The buy-and-hold mantra is coming into question. In today’s climate, hanging on for dear life can result not only in lost money, but lost time. There are lots of uptrends out there and it’s just a matter of learning to spot them and, most importantly, acting on them. We use the 200-day moving average to determine when we’re in and when we’re out.

If you’re ready to start taking a more active role in your portfolio, here’s a special report on trend following to get you started. Trend following is the strategy we use for our clients; it eliminates emotional decision-making that can be detrimental to your portfolio. If you have a strategy and use it, you should be rewarded for your diligence. To learn even more about trend following, consider The ETF Trend Following Playbook.

For more information on trading ETFs, visit our ETF 101 category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.