Cabot Market Letter was featured as one of The Decade's Top Timers in the November 2011 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, one of only seven newsletters to have beaten the broad stock market over the last decade due to market timing. Kiplinger used data from Hulbert Financial Digest, which has tracked the performance of investment newsletters for 31 years. Digest Editor Mark Hulbert is quoted as saying the "market timing is not impossible but very difficult."
According to Hulbert, Cabot Market Letter's market timing over the past 10 years resulted in a total return of 4.6%, compared to 3.7% for the Wilshire 5000 Index.
Excerpt from Kiplinger's Personal Finance:
…"(Hulbert) went through the 97 newsletters that he tracks and that have been around for at least ten years and produced a list of those whose timing calls exceeded the 3.7% annualized return of the broad Wilshire 5000 Index over the past decade. (Hulbert measures a service's timing calls by assuming that an investor in stocks earns the return of the Wilshire 5000 and that an investor in cash earns the yield of a 90-day Treasury bill.) …Only seven newsletters beat the index…"