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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Timer Digest Update - Bob Brinker's Marketimer

Marketimer Update:  As of the latest (March 2017) Marketimer newsletter, Bob Brinker remains bullish and fully invested with his model portfolios one and two 100% in stocks.

Annual Timer Digest (1/31/17 Issue) Update:  Bob Brinker hasn't had a buy or sell signal in 14 years (since March of 2003) so he's fallen off the radar of the frequent updates of Timer Digest for one, two and three year market timing but Brinker still scores well for longer periods:

For Long Term Stock Market Timing:

  • 2 Yrs: 12/31/14 to 12/30/16: Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" wasn't listed while "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" tied for 4th place.
  • 3 Yrs: 12/31/13 to 12/30/16: Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" wasn't listed while "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" tied for 4th place.
  • 5 Yrs: 12/30/11 to 12/30/16: Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" and "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" tied for 2nd place.
  • 10 Yrs: 12/29/06 to 12/30/16: Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" was in 6th place while "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" wasn't followed.  (Timer Digest started following me in 2010)

For Short-Term (1-year) Stock Market Timing:

  • 1-Yr. 01/27/16 to 01/27/2017: Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" wasn't listed while "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" tied for 2nd place.

For 1-Year Bond Market Timing:

  • 1-Year 01/27/16 to 01/27/2017:  Neither Bob Brinker's "Marketimer" or "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter" were listed on the "Top Five Bond Timers" list (Timer Digest concentrates on stock market timing) but we both won "Timer of the Year" in past years:

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Vanguard's Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund - VUBFX & VUSFX

For Bob Brinker readers who are seeking to minimize DURATION in their Fixed Income portfolio in anticipation of a rising interest rates going forward, you should consider Vanguard's two new ultra short duration bond funds.
They are Vanguard's:
  • VUBFX - Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund Investor Shares
  • VUSFX - Ultra-Short-Term Bond Fund Admiral Shares
Fund Comparison

0.9 years
0.9 years

For my recommendations for fixed income investments, read "Kirk Lindstrom's Investment Letter."
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Bob Brinker Moneytalk Podcasts For 2017

Bob Brinker Podcasts for January 2017 plus Bob's Current Market Outlook at the bottom of the page. 

Bob Brinker's Moneytalk. 

Bob Brinker's:
Free On Demand podcasts for January 2017:

Bob Brinker's Stock Market Outlook:  

In the November 2016 Marketimer
  • Bob Brinker remains bullish & fully invested. 
  • Nov. 4, 2016: "We anticipate new record highs for the S&P500 Index as we move into the winter season and investors become more confident in an improving earnings trend in 2017"
  • Bob says dollar cost average new money into the market.
    Since there is no real change, read Bob Brinker's Market Update for September 2016

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