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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:49 am 
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Ok if you were lucky to be in the G fund when the $hit hit da fan, congratulations. Or if you bailed soon enough to save a little something for the grandkids, great.
However now’s time to stop with all the back slappin’ and high fives. What should we be looking for? Well something other than them' leaders: The Guru, The Wing, The Unique, Mr. Rumby, Mr. Gonzalez, and Poor Fred. Edit: OK if you insist and Mr. TooMany Charts.
I remember (and with nothing political or war, right or wrong stuff) a Donald Rumsfeld quote, “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.”
This has elements of a war. I’m at war with Mr. Market, aren’t you?

So what do you have? Don’t depend on those leader, they could let you down. They’ve done it in the past.

OK I will start, and I know some of you care about charts about the same as you do the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet. Not an iota right?
A soldier I'm taking in my the army, a “Pull” type trend indicator (red line) and how it performed in 2008: Green and blue lines are C & S fund proxies.
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http://schrts.co/FiU3Q1
And what’s going on now:
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http://schrts.co/PFpejy

Not normally the best buy indicator, but considering what has happened. And what could have been saved in 2008? It doesn't take a genius with a backtesting program to see the merits.

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Dow Jones U.S. Completion Total Stock Market Index (^DWCPF)

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