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William Ragsdale began Good
Fortune in 1990, after
serving for 20 years as founder
and CEO of Dorado Systems, an
electronics manufacturer that
made airport security systems
(which he sold in 1995). After
investing as a hobby, and
developing a pension plan for
his company, he formalized his
market knowledge with a MS
degree from Stanford Business
School, and three years of
post-graduate work in
The Good Fortune (FundSystem.com)
investment advisory letter uses a statistical model to
achieve superior investment returns using Fidelity
sector funds. The Good Fortune Advisory Letter is both a
mutual fund trading system, market timing service, and
source of financial life-cycle planning. It provides
timely information, specific buy/sell instructions, and
an informative editorial.
Each Thursday, starting at
4:00pm, William Ragsdale adds the latest market data.
Then his analytic computer program creates the priority
list of funds, from best to worse. It then confirms the
optimum choice for growth, diversification, and income.
William Ragsdale then writes-up the results, along with
commentary and a brief editorial on an investment,
retirement, tax, or legacy topic.
Good Fortune's investment
approach is built on the following principles:
Fund Selection They
select mutual funds by a statistical computer model,
which ranks the best funds to hold based on their
targeted gain over the next eight weeks.
Trading Good Fortune
usually requires 6-9 actions a year, structured to avoid
short-term exchange fees. They exchange on days known to
have lowest market volatility. After Fidelity's one-time
3% charge, there are no further commissions or loads. As
their holding periods are well under one year, they pay
a lot of short-term capital gains tax.
Asset Allocation Good
Fortune provides three investment plans for Maximum
Compounding, Diversification, and Income. They guide
subscribers on the highest gains in their early years,
and then how to diversify across the plans as their
portfolio grows above $100,000
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