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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.

Who We Are

Market Timing Pty Ltd (ACN: 135 540 135; ABN: 63 135 540 135) was established in February 2009, and launched its website on 15 December 2009.

Financial services guide

Before you decide whether to obtain financial services from Market Timing Pty Ltd, under the terms of our Australian Financial Service licence (no: 340958) we are required to make available our Financial Services Guide.

The full version of this Guide can be downloaded by clicking here .

Contacting us

You are able to contact us by email, in writing, or by phone.

All inquiries should be directed to:

E-mail: editorial and investment strategies: editor@MarketTiming.com.au
subscription & payment inquiries: hello@theconstantinvestor.com
Phone: 1800 575 989 (subscription & payment inquiries)

Services provided by MarketTiming

We provide our financial services solely by publishing ‘market signals’ for Australian equity and gold funds listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Specifically, we provide our members with ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ signals.

  • A ‘Buy’ signal flags when it is opportune to be ‘In’ the Australian share market (via an exchange traded fund).
  • A ‘Sell’ signal flags when it’s prudent to be ‘Out’ of such a market (and so when a shift to a safe cash management account is warranted).

We publish market signals for a number of different strategies, each of which involve a different number of expected signals per year and different risk and return characteristics. Presently, our strategies are:

  • Conservative share strategy, which should generate an average of two signals per year;
  • An ETF Rotation strategy, which is designed to generate about six ETF switches a year.

Market Timing Pty Ltd reserves the right to add to this list of strategies, or to modify or discontinue individual strategies. If that was to happen, subscribers would be advised well in advance.

While acting on our advice requires an investor to invest in either exchange traded funds (such as the SPDR S&P/ASX200 Share Fund (STW) or the ETFS Physical Gold Fund (GOLD) that can be bought/sold quickly after receiving our signal) or cash management funds, we do not recommend the purchase of specific financial products within these financial product classes.

Accordingly, we do not provide you with a Product Disclosure Statement which sets out details specific to these products and the key benefits and risks in purchasing those products. You need to obtain such statements from the financial institution who you select to supply these particular products to you.

General advice warning

We only provide ‘general advice’, not ‘personal advice’. As such, we do not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and risk tolerance. Only you or your financial planner can do that. You should therefore consider the appropriateness of our advice in the light of your own objectives, financial situation or needs and risk tolerance before acting on the advice. Where our advice implies the acquisition or possible acquisition of a particular financial product (e.g. an exchange traded fund), you should also obtain a copy of, and consider, the product disclosure statement for that product before making any decision.

Market Timing holds a current Australian Financial Services Licence which authorises it to provide general advice in the form of market timing signals. Being licensed, it must meet stringent requirements in relation to staff training, organisational competence, management expertise, financial control and compliance disciplines.

Share market timing risks

Since 1960 the share market has experienced 15 crashes during which the All Ordinaries index fell between 20% and 60%. It was in response to such volatility that we developed market timing to help ourselves and other investors better manage market risk.

Yet with any investment strategy there are advantages, costs and risks. Although market timing is primarily a risk management tool, it does have risks of its own which you need to consider. The main one is that a proportion of each strategy’s signals prove to be wrong and so involve some loss. Also successive losing trades are not uncommon.

Since market timing adheres to winning signals and aborts losing ones, back-testing shows that the gains from winning trades have exceeded the drawdowns from losing trades over an extended period. This has also been the experience of the vast majority of veteran American timers monitored by TimerTrac.

Another risk is that the simulated back-performance of our strategies – as with any investment strategy (including buy and hold) – is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) page of this website includes discussion of the risks involved with market timing, so please take the time to consider this important material.

Past performance disclaimer

We use past performance data extensively to describe and compare our timing strategies and alternatives.

We recognise that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. Investments can go up and down. Yet it’s the best gauge that we know of to judge the pedigree of our timing strategies and competing alternatives.

In all cases, the past performance results we publish are derived strictly in accordance with guidelines for the preparation of such information issued by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), notably Regulatory Guidelines 53 (July 2003), “The use of past performance in promotional material”.

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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