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  • What can this site do for you?

    Muscular Portfolios are here to enable individual investors to enjoy great market returns with no fear of crashes. This is the first website that gives away Wall Street’s secret buy-and-sell signals — absolutely free. See the three model portfolios in the menu at right and read the FAQ page.

  • Pain for the S&P 500, profits for you

    Buy-and-hold investors are mourning the fact that the S&P 500 has collapsed into a full-blown bear market (down more than 20% from its bull-market high), and the Nasdaq is in a true crash (down 30%). Meanwhile, investors who follow either of the two Muscular Portfolios have enjoyed watching their nest eggs retain their value or even rise during the carnage. See Newsletter #46.

  • S&P nears a bear, but you’re up

    On May 20, the S&P 500 index fell intraday below the 20% threshold that marks a bear market before recovering somewhat. Meanwhile, both of the two Muscular Portfolios have actually risen since the beginning of 2022. See Newsletter #45.

  • Market-like returns, bond-like volatility

    The S&P 500 is down 13.3% in the first four months of 2022. The Nasdaq caved all the way into a bear market, losing 21.2%. But the two Muscular Portfolios have actually gone up during these four months. This remarkable strength has given investors healthy gains, avoiding the stroke-inducing collapse of the equity market. See Newsletter #44.

  • A new way to pick winning portfolios

    A free service provides an alternative way to find out which ETFs are statistically the most likely to gain in the coming months. And did someone mention winning? From Jan. 3 to Mar. 10, 2022, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were suddenly way down: –11% and –17%, respectively. But Muscular Portfolios gave investors gains of +0.92% and +3.44% in the same time period when the indexes were collapsing. How do they work this? See Newsletter #43.

  • Lazy Portfolios = lousy performance

    Fifteen years of tracking by two respected data-analysis authorities show that Lazy Portfolios perform poorly. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2007, the S&P 500 turned $100 into $449 by the end of 2021. Muscular Portfolios generated significantly better ending values: $486 to $523. Lazy Portfolios badly lagged, growing your $100 nest egg to just $193 to $323 in 15 years. See Newsletter #42.

  • ‘Environmental’ ETFs: it’s hard to be green

    Exchange-traded funds that claim to buy only shares of companies with good environmental, social, or governance policies — so-called ESG funds — are attracting more and more dollars each year. But experts say ESG products are primarily a way for sponsors to lure in unsuspecting investors and charge them outrageous fees without actually improving environmental, social, or governance practices. See Newsletter #41.

  • PDBC pays 26% dividend — a problem?

    Some investors who follow Muscular Portfolios were surprised on Dec. 3 when PDBC, an ETF that tracks commodities, recorded a dividend of $5.39 a share — a yield of more than 26%. The truth is that PDBC gained over 90% in the 18 months since the “coronavirus” bear market ended in spring 2020. The big distribution is a sign of excellent performance and, fortunately, was nothing to worry about. See Newsletter #40.

  • Hedge funds badly underperform

    Independent tracking reveals that, on the whole, top hedge funds far underperform simple financial-technology formulas in which low-cost exchange-traded funds are used, as well as vastly lagging the mainstream S&P 500. You can do better. See Newsletter #39.

  • Other assets far outdo the market

    Investors who hold solely US large-cap stocks are missing out on gains. The S&P 500 was the best-performing asset class in only about 1% of all months in the past 15 years, according to a new study. In about 99% of all months, some other asset class — commodities, real estate, even bonds — gained more than the S&P 500. See Newsletter #38.