February Market Stats Positive, BUT...

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 MCIM Portfolios Mostly UP on IGVSI Strength

Income CEF Prices Falter in February; Yields Remain Above 6%

Issue Breadth, 52-Week Hi vs Low #'s, Resist Decline in February

Bargain Stock Monitor Remains Relatively Strong

When equity prices "bubble", many investors sell their safer positions to jump into stocks at "ATH" prices... when bubbles burst, safer securities thrive.

No investor should be surprised by changes in market value on monthly account statements. Media noise throughout the month should prepare you for what's going on, as prices change constantly.

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The future is unpredictable, but understanding the past and how it impacts your portfolio, is essential to your long-run investment comfort --- and sanity. This Performance Expectation Analyzer has been developed for MCIM investors who want to understand their account statements better.

No account statements present proper asset allocation information where there are income CEFs --- they show them as common stock positions... they also provide grossly inaccurate bond prices.

The IGVS Performance Analyzer applies exclusively to Market Cycle Investment Management Programs. It has four elements:

ONE: The IGVSI and S & P rose in February. See the Peak-Trough-Peak Chart. MCIM portfolios are 60% or less in equities and all equities generate income.

MCIM portfolios were positive as a result of income production and rising equity prices.

TWO: The IGVS Bargain Monitor shrunk as energy sector prices rebounded.

NOTE: The information provided here is not intended to be a prediction of anything. It is most relevant for portfolios with at least 60% invested in Equities. Study The Brainwashing of the American Investor... you'll understand.

THREE: IGVS Issue Breadth Stats:  Six consecutive years in positive territory... do I hear seven?

FOUR: IGVS New 52-Week High vs. New 52-Week Low Statistics weakest starting two months since 2009.  

Negatives: The S & P is above the IGVSI; Breadth barely less positive, High vs. Low numbers least positive in years; Bargains are mainly in one sector...

Positives: Most #'s remain positive, but less so... we've been positive for six years. Is it sustainable?

Income CEFs rose gave back some market value in February, yields improved. Working Capital grew while Market Value inched forward from both base income and profit taking.

Remember MCIMers: Working Capital and Base Income continue to grow with or without market value gains... is that cool, or what! 

Even if the stock market plunges, both Working Capital & Base Income will (most likely and logically) continue to grow so long as withdrawals remain lower than the base income itself. Ya follow?

Equity "Smart Cash" levels are shrinking, as buying opportunities are appearing in non-energy issues.

Monthly Statement Prognosis: Most portfolios (particularly equity portfolios) will be higher in market value unless significant net withdrawals were made.

SERIOUS NOTE: In all environments, always try to add more to your portfolio than you remove. Also, try to think of lower prices (in income CEFs for example) as opportunities instead of problems... that's what they have always proven to be.

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