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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.

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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!

Hitting The Timer Digest Top 10

Timer Digest has been around for quite a few years now, and it provides a wonderful service.

You’ll want to check it out at https://timerdigest.com if you’re at all interested in picking the best times to get in or out of the market; in figuring out the emerging trends in stocks, bonds, or precious metals; or in deciding where you can get the most reliable investment advice.

The approach at Timer Digest is a simple one: the publication monitors more than 100 of the leading market timing models. It ranks the top stock, bond, and gold timing pundits according to the performance of their recommendations during various periods of time.

Timer Digest also publishes profiles of some of the top investment advisers and financial newsletter publishers, providing some great insights into their timing models and their approach to the markets.

Needless to say, Timer Digest doesn’t have a huge circulation. It’s mainly read by high-powered individual and institutional traders and investors. These are the ones who are looking for the best guidance they can find to bring financial success to themselves and their clients.

Timer Digest Is Not Just For Experts

Even so, it’s worth checking out even if you’re a newcomer to the markets, or if you’re just trading a limited account. It would easily cost you more than $20,000 a year to subscribe to all the publications and advisory services that Timer Digest reviews for each issue.

That means you get the cream of the crop – and you save a lot of time as well as money – when you read each issue.

Taking It Personally

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m a big fan of Timer Digest.

I’ve followed it off and on for a number of years, and have gotten lots of excellent ideas and insights by studying the forecasts and market timers it reviews.

That’s why I was particularly thrilled when the latest issue of Timer Digest arrived in my email inbox yesterday evening.

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The Timer Digest list of the Top Ten Long Term Timers, published on February 16, 2015.

 

I was reading page 4, and reviewing the current list of the “Top Ten Long Term Timers” for the stock market.

To my delight, I saw that Financial Cycles Weekly is on the list!

Our members and subscribers have profited from our service for a long time, and we’ve already put together a solid 13-year track record of out-performing the major market averages year after year.

But this was the first time we’ve been ranked in this important publication.

That really felt good.

Actually, though, as I started to study the list a little more closely, I noticed an important side note: the asterisk beside my name on the list indicated that I was tied in ranking with others on the list.

As it turns out, Financial Cycles Weekly is now in a tie for second place on the Top 10 List, along with Dan Sullivan, Philip Michalek, Bernie Schaeffer, Marvin Appel, and other big names among the ranks of market forecasters.

That’s definitely something to be proud of – so we’ll be doing our best to stay in the Timer Digest Top 10!