It’s time! Time for the annual performance review of the Stock Market Outlook.
Back in 2014, I began publishing a weekly post detailing the current state for the U.S. stock markets, specifically the S&P500. The outlook is one piece of an investing process; an example for determining whether to put your money to work or take it off the table.
But it’s not enough to just monitor the market. You need to translate that knowledge into action. To that end, I created a simple trading system using rules and criteria for entering and exiting trades based on the weekly market outlook signals (e.g. the “execute” step in the safe investing process). Example trades come with example profits and losses, so I can use those rules to estimate performance…another critical piece of the “monitor” step in your investing process.
At the start of 2016, I posted the first annual review, examining the outlook, the opportunities and challenges that come with translating signals into trades, as well as refinements that can improve performance.
So without further ado, let’s get started.