This page talks about the value of paying attention to the ownership base of certain stocks. If institutions like mutual funds are buying the same stocks that you own, the stock price will be safely and steadily climbing. For example, as of March 2011, it looked like good home building stocks were starting to rise. The excessive homes that were built in the previous decade were finally getting absorbed. Take a look at the housing starts and home sales links in the right-hand column. Also, I have listed other housing stocks and websites in the paragraph below.
IYR is the real estate ETF that has climbed double-digits in the last six months (March 2011) along with Lennar, LEN. In addition to following and buying these stocks, two other websites are worth watching. CR4RE.com charts housing and gives other important information. JCHS gives valuable statistics on what housing demand has been in the past and what it might be in the future.
Other stocks that are rising in 2011 include gold and silver. These monetary metals are being amassed by institutions and individuals. Some good ETFs to buy are GLD, SLV, and AGQ. You could also check out information at Silverseek.com.
VXX Vix Volatility Index ETF
BRF Brazil Small Cap Index