Bull & Bear Tracker’s History
The Bull & Bear Tracker, a trend trading algorithm was originally developed in 2016 to be a crash predictor. The markets had become extremely volatile in 2016 after the Bank of Japan announced that they would be utilizing negative interest rates. The first signal for the algorithm which originally had three signals, ORANGE, GREEN and RED was published by Equities.com on March 1, 2016. The only RED signal during 2016 accurately predicted the June 2016 Brexit Crash.
Since negative interest rates subsided after Donald Trump was elected President, the algorithm was mothballed at the end of 2016. When the markets became more volatile in early 2018, the algorithm was taken out of retirement and converted into a trend trader. The first signal, a green, was published on April 9, 2018.
For 2016 and from when Bull & Bear Tracker was launched on April 9, 2018; the decision was made for the alerts to be free until the algorithm proved itself during the development period which ran through June 30, 2019. For the efficacy to be established required that the conservative trader alerts must out-perform the S&P 500 and with less risk. From June 30, 2019 to April 16, 2020; the efficacy for the conservative trader alerts was established when the conservative trader alerts out-performed the S&P 500 and with less risk.
The table and chart below depict the highs and lows for the Bull & Bear Tracker (BBT):
From inception through March of 2020, Bull & Bear Tracker’s alerts had been available through subscription. Due to heightened market volatility increasing trading risks for subscribers the alerts were made exclusively available to registered investment advisors. The Bear Trader, a Bull & Bear Tracker spinoff provides a portion of the Bull & Bear Tracker’s alerts via subscription.
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