Mr. Timing vs. Mr. Selection, by Mark Boucher

A famous CDA/Wiesenberger study took an interesting approach to explaining two different market strategies by creating two fictitious characters – Mr. Timing and Mr. Selection. The research used data from 1940-1973 in its first edition and then continued on through the early 1990’s in a later edition. Mr. Timing was capable enough to perfectly call every market swing of 10% or more. Mr. Timing bought at the exact low tick of every bottom prior to a 10% or higher move up and exited at the exact high tick before every …

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