On Forbes: 3 Market Trends to Follow Now

August 28, 2012

The NoLoad FundX Upgrading strategy leads investors to change their portfolios in response to changing markets, and on Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, Janet Brown highlights three ways the market has changed in the last year, and shows how investors can align their portfolios with the current leading areas.

Click here to read “Three Market Trends to Follow Now”.

Investors who are looking for the best performing funds should invest in domestic funds, not foreign funds or emerging markets, Janet explains. “The top-ranked funds now are all U.S. funds, while the bottom-ranked funds are almost entirely international funds.”

Within the U.S., large-cap funds are the place to be. As Janet points out, “In a slow-growing economy, the biggest companies stand out because their earnings are more predictable. They often offer high stable returns on capital and low debt.”

Among sector funds, the strongest gains have come from biotech and utilities funds and ETFs. “Investors who followed market leadership sold out of precious metals and energy funds and bought into biotech funds like Fidelity Select Biotech (FBIOX), or more defensive sector funds like SPDR Utilities (XLU) and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP), were paid for staying alert and active.”

Click here to read the full post.

(To read all of Janet’s posts on the Forbes Intelligent Investing blog, click here).

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