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.

  • The market is still bearish

    There are signs that the US and world economies are heading into a global recession. No one can predict whether equities will hit new lows or somehow magically recover. Thankfully, the two Muscular Portfolios are outperforming in the current bear market. See Newsletter #53.

  • More evidence for best day of month

    An independent data-analysis firm provides additional findings that Muscular Portfolios give you slightly better performance if they’re reallocated each month on a particular day. But tuning up a portfolio one or two days before or after also provides good performance. See Newsletter #52.

  • Your account passes the Monte Carlo test

    Monte Carlo analysis shows that a Muscular Portfolio is highly likely to put more money in your pocket than a buy-and-hold of a “vanilla” 60/40 portfolio. See Newsletter #51.

  • An unbroken 50-year track record of gains

    We now have a record going back five decades — with independent confirmation from different data-analysis services. When we stitch together the various time series, we see that the portfolios have outperformed the total return of the S&P 500 for 50 years. See Newsletter #50.

  • Your money is beating the S&P 500 and Nasdaq

    Over the past 15 years and 11 months, according to independent data-analysis firms, both of the two Muscular Portfolios have outperformed the S&P 500 on every measure — most importantly, compound annualized growth rate, maximum daily drawdown, and Martin ratio. See Newsletter #49.

  • Maximize your money from Social Security

    If you’re under age 70, and you participate in the US Social Security system, the decisions you make can either reduce or increase the benefits you’ll eventually receive each month. It’s worth the trouble to understand the rules, even if you’re far from 70 years old. See Newsletter #48.

  • Frequently asked questions — and answers!

    After publication of a 444-page book (Muscular Portfolios), its 576 links to authoritative sources, and 47 email newsletters so far, there’s plenty of information out there to help you save money without having to pay anyone for “wealth management.” But this issue of the newsletter features an updated overview of everything you need to know about the index-investing revolution. See Newsletter #47.

  • 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.