It was definitely a good year, especially compared to the major market indices!
Of course, it was also certainly a positive year for the equities markets as a whole.
The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by 25.08% for the year, and the Standard and Poors 500 Index rose 19.42%. It was the best year for both indices since the start of President Obama’s second term in 2013.
The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite gained a huge 28.24% in 2017, and even the broad-based Russell 2000 Index posted a significant gain of 13.14%.
The Trading Track Record at Financial Cycles Weekly
All of that positive action paled in comparison, however, to the performance of our astrologically-based Model Portfolio at FinancialCyclesWeekly.
The astro-trading advantage brought us a solid return of 33.40% for the year.
While this wasn’t our best year ever, it offered us a reminder that if you really want to be successful in trading, you’ll add astrology to your market timing!
Three weeks ago, I was really excited because I had just learned that Timer Digest had ranked our market forecasting here at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com as being in a tie for second place among long-term stock market timers.
That was the most recent issue of the publication until the one that just came out this week.
When I got that news three weeks ago I felt that it was a good reason to celebrate.
Right now, however, there’s even more cause for excitement!
What Timer Digest Is All About
I should probably note here that Timer Digest, a leading publication for market analysts, fund managers, and institutional investors, regularly reviews and ranks financial newsletters and investment advisers.
It’s an authoritative source that’s packed with solid perspectives and unbiased data.
And the exciting part is that the March 9 issue of Timer Digest has a full-page article on Financial Cycles Weekly!
The piece in Timer Digest reviews some of the history that has contributed to the refinement of the trading system we use today.
It also details the great results we’ve been getting with our model portfolio, and discusses some of the accurate forecasts we’ve made over the years.
And to top things off, there’s even a picture on the cover that highlights our market service!
Getting this kind of recognition from Timer Digest means a lot to me, of course.
It always feels great to be in the spotlight, especially when the attention is favorable. And it’s especially good to be able to share the success we’ve experienced here during the past dozen years or so.
But what’s even more important is seeing other people recognize what we’ve known for a long time – that the astro-trading advantage can give you a real edge in your approach to the markets, and it can make a big difference in your personal well-being, too!