The concept of applying market timing and relative strength to mutual funds was the original idea behind The Chartist Mutual Fund Letter. Simply put, we believed that the basic methodology that was used so successfully with stocks would work just as well with mutual funds, and possibly better.
We established our Mutual Fund Actual Cash Account on August 29, 1988 with $100,000. As of 12/31/2010 it had grown to $1,077,830 an annual average gain of 11.2 percent. There is nothing hypothetical about this account. Not one penny has been added to it over the years. The growth of the account comes strictly from dividends and appreciation, all of which is thoroughly documented.
On the front page of each monthly letter you will find a printout of all of the funds that are currently held by our Actual Cash Account. We detail the purchase date, price paid, dollars invested and current price along with the subsequent gain or loss reflected in dollars as well as percentages. The advantage to you is that you have concrete evidence of exactly how our recommendations are performing. In every issue we also precisely update how the Actual Cash Account has performed since inception. You will know almost to the penny the complete track record of our Actual Cash Account. We know of no other newsletter that provides this type of disclosure.
In each edition you will also receive our relative strength rankings of the top performing mutual funds. The funds that we zero in on have been culled from a database of thousands of no-load funds. The funds in the forefront of the ratings are those that have exhibited the greatest potential to score superior gains over the coming months. Furthermore, our advice is unhedged. We tell you to when to buy and when to sell.
Clearly, the Chartist Mutual Fund Letter has passed the acid test and that’s what sets it apart from other investment advisory services: We follow every recommendation we make with real money. The reason the vast majority of investment advisors do not do this is obvious: It’s not all that easy to consistently make money in the stock or mutual fund markets. If it were, everyone would do it.
We commit ourselves to every word of advice we give by putting our own money behind it, something very few investment advisors are willing to do. Do you know of any?