Sell Signal

By on August 14, 2008

The Tactical Timing System generated a sell signal today. To comply with the system the following positions were sold:

Aggressive Portfolio:

American International Group (AIG, 22.94)

Citigroup (C, 18.28)

30% of Del Monte (DLM, 9.19)

Gannett (GCI, 20.61)

Medco (MHS, 48)

25% of National Semiconductor (NSM, 23.34)

Syneron Medical (ELOS, 16.47)

Travelers (TRV, 43.68)

W. P. Stuart (WPL, 1.43)

Conservative Portfolio:

Huaneng Power (HNP, 29.52)

50% of Marathon Oil (MRO, 45.98)

Wachovia (WB, 15.94)

50% of Worthington Inds (WOR, 18.50)

A limit sell order of 9.65 was placed on Superior Uniform Group (SGC) due to its light volume.


Target Allocations:

Aggressive Portfolio: 105% equities; -5% cash

Conservative Portfolio: 60% equities; 40% fixed income


Commentary: We have been granted a reprieve from the rampant selling of equities due to price weakness in oil. However, oil may be selling off because of oncoming economic weakness. This could make the stock market a dangerous place if we suffer a third wave down in this bear market.

Disclaimer: It is challenging to outperform a buy and hold strategy. Many investors have found themselves well-served over long time horizons by investing regularly in a diversified portfolio of stocks or low cost, broadly diversified indexed stock funds. Information presented is based on analysis of past data and assessments by the Tactical Timing System model. Future performance may not reflect past performance. Profitable trades are not guaranteed. No system or methodology ensures stock market profits. Although accuracy is strived for, no guarantee is made regarding the accuracy of data presented.

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