September 22, 2011
S&P 500 Index: 1129.56
In the September edition of Marketimer we continued to recommend a dollar-cost-average on market weakness approach for subscribers looking to add to their stock market holdings. We also stated that in the event an attractive buying opportunity developed between regular monthly investment letter editions, we would post a Special Subscriber Message on the website for subscriber access.
In our view, the conditions are now in place to justify an upgrade of our stock market view to "attractive for purchase" for subscribers looking for an opportunity to invest new money into the market at attractive prices.
Following any additional backing and filling that may occur within the vicinity of the recent correction lows, we anticipate that the market will transition into a renewed uptrend based on our corporate earnings outlook into next year. In our view, the S&P 500 Index has the potential to trade into the low-to-mid 1400s range in 2012.That was a good time to buy, of course with the markets near record all-time highs, any time in the past has worked out as a great time to buy, even if you bought at the last tops and reinvested dividends.
My advice is ignore all of Brinker's market timing hocus pocus. If he could really time the stock market, then he
- would not have missed the greatest bear market since the Great Depression by issuing a "Gift Horse Buying Opportunity" in the mid 1400s as the market began its plunge from the 1500s to 666. See Bob Brinker's Asset Allocation History
- Would not have told subscribers to invest up to half their cash reserves into the NASDAQ just before it fell by over 80%. See Effect of QQQ Advice on Reported Model Portfolio Results
with "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter"