Does the “Golden Cross” Outperform Buy and Hold? Market Timing, Real Results

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A great question came across the site from Nick recently, who wanted to model a 50 day / 200 day moving average cross on an Index Exchange Traded Fund.  Given the amount of press that this “Golden Cross” has had lately, I thought: “What a great idea!”.

Golden Cross_Long Short

We test the Golden Cross against a regular buy and hold approach, and it performs well.  It seems there may be some truth to the Golden Cross, when used as a market timer, after all.

Check it out!

Happy trending, and feel free to leave a comment below 🙂

– Dave McLachlan

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January 31, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Stock Market Research

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