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Wed Apr 8

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:12 PM

Re: trailing stop loss on SPY

Here's another stockcharts.com screen showing the 99day channel, that might be a little cleaner looking.

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Tue Mar 31

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:06 AM

Re: Portfolio Protection

As I believe Mungofitch has said on this forum, it's most efficient to use Options when you want protection in rising markets (as disaster insurance), and to use futures to protect portfolios in a down market. Or simply go to cash. I would also look [more]

Tue Mar 24

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DragonTales posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:26 AM

H52EarnPS HTD revisited

Quite a few years ago, someone on the board put together a 20 stock blend of H52EarnPS, LowPE-ZLTDA, LPE-YLD, PEG-Minimalist, and YEY. Then, someone applied some HTD to each of the screens, with HTD 8, 6, 5, 8, and 10 (respectively) as the optimum [more]

Wed Feb 25

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:28 AM

Re: Types of MI Strategies - V2

Here's a happy-to-glad version that takes out the passive voice, and (possibly) simplifies the language.

There are two distinct MI strategies -- a rotation strategy and a screening strategy.

ROTATION [more]

Tue Feb 24

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:14 PM

Re: VFINX VS Equal weighted S&P 500

RSP rebalances quarterly (vs your GTR1 run which rebalances annually?)

Tails

Fri Feb 20

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:50 PM

Re: Why I love the market

Three companies account for 80% of my portfolio.

BRK-A/B, WFC, LUK?

Tails

Wed Feb 18

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:40 PM

Re: Maybe the market is overvalued

What is the ultimate central expectation?
IMO it would be the often cited 10% average yearly stock market return.
No need to complicate it any further with a complex bias infused macro view.


I think the point Jim was making [more]

Thu Jan 29

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 12:24 PM

Re: Turners screen

I don't think we've ever had a screen named in the form of a question before, so I nominate "What's_Wrong_with_Growth?

Would that be W3Growth?


Didn't Jim already name it? (in the Subject?...)

Tails

Tue Jan 27

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:26 AM

Re: Rankings 26Jan2015

Is there a process to get a new screen run in the weekly ranking?

Normally the process is:
- Someone posts a new screening technique, along with the rationale and gtr1 or backtest.org stats. [more]

Mon Jan 26

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DragonTales posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:34 AM

Value Line - 30 Jan Data-set stale?

I just downloaded the 30 Jan data-set, and when I logged into VLIA v3.0 and updated, what shows up in the lower right corner is "Weekly as of 1/08/15", and "Prices as of 1/12/15". That makes me think the file doesn't have current [more]

Thu Jan 22

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:01 AM

Re: Who succeeds in MI, and who fails.

From the Guggenheim Summary Prospectus for RSP:

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
The Fund invests in securities in order to meet its investment objective of replicating the Underlying Index as closely as possible, before fees and
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Tue Jan 20

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DragonTales replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:01 PM

Re: trailing stops

This board is fantastic - I've been learning from it for over 15 years!

Then you might not have been around when I first posted this one (# 72707).

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