ETF Core Strategies
Aim: To trend-trade general equity ETFs so as to ride rallies and buck busts in the Australian share market.
Essentially, MarketTiming offers two stock market timing strategies. These strategies are easiest to apply using exchange traded funds (i.e. shares such as STW and VAS that are managed funds which invest in the top 200 and 300 shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)).
As a subscriber, you can check out the current signals for each timing strategy at any time by going to the restricted “Conservative” page in the above menu bar. Each of these pages starts with a big red ‘Sell‘ or a big blue ‘Buy‘ instruction (or ‘signal’) for that strategy. Whenever any of these signals change you will be emailed a Signal Change Alert message. That always happens within three hours of the close of trading on the ASX so you can implement the signal (i.e. buy or sell shares) with a discount stockbroker the next day.
The Conservative Strategy focuses on bigger market waves so only enters or exits the market around 3 times a year.
Market timing is slow trading since the aim is not to speculate, but to avoid stock market corrections and crashes which can destroy your savings. Nevertheless our own back-testing and many academic studies show that trend following (as our style of market timing is called) beats a set and forget approach to holding shares.
So to get started all you need to do is: