Monday, July 30, 2007

Gravitas Report

The past few months (actually 14 months in total) has seen some remarkably accurate market timing by Robert Taylor's Xyber9 methodology, which we affectionately refer to as Gravitas. Those of you who have read Taylor's novel, Paradigm, know where that name came from.

The following link will take you to an actual real time report trading these signals using the QLD, the 2X Beta fund of the Nasdaq 100, going long on Buys and short on Sells. Since June 1, 2007, the account, using only the Xyber9 signals, has appreciated from a beginning balance of $102,415 to a current, "mark-to-market" balance of $166,994. During this time there were 8 closed trades, six of which were winners and one Open trade which is up about $3,000.

The account is a "Paper Trade" account through Interactive Brokers. IB Paper Trade accounts are REAL accounts in every respect, except that the funds are imaginary. They accurately model slippage, commissions and the true availability of instruments at the instant of execution. Real money results would be very similar to the paper trade results.

Xyber9 Trade Report


Sunday, July 29, 2007


Over the past 48 hours, my dot mac email account was hijacked by a scam called Volkswagon Automobile Lottery Promo out of the United Kingdom. No emails sent to me at my apharris email account have gotten through. It has all now been fixed and my email account is working properly.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007



Robert Taylor, whose discoveries of market timing cycles I have been referring to here as Gravitas, has opened a new web site documenting his methodology:

Well worth spending some time taking it all in.

Gravitas remains Short a few more days.


Friday, July 20, 2007


Nice write-up on Google's earnings today by David Gordon: Hitting the barn door.

Gravitas: Went short, yesterday's close or today's open, either way another amazing timing signal.


Thursday, July 19, 2007


In the race for which of our three recent $4 picks hits $5 first (a short-term gain of about 25%), TGB is racing ahead of the field, up almost 9% today at $4.85.

Background: GSS, TGB & PWER

Gravitas: Nearing a reversal in trend.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


GSS was an I-Buy Sally Alert a few weeks ago:

Thursday, June 21, 2007
Those of you getting Sally Alerts already know this, but it is worth repeating that the CFO of Golden Star Resources purchased 50K shares, $184K worth of GSS, at $3.69 per share on June 20th.Gold sector, low-priced stock, CFO, all add up to following his lead. GSS is down from a high of $4.95 in April. Currently $3.68 X $3.69.

Today, Gold is running and GSS is at $4.10, up over 10% in less then a month. Let's add GSS to TGB and PWER as speculative buys, all under $5.00 a share (for now).



Two excellent teaching-learning videos from Eric Muathe:




Monday, July 16, 2007

Five Percent

Since this post, two days ago, each mentioned stock is up over 5%.

Gravitas remains Long.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Bear Trap

This was written by Richard Nelson on Tuesday, before the big run-up. His site is worth checking out, combines his own market timing tools with proprietary (but simple) stock-picking methodology. It's rare to find a service that does both, let alone does both well.

The McClellan Summation chart and % Stocks over their 40ma chart are showing market upside coming. Based on these 2 charts, today's sell-off was a bear trap. The hourly VXO chart ended today at an extended high opening the door tomorrow for a reflex rally. Check the trading room archive for chart links shown through the day. I will try to always make sure they show up in the text from hereforth. By the way, yesterday's unfulfilled downside value area sweep signal was consumated in the first 5 minutes of today's action.


Thursday, July 12, 2007


TGB and PWER are a couple of low-priced picks that are working and continue to look attractive at current levels.

TGB was a Muathe pick on July 3rd, up about 15% in two weeks;

PWER was an I-Buy pick from early June, up about 20% and looking ready to break-out if it takes out it's June high of $4.40.

Gravitas now in Buy mode.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Jim Cramer Update

2007 Year-to-Date
Nasdaq +9.50%
S&P 500 +6.89%
Jim Cramer +5.98%

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Picks

Sicko by Michael Moore

Big Love on HBO

Extras on HBO

Curb Your Enthusiasm, new season in September, on HBO

As for some new stock picks, Gravitas is on a Sell until later this week, then flips Long for about ten days, so let's be patient.


PS: Bonus Pick: iPhone

Friday, July 06, 2007


Gravitas SP 500 trade:

Buy: June 28 @ 1506
Current: July 6 @ 1527

Source: Taylor Trends


Monday, July 02, 2007