Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Xyber9/Gravitas, Part III

I don't usually post Xyber9/Gravitas change-in-trend dates until after they pass. But this one will conclude my three-part series on the methodology.

Today, March 18 reverses last week's Sell to a Buy.

This is the fourth signal in March:

Sell March 1
Buy March 6
Sell March 13-14
Buy March 18

I get a lot of emails about this trading system, all with the same theme, "Does it work?"

You decide.


Monday, March 17, 2008


Time it was, and what a time it was, it was
A time of innocence, a time of confidences
Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph
Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you



Sunday, March 16, 2008

Gravitas (aka Xyber9)

From the mail bag:

Bruce writes:

I'm curious...So did his buy work out with the corresponding sell day for his last call? If you bought at the end of the day on that Friday and held to the end of the day this past Friday you would be underwater at this point.

The Buy signal occurred on March 6th. The next signal, a Sell Signal, was scheduled to come on March 13-14th. As is often the case with Gravitas (aka Xyber9), the timing of the signal comes in a window that spans across two trading days. This is in fact the source of much criticism of the system.

To which I again ask, was it useful in your trading to know that this methodology was flipping from Long to Short between Thursday and Friday of last week?

Answer: As I type this on Sunday evening, the world markets are sharply lower, with the S&P Futures down over 25 handles.

Whether you can use this information to get on the right side of the market is a question only you can decide. The tool is there, albeit an imperfect tool, but a tool nonetheless.

More on Robert Taylor's work.


Friday, March 07, 2008

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Xyber9 (aka Gravitas)

I've been getting a slew of inquiries about Robert Taylor's work, Xyber9 (aka Gravitas from former Blogs), probably due to his CNBC television commercials. Most eveyone has the same question, "Does it work?"

Here are the weekly signals YTD, with SPX results. You decide if you can trade, or even find helpful, results like this:

12/29: SELL.....1478.....+67
01/05: BUY......1411.....+05
01/14: SELL.....1416.....+91
01/20: BUY......1325.....+31
01/30: SELL.....1356.....+30
02/06: BUY......1326.....+23
02/14: SELL.....1349.....-11
02/20: BUY......1360.....-30
03/01: SELL.....1330.....+18


Monday, March 03, 2008


Things seem to be doing better then paper.

I highlighted AQI and PNP in Two Speculative Metal Stocks about six weeks ago. As of today, those two stocks are up 25% and 40% respectively.

Commodities are in their own bull market, akin to the stock bull market of the late nineties.

Things are running.