Not a lot has changed since the start of September – weakness remains in the global stock markets, broad commodities are showing no upward momentum of any kind, and US Real Estate is in a holding pattern. Going into October, we hold only US government bonds.
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 September (30th), we have the following trade signals:
For existing investors:
You should have spent the month of September invested in the holdings above that are marked HOLD or SELL. You should have kept the cash equivalent of the positions marked AVOID, 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.
We will need to keep an eye on Russian activities in Syria. It would not be the first time that a seemingly unworthy proxy war transformed into a larger conflict. It is unclear how the US will respond to Russian attacks on the Syrian rebels.
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. As shown in the 2014 performance numbers that I posted recently, the long term average growth of the model is north of 8% per year. We can continue to follow the model with confidence that our assets will be protected.
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Dear reader, thank you for your interest in Pro-Folio. Following the program will keep your portfolio from giving you a real SCARE! BOO!