There are no trades for January. As I stated last month: “The global fundamentals haven’t changed for a couple of months. It seems the US stock market is fueled by a slow but continuing economic recovery and bullish sentiment, but not much else. There is a lot of risk here, but for now the model is sticking with this position.”
The Pro-Folio USA model evaluates its holdings on a monthly basis. There are no trades this month. As of the last trading day of December (31st), we have the following trade signals:
For existing investors:
You should have spent the month of December invested in the holdings above that are marked HOLD or BUY. You should be keeping the cash equivalent of the other 2 positions on the sideline, ready to invest when those segment signals turn positive.
For new investors:
If you are new to Pro-Folio USA this month, you should divide your portfolio into 5 equal parts, and invest an equal amount of money in each of the securities shown above, marked as “HOLD” or “BUY.” Because you didn’t invest in the “HOLD” components of the model at the time when the buy signal first turned positive, your return on these initial trades may not be reflective of the model’s typical expected returns.
I will get to the 2014 year-end performance for Pro-Folio USA and Pro-Folio Global as soon as I can, and will post the results here.
No one knows what 2015 has in store for investors. But, fortunately for us, the Pro-Folio USA model lost less than 1% of value in 2008, the worst year in recent memory and the only year on record that Pro-Folio USA lost value. We can continue to follow the model with confidence that our assets will be protected. Sleep well every night!
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We are heading into the month of January. I hope each of you had the opportunity to enjoy some time off recently, and I wish you joy and prosperity for 2015!
Dear reader, thank you for your interest in Pro-Folio.