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Frequently Asked Questions


Please take a few moments to read definitions before reading the questions.

How to Read the Charts?

Ans. The Indicant has several attributes describing the stock market's directional intensity. Click this sentence to understand how to read the charts.

What is the Indicant?

Ans. There are three primary models; Long-term Indicant, Mid-term Indicant, Short-term Indicant. Within the Short-term Indicant, there are two sub-models; Quick-term Indicant and Near-term Indicant.

How often are they updated?

Ans. The Short-term Indicant is updated daily. The Mid-term Indicant is updated weekly; the Long-term Indicant, monthly.

What do these various models do?

Ans. They identify and define bull and bear markets early into their incumbent cycle. They also identify when to buy and sell stocks and mutual funds.

How well does the Indicant Perform?

Ans. The Indicant updates performance every weekend. Click here to see the current report card. Click here to see historical performance. As technology improves, more performance related data will be brought to this web. Much of it was developed beginning in the 1970's from old fashion number two lead pencils through Fortran and Cobol. We are constantly bringing forth that data. To get an idea of additional performance, click here to see how the Indicant performed on some stocks and funds since 1980.

Why should I invest in the stock market with all its inherent risks?

Ans. The stock market is the easiest place in the world to make money. It has a low expense, such as commissions and advisories. However, it is not good to invest in bear markets. They can last for entire generations. Click here to see a few secular bears that provided grief to entire generations of people.

So, should I invest in secular bear markets?

Ans. Yes, the NASDAQ began a secular bear in March 2000. However, from March 2003 through July 2004, that index rose 40% from bottom to peak. Indicant index fund investors made 32% before signal bear and sell for the related index fund. Non-investors made less than 2% during the same time period and inflation gobbled that up. Secular bears allow mid-term and short-term bull cycles. A lot of money can be made. Click here to see past Mid-term Indicant performance for the NASDAQ. It will likely be sometimes after 2015 before the NASDAQ returns to it 2000 peak. But along the way, there will be tremendous profit opportunities on these mid-term and short-term bullish cycles.

How can I understand more about the stock market?

Ans. The stock market's cycles are simple. It is moving up, down, or sideways all the time. Sometimes these cycles last a long time. Sometimes they last a short period of time. That inconsistency is what tricks most investors. Click here to understand more about the stock market.

What is the MTI-Indicant?

Ans. It outperformed buy and hold for the Dow since 1900 by over 2,000% as of 2004. Click here to see the history and performance of the Mid-term Indicant's superiority for ten major indices.

How many members does the Indicant allow?

Ans. Based on the current number of members and the nature of its constituents, we will not exceed 50,000 members. If we detect a high number of investment institutions, mutual fund managers, and others representing a huge number of shares, we will cut back on that to prevent participation in the threshold of commonality. It is difficult to determine who our members are, but from time to time we discover membership from large investment institutions, mutual fund managers, large brokerage houses, etc. We reserve the right to cancel memberships at our discretion.

Is the Indicant difficult to follow?

Ans. No! The Indicant signals buy, sell, hold, avoid for stocks and funds every weekend. It signals new bull, new bear, bull, and bear on a daily basis for the Short-term Indicant - weekly for the Mid-term Indicant, and monthly for the Long-term Indicant. The avoid and hold signals are confirmed each week and will not change until the next sell or buy signal. It is that simple. Some members enjoy reading the updates and material in the website, while others simply want to know the four alternatives; buy-hold-sell-avoid. It is that simple. Charts and tables are easy to read. There is nothing you have to do, except execute the signals released by the Indicant.

Does the Indicant Forecast Stocks, Funds, or Markets?

Ans. No! Forecasts are always wrong. They sound good, but a waste of time. We simple let you know if stocks, funds, and markets are going up or down. It is improbable to accurately predict how much they will go up or down. We only care about direction. The "how much" is a mystery. If you know someone who can accurately predict how much and when on a consistent basis, please let us know. We only know the direction and when it starts.


Click here if you would like to become a member. It is economically favorable and you will be a winner in the competitive world of the stock market. You will also be kept informed in a unique way. We will not tell you what the market has already done, like most. We will tell you what it is doing and most likely will continue doing. The Indicant is not perfect. However, it quickly adjusts when it is wrong.


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