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VVM is up +19.7% in 2017 as of 1-20-17
A great deal of work has been put into VVM to debug and improve its reliability. This work showed a back-tested result of +177.03% at its peak in 2016. In addition, profit/loss was improved for each year going back to 2009.
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Q: Worried about one of the many market bubbles bursting so we replay the financial disaster of 2008 or worse?
Answer: VIX Volatility Model (VVM) can beautifully exploit volatile markets with its profit-taking strategies for fast gains.
Q: Worried about missing the next uptrend? Answer: Answer: VVM had a number of large gains in 2016 partly due to implementation of profit-taking strategies, but two large gains were due to capturing two major uptrends which resulted in gains of +23.2% and +17.2%. We sent members an email suggesting taking partial profits on September 9, 2016, twelve minutes after the open, when profits were still near +40%.
Q: Frustrated with trendless markets? Answer: VVM can profit even when the stock market isn't going anywhere. The S&P 500 traded sideways from July to September 2016 but VVM was up +17.2% over the same period, and as much as +40.2% on September 8, 2016. Partial profit taking was suggested 12 minutes after the open on September 9.
Our timing strategies can help you profit from identifiable market trends, whether up, down, or sideways. Use them to implement an ETF-based investment strategy that can simplify the process and put you in a position to produce big profits during strong market trends. See our results
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In today's markets, more than 90% of fund managers cannot beat the S&P 500. We challenge the status quo with our early-entry buy point strategies.
BUYABLE GAP-UP™ Click here for archived reportsJust because a stock is "extended" on a gap-up move doesn't mean you can't buy it. The fact is that in many leading stocks, a Buyable Gap-Up™ can often be your most profitable buy point!
Nvidia (NVDA) has been a big leader in 2016, providing its graphics chips for everything from video games to automobiles. On May 13, 2016 it gapped up on massive volume where it appeared to be "extended" from the base breakout point. However, using our buyable gap-up rules, our members were able to buy the stock at that point and benefit from the ensuing upside price trend.
Ulta Salons Cosmetics & Fragrances (ULTA) has been a steadily trending stock that posted several buyable gap-up moves during its 2016 upside trend. Each buyable gap-up resulted in further upside as the stock continued to trend higher in persistent fashion.
POCKET PIVOTS™ Click here for archived reportsUse Pocket Pivot™ buy points to purchase a stock when it's still within its base, before the crowd sees it!
Gigamon (GIMO) was a recent IPO within the past three years that finally began to percolate in mid-2016 after building a long, three-year consolidation. On June 1 the stock posted a subtle pocket pivot within its base, well before the actual base breakout, and launched higher from there over the next several months.
Weibo (WB) was a recent IPO and is known as the "Chinese Twitter." The stock began a sharp upside move with a pocket pivot breakout on April 6, 2016. It built two more bases following that initial pocket pivot in what became a sustained upside price trend.