“Trader Mark”, who’s real name is Mark Hana, is theÂ publisher of the wildly popular, www.fundmymutualfund.com investment website
He believes that the US economy is in a ‘drugged pleasure dome that kicks the can down the road,’ and will bring ‘another ugly episode in the market.’ If the S&P 500 breaks the 200 day moving average, which is looking increasingly likely by the day, he’ll turn on a dime and bail on his longs.
Mark employs a hybrid fundamental/technical, long/short approach to the market which he has developed through trial and error over the last 15 years. His record enabled him to build a readership of 150,000 a month at his website, and brought him an impressive 13,482 followers at blog aggregator www.seekingalpha.com . Mark has delivered an impressive 77% return through model portfolio tracker, Investopedia, that has brought him $7 million in commitments for a mutual fund he plans to launch this summer.
Mark likes the small cap mobile technology area, and has traded in Atheros Communications (ATHR), Asia Info Holdings (ASIA), and Dragon Wave (DRWI). China and India have great fundamentals, even though they are getting overhyped. More attractive is Brazil, which offers a small cap ETF (BRF). In the BRIC complex, he’d take Russia (RSX) out, which presents unquantifiable country risks, and substitute in Indonesia (IDX), another resource exporter with a growing middle class that is close to China. Also on his horizon are Australia (EWA) and Vietnam (VNM).
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