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Subject:  Re: Control Panel: A frisson of fear Date:  4/26/2013  3:03 AM
Author:  Zzorac Number:  421563 of 459917

gather international economic information from many sources to try to provide long-term insight that helps predict the future of the markets. The best guess based on past results with the same pattern of indicators. It's somewhat trend-following but always in the Macro economic context.

FWIW, I received several emails this week noting that the longer term record is iffy as well. For example, one gentleman pointed out to a prediction from about a year ago. http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/a-time-of-risk/737871 The sentiment expressed was most certainly not criticism, but rather simply underscored the difficulty of the task.

Belay the sniping. That's not what METAR is about. Don't waste our mental bandwidth

In the future, I will keep my thoughts about actual versus predicted results to myself. For the record, I do find the data provided by the Control Panel extremely useful and I do appreciate the effort that goes into putting it together.
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