Frank started market timing in 1982 when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and sparked the 1980’s bull rally. Realizing that this rally could have been forecasted, he began to search for indicators which had similar forecasting ability. Within a year, his first newsletter was launched, “Growth Fund Strategies Report” which used a market timing strategy consisting of changes in interest rates, Fed changes, Market breadth and market price (using the S&P 500 Index). The strategy was hugely successful and issued a major sell signal on September 10th, 1987, just five weeks before the market crash on October 19th. In 1996 his first market timing website was launched. “Market Timer Report” used a refined strategy to market time the general U.S. stock market, and followed a variety of growth stock mutual funds. It was geared towards more conservative mutual fund investors and averaged only one to two switches a year. By the end of the 1990s, the strategy was refined to one that followed market trends instead of using interest rates and breadth on which to base market timing decisions. Because trend following never missed major trends trends, and those trends which failed resulted in minimal gains or losses, it became apparent that this was the better way to profit in what was quickly becoming a hugely overbought stock market. The bear market of 2000 through 2002 generated substantial “bearish position” profits by following trends and Frank began using Fibonacci support and resistance levels to look forward and help identify trends. In 2002 we changed the name of our timing service to FibTimer.com (live link) to better identify ourselves to prospective subscribers. We also began the process of adding new timing strategies, using our trend trading systems to develop both aggressive market timing strategies as well as conservative market timing strategies. In time we added sector fund timing, gold fund timing, bond fund timing and small cap fund timing. In 2003 we expanded to ETF timing strategies as well as starting a portfolio of individual stocks. All using our trend following systems to time the markets. Frank is currently the editor and chief market analyst of FibTimer.com, as well as president of Market Timing Strategies, Inc.
retired from public sector job since 2006. Have a few hundred thousand in IRAs. Read stuff a lot, but find that more often than not, I sell just a few days/ week before I should have. I am partial to dividends, but will take a flyer on VIX (sold too soon last year) or nat gas.
Somewhere along the line, author, journalist, PR practitioner and librarian Ed Sadowski found a new passion (and obsession): beating the stock market.
In 2008, when investors were devastated and traumatized with huge losses to their accounts, Ed turned $100,000 into a quarter of a million dollars. And he did this with a mutual fund IRA account using a Rydex inverse 2x leveraged index fund. Subsequently he's had impressive success with various index funds, stock options and forex.
The outgrowth of this success has been a rules-based, mechanical trading system based on technicals, which he calls the Sadowski Trend Analysis Timing System (STATS).
He is the principal of Ultrawest Research -- Market Trend Intelligence at bit.ly/ultrawestresearch
His mission is to help funds and money managers optimize their portfolios, handily beating the market.
His performance info is at bit.ly/trendsuccess
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Contrarian daytrading technician who specializes in locating high probability short term trades while predicting price movement directions with over 85% accuracy. Most of my trading involves either extremely short term micro scalping of stocks or commodities (using 1 minute bar charts), or swing trading of stocks overnight. I also specialize in weekly stock option premium selling, along with pre-market and post-market psuedo market maker and stealth trading activity, and selling commodity option strangles (selling delta neutral pairs of far out-ot-the-money puts and calls), with the intent to achieve a steady 1% weekly return. After 32 years, well battle tested, very opportunitistic while putting capital preservation as tantamount.
Rehabilitation Counselor over 20 years, M.S., M.B.A., now an around-the-clock speculator. Incorporate seasonals, time of day, and other patterns and methods where high probability price movement patterns can be statistically forecast. Know how to safely go long high beta, heavily shorted stocks; know how and when to use extremes in sentiment to take the other side. I like to fade extreme moves as my proprietary methods are based on reversion to the mean theory. Developed my own scale trading and money management techniques. Will change and adapt my trading style based on current market conditions.
I hope to start a chatroom devoted to teaching speculators how to see and capture daytrading opportunities. They say that those who can...do, while those who can't....teach. I want to provide teaching from someone who really can do, someone who knows how to make steady returns while experiencing minimal drawdowns. As a mentor, I would love to share my knowledge and support to help small traders. I came from humble beginnings and have never forgotten it. I want to accelerate the learning curve of my chatroom students so they won't have to make all the mistakes that I have over the years. I am excellent at devising and implementing strategies that can quickly turn a losing trade into a net winner.
I have been an independent consultant since 1991 and am based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Other occupations: musician, journalist, investor -- as often as possible for profit and fun. My aim as the years go by is to increase the amount of both.
A seldom-updated list of my articles can be found somewhere here:
I like meeting interesting people, so if you should visit Frankfurt, then drop me a line and we'll go for a coffee.
Kris Rymer is a Commodity Trading Advisor for Rymer Wealth Management, an alternative investment firm that develops and manages option trading strategies across 38 different futures markets and a variety of asset classes.
As the Managing Director at Rymer Wealth Management, Mr. Rymer advises individuals and organizations on alternative investment strategies and asset allocation to achieve absoute returns in up and down markets.
John Lux is a former market maker, investment banker, security analyst, venture capitalist. He works now as a financial consultant for venture and public companies and as a private investor. He has degrees and experience in law and quantitative analysis. He is the author of several books, including "How to Find a Home Run Stock," How the Shorts Raid Your Stock, Destroy Your Company and What to Do About It," "Bash the Stock Bashers!," and "How to Pick Hot Reverse Merger Penny Stocks."
Hagen Geissler has worked at a value based hedge fund,
at quant equity desk and senior Solutions Consultant ,
for various technologys & trading infrastructur.
His experience and passion runs deeply across multiple technologys
used in the automated tradding world
Mr Gekko is a genuine 68er and native to nothern Germany. With 23 he made his degree in "Computer science" at the University of Hildesheim (near Hanover).
Having worked 15 years in various huge banks and insurance companies as an IT consultant, he quit his job to have more time for his familiy and his hobbies. Guess which is one of it......
He considers himself as an enterprising investor in the terms of modern Grahamology and Buffetology, searching for the crumbs left over by Warren Buffet because the market cap is too small as to be of interest to him.