THE STRATEGY SIMULATOR
The Strategy Simulator permits the intermediate-term investor to simulate various strategies, including
market timing and tactical asset allocation using Bill Finnegan's Market Forecaster program.
The program consists of a program disk and a data disk, and a simple four-page manual. (At $149 it is
not a bargain.) Running the program is easy but maddeningly slow. It takes almost five minutes for each
data run-through on an 8086 (with an 8087 co-processor) machine running at 7.14 MHz. Installing a
RAM disk is really mandatory if you are going to run a number of cases. A RAM disk will reduce your
run time about 25%. The 122 cases I tried recently took between eight and 10 hours to run, all attended.
To save time I suggest running your cases two or three percentage points apart, not one point as I did.