Here are the results since the model's recent true signal issued on 1/25/12:
NASDAQ Composite: +5.23%
TNA (3-times ETF tracking Russell 2000): +14.39%
TYH (3-times ETF tracking Russell 1000 Technology): +19.04%
Despite 2011 being one of the most trendless and volatile years, the model managed to outperform.
Here is an example of a trendless period earlier in 2011, followed by a series of true signals, using NASDAQ Composite as benchmark (QQQ is a good proxy as a 1-times ETF):
Performance of the model during the 5 false signals during the difficult trendless period of 5/5/11 to 7/27/11:
Performance of the model during the 5 true signals from 8/2/11 to 10/7/11:
For the use of 3-times ETFs, you could multiply the above by a factor of 3 to get a rough approximation of gains and losses, though keep in mind that some 3-times ETFs are more volatile than other 3-times ETFs.
Go here to see the long term results to get a sense of the model's profit and loss: https://www.virtueofselfishinvesting.com/results
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