Timing Models

MarketWatch's Chuck Jaffe Interviews Editor Holly Hooper-Fournier

MarketWatch's Chuck Jaffe Interviews
Editor Holly Hooper-Fournier

On his daily radio show, Chuck Jaffe interviews some of the financial world's top minds. His program includes a daily dose of "Hold It or Fold It" where Chuck uses listener requests to talk specific stocks and funds with high profile money managers. Click below to listen to the July 11, 2008 interview where Holly makes a timely call for a cash position - the Dow Industrial Average plunged 5,000 points over the next 8 months.

Best Of Your Money 7/11/2008


  • Dow Industrial Average
  • S&P 500 Index
  • S&P 400 Index
  • Nasdaq Composite Index
  • Nasdaq 100 Index
  • NYSE Composite Index
  • Russell 2000 Index
  • Wilshire 5000 Index
  • US Equity
  • International Equity
  • US Bond
  • US High Yield Bond
  • US Municipal Bond
  • International Bond
  • Gold
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America


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Track Major and Intermediate Trends

We recognize that investors have different risk tolerance levels - that's why we provide bull/bear market signals for both long-term trends and intermediate-term trends for each of our timing models.

We define the intermediate-term trend as a period between several weeks and several months long. Focusing on the intermediate-term trend allows a trader to control risk effectively without the wide price swings associated with long-term trend strategies. Trades 2 round-trips a year, on average - more with Gold Timing Model - goal is to sidestep corrections and bear markets.

We define the long-term trend as a 1-2 year period. A big picture perspective means more volatility, but less trading than is associated with our intermediate-term trend strategies. Typically trades once every 1-2 years - goal is to sidestep bear markets.

Our timing signals are generated with proprietary technical, objective strategies.

As with all timing strategies, our models experience losing trades and occasional whipsaws, but they stand aside during the big declines and have provided a respectable long-term return.

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