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Monday, December 24, 2018

Official Bear Market

Today the S&P 500 and Total Stock Market Index (VTSMX and its ETF VTI) entered official bear markets.
These are painful, but if you raised cash following my newsletter, then you have plenty of cash to go shopping during the Holiday Sales!

An example of some of my sell alerts



The infamous FAANG stocks (table below) remind me of the "Nifty Fifty" in many ways.

On a closing basis, you could stretch the truth and say we haven't hit an "official bear market" yet since the S&P 500 is "only down 19.8%.  But if you round to zero decimal places then the S&P 500 is down 20%.  


 Bob Brinker has taught for decades, what really matters is the Total Stock Market index (VTSMX) and that as well into a bear market due to the small cap stocks getting hit harder than the large cap stocks.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Bulletin, Buy Alert and Market Timer Warnings

First, a market update for today:
(Posted earlier today on Facebook)

Market Update - Special Bulletins and such nonsense.







I heard some scammer who has been a 100% in stocks, fully invested, permabull since 2003 was out today with a "buy signal."

He tried the same crap in late 2007 and 2008 with buys all the way down from 1500s to 800s  with what seemed like a new buy signal every 100 points! 

Finally he gave up when the market was in the 700s and 600s... only to brag about his "buy signals" once the markets eventually got higher than his last buy signal.

The nerve of some people! Now if you had taken profits first like some of us do... then these buy signals can be beneficial.




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