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Ian Naismith

Ian Naismith founded Investment Portfolio Solutions in 2012 and has been trading the markets since the early 1990s. He licenses trade signals and portfolio construction consulting to financial institutions. A member of the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), Mr. Naismith has also served as board member and president.

Are we near a Trump hump—then slump?

Now that I have your attention, let’s review the results of my last Proactive Advisor Magazine article, “Favorable long-term seasonal trends of ETFs,” which covered seasonal opportunities from December 2016 through February 2017. Of the 21 opportunities...

Possible cure for the summertime blues

June, July, and August will be upon us soon. Yep, the dreaded summer months that historically elicit the chant “sell in May and go away” each year. For most equity indexes, this advice has usually been true for more than 50 years. But, there are certain...

The dreaded ‘death cross’

Well, it finally happened in 2015—the death cross occurred across the “four horsemen.” Yep, that ominous event when the 50-day simple moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average—the event that sends chills down the spine of most bulls....