All posts by Barron Maestro

  • Buy and Hold…Is it the Wisest Choice?

    Originally published in June 1997: I can think of no other occupation where so little comes from a lot of effort as the jobs on Wall Street. When upwards of 80% of stock mutual funds can’t beat...

    • Posted August 1, 2006
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  • Internet Advisors

    Originally published in May 1997: The market has yet to break out of its bearish bent. The rally since the low achieved a couple of weeks ago has been narrowly based and appears to be unsustainable. A...

    • Posted July 31, 2006
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  • Stock Picks for the "Baby Boomer Effect"

    Originally published in April 1997: At last some volatility….the fuel of timing systems has been a long time coming. I’m happy to report this downdraft gave the Tactical Timing System a buy signal. Don’t expect the tough...

    • Posted July 27, 2006
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  • Those Sly Mutual Funds

    Originally published on: February 23, 1997 There is only one thing that can explain the market’s unrelenting advance. Foreign investors have finally discovered the U.S. stock market again. After being woefully under-invested in one of the hottest...

    • Posted June 10, 2006
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  • Dangerous Bullishness

    Originally published on: February 9, 1997 Investment newsletters are for the most part worthless. Who says so? The Duke University Fuqua School of Business and the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business. According to their five...

    • Posted May 25, 2006
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  • Tactical Timing System to Get a Facelift

    Originally published on: January 26, 1997 A market correction appears to have begun from the Dow 6,900 level. The Dow will likely drop to between 6,000 to 6,300, which would be a correction of 8 to 13...

    • Posted May 24, 2006
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  • "Brokers" Snared

    Originally published on: January 12, 1997 The market’s intra-day volatility is really picking up. This has been a sign of a top in the past, but I don’t think that will be case this time. Every time...

    • Posted May 21, 2006
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  • Stock Picks for the January Effect

    Originally published on: December 29, 1996 The U. S. stock market took a bath on December 16th, the day before the Federal Reserve policy making meeting. The small dose of fear we got in the beginning of...

    • Posted May 19, 2006
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  • How Long Can This Go On?

    Originally published on: December 15, 1996 The past week was a tumultuous one for the markets. Any time you get 100 Dow point moves in either direction, it is a little unsettling. That is, until you see...

    • Posted May 18, 2006
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  • Stop Losses for Whom?

    Originally published on: December 1, 1996 The market continues to inspire awe. At 6521, the Dow has surpassed the most optimistic forecasts for this year. A pause is long overdue, but I’ve spent a lot of time...

    • Posted May 16, 2006
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