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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.

How can I use MarketTiming’s signals?

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:

  • First, take out a free trial subscription and, if you are then satisfied that our service is for you, take out a monthly or annual paid subscription.
  • Then decide which one of the two timing strategies you want to follow. Also read the “Facts” and “Approach” pages of the website so you understand the benefits and risks of market timing.
  • Then check out the signal on your preferred strategy via the website and gradually implement it (i.e. buy STW or VAS shares if the signal is ‘Buy‘ or stay in cash if it is ‘Sell‘). If a ‘Buy’ signal is in force, it could be implemented gradually in steps as follows. Initially invest 20% upfront and then further tranches of 20% done in intervals of say two weeks for the Conservative Strategy. If a ‘Sell’ signal is in force, it too should be implemented gradually. Initially divest 20% upfront and then further tranches of 20% done in intervals of two weeks for the Conservative Strategy. 
  • Then wait until you get an emailed Signal Change Alert for that strategy. If you are using the Conservative Strategy’s signals change on average every four months. You can always check what the current signal is for your preferred strategy on the website as it is reviewed daily with any revisions immediately transmitted to you via an emailed Signal Change Alert.
  • It is always best to enter the share market immediately on a change to a ‘Buy’ signal. This should be done the day after a ‘Buy’ signal is issued by MarketTiming for your preferred strategy. It is always best to exit the share market immediately on a change to a ‘Sell’ signal. This should be done the day after a ‘Sell’ signal is issued by MarketTiming for your preferred strategy.
  • In between signal changes read our Weekly Update which is emailed to you prior to commencement of trading on the ASX each Monday morning (it is normally sent out late Sunday night). It tells you with pictures what has happened to the market in the last week, reminds you what the present signals are for the two strategies and has an editorial on a market timing topic so your knowledge can grow with time.

 

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