MACD Entry & Exit Dates DOW

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DJIA BEST SIX MONTHS STRATEGY + TIMING
MACD Worst 6 Months   MACD Best 6 Months   Buy & Hold
Signal May-October* Investing Signal November-April* Investing   DJIA  
Date DJIA % 10,000 Date DJIA % 10,000 Year % 10,000
22-Apr-50 213.90 7.3 10,730 14-Nov-50 229.54 13.3 11,330 1950 17.6 11,763
10-May-51 260.07 0.1 10,741 13-Nov-51 260.41 1.9 11,545 1951 14.4 13,453
5-Apr-52 265.44 1.4 10,891 31-Oct-52 269.23 2.1 11,788 1952 8.4 14,586
30-Apr-53 274.75 0.2 10,913 23-Oct-53 275.34 17.1 13,804 1953 -3.8 14,036
14-May-54 322.50 13.5 12,386 5-Nov-54 366.00 16.3 16,054 1954 44.0 20,207
29-Apr-55 425.65 7.7 13,340 21-Oct-55 458.47 13.1 18,157 1955 20.8 24,404
9-Apr-56 518.52 -6.8 12,433 8-Oct-56 483.38 2.8 18,665 1956 2.3 24,957
9-May-57 496.76 -12.3 10,904 29-Oct-57 435.76 4.9 19,580 1957 -12.8 21,771
16-May-58 457.10 17.3 12,790 6-Oct-58 536.29 16.7 22,849 1958 34.0 29,164
5-May-59 625.90 1.6 12,994 6-Oct-59 636.06 -3.1 22,141 1959 16.4 33,946
22-Apr-60 616.32 -4.9 12,358 7-Oct-60 586.42 16.9 25,883 1960 -9.3 30,775
21-Apr-61 685.26 2.9 12,716 9-Oct-61 705.42 -1.5 25,495 1961 18.7 36,533
23-Apr-62 694.61 -15.3 10,771 10-Oct-62 588.14 22.4 31,205 1962 -10.8 32,584
1-May-63 719.67 4.3 11,234 18-Oct-63 750.60 9.6 34,201 1963 17.0 38,123
14-Apr-64 822.95 6.7 11,986 9-Nov-64 878.08 6.2 36,322 1964 14.6 43,678
19-May-65 932.12 2.6 12,298 26-Oct-65 956.32 -2.5 35,414 1965 10.9 48,432
2-May-66 931.95 -16.4 10,281 17-Oct-66 778.89 14.3 40,478 1966 -18.9 39,259
12-May-67 890.03 -2.1 10,065 21-Nov-67 870.95 5.5 42,704 1967 15.2 45,226
8-May-68 918.86 3.4 10,407 14-Oct-68 949.96 0.2 42,789 1968 4.3 47,157
21-May-69 951.78 -11.9 9,169 16-Oct-69 838.77 -6.7 39,923 1969 -15.2 39,992
15-Apr-70 782.60 -1.4 9,040 6-Nov-70 771.97 20.8 48,226 1970 4.8 41,919
3-May-71 932.41 -11.0 8,046 29-Nov-71 829.73 15.4 55,653 1971 6.1 44,481
24-Apr-72 957.48 -0.6 7,998 25-Oct-72 951.38 -1.4 54,874 1972 14.6 50,968
26-Apr-73 937.76 -11.0 7,118 11-Dec-73 834.18 0.1 54,929 1973 -16.6 42,515
26-Apr-74 834.64 -22.4 5,524 10-Oct-74 648.08 28.2 70,419 1974 -27.6 30,792
1-May-75 830.96 0.1 5,529 17-Oct-75 832.18 18.5 83,447 1975 38.3 42,593
5-May-76 986.46 -3.4 5,341 28-Oct-76 952.63 -3.0 80,943 1976 17.9 50,200
27-Apr-77 923.76 -11.4 4,732 31-Oct-77 818.35 0.5 81,348 1977 -17.3 41,531
9-May-78 822.07 -4.5 4,519 14-Nov-78 785.26 9.3 88,913 1978 -3.1 40,224
17-Apr-79 857.93 -5.3 4,280 5-Nov-79 812.63 7.0 95,137 1979 4.2 41,910
20-Jun-80 869.71 9.3 4,678 10-Oct-80 950.68 4.7 99,609 1980 14.9 48,168
1-May-81 995.59 -14.6 3,995 14-Oct-81 850.65 0.4 100,007 1981 -9.2 43,722
