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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:43 PM

Re: Benchmark port final summary for 2014

I will keep the Benchmark port the same, except I will substitute PEG-Minimalist for RS-100.

Rana, I suggest you rename it "Sample Portfolio", if you intend on changing it based on previous year results, or was a flaw discovered
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Fri Dec 26

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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 5:09 PM

Re: Market Trend Indicators for MI screens

Market Trend Indicators for MI screens Criteria Last Trailing Signals Days CAGR CAGR CAGR Buy B&H Buy B&H PO(s) PO(i) PO(f)
Status: Change Years Avg/Yr Bearish (Sell) (Buy) (B&H) / GSD / GSD MDD MDD Slow Inter
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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 5:07 PM

Re: ETF Trends & Ranks 2014Q4

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BroadMarket (MF's) - Systematic_Tactical_Asset_Allocation (PO_STAA) PO_EndD = 24-Dec-14
Criteria: SELL: IF( PO_(%Rank) < 45% or SMA50 < SMA200 ), BUY: IF( [more]

Tue Dec 23

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MapPotato posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:00 PM

market's merry performance

Here are 200 years of stock market performance charted as a Christmas tree
MARKETWATCH 12:37 PM ET 12/23/2014
A chart watcher shares a little Christmas spirit

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- With a little imagination, stacking up the
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Fri Dec 19

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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 5:06 PM

Re: Market Trend Indicators for MI screens

Market Trend Indicators for MI screens Criteria Last Trailing Signals Days CAGR CAGR CAGR Buy B&H Buy B&H PO(s) PO(i) PO(f)
Status: Change Years Avg/Yr Bearish (Sell) (Buy) (B&H) / GSD / GSD MDD MDD Slow Inter
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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 5:05 PM

Re: ETF Trends & Ranks 2014Q4

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BroadMarket (MF's) - Systematic_Tactical_Asset_Allocation (PO_STAA) PO_EndD = 18-Dec-14
Criteria: SELL: IF( PO_%Rank(s,i,f) < 45% or SMA50 < SMA200 ), BUY: IF( [more]

Thu Dec 18

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:04 AM

Re: .NDX & FTSE 100 Index

In this case I think "Return After Taxes On Distribution & Sale of Fund Shares" would void most of the advantage of Dividends(<1.0%). But these numbers are higher than ours.

Performance & Risk: QQQ
POWERSHARES QQQ [more]

Wed Dec 17

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:14 AM

Re: .NDX & FTSE 100 Index

CBOE NASDAQ 100 INDEX (.NDX):

This is more accurate history(sorry)

All time HI 3/31/2000 at 4816

most recent peak on 11/28/2014 at 4347


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MapPotato posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:18 AM

.NDX & FTSE 100 Index

Not everyone has recovered from the financial crisis of 2007-2010 & 2000-2002.

CBOE NASDAQ 100 INDEX (.NDX):
HI 3/31/2000 at 4275 and recent peak 11/28/2014 at 4160

FTSE 100 Index (.FTSE):
The index began on 3 January [more]

Sun Dec 14

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 2:23 PM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

And I'm always confused when I see the bear catchers attached to these asset rotation screens. The bear catchers trigger based on movement in equity indices yet in these screens contain bond funds, etc.

gdm- I use a set of Fidelity index
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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:13 AM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

And I'm always confused when I see the bear catchers attached to these asset rotation screens. The bear catchers trigger based on movement in equity indices yet in these screens contain bond funds, etc.

That has been my concern on [more]

Sat Dec 13

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:37 AM

Re: Why?

What is the chance of me entering at the exact top? I impress even myself sometimes.

Get those feelings also. The only positive last week were Long-Term bond funds and I just finished selling off those last week.

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:43 AM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

19 years back to January 1996, quarterly holds, hold 2, drop after 4, low turnover, no stop gain. So this one would be easy to implement.

Start date matters, so a dual quarterly would be appropriate or a shorter hold will wash out the
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Fri Dec 12

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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 4:58 PM

Re: Market Trend Indicators for MI screens

Market Trend Indicators for MI screens Criteria Last Trailing Signals Days CAGR CAGR CAGR Buy B&H Buy B&H PO(s) PO(i) PO(f)
Status: Change Years Avg/Yr Bearish (Sell) (Buy) (B&H) / GSD / GSD MDD MDD Slow Inter
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MapPotato replied to the Foolish Workshop board. 4:56 PM

Re: ETF Trends & Ranks 2014Q4

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BroadMarket (MF's) - Systematic_Tactical_Asset_Allocation (PO_STAA) PO_EndD = 11-Dec-14
Criteria: SELL: IF( PO_%Rank(s,i,f) < 45% or SMA50 < SMA200 ), BUY: IF( [more]

Thu Dec 11

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:34 PM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

the "top 3" "top 2" seems redundant
0:tr(1,63) top 3
1:tr(1,63) top 2

I just left both steps there for easy modification for testing.


I think it however does make a difference with the following [more]

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:17 AM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

Finally he defines a GTAA 13 Global Tactile Asset Allocation using 13

http://www.ffplan.com/docs/gtaa_paper.pdf

Back in March khardee started a thread where he presented a
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Wed Dec 10

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:57 AM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

I'm not advocating this blogger's variation, or any particular switching strategy, but the general idea of SMA switching, or pure momentum switching, seems interesting (also the idea of not doing it 0%/100%).
Given that these ETF switching
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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:42 AM

Re: simple asset allocation SPY and TLT

The main thing to think about is how much of your port do you want locked up at 3ish?

But to be clear...yeah, if we were going to Vegas to put some money with an interest rate bookie you certainly don't want to put a bet with down, up is
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Sat Dec 6

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MapPotato replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:00 AM

Re: Fidelity Select Fund - Low Risk

What do you think of selecting top 3 by return for a conservative switching system using all fidelity funds on your list

I suppose anything is possible. If you plug those 10 above into a Asset rotation top 3 screen like I have [more]

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