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  • Simple GMR [View instapost]
    I think you are right on both accounts. The volatility cuts both ways, and sure wasn't much fun this past month. I'm pretty cash heavy right now, so it wasn't horribly painful, but I still don't like loosing. ILF can be a wild ride and may need to be tamed a little even at the expense of some upside.
    Oct 1 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Simple GMR [View instapost]
    Thanks for this months update. Do you have any hesitation or timing suggestion about rolling over into the new selection of ILF after it had such a stellar return this past month? EEM did well this past month but Mr. Putin's adventurism seemed to put a damper on it the last few days; even so I was happy with my results. Just struggle each month as to the "best" method of transitioning into the next selection.
    Sep 1 06:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For August 2014: EEM [View instapost]
    My big question is how many people rolled right out of EEM and into ILF today? With ILF's recent rebound, I'll be the first to admit that I went to cash today and didn't buy ILF. I know this type of behavior defeats the purpose of a purely mechanical system, but I would prefer at least an intra-day pullback before buying. Won't be the last poor decision I've made if ILF keeps going up and I missed the boat. Guess that's what makes investing so interesting. Everyone enjoy your extended weekend.
    Aug 29 06:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Simple GMR [View instapost]
    Me too, will follow. Have been tracking other GMR articles and discussions and it is a subject I follow with a lot of interest. Thanks!
    Aug 1 10:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For July 2014: SSO [View instapost]
    Meant to reply to your inquiry, but inadvertently stuck it under Aurelia0001's name below. Too big of a hurry this morning I guess. But basically my numbers didn't change so don't know where we differ. Do agree though with your correlation number of 0.112.
    Aug 1 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For July 2014: SSO [View instapost]
    Rechecked my numbers and I came up with the same calculations this morning. My correlation agrees with your .112, and my SSO performance agrees with Aurelia0001 at 5.408204278%. Double checked my historical prices and they are dividend adjusted. Not sure of the difference, but at least we all came up with EEM.
    Aug 1 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For July 2014: SSO [View instapost]

    You are correct, Yahoo data was not available when I published my message so I manually input closing prices. Too curious to wait, so my calculations were not with dividend adjusted prices.
    Jul 31 11:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For July 2014: SSO [View instapost]
    I got hung up on the phone this afternoon and did not have an opportunity to check the market, pretty crazy. Sure hate it when work gets in the way of having fun. I won't pretend to speak for Marc, but these are the figures I come up with. Use at your own risk; I am. According to my figures, EEM is the selection I will be going with for August. Good luck everyone.

    4.51% (4.86%) 6.63% 5.41% 4.07% 5.23%
    Jul 31 06:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Aastrom Biosciences [View article]
    With a drop in price of about 20% from when your article was originally published, do you have any new thoughts or insights?
    Jul 16 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal For July 2014: SSO [View instapost]
    Thanks again for your update. One of the things that I appreciate about your GMR system is the pure mechanical nature of each months investment decision. But I must admit that sometimes, as was the case this month, I struggle to execute the "new" selection when it appears to be extended in value. I've been kicking myself for hesitating on this month's selection, but appears the market may be pulling back to give me a 2nd chance. Curious about your thoughts of possibly using MVV in lieu of SSO as a selection? I've replicated your worksheet and for kicks have been substituting different ETF's and a MVV substitution appears to be promising. Again much thanks to you for graciously sharing your hard work; its not only been profitable, but down right fun.
    Jul 9 09:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Modified GMR Signal: ILF [View instapost]
    Much appreciate you posting these updates. Looks like last months EDV selection was another successful selection by your modified GMR; well done.
    Apr 30 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Does Seeking Alpha Pay Its Contributors? [View article]
    I don't envy your task of reviewing and selecting articles, but I do know that I have learned a tremendous amount from SA contributors and the resulting reader comments. I'm on SA every day and only wish I had discovered it much sooner. SA, contributors, and commenters keep it up, with your help I'm funding my retirement.
    Apr 10 05:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment