Tied for Timer Digest’s #1 US Stocks Timer

The Mutual Fund Strategist’s intermediate-trend model for trading US Stocks has garnered a first-place tie for QTR 4 2017 in Timer Digest’s most recent ranking. Timer Digest monitors over 100 of the leading newsletter market timing models. Its performance index is calculated by tracking advisors’ long and short positions in the S&P 500 index. The Mutual Fund Strategist’s record is comprised of long-only signals. Click here to check out a sample issue.

♦ Please note that my readings will change without notice,  so please don’t buy or sell solely based on anything you read in this blog. ♦

Happy Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, USA Today published an article looking at the historical returns of the S&P 500 in the days surrounding the holiday.  Regardless of the time frame you analyze, Thanksgiving week has traditionally been bullish for US stocks.

Over the last 68 years, this week the S&P 500 has averaged a gain of 0.64% with positive returns 67% of the time. Looking ahead, between Turkey Day and December 31st the S&P 500 has ended higher 70% of the time with an average gain of 1.77%.

On a personal note, as we all reflect Thursday on that for which we are grateful, I offer my thanks to my clients and subscribers for your business and wish you a joyous holiday season.

♦ Please note that my readings will change without notice,  so please don’t buy or sell solely based on anything you read in this blog. ♦

 

A bullish election

In last week’s midRepublican Elephant and Democrat Donkey-term elections Republicans gained control of the Senate and come January, when newly elected Senators take the oath of office, Republican lawmakers will hold the majority of seats in both the House and Senate.  Hard to believe, but according to BTN Research this will be only the seventh year in the past five decades when Republicans had control of Congress with a Democratic President. The average S&P 500 gain in those earlier six years: +21.3%.

♦ Please note that my readings will change without notice,  so please don’t buy or sell solely based on anything you read in this blog. ♦