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BTW, it is absolutely NOT "based on changes in unemployment

You are absolutely correct; I was going from a faulty memory rather than rereading the paper.

I know that you know that you have to compare using the same time period, not different dates.

There was no intention of deception here. I had numbers for the two relatively close start dates only 3
years different with close to 50 years of results. I then looked at the GTT data for 1970 to 73 and verified it had
an 11% typical performance during those years which wouldn’t change any comparisons. So I took a shortcut.

In truth I after all the timing systems I have seen fail in the past I have little faith in any method but
always feel compelled to at least try with the best information I can come up with. Hope that at least it
works out for at least one of us.

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