market timing


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market timing

n.
The trading of securities based on predictions of short-term price movements.

market timer n.
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20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPS Timing Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the official release of its MIPS/Nitro stock market timing model, which was designed for Registered Investment Advisors.
In this book, he analyzes the causes of the late trading and market timing scandal, examines the scandal's effects on investors, and explores the regulatory response by the New York Attorney General, the SEC, and NASD/FINRA.
The announcement that Marsh & McLennan would keep the businesses put to rest recent speculation that Marsh intended to divest itself of Putnam, which has suffered financially from regulatory investigations and lawsuits over alleged market timing and excessive short-term trading by its employees, as well as "shelf space" arrangements with broker-dealers.
Recently, the SEC adopted a new rule, Disclosure Regarding Market Timing and Selective Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings, requiring more detailed disclosures in different parts of the fund's prospectus and statement of additional information.
Market timing allowed some investors to take advantage of temporary disparities between the value of a fund and the value of its underlying assets despite stated policies against such trading.
Spitzer's investigations alleged that Bank of America and Janus had engaged in market timing arrangements and after-hours trading deals that benefited certain large clients at the expense of individual investors.
These market timing or stale price trades inflict harm on existing investors in a fund, who are normally small investors who simply buy and hold a fund for the long term.
Market timing involves rapid trades by professional dealers who raid mutual funds at the expense of small savers.
At issue are charges of market timing (short-term trading to take advantage of prices on foreign markets) and late trading (allowing a trade to be processed after the day's 4 p.
The discussion will cover issues surrounding mutual funds, including market timing and after-hours trading; proposed solutions to current batch of problems; and an evaluation of the long-term prospects of the mutual funds industry.
Founded in 1970, The Cabot Market Letter is an independent newsletter of investment advice based on Lutts's own award-winning market timing stock selection system.
The general consensus is that market timing has not worked very well [1], [3], [4], [6], [7], [15], [16].