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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Market & Bob Brinker Marketimer Update

Friday the S&P500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at new record highs.

The Nasdaq & Russell 2000 are down 0.2% to 1.3%, respectively from their earlier highs.


My Explore Portfolio, with many small cap & NASDAQ stocks, is just 0.3% below its record high.

Bob Brinker, in his September 2017 "Marketimer" newsletter, remains fully invested with his model portfolios one and two 100% in stocks.  He has not taken any profits or raised any cash for any potential corrections or bear markets.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bob Brinker's Market Outlook and Advice for New Money

Bob Brinker Market Update for August 2017.  In this issue I discuss:
  1. Bob Brinker's August 2017 Market Outlook.
  2. Marketimer Allocations
  3. Advice for new money.
  4. Series I-Bonds
  5. Timer Digest Update
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#1 Bob Brinker's August 2017 Market Outlook In his August 2017 Marketimer newsletter, Brinker remains bullish on the US stock market.  In the first two pages, he covers his "primary" causes for a bear market.  I guess he changed the name from "five root causes of a bear market" after they completely missed the last bear market where the S&P 500 fell over 50% while Brinker issued "buy alerts" all the way down to the 800s then stopped before the actual bottom in the 600s. Why would he change the name?  Easy, "Google Search."  As such, I take his timing with a grain of salt.  With that said, Brinker:
  • says you can get a PE of 17 to 18 times earnings 
  • projects the S&P 500 earnings will be $140 in 2018
  • thus the market has a "potential" for mid-2500s "going forward."
    [18 x $140 = $2,520]
  • At the time of publication, the S&P500 was $2470.30 so $2534 (the lower end of mid $2500s or $2534 to $2567) is only a gain of 2.6%.  Thus, he's not going out on a very big limb with that projection.
#2 Bob Brinker's Marketimer Allocations:   
  • Model Portfolio's one and two are 100% in stock funds 
  • Model Portfolio three is listed as 50% in stocks but I calculate he has 56% in stocks which means he's more bullish than "balanced."
#3 Bob Brinker's Advice for New Money:   
  • Bob continues to recommend a "dollar-cost-average approach, especially during periods of market weakness" but gives no guidance on what he considers weakness or why not just do a typical dollar-cost-average no matter what the market does.  This waiting for "weakness" has kept a good number of individual investors on the sidelines missing this great opportunity to make a lot of money!
#4 Series I-Bonds
  • Bob didn't mention Series-I US Savings bonds in the latest Marketimer but he has talked about them in the past on his radio show, Moneytalk
  • I have iBonds in my "Explore Portfolio" of "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter."  I think iBonds are a good, conservative investment that will keep pace with inflation and defer taxes thus they are great for taxable savings when you are in a high bracket.
  • Read more at:  Current Series I Bond Rates  and  Historical Series I Bond Rates
#5 Timer Digest Update
  • Here is an update from the August 9, 2017 Timer Digest Hotline.  (Bob Brinker isn't mentioned but I am in the top 10.)
  • Last week I added to GE (charts) at $25 and change.  I last took profits in GE last year at $32.50.  It may go lower, but I like the juicy yield here and I have more buy targets in my newsletter to get more shares as I "dollar cost average" back into stocks after I take profits at higher levels.  Send for a free sample issue if you wish to learn more how I do this.
  • Here is an update from the August 7, 2017 Timer Digest Newsletter.  Bob Brinker isn't mentioned but I am in the top 10 for 1-year and I am tied for first place in "Long-Term" timing.
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