4-May-82 854.45 15.5 4,614 8-Oct-82 986.85 23.5 123,509 1982 19.6 52,293
13-May-83 1218.75 2.5 4,729 21-Oct-83 1248.88 -7.3 114,493 1983 20.3 62,891
11-May-84 1157.14 3.3 4,886 17-Oct-84 1195.89 3.9 118,958 1984 -3.7 60,539
1-May-85 1242.05 7.0 5,228 4-Oct-85 1328.74 38.1 164,281 1985 27.7 77,283
25-Apr-86 1835.57 -2.8 5,081 6-Oct-86 1784.45 28.2 210,608 1986 22.6 94,736
13-Apr-87 2287.07 -14.9 4,324 4-Nov-87 1945.29 3.0 216,926 1987 2.3 96,878
10-May-88 2003.65 6.1 4,588 12-Oct-88 2126.24 11.8 242,523 1988 11.8 108,358
8-May-89 2376.47 9.8 5,037 14-Nov-89 2610.25 3.3 250,527 1989 27.0 137,570
20-Apr-90 2695.95 -6.7 4,700 22-Oct-90 2516.09 15.8 290,110 1990 -4.3 131,597
26-Apr-91 2912.38 4.8 4,926 17-Oct-91 3053.00 11.3 322,892 1991 20.3 158,338
11-May-92 3397.58 -6.2 4,620 21-Oct-92 3187.10 6.6 344,203 1992 4.2 164,948
26-Apr-93 3398.37 5.5 4,874 7-Oct-93 3583.63 5.6 363,478 1993 13.7 187,582
13-Jun-94 3783.12 3.7 5,055 17-Oct-94 3923.93 13.1 411,094 1994 2.1 191,597
23-May-95 4436.44 7.2 5,418 23-Oct-95 4755.48 16.7 479,747 1995 33.5 255,689
17-Apr-96 5549.93 9.2 5,917 17-Oct-96 6059.20 21.9 584,811 1996 26.0 322,203
27-May-97 7383.41 3.6 6,130 18-Nov-97 7650.82 18.5 693,001 1997 22.6 395,155
24-Apr-98 9064.62 -12.4 5,370 13-Oct-98 7938.14 39.9 969,509 1998 16.1 458,772
13-May-99 11107.19 -6.4 5,026 20-Oct-99 10392.36 5.1 1,018,954 1999 25.2 574,481
13-Apr-00 10923.55 -6.0 4,725 23-Oct-00 10271.72 5.4 1,073,978 2000 -6.2 539,048
11-May-01 10821.31 -17.3 3,907 2-Oct-01 8950.59 15.8 1,243,666 2001 -7.1 500,801
1-Apr-02 10362.70 -25.2 2,923 2-Oct-02 7755.61 6.0 1,318,286 2002 -16.8 416,667
10-Apr-03 8221.33 16.4 3,402 3-Oct-03 9572.31 7.8 1,421,112 2003 25.3 522,176
20-Apr-04 10314.50 -0.9 3,371 4-Oct-04 10216.54 1.8 1,446,692 2004 3.1 538,614
1-Apr-05 10404.30 -0.5 3,354 17-Oct-05 10348.10 7.7 1,558,088 2005 -0.6 535,329
3-Apr-06 11144.94 4.7 3,512 2-Oct-06 11670.35 14.4 1,782,452 2006 16.3 622,534
14-May-07 13346.78 5.6 3,709 1-Oct-07 14087.55 -12.7 1,556,081 2007 6.4 662,562
14-April-08 12302.06 -24.7 2,793 20-Oct-08 9265.43 -14.0 1,338,229 2008 -33.8 438,616
21-Apr-09 7969.56 23.8 3,457 9-Oct-09 9864.94 10.8 1,482,758 2009 18.8 521,076
8-April-10 10927.07 4.6 3,616 4-Nov-10 11434.84 7.3 1,591,000 2010 11.0 578,395
13-April-11 12270.99 -9.4 3,277 6-Oct-11 11123.33 18.7 1,888,516 2011 5.5 610,206
3-April-12 13199.55 0.3 3,286 6-Nov-12 13245.68 10.0 2,077,368 2012 7.3 654,751
1-April-13 14572.85 4.1 3,421 15-Oct-13 15168.01     2013 26.5 828,261
                     
64-Year Loss ($6,579) 63-Year Gain $2,067,368 64-Year Gain $818,261

Actual Entry and Exit Dates: NASDAQ | S&P