Knowing the future directional changes in the US markets is probably the most valuable
tool that an investor can have at their disposal. Long-term investors can be comforted
when the bull is alive and well, regardless of short-term fluctuations that sometimes
bring doubts. Buy and Hold Investors must be aware of circumstances that are going to
substantially reduce their portfolios. There have been times when investments have taken
decades to return to their former values. After making a high in 1929, the markets did not
regain their former values again until 1953. Those investors who are approaching
retirement must be aware of a coming market change that will either substantially reduce
their retirement funds or force a set back in their retirement date. Short-term traders
will benefit by knowing which side of the trade is the safest regardless of whether
were in a bull or a bear market.
"I have been in the market since 1958, and was a broker from 1967-2001 (34
I have utilized many technical services in my 34 years, but I rate JAS
#1. If more brokers knew or utilized technical analysis (editors note: The model does not
only look at technical analysis), maybe their customers might have some money left.
JAS told people to liquidate Oct 99 - Excellent Call!
Your track record speaks for itself.
·Mike Z. Brenan, retired Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Broker. Feb 5, 2001
Having a scientific mind, Jim Shepherd decided to do some homework to determine if
major market moves could be predicted. That homework went on for years until he had
developed a Model. You can imagine his delight when the Model successfully back tested
(every major move, both up and down) over a 100-year period. It took him over 6 years to
arrive at a point where he could start testing it in real time. During the early years of
the 1980s it gave him three clear signals. Since those three it has given eight more
in 'real time' that have been used by our clients. It is important that all eleven
signals came prior to any indication in the markets that there was about to be a change in
The first big success was when the model issued a sell signal 41 days prior to the 1987
Crash. Jim and his clients took leveraged positions awaiting the crash and many of them
became millionaires on October 19th.
Although there have been a number of signals and short term advisories through the
1990's which we could detail, I'm sure that you would rather read about more recent
events. So lets move forward to 1998 with one of the more recent signals which got our
clients back into the market on September 25th 1998. This signal came at a very negative
time in the market when most thought that the market was finally going to crash. The
market went on to gain over 40% and made new highs in the next few months.