All good things must come to an end.  The period of time that we have offered the algorithm which powers the Bull & Bear Tracker and Bear Trader free of charge has come to an end.  

At this point, we are seeking feedback from all Bear Trader and Bull & Bear Tracker subscribers regarding the amount they are willing to pay to receive the complementary text message alerts that they have been receiving since 2018.     

During the 2016 through 2020 development period, both Bull & Bear Tracker as well as Bear Trader alerts were available for free.  Due to there being a limited capacity for a trading algorithm to maintain its efficacy, Bear Trader will soon be available only via a paid subscription.  Bull & Bear Tracker is exclusively available to registered investment advisors and their clients.

The algorithm which powers Bull & Bear Tracker and Bear Trader had three stages of development.

  • 2016: Developed originally to predict market crashes due the concern that negative interest rate policies instituted by government central banks would cause market crashes.  Algorithm which predicted June 2016 Brexit market crash was retired since negative interest rates subsided after election of Donald Trump as US President.
  • 2018: Due to Q1 2018 market crash, the algorithm was brought out of retirement and signals were revamped to utilize long and short index ETFs to trend trade the market.  From April to December 2018, its signals produced aggregate gain of 21% vs. a 10% loss by S&P 500.
  • 2019:  Due to signals producing losses during Q1 of 2019, the algorithm was tweaked through June 30, 2019.  See “Bull & Bear Tracker Track Record Report”, July 12, 2019.

From June 30, 2019 through May 31, 2020; Bull & Bear Tracker had 11 consecutive months of gains.  The BBT’s (Bull & Bear Tracker) cumulative gain was 91.3% vs. the S&P 500’s gain of 5.3%.   The success or win ratio for all of the BBT’s signal alerts for the 11 months ended May 31, 2020 increased to 67.0% as compared to 46.3% for the April 9, 2018 to June 30, 2019 period.

Based on the performance of the algorithm since June 30, 2019; the decision was made for all of its signals to be available exclusively to registered investment advisors.  A portion of the signals are now available and will continue to be available to Bear Trader subscribers.  See about Bear Trader.  

Similar to not killing the golden goose that lays golden eggs, the intention is to restrict the amount that can trade the Bull & Bear Tracker and limit the number of Bear Trader subscribers.  All algorithms have a limited capacity.   If an algorithm’s trading capacity is exceeded, its efficacy is compromised.

Your participation in this survey by June 8th would be very much appreciated.  Those who participate in the survey will be eligible for attractive grandfathered prices.  We anticipate that the price will eventually be raised to above the initial subscription price.   

We trust and hope that you made great financial returns during this time wherein the algorithm was made available to you at no charge. We look forward to continuing to serve you with our algorithms.

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