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General Market Commentary
In Chart #1 (AlphaDow), add up the numbers in the boxes. A BULLISH state first occurs when the count reaches 5 out of 5. A BEARISH state occurs when any 3 of the 5 turn negative. You can use this as a %27regime filter%27 to signal when the odds are in your favor of going long stocks or as a system to go long SPY vs. a move to cash/bonds (SHY/AGG).
We also offer paint by numbers systems for bonds and gold. A diversified portfolio is offered below our commentary. As always, consult your own advisor and due your own due diligence. Feel free to send questions using the feedback button.
The Call For The Week of Aug 2nd:
Gold reached a multi year high while large cap technology stocks continued to see selling pressure. The USD$ had its worst ten-week stretch in almost a decade. Be patient and wait for opportunities in mid-August.
Summary: Our "Sleep Well At Night" (SWAN) Portfolio uses a carefully measured suite of systems for stocks, bonds and gold.
Chart #1. 0% long SPY (30% SHY or cash) [or if you are Canadian use Chart #2. 20% HXT.TO].
Chart #3. 0% long TLT (20% SHY -- AlphaBond)
Chart #4. 20% long GLD & GDX (0% in SHY or cash --AlphaGold).
Chart #5. 0% long SPY (30% SHY or cash -- New Dow Theory (FWB))
Each position is managed by a unique system, namely 1. and 2. AlphaDow, 3. AlphaBond, 4. AlphaGold, 5. FWB - New Dow Theory respectively.
Bullish when 5 out of 5 are true (+1). Stay long HXT.to or XIU.to until 3 turn false (+0).
1. $TSX is trending up
2. Advance/Decline Line is trending up (buying power)
3. $TRAN is trending up (Dow Theory confirmation)
4. Utility Average MA rises (interest sensitive)
5. Bonds are trending up (interest rates are low)
67% winning trades since 1980 - beats buy and hold with lower volatility. Buy and Hold the strongest ETFs or stocks when in BULLISH state. Otherwise hold cash or bond proxy.
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