Have a look at latest the trend investing history charts for U.S. and European stock markets in this blog post.
Do you see the U.S. markets peaking?
Do you see the European markets rounding towards or at their top?
What are you doing with your investments?
Get out of Europe? Move funds to U.S. markets? Get out he U.S. markets as well?
One of our readers aksed on what dates the MATI trend signal for the S&P 500 turned durring the last few decades.
Here is a table that shows on what dates the MATI signal turned up and down and what the level was of the S&P 500 at that moment.
.Stock Trend Investing members get every month an updated status of the long-term trend direction for a number of major stock market indices in the world.
Every month at the beginning of the month we assess what the current trend direction is and we share this with our members.
There is always a market that has done better than your own overall stock investing returns. It is one of the pitfalls of investing to look back and tell yourself “if I just had only invested in that market”.
As a smart index investor with sufficient funds to invest, you do not bet on just one market. You pick a number of different markets to spread your risks. You could for example invest in different international markets (if that is for you, read here more about diversifying internationally).
Here is a confession of a trend follower: I am always long at the top. I am always late with getting out of the market. When the market hits its top, I am there. But when it is on the way down, initially I am still there.
Does this sound bad to you?
I can imagine that you see it as a sure loss when you are long the market when the market is at its top. Logical, after a top the market is declining. And when you are long a declining market, you are losing money.
Perspective on Winning and Losing
Correct, but it is all a matter of your perspective, or the time frame that you are considering.