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Author: gatorswamp Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 253156  
Subject: Re: ETF sector switching Date: 5/30/2013 11:35 AM
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Hi tpoto,

I follow your posts in this area and have a long list of bookmarks of past threads on this topic (Moose threads, Zee's, yours, etc)

I was curious if you would elaborate on how you arrived at your weighting system, it makes sense to me using a mix of short and longer term performance to rank.

I have been using this approach on a small part of my portfolio in an IRA for about 6 months. I was buying the top 2, using the SMA > 200d MA as a timing signal, and using a 6 month lookback to sort. I arrived at this as a blend of prior posts and suggestions. I do not recall the exact thread this was pulled from, but it was a general consensus if I recall that longer lookbacks of 6-10 months seemed to work best and the differences between them were small.

Can you comment on how your mixture of lookbacks and a weighting system may differ from a simple 6 month lookback?

My thanks for any comments.
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