About Us


Robert W Dillon, Ph.D. is the founder and chief technical chart analyst of ETFTiming, LLC. Robert has over 30 years of experience trading the stock market and has developed a rules-based system that uses technical parameters of the stock market. He has taught at five universities and academic institutions with a total of 63 classes as an Adjunct Professor.

Robert has created several investment models and has honed his risk management skills with a focus on investment models designed to make money in up or down markets. Robert manages a network of market timing services. ETF Timing is a spin-off of "TSPFundTrading.com." Due to the success of ETF Timing on the parent site "TSPFundTrading.com," he decided to spin-off this service as it own entity and made it available for everyone. Therefore, when you sign up to the service, notice the parent company name "TSPFundTrading.com" at the top of the Order Form.

ETF Timing is an independent financial service for investors and financial firms that are looking for an effective method for increasing their savings in all market conditions. The service was founded on the idea that successful growth of capital could be quantified with a rules-based approach, not opinions. Our system presents the simplest and most straight-forward appproach for generating and maximizing your savings.

Many financial advisors (FAs) invest their client's assets using the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT). MPT is a theory of finance which attempts to maximize portfolio expected return for a given amount of portfolio risk, or equivalently minimize risk for a given level of expected return, by choosing the proportions of various assets. Although MPT is widely used in practice in the financial industry, in recent years the basic assumptions of MPT have been widely challenged by fields such as behavioral economics. One reason is due to the major fluctuations of the stock and bond markets. When both of these major entities are performing poorly, investors will be at high risk using this concept.

In nearly all portfolios of the MPT, a certain percentage is diversified in the Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). This practice is very similar to the principles of investing in the Lifecycle Funds of the Federal government. Stocks and stock funds will always fluctuate over time. Trying to determine their price at any given moment based on economic conditions or fundamental analysis is nearly impossible, and can be devastating to one's retirement savings when the market collapses. It is not unheard of to have a 50% collapse in the market. Some of us have even endured this. For a 50% collapse, it will take 5 years of 15% annual returns just to break even! What we do for a living is provide our expertise and guidance to maximize and protect your returns in all market conditions. We have designed a system for trading the Exchange Traded Funds that produce results that consistently outperform the buy-and-hold strategy of investing.


Robert has three degrees in the fields of science: Bachelor's degree in Earth Science from the University of New Orleans, and a Master of Science degree and Doctorate degree in Geology & Geophysics from the Missouri University of Science & Technology, with specialties in geochemistry, geohydrology, and geophysics. Robert graduated magna cum laude in his post-graduate degrees.


Robert has a vast amount of experience in highly complex charts. He is also a master fingerstyle guitarist. The combination of his scientific and creative abilities with the stock market using technical analysis, gives him a pure analytical advantage over traditional strategies used by money managers.


Robert holds the highest level of ethical standards and avoids any conflicts of interest. He has watched the markets evolve well before the Internet with all transactions conducted over the phone through a stock broker, gathering information from newspapers, articles posted in the Wall Street Journal, and company reports with outdated charts. In the early-1980's, he remembers creating his own charts by plotting daily stock prices obtained from the newspapers.

Soon after the birth of the Internet in 1983, basic charting software gave rise to technical analysis. Since then, Robert has tested & experimented with almost every style of technical trading. He has extensively traded the market and experienced every imaginable technical and emotional situation with trading stocks.

Through all of that, the greatest teacher of course, is the market itself. And while the speed and method of execution may change, the fundamental truths that underly technical analysis remain the same. Fear and greed reflected in crowd dynamics will always be represented within a simple price (and volume) vs. time chart.


Trading signals are mostly provided to individual investors and traders. His information may also be provided to Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) who manage Assets Under Management (AUM) on a contract basis.

Dr. Dillon is not a registered or licensed investment advisor or broker-dealer. His clients are individual investors and professional investment advisors. He has many financial advisors and money managers who use his trading signals for their clients.