Category archives: Market Timing

What Marijuana Stocks Tell Us About Where We Are In The Market Cycle

Last update on Oct. 8, 2018.

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At the beginning of every month, I brief members on how MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios have performed and comment on the state of the financial markets. In this update, I’ll also comment on market cycles - what they are, which phase I think we’re at, and why I think the hype around marijuana stocks supports my view.

 

September Performance of Regular Portfolios

The performance of MoneyGeek's Regular portfolios for the month of September 2018 were as follows:

 

Last Month

Last 12 Months

Since Apr 2013

Aggressive

-1.4%

+9 ...

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Sell In May And Go Away? (Part 2)

Last update on March 27, 2017.

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This is a guest post by Pierre Guenette, a long time member of MoneyGeek. Pierre has a Master’s Degree in Economics. For the past 5 years he’s worked in the Health Sector and is currently a Senior Data Analyst.

 

Part 1 examined whether a Sell In May strategy could outperform a Buy and Hold strategy for Canada (as measured by the TSX), as well as for the United States (as measured by the S&P 500). The monthly average returns from 1979 to 2016 were analyzed. Recall, the Sell in May strategy involves ...

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Sell In May And Go Away? (Part 1)

Last update on Feb. 28, 2017.

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This is a guest post by Pierre Guenette, a long time member of MoneyGeek. Pierre has a Master’s Degree in Economics. For the past 5 years he’s worked in the Health Sector and is currently a Senior Data Analyst.

 

Background

Sell in May and Go Away is an adage that is known throughout the trading world. It advocates selling equities in May and staying away from the markets until November to avoid seasonal underperformance. For the purpose of this article, the relevant question is: since October of 1979, would an investor have ...

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