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- Buy the stock index on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
My algorithm thinks the global market has strengthened. After several months of sitting out in cash, this opens a new long position.
My BullSignals algorithm generates "buy" and "sell" signals that tell an investor when to hold the index. The goal is to get out of the market during weak periods of high volatility, to minimize losses (maximum drawdown).
In the Humble Canadian Edition, the "buy" signal indicates it's time to buy XIU (stock) and the "sell" signal indicates it's time to sell XIU. At each point, you would switch into XSB (cash-like).
In the Extreme Greed Edition, the "buy" signal indicates it's time to buy XIV (inverse volatility derivative) and the "sell" signal indicates it's time to sell XIV. At each point, you would switch into SHY (cash-like) or an adult diaper of your choosing.
Here are 3 year annual returns to 2017-01-11 of BullSignals versus buying the security directly, including dividends and interest when sitting in cash. CAGR = compound annual growth rate, and Maximum drawdown is the worst loss seen, from local high to low.
Humble Canadian Edition
BullSignals has significantly outperformed the index while also reducing maximum drawdown.
Extreme Greed Edition
The results are stunning. By avoiding volatile periods in the market, the BullSignals algorithm significantly boosted the return of XIV. Maximum drawdown was also reduced.
Warning: XIV is an ETN without assets and relies on the solvency of Credit Suisse. In case of a very large single day move, Credit Suisse has the right to dissolve the fund and force you to incur an enormous loss. This is a very dangerous instrument and you could lose your entire principal investment.