Following the requests from many of our visitors, we are launching now the S&P 500 Trend Signal Email Alert.
If you are just interested in getting an email alert when the long-term trend of the S&P 500 index changes direction, click here.
When you sign up for this email alert service, you will get immediately an email from us when the MATI signal indicates a shift in the long-term trend direction.
This may happen only once or twice in the few years. We are talking long-term trends here.
On August 8th, our MA200S trend signal for the German DAX index turned down. The MA200S is not a signal that we normally publish. However, since I am acting on it myself, I think I owe you this type of information for transparency reasons.
This movement in the DAX and the MA200S trend signal is a typical example of whip-sawing.
This happens. The signal indicated that the long-term trend is moving down. And then the price action reverses and the signal turns back up again within a matter of weeks or months.
There is Trend Following and there is Trend Investing. There are similarities and there are differences. Sometimes one is better and sometimes the other one is more feasible.
In general Trend Following the financial markets has the following characteristics:
How to invest my savings in a reasonable safe way to get good long-term returns on my investments? That is the main problem I wanted to address.
And there are a few additional requirements that restrict the possible solutions to this problem:
One of our readers asked us what the performance is of our flagship MATI trend signal for the Australian ASX index. This question came following our blog post on the turn around dates for the MATI for the S&P 500.
See below our response to the various questions our reader was askling us. We think it could be of interest to you as well.
Below and attached is an overview of when the MATI turned up and down since the beginning of 2006.