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Toronto Money Show Presentation

Toronto Money Show Presentation

Over the weekend, we presented at the Toronto  Money Show on the topic of “Expected Equity Trends During the First 18 Months of a Trump Administration.”  We had multiple requests to post the slides from the PowerPoint, both from the audience that viewed the presentation and those that were

09.11.2017| Timing The Market |

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Announcing a major update to the Seasonal Chart Database

Announcing a major update to the Seasonal Chart Database

Over the past month we have brought together our proprietary set of seasonal tools to make some exciting additions to the seasonal chart database.  They include the following: New seasonal profiles Previously the seasonal chart database included seasonal profiles of around one thousand

08.4.2017| Timing The Market |

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"Sell in May and Go Away" or "Stay and Play"?

"Sell in May and Go Away" or "Stay and Play"?

  We want to explore a topic of discussion that we’ve seen with greater frequency over the past few years.  It pertains to the use of geometric means and arithmetic averages in the calculation of seasonal studies.  Coming into the unfavourable period for stocks, I’m sure you’

05.1.2016| Timing The Market |

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Sector Tendencies During Presidential Election Years

Sector Tendencies During Presidential Election Years

Below are seasonal charts of the stock market sectors during Presidential Election year. For the most part, sectors follow the same pattern as in average years, except for Technology and Materials.   Technology and Materials deviated significantly from their typical path after the month

01.19.2012| Timing The Market |

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Best ETFs for the Santa Claus Rally

Best ETFs for the Santa Claus Rally

One of the best known seasonal events on Wall Street is the Santa Claus Rally. The event occurs from just before Christmas Day to just after New Year’s Day. Investors consider price gains during this period as Santa’s gift to equity markets. The event is more than a guy in a red suit coming to

12.20.2011| Timing The Market |

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Investing in the Small Cap Effect with ETFs

Investing in the Small Cap Effect with ETFs

Small cap U.S. indices have a history of outperforming Big Cap indices from the middle of December to at least the end of February. Will the “Small Cap Effect” happen again this year? Thackray’s 2012 Investor’s Guide notes that the Russell 2000 Index outperforms the Russell 1000 Index fro

12.13.2011| Timing The Market |

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