My expectations are mixed. With a relatively flat market, attempts to get into and out of the market often leave investors and traders with a whole lot of nothing...and brokers with a lot of profit from commissions.
That said, the weekly market outlook has a longer timeframe, so the volatility (in terms of number of buy and sell signals) should be low.
The results are pretty good. I talk about safe investing as a path to wealth, which includes aggressively protecting your capital from losses. And that is exactly what the methods managed to accomplish last year.
Every Sunday, I review the previous week’s market action and decide whether the outlook (uptrend, mixed, or downtrend) has changed, based on the signals from the 3 trading methodologies.
By cross-referencing three different methods and only changing outlooks when they all align, I reduce the number of false signals.
That means, if you decided to take action, you'd make your moves between the market's opening price on Monday (the next day) and the closing price on Friday afternoon. For better or worse, I'm using Friday's weekly closing price as my buy/sell price for any trade. You will rarely, if ever, get the opening price, funny things happen when price "gaps" at the open, and catching the high or low during the week isn't feasible for 95% of the people reading this blog.
If the outlook is mixed, sit on your hands and watch.
If the outlook changes to a downtrend, the entire position is sold.
Are you always going to buy in an uptrend, sit on your hands when the market is "mixed", or sell before a downtrend takes hold? No. General trends are great for giving you a sense of the overall investing environment. But each of your positions needs to be evaluated on its own merits.