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.
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!