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Fall Summary Report

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16 February 2018

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Current Situation Report

30 January 2018

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9 February 2018


About our Almanacs Side-by-side view of TSP C/S/F funds (S&P 500 / Small Caps / Fixed Income) daily seasonal tendencies based on the trading day of each month.  Allows you to identify days of seasonal strength or weakness based on flows of money into and out of the market. Our almanacs separate bull and bear markets data.




I couldn't have said it better...


Wall Street ‘experts’ have missed every stock market crash in 20 years   Market Watch



in our 18 August 2015 Interim Update we stated...


Market internals remain weak and have for some time.  Aversion to risk as measured by credit spreads in the bond market have now reached levels that historically been met with significant market corrections ... in the stock market within weeks. review




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