Author: Muscular Portfolios

  • 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.

  • AAII tries to end chapters, then pivots

    The American Association of Individual Investors — a national nonprofit organization founded by James Cloonan in 1978 — sent notices to its 34 chapters stating they would be dissolved within two months and their locally raised funds absorbed by headquarters. The reaction from the chapters’ board members, many of whom were volunteering almost full-time, was fast and furious. See Newsletter #33.

  • Goodbye Folio — hello to what exactly?

    Folio Investing has been acquired by Goldman Sachs. All individual accounts that remain at Folio on Jan. 8 will be transferred by Jan. 13 to Interactive Brokers. But you can transfer your assets to almost ANY brokerage firm you like — if you know the trick. See Newsletter #32.

  • And the winner is…

    The previous newsletter revealed that allocating half of your savings to the Papa Bear Portfolio and the other half to the Mama Bear — rebalanced 50/50 every Dec. 31 — delivers strong gains and has particular benefits for couples, but also works for other users of Muscular Portfolios. For this newsletter, our readers submitted a plethora of serious, curious, and hilarious names for this “blended” strategy. Which name won? See Newsletter #31.

  • Why not hold both Mama and Papa?

    If holding one asset-rotation portfolio is good, wouldn’t it be better to hold two different ones for diversification? Based on calculations we’ve done exclusively on this question, there are indeed benefits to holding two varied portfolios for the long term. See Newsletter #30.

  • Best days for the Papa Bear

    In the long bear-bull market cycle from 2007 through the peak in early 2020, you would have received the greatest gains by reallocating the Papa Bear Portfolio on one of two particular days of the month. Which ones? See Newsletter #29.

  • Which day of the month is best?

    Is one day of the month better than the others for you to shift from one ETF to a different one? We now have hard data to give us an answer. You might be surprised — one day stands out. See Newsletter #28.

  • Is weekly better than monthly?

    The most common question about Muscular Portfolios is this: “Would we make more money if we switched to the highest-rated exchange-traded funds once a week rather than once a month?” Now we have new data to answer the question with some real facts. See Newsletter #27.

  • See seminars you may have missed

    Muscular Portfolios were the subject of three seminars in the past month. These programs reveal how you can overcome the behavioral tricks our brains play, and achieve market-beating results that have been confirmed by independent experts. Now, you can see any of the seminars you missed. A special, short newsletter update gives you all the links you need to enjoy these online resources — free of charge. See Newsletter Update #26a.

  • New authorities confirm our results

    Now that a full bear-bull market cycle was completed on Feb. 19, 2020, financial websites have used the returns of actual ETFs to measure the Mama Bear and Papa Bear against inspirational speaker Tony Robbins’s All-Seasons Portfolio, financial adviser Gary Antonacci’s Dual Momentum, and ETF guru Mebane Faber’s Ivy Portfolio — and Muscular Portfolios passed the test. See Newsletter #26.