This is Turov on Timing for Monday, April 2, 2012.
THE APRIL MONTHLY TOT IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL
The SPX advanced 5.19 points Friday to close at 1408.47. TOT daily traders went 400% long near the low of the day on Thursday at SPX 1394.40 and took profits at SPX 1407.65 Friday morning. We then went 300% short at SPX 1402.52 and took our loss on the short on the close. Overall, it was a slightly profitable week, but giving back a chunk of the gains Friday afternoon was a disappointment.
Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 13211.60 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 949.54 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 13.91 to one.
The super long term perspective for the stock market remains bearish (as it has been since January 2000 after having been bullish from December 1974 until then). When the current cyclical bull market ends (and at present, my best educated guess is that it will end in late 2012 or early 2013), expect another nasty crash to perhaps finally bring an end to the long term bear market that began in 2000.
The Intermediate Term Model remains bearish. The next 50 point SPX move is more likely to be down than up, although I do not believe we have seen the high for the year yet.
As is generally (but not always) the case on the first of the month, the daily model is bullish today. TOT daily traders are advised to go 400% long at the market. Once long, use a 1% protective sell stop on the position. I’ll update again no later than 11 a.m.
Turov Investment Group Inc. managed account activity for March 30, 2012
Position change at 10:45 a.m.
Position change at 4:00 p.m. (i.e. overnight)
50% SPX & 50% cash
100% SPX 2X
Program B, C, R
100% Russell 2X
100% inverse Russell 2X
100% Nasdaq 2X
100% inverse Nasdaq 2X
100% Nasdaq 2X
100% inverse Dow 2X
100% SPX 2X
Notes: The custodian for Programs A, B, C, D and Rydex (R) is Rydex Funds
The custodian for Program VA (Variable Annuity) is Nationwide Insurance
Turov Investment Group Inc. never takes possession of client funds.
IMPORTANT: Occasionally, errors will occur in the above; it is not an “official” report!
Thanks for the opportunity to be of service, and I will update again prior to 11:00 a.m..
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