The RevenueShares Navellier Overall A-100
Louis Navallier is billed as the greatest stock picker. How is his ETF doing so far?
Yellow is Navellier. Pink is the Russell 2000 Index. Inception date was January 23, 2009.
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  1. Almost feel bad for Gartman. Explains why we havn’t seen him, of Late.. I suspect he will be closing it soon so that he can keep writing the news letter.
    go back to what he does best.

    • He was on CNBC yesterday. I’m sure few people know about this fund in the hinterlands and the beat will just go on.

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