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Timer Digest Ceases Publication

Timer Digest published its final issue on Wednesday, January 20.

That was a big loss to the trading community.

For many, many years it was the go-to publication for current insights on market timers.

It highlighted their techniques and market philosophies.

More importantly, it studied and ranked their performance and accuracy.

That’s what made it essential reading.

And it’s why its absence leaves such a big void.

A Timer Digest Fan

I was a fan of Timer Digest as I was first learning the craft of stock market forecasting.

Whenever it arrived, I studied the pages of each issue religiously.

I wanted to keep up with what was happening.

My appetite for learning was big, so I devoured the market news.

I wanted to see how forecasts shifted and transformed in the face of changing market circumstances.

More than anything, I wanted to see how this stuff works.

Little by little I began to figure it out.

And I began to admire the experts who added their insights to the news and views presented in the publication.

A Spot On The Cover

At the time, I never dreamed that I would one day be featured on the cover myself.

I didn’t imagine being honored by this review that I had begun to respect and admire so much.

Tim Bost on Timmer Digest Cover

As it turned out, I actually earned that honor twice during recent years, in 2015 and 2018.

I also shared top honors as the Timer of the Year for 2017.

So my picture was on the cover.

The Timer Digest covers, by the way, typically featured a close-up portrait of a specific market timer being highlighted in that issue.

Those portraits were presented as detailed line drawings. Not  quite cartoons, but finely rendered illustrations taken from photographs.

They did a great job of adding some extra flair and a sense of personality to the publication.

Diverse Approaches To The Markets

But the real heart of Timer Digest was the way it revealed the diverse approaches to the markets used by the top timers.

Each of us brought our unique spin on things to our forecasting work, and Timer Digest honored that uniqueness.

Again and again it showed that there are many ways  to understand the actions in the markets.

So we were all able to gain a deeper understanding and respect for  each others’ skills and talents.

Honoring Financial Astrologers

My own approach, of course, emphasized the astro-trading advantage.

That’s why I found it especially gratifying to see so many other astrologers among the top timers cited in this remarkable publication.

They included Arch Crawford, Bill Meridian, Manfred Zimmel, Marcus Rose, Barry Rosen, and others.

A group I was proud to be associated with!

When I got together with Larry Pesavento recently, we shared some of our perspectives on this important market review.

Here’s the video of that conversation:


We’ll all be missing Timer Digest!

Top 10 Again for FinancialCyclesWeekly.com

We’re in the Top 10 again.

Our market timing has consistently been quite accurate.

That’s been going on for a number of years.

Our regular subscribers at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com can attest to that.

So can Timer Digest.

Tim Bost Cover Timer Digest Top 10
The market service at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com and editor Tim Bost have been the subjects of special features in Timer Digest several times in recent years, and consistently rank in that publication’s Top 10 lists of market timers.

Timer Digest ranks forecasters and market timers from across the spectrum.

It tracks over 100 separate services.

That includes fundamental analysts.

It includes technical analysts.

It even includes folks like me – astrologers who use planetary cycles to time the markets.

That’s a broad mix.

But most of all, the Timer Digest listings feature many well-known experts.

They’re the cream of the crop.

So it’s a particular honor to get recognition in this prestigious publication.

Multiple Top 10 Lists

But Timer Digest doesn’t just pick winning forecasters and timing services.

They break their listings down into four categories.

First there are the Stock Market Timers. Those rankings are based on performance in forecasting the stock market during the last year, the last six months, and the last three months.

There’s a Top 10 list for each of those time frames.

Next there are the Gold Timers. That listing includes the Top 5 forecasters for the yellow metal.

The Bond Timers also get their own Top 5 list.

And finally there’s the listing of Long-Term Stock Market Timers. It features a ranking of the Top 10 market forecasters looking at mega-trends, the long-wave cycles that move the markets over many years.

Where We Show Up

We focus primarily on the stock market here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com. And because we pay a lot of attention to outer-planet cycles and transneptunians, we provide a long-term perspective as we as comments on more immediate market moves.

That’s what has earned us recognition in the Long-Term Stock Market Timing category at Timer Digest. We’ve had a place on that Top 10 for over five years now.

Needless to say, we don’t show up in the rankings for Gold or Bond timing at all.

But our work has also merited a place in the Top 10 list for current Stock Market Timers on occasion as well.

In fact, in 2017 we ended up in a tie for first place in the rankings, so we shared in the recognition as Timer of the Year.

Current Rankings

My outlook for 2020 as a whole was included in the December 16, 2019 issue of Timer Digest (the annual forecast issue). As usual, we were ranked in the Top 10 Long-Term Timers. But we got an extra honor – the Number 10 ranking on the overall Top 10 list, based on forecasting performance from December 13, 2018 through December 13, 2019.

By the time the next issue of Timer Digest arrived on January 2, we had moved up to the Number 8 spot on that list. Running from December 31, 2018 through December 31, 2019, it recorded the best performers for the entire calendar year.

And then earlier this week, we got the most recent issue of the magazine, published on January 20, 2020. We’re now at Number 6 on the list of Top 10 Timers for the year, from January 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

And that’s not all.

Also in the January 20 issue, we popped in at Number 10 in the list of the top market timers for the past six months, from July 17, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Does it feel good to get this kind of recognition for our work?

Of course it does!

But here’s the strange part.

As much as I enjoy the honors, I’m personally really not terribly competitive.

I’m not striving to beat anybody else. I’m not pushing to be Number 1.

What really pleases me is the fact that financial astrologers and astro-traders consistently find their way into the top rankings at Timer Digest. That not only includes me, but also friends and colleagues like Bill Meridian, Arch Crawford, Barry Rosen, and Manfred Zimmel.

Together, we’re advancing an important aggregate notion: if you want to succeed in the markets, it really pays to have the astro-trading advantage.

I think that’s something to be proud of!