FOR THE LAST 30 DAYS STOCK MARKET TIMING SIGNALS
MEMBERS CLICK ON "CURRENT SIGNALS"
The performance results for our "Core" model (MIPS3/MF) were calculated using MIPS stock market timing signals that are verified byTimerTrac.com for all dates after 11/04/2005.
Results with the MIPS3/MF model prior to that time, and results with the MIPS1/VLF,MIPS2/LF, and MIPS4/MF+ models, were calculated with backtested stock market timing signals from the MIPS timing models. All market timing signals from these models are shown in this section. Only MIPS Members will be able to see the most "current" stock signals; all others are restricted to "past" stock timing signals for all MIPS models (delayed by 60 days or more).
How Each Trade's Gain/Loss Is Calculated AND How Results Are Reported
The dates shown in this section are "Signal Dates" (i.e., the dates that buy/short/cash trend signals are issued by MIPS from our models). Remember, our members execute their orders on the next trading day's open following each Signal Date (this is called the "Trade Date").
So, when our MIPS3/MF model issued a Short Signal on 12/12/2007 and a Cash Signal 3/14/2008 ("Signal Dates"), our members would have:
1.) sold their long position and "gone short" on the market open
on 12/13/2007; and
2.) "covered" their short position ("buy to cover") on the market
open on 3/17/2008; and
3.) stayed 100% in cash until the next Signal Date.
The trades from the MIPS models are made on the Open, and we calculate all performance stats using those trades. However, since most investors check their results on the close (and NOT the Open), we report our results on the Close (after taking into consideration the results from the morning trades).
MIPS PERFORMANCE REPORTING (Important) !!!
As with almost all software, the algorithms (and/or code) are improved over time, as in Windows, Internet Explorer, AntiVirus Programs, etc. Otherwise, of course, we would all still be using DOS.
As software companies improve their algorithms (and fix "bugs"), the software code gets identified internally by "Versions". So, Version 4 is a later release than Version 3; Version 4.8.2 means that there have been 8 releases of Version 4 and 2 new releases to Version 4.8; and so on.. For example, I am using Internet Explorer Version 9.0.8112.16421.
However, when a software developer makes significant changes to any version, they usually change the name of the software instead of simply calling it a new version (like Windows 8, Internet Explorer 9, MIPS4, etc).
Actual MIPS Performance On our website, the actual performance of the MIPS models (as reported when "Signal Change" emails were sent to MIPS Members) are under the "Signals" tab in the main menu on our website. We will never change these signals/results because they are from "actual" signals, and they report the corresponding performance. For example, on the MIPS homepage, all performance statistics related to MIPS3 are from the actual MIPS3 signals. An exception to this is when our signals are identified as "backtested", like the signal dates before a MIPS model was released.
MIPS Performance From Latest Version
Through the rest of our website, the performance for the MIPS models are from later versions of the MIPS models. This shows how the later version of each MIPS model would have performed. If we did our job correctly, the later versions of each MIPS model should be better than the original.