All posts tagged "stock market timing"

  • The Downside of Index Funds

    Dan Caplinger, at The Motley Fool, points out a weakness of index funds, particularly large cap index funds like the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average: But it’s important to understand that when you buy an index...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • More Evidence Investors are Poor Timers

    Mark Hulbert reports on a new study which shows mutual fund investors make bad timing decisions. The new study, “Measuring Investor Sentiment With Mutual Fund Flows,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics, an academic publication....

    • Posted April 12, 2010
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  • One, Five, and Ten Year Performance Comparisons

    The SMA Portfolio’s partial allocation to fixed income during the decade has enabled favorable performance against the popular equity averages. The future may tell a different story. If the market continues its recent upward path with virtually...

    • Posted January 9, 2010
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  • Sell Signal

    The Tactical Timing System has generated a sell signal. To comply with the system the following positions will be sold: Bank of America (BAC) Eaton Vance Floating Rate Trust (EFT) General Electric (GE) Hershey (HSY) Target Allocation:...

    • Posted August 25, 2009
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  • Market Sentiment’s Worth as a Directional Indicator

    Originally published in December 1998: INDEXES ON 11/30/98 DJIA 9,116.55 S&P 500 1,163.63 NASDAQ 1,949.54 Editorial The market’s strength has surprised me. I guess I’ll have to apologize to Abby Joseph Cohen, the world famous Goldman Sachs...

    • Posted October 1, 2006
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  • The Beardstown Bamboozlers

    Originally published in April 1998: The market has shown incredible strength….but it probably won’t last much longer. The riskiness of equities has increased significantly in the last couple of months. U.S and European large cap stocks have...

    • Posted September 15, 2006
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  • The Very First Issue

    One past issue will be posted each day starting from the very first issue: Why Volatility Will Remain Low August 2, 1996 It looks like Elaine Garzarelli and Doug Fabian got faked out of the market. Their...

    • Posted May 2, 2006
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