Yes.ubascuba wrote: ↑Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:53 pm I have learned to follow my strategy. I've been using TSPCalc since 2019. Every time I followed my instincts, I've lost out. My 2019 and 2020 gains were in the mid to high 20's% and thus far in 2021 I'm up over 10%. My gains would be double that if I would have stuck with my plan. Follow the plan!
1. Seasonal strategies use only raw data, no interpretations, opinions, beliefs that obfuscate--to inform their buy and sell decisions. It' not perfect but it's certainly better than using our so-called instincts or gut feelings.
2. "Our instincts" are based mostly on often skewed interpretations, opinions, beliefs, BIASES--with a sprinkling of raw data. I read an article once that concluded that the most popular financial/market gurus at best were right 47% of the time in their calls. I think the guy who came out with the Dow Theory owns that title. Our loud prolific MSM friend Jim Cramer did abysmally in the 20s. As any gambler will tell you, the ONLY way to make money visiting casinos is to make the right calls at least 51% of the time.
Bottom line: none (or very few) of us humans are capable of completely and properly interpreting the 100's of factors. We simply are not smart enough--meaning we do not have the cognitive ability to remember every single data point--much less analyze these properly. That's why very expensive AI/ML technology is used by the financial firms to crunch the millions of calculations to infer a buy/sell decision nowadays to stand a chance of succeeding at least half the time.