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ETF Core Strategies

Aim: To trend-trade general equity ETFs so as to ride rallies and buck busts in the Australian share market.

ETF Rotation Strategies

Aim: To back the local and foreign sector ETFs with the strongest price gains over both short and long terms.

Market Timing

MarketTiming.com.au offers objective buy and sell signals for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), including local and foreign share funds.

ETFs can be traded like common shares on the stock exchange and have low fund management costs. They are backed by tangible assets (e.g. shares) held in a trust account on behalf of fund investors. Their market price trades closely to their net asset value.

For an explanation of ETFs visit http://www.mymoneycalculator.com.au/beginner-s-guide-to-etfs-etfs-explained

Our aim is to help you trade ETFs to participate in market rallies and avoid market crashes. Our clients are investors who don’t want the roller coaster ride that comes with buying and holding a portfolio of shares regardless of market conditions.

Our Service

We issue general advice as to when it’s best to be ‘in’ share markets (which are flagged with a ‘Buy’ signal) and when it’s safer to be ‘out’ of these markets (which are flagged with a ‘Sell’ signal).

Our trading signals are based on objective measures of the market’s medium and long term trend and momentum, not on guesses or forecasts. Empirical evidence shows that slow trading of a listed indexed fund to stay on the right side of its underlying price movement is more profitable and less risky than either frequently trading or passively holding such a fund.

MarketTiming’s approach to generating Buy and Sell signals for an Exchange Traded Fund

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Being ‘in’ the market means buying an exchange traded fund (ETF) such as the SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Share Fund (with the ASX code STW) or the ETFS Physical Gold Fund (ASX code GOLD)(Note: we no longer publish Gold strategies as of May 2017) and being ‘out’ of the market means selling that ETF and putting the proceeds in a safe cash management account (CMA) until the next ‘Buy‘ signal occurs.

We publish ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ signals for three ETF trading strategies; a Conservative Share Strategy, a Local Rotation Strategy and a Global Rotation Strategy. The average number of buy and sell signals for these strategies vary between two a year for the Conservative Strategy and three a year for each of the Local and Global Rotation strategies. Clients may choose to use one or more strategies.

Our Performance

When back-tested, our share market timing strategies beat the Australian All Ordinaries share index by an average annual rate of around 2% with far less downside risk. 

The chart below shows how MarketTiming’s Conservative Strategy outperformed a buy and hold approach to a listed equity fund based on the All Ords share index, especially when the market crashed in 2008/09.

We are share market trend-followers. We don’t predict the market. To find out more about our approach to trend-trading Australian share ETFs, click here .

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To obtain access to our unique ETF trading signals and our popular weekly market update bulletin, become a subscriber to Alan Kohler’s online publication, The Constant Investor. You will also gain access to premium content, including podcasts, market reports, broker and fund research, and interviews with over 400+ influencers in the finance, economic, and political world.

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We do not charge trailing commissions, a percentage of the sum under investment or the large fixed fees some advisers demand.

MarketTiming operates under an Australian Financial Services Licence held by Melbourne Securities Corporation Ltd which authorises us to provide general advice in the form of market timing signals. MarketTiming has been operating since 2009. To find out who we are, click here .

MarketTiming only provides general advice. As such, we do not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs and risk tolerance. Before acting on our advice, you should consider the appropriateness of that advice in the light of your own goals and circumstances.

ETF Core Strategies

Aim: To trend-trade general equity ETFs so as to ride rallies and buck busts in the Australian share market.

ETF Rotation Strategies

Aim: To back the local and foreign sector ETFs with the strongest price gains over both short and long terms.

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