Brinker likes to pick a time-frame from Hulbert's Financial Digest and advertise with it. Let's pick the 5 year time period and take a look at how Marketimer ranks against other newsletters in HFD.
Hulbert's provides rankings for two categories.
In one Hulbert category, he ranks all the newsletters that he "follows." Of course, he does not follow all newsletters. He calls that category "The Top 5 Performers Through 8/31/2008."
Hulbert calls the other category, "Performance Scoreboard for Mutual Fund Letters."
Looking at the 5-year time period in each of those categories, Brinker's newsletter does not make it into the top-5 for either "risk-adjusted" or "not risk-adjusted."
And that is in spite of the fact that Hulbert gives Brinker a complete mulligan on the QQQQ trades (actually using model portfolio cash reserves two times).
Additionally, Hulbert lumps together Brinker's three portfolios and averages them, even though one of Brinker's portfolios is 50% bonds.
He was forecasting new highs
And ever higher earnings
Even as the financial debacle
Was in its early innings
He was so full of it
That he never saw it coming
The financial unraveling
And the day of reckoning