New Investing Timing Model

December 28, 2009
We are pleased to announce the completion of one of our finest research pieces related to the new Long Term Investment Timing Model dubbed the "Long Bond Yield Curve" (LBYC) Timing Model. This sophisticated yet elegant model utilises  the relationship between the average yield on a basket of long-term (10-30 year) government-backed bonds (such as the R157 and R186) and the average yield on a basket of short-term debt instruments such as 3-month treasury T-bills, coupled with prevailing interest rates to offer very infrequent and profitable buy/sell investment signals on the JSE.

A JSE investment strategy using these signals would have returned 12,008% return over the last 26 years by being vested in the JSE 75% of the time with just 5 trades, versus a buy-and-hold strategies' 2,658% return. The strategy successfully avoided every economic recession and its associated JSE bear market for a 4.51x JSE out-performance. In addition minimum holding periods are designed to be at least 36months, offering maximum tax efficient gains for the investor.



The LBYC is a powerful, reliable and accurate forecaster of pending downturns in the SA economic cycle and indeed provides for excellent short-term warnings of major JSE corrections. It is suited for investors seeking to remain vested in the JSE for as long as possible to achieve tax efficient capital gains and to lock onto dividend yield income. The detailed theory and mechanics behind the model remain exclusive to paid-subscribers at the Market Timing main page.
 

Launch of SATC

December 10, 2009
We have launched a new service included in the basic subscription called the Seasonality Actuarial Tables and Charts (SATC) to offer finer granularity on the powerful effects of seasonal anomilies and trends on the JSE.

SATC-I includes months-of-the-year seasonality traits, and SATC-II will include days-of-the-week seasonality data. SATC data is updated monthly to enure recent trends are included in all statistics. This ensures early warning of changes in trends.
 
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Piotroski Performance

November 3, 2009
We have concluded a 2009 Performance report and analysis on the Piotroski Active Model Portfolio strategy we have been running since November 2008. A win-rate of 69% with an expectancy of 32% return per trade are just some of the interesting observations we make after 32 trades during the year. The report is available in the POST-MORTEMS section of the HOW-TO menu.
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CANSLIM Launched

October 30, 2009
After many months working with our database and software suppliers, we finally have the tools to implement the famous CANSLIM strategy our subscribers have been waiting anxiously for. PowerStocks Labs are proud to announce today the very first CAN-SLIM screen for the JSE.

CANSLIM has been the best consistantly performing investment strategy tracked at AAII for the last 12 years with a return of 2,841% versus the S&P500's 34%. You can read about CAN-SLIM at the STRATEGY main menu.
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Peak Spotting

October 27, 2009
An insight into the mechanics behind our new PeakFinder that successfully spotted the last major Peak-Ida on the JSE on 26th October. You need a JBAR report to follow. Read JBAR download instructions. Then download a public version of the JBAR report for that day.  Then follow the guide below we issued to our subscribers on Friday to warn them of the impending peak:

HEADSUP! ALERT
Chart Set 1a:
MCOS looking weak above zero, possible plunge below zero

Chart Set 4a, 4b : (Strong signal)
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SwingTrader PostMortem

October 27, 2009
We closed out SwingTrade Trade #1 for a 45% profit in 20 days. An updated post-mortem with lessons learnt has been posted HERE.
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Launch of SwingTrader-I

October 22, 2009
We have commissioned SwingTrader-I for short term traders into production after 6 months of research, beta testing on a few select subscribers as well as trading done on our own brokerage accounts for the last 4 months. This completes our full suite of market timing offerings for our subscribers and SwingTrader joins SwissClock and BPI (medium term timing with 4-8 month trade horizons) and SUPERModel (long term timing model with multi year horizons). A full product description can be found at...
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The PowerStocks Way

October 20, 2009
We have completed a new instructional note in the HOW-TO section titled "Timing the JSE for profit - The PowerStocks Methodology". This tutorial shows you how we deploy all our various timing models to phase in/out and allocate portions of our investment funds to various JSE instruments such as individual shares, ETF's, SSF's Warrants and Futures.
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Launch of RSM Report

October 15, 2009
We are pleased to announce the launch of the PowerStocks Relative Strength and Momentum JSE Rankings Report (RSM). This enables SA private investors and fund managers to look for JSE shares on the move with accelerating price momentum and relative strength. Many of the investing greats used relative strength and momentum as screens to find shares that are worthy of attention. You can read more HERE.
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Launch of PeakFinder-I

October 12, 2009
PowerStocks Labs have launched the first production version of PeakFinder to our subscribers today, based on the Absolute Breadth Index. PeakFinder used advance and decline data to accurately and reliably detect 42 major peaks over the last 12 years (one every 3 months on average) with greater than 85% accuracy. PeakFinder is an excellent risk-reduction tool and is also a great complimentary tool to be used with our SwissClock and BPI medium-term timing strategies. Using PeakFinder in combina...
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