It has been proven that the stock market moves in cycles. A very common cycle has the market moving up for an average of 5 years and then crashing over the next two years (over and over). Of course, many high-welth investors make money in up markets, and they also make money in down markets (by shorting using a buy/short strategy like MIPS). On the other hand, almost all individual retail investors use the buy/hold strategy. With this, they make money in up markets and lose some or most of it back in down markets.
The Purpose of MIPS
The purpose of MIPS, our stock market timing system, is to give individual investors a trading methodology that allows them to trade like large investors (that is, to be able to short in down markets). MIPS was designed to determine when the stock market is changing direction from down-to-up or up-to-down, and give us buy/sell/short signals accordingly. In mathematical terms, a curve whose slope (or derivative) changes direction from down-to-up or vice versa goes through an "inflection point" at the exact time that the change occurs. In our trading models that "curve" is the stock market price, hence our name "Market Inflection Point Signals" (or MIPS). Click Here for animated Inflection Point (Wikipedia)
How MIPS Works
MIPS uses very intricate and complex technical analysis, applied mathematics, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence algorithms to predict intermediate-term market changes from up-to-down and/or from down-to-up. Even though the MIPS models have been in development for over 10 years (and will continue), the "core" of MIPS was developed over a three-year period, where proprietary algorithms and standard technical indicators were tested with over 6,000 combinations and permutations to arrive at the top algorithms that proved to be the most accurate for finding mid-term stock market trends and for "predicting" near-term movements.
Who Should Use MIPS?
We targeted intermediate-term (medium frequency) investors because this includes the largest number of investors who need the most help. We knew that we could provide these investors with a practical trading model to help them make more money in up markets and to either protect their nest egg (buy and sell) or make money (buy and short) even in down markets.
MIPS was developed by our CEO and Founder, G. Paul Distefano. Dr. Distefano has been a stock trading enthusiast for over 30 years. Years ago, he decided to develop a mathematical software system to better his investment decisions (which admittedly, were not that good). He started developing MIPS while he was still in Silicon Valley; and he started using it to manage his family's money and offering it to the public in 2005.
Dr. Distefano earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and MS and PhD degrees in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Florida.
After a short career in Princeton, NJ, developing mathematical models and programming control systems for chemical and nuclear power plants, pipelines, helicopters. etc., Dr. Distefano moved on to the then newly developing world of data networking at what is now SPRINT. He started at SPRINT while in Houston, TX, and then moved to Kansas City when he became President of their data networking/computing division.
Dr. Distefano was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for two start-up companies, one in Boulder, CO, and one in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to founding MIPS Timing Systems, Dr. Distefano was President/CEO and co-founder of an Internet software company in San Jose, California (aka Silicon Valley). In total, he was part of management teams that raised over $60 million for the development and launch of three start-up companies.