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Momentum Developments

Here are recent changes in position sizes in the momentum portfolios:

  • In the international portfolio the Austrailian, UK, Mexican and US Midcap market ETFs are now not funded, with the others getting increased commitments. Portfolio: 100% long.
  • In the mostly-usa portfolio there were no changes at all in allocations yet again this month. IWM, IYR and RSP— small caps, real estate and unweighted S&P500— remain unfunded. Portfolio: 100% long.
  • Holdings in the industrial sector portfolio are shifted somewhat this month— with XLE and XOP becoming unfunded but XLP, XLU and XPH getting the allocation. Portfolio: 100% long.

RB's New Program

Wow... for about the fourth week in a row this week the program has, this time in all three portfolios, again flipped... from being almost entirely out of the market to being almost entirely in. Last week's flip out was a good move. We'll see how the move back in works out. Here are the current allocations: International 100%; MostlyUSA 100%; and, Sector 94%— all entered at the close after Monday's big drop.

This program is being extensively revised and will not be continued much further in the present form.

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