All about Market Timing: The Easy Way to Get Started


  • Pages: 272
  • Format: PDF
  • Published Date: 2004


All About Market Timing arms investors with simple, easy-to-use timing techniques that they can use to enter rising markets, exit (or go short) falling markets, and make consistent profits in both market environments while protecting against catastrophic losses.

Author’s Introduction:

Market timing can be defined as making investment buy and sell decisions using a mechanical trading strategy which employs one or more indicators and/or proven strategies. The objective of a successful market-timing system is to be invested in the market during up trends and to be either in cash (or in a short position) during down trends, especially during brutal bear markets.

Market timing can be applied to all types of investments including stocks, stock and index options, mutual funds, bonds, and futures. This book therefore focuses exclusively on using timing with index funds, sector funds, leveraged funds, and exchange-traded funds. It is your choice as to which of these investments you prefer to work with because the timing principles remain the same for each of them.

All About Market Timing is a “tell-it-like-it-is” book. There is no fluff just the unvarnished truth. I am not a certified financial planner, stockbroker, portfolio manager, or investment newsletter writer. I am an individual investor, just like you, and I’m tired of being misled, by not being given the full story on investing by the Wall Street clique.

In writing this book, I have assumed that you have some knowledge of investing and index funds. My emphasis is on the importance of market timing and how to use it to improve your investment performance, while limiting your risk and protecting your principal.


  • The Stock Market = Bull Markets + Bear Markets
  • The Buy-and-Hold Myth
  • Market-Timing: What You Need to Know
  • Ten Indicators to Determine the Market’s Health
  • Specialized Mutual Funds: Index, Sector, and Leveraged Funds
  • Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Calendar-Based Investing: The Best Six Months Strategy
  • Combining Presidential Cycle Years with Seasonality
  • Using Moving Averages
  • Value Line 4 Percent Strategy
  • Nasdaq Composite 6 Percent Strategy
  • Market-Timing Resources: Newsletters, Web Sites, and Advisors