The SPX declined 22.5 points yesterday to close at 1979.26. TOT daily traders went 300% short on the opening and took profits on the close.
Since initiation of the Turov on Timing service on September 30, 1993, our daily trader recommendations have gained 16401.44 cumulative SPX points, compared to a gain of 1520.33 points in the index itself over the same period. That’s a ratio of 10.79 to one. (Please note that any day in which the daily model fails to outperform the SPX by at least a ratio of +10.79 to one, since that’s the ratio of outperformance already achieved, that ratio will decline.)
(The commentary in this paragraph last updated November 5, 2015) The super long term perspective (i.e., it’s a prediction, not a forecast!) for the stock market remains bearish (as it has been since January 2000 after having been bullish for over 25 years, from December 1974 until then). I expect that our new 2016-elected President will have some very serious problems during his/her single term in office.
(The commentary in this paragraph last updated March 8, 2016.) After booking 110 points on the short side, as of February 16, the Intermediate Term Model had booked 65 points on the long side and had reversed to short. The Intermediate Term model remains bearish, recent gains in the major indices notwithstanding.
The odds favor the market being up today, but the risk of a serious meltdown is high. I dislike risk, and so even though the odds favor an up session, the risk of getting clobbered is unacceptable. We will stand aside under the circumstances.
Finally, a little bookkeeping: On Monday, March 7, I reported that the SPX had advanced 6.39 points Friday to close at 1999.79. In actuality, the advance was 6.59 points and the close was 1999.99.
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