xram wrote:And maybe, just maybe, use them to decide which fund to buy if several are down (ie less than desired AA). For example, if my AA says MUNIs and VSS are both down, perhaps THAT month I will buy the one whose indicators say it is undervalued.
Hi xram, while I know you want to explore various indicators around the timing that will be based on relative underperformance of your options, I think there is a better answer to your specific question... in your question above, why not buy the one that is the most out of line with your target AA? So if MUNIs are trailing your desired AA more than VSS, buy MUNIs; else buy VSS.
In the unlikely case they are both out of line in exact same percentage, buy same amounts of each... Basically, try to get to your desired AA as the main goal instead of trying those other techniques...
The reason I think it will serve you better is because relative underperformance you'd get from other indicators is based on relatively arbitrary patterns, whereas if you go with aligning to your AA, it will be specific to what you
need, i.e. to controlling your