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Subject:  Re: maybe done Date:  5/16/2013  11:05 PM
Author:  FlyingCircus Number:  243124 of 258125

You can't take my angst as anything but continued angst on whether this board's scope works without timing. I have been on the fence about this for at least 5 years - but, there are many mechanical *methods* that increase profit, beyond just MI *screens* which focus on one asset class, blind to market timing considerations.

Mechanically selected US/global equity individual stocks as classically practiced here and backtested, are one method. Clearly, the outperformance of this method over the last several years has come into question.

Asset class momentum strategies (a.k.a Ivy and their copycat ilk) are another method.

Leveraged and inverse/leveraged ETFs off short term market timing indicators are yet another.