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This timing system was inaugurated in the early 1970s by Norman Fosback, editor of Fosback's Fund Forecaster.
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The investment system receiving The Times' extraordinary accolade was created for The Institute for Econometric Research in the mid 1970s by Norman G. Fosback when he was President and Research Director of The Institute, one of the world's leading stock market research and advisory organizations. (Note: The Institute and all of its popular investment publications were acquired by Time, Inc. in 1998, and were shortly thereafter discontinued.)
Based on the success of the computer modeling, Fosback
applied the system for The Institute to real-time trading in no-load mutual funds starting in 1977.
In the early 1980s, he
added to this portfolio management repertoire formal real-time portfolios of futures on various market indexes.
The track records of all of these portfolios, which eventually reached nearly 50 in number (including mutual funds, and stock index futures), were published continuously and in real time over nearly a quarter of a century in The Institute's investment advisory services, Market Logic and Mutual Fund Forecaster, both of which Mr. Fosback
principally wrote and edited.
Every portfolio made money, and the returns were astounding.
The original mutual fund based system rose in value by 3,515% over the following 23 years, or 17% per annum compounded, and the first stock index futures-based portfolio soared 2,590% in 18 years.
In 1998, The Institute for Econometric Research was acquired by Time, Inc., Fosback stepped down as its President, and soon thereafter departed.
To find out how much better it could be Fosback
started from scratch: New data, new computer algorithms, new timing indicators, new models . . . in short, new everything.
That is why all of the dozens of mutual funds Mr. Fosback
identified for trading in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s rewarded investors with profits.
About Norman Fosback
About Norman Fosback
has devoted his
career to developing investing techniques and strategies and making them available to individual investors at affordable costs.
A co-founder of The Institute for Econometric Research in 1971, Mr. Fosback's impressive field of works for investors broadened consistently for 28 years until he retired from The Institute shortly after it was acquired by Time Inc.
During that period, Mr. Fosback
created, wrote, and edited nine investment advisory newsletters (serving hundreds of thousands of investors), authored one of the most highly acclaimed investment books of all time ( Stock Market Logic, with more than a million copies in print), wrote a syndicated weekly column on insider trading, and created, edited, and managed one of the nation's leading investment magazines, Mutual Funds Magazine
, which attained a paid circulation of 750,000 under his
managerial guidance -- all in his
capacity as President and Research Director of The Institute.
has been quoted in thousands of media articles, appeared widely on financial television, and been sought after to speak at leading investment seminars around the world.
Born in Oregon in 1947, Mr. Fosback
studied investments at Portland State University
authored several papers on equity investing.
In 1971, he
joined Glen King Parker in south Florida to co-found The Institute for Econometric Research
and conduct scientific research into the behavior of stock market prices.
From 1971 to 1975, Mr. Fosback
led The Institute's "Special Stock Market Study".
The Study involved a massive investigation of stock price behavior, including a compilation of nearly all prior research in the field, the assembly of one of the largest computerized databases of market indicators back to the previous century, the formulation of mathematical forecasting techniques, and the creation, testing, development, and implementation of concepts and models to predict aggregate and individual stock price performance.
Subsequent research extended this body of work to the analysis and prediction of mutual fund performance.
Between 1975 and 1995, Mr. Fosback
and Mr. Parker launched nine separate investment newsletters at The Institute based on this accumulated and ongoing research: The Insiders, Market Logic, New Issues, Investor's Digest
, Income Fund Outlook, Hot Funds, Mutual Fund Buyer's Guide, Fidelity Forecaster, and Mutual Fund Forecaster.
In 1993, Mr. Fosback applied these resources to the creation and launch of Mutual Funds Magazine, which he managed, and for which he served as Editor-in-Chief . By the time of Time Inc's acquisition of The Institute just four and a half years later, Mutual Funds attained a paid circulation of 750,000, making it one of the most widely read personal finance magazines in the world.
Today, Mr. Fosback
continues to generate top-flight stock market research and investment systems, and to use his
findings to provide investment services for individual investors.
firm, Fosback Forecasts, Inc.
, publishes Insider Trading Guide and Fosback's Fund Forecaster
In addition, Mr. Fosback
offers personal portfolio management services through Fosback Investment Management.
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Norman Fosback, editor of Fosback's Fund Forecaster newsletter, has estimated that the Dow would have been more than twice as high in 1979 had I.B.M. stayed in the index continuously.