Thursday, September 17, 2015

Part 2: What do you do when S&P500 moving averages cross?

Continuing from last post, I'm not delivering any financial advice here...

I mentioned you can use EzBacktest to simulate strategically switching from aggressive to defensive portfolio based on S&P 500 simple moving averages crossing, I wanted to demonstrate how its done.

* First, from the tools menu, select "Bull/Bear Strategy Simulation"
* Setup the simulation similarly to as suggested in the following screen shot:
* Click F5 or the "Simulate!" button and observe the results:

That easy! Do check out prior post and answer the poll - it is anonymous.
Cheers!

Monday, September 14, 2015

No Financial Advise: What do you do when S&P500 moving averages cross?

Some switch from aggressive to defensive portfolios when these crosses occur, as a precursor to a major event, and you can check out such tactics with EzBacktest's Bull/Bear strategy simulation. It so happen we are a few days into such a cross-over. Feel free to anonymously answer the poll below:


What do you do when SMA 50 crosses SMA 200 on the S&P 500?
Sell my aggressive stocks and buy some bond funds
Sell everything and stay in cash
Nothing, but last times I sold everything at the bottom
Nothing, ride it out, stay in a permanent defensive portfolio
Nothing, ride it out, stay in a permanent aggressive portfolio
Nothing, ride it out with 1 index fund
Trade often to game the volatility
Get more aggressive
Poll Maker