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Even though both of our MIPS33 and MIPS44 timing models are great ones, we have developed an institutional version named MIPS/Nitro55 that behaves quite differently under certain conditions. The Nitro model contains major advantages over the other MIPS models, namely:
A) Predictive Behavior:
The Nitro long/short signals are based on more predictive analytics that "act" one or two days earlier than the other MIPS models, and
B) Sideways (Flat) Markets:
Many times, sideways markets are a death blow to quantitative models. These "consolidation patterns" usually result from a tired up market (or vice versa), trading in a relatively tight trading range (like plus/minus 4-6%).
There are basically two types of flat markets, namely:
(1) Those that meander up and down slowly over weeks and months.
- The MIPS models handle these "slowly changing" patterns in a winning fashion.
(2) Those that change direction every few days/weeks (high-frequency, directional changes - HFDC) - In these markets. the MIPS models abandon their trend-following algorithms
because, of course, these markets are "trendless". Without this, there is very high
probability that the models could get whipsawed.
- When the M33/M44 models go to cash, Nitro55 either does the same or it deploys
its new algorithms that are more predictive and fast enough to be successful in
trading high frequency directional changes.
Statistically, the MIPS/Nitro55 timing model goes into this "HFDC" mode only about 10-20% of the time. So, about 80-90% of the time, the Nitro55 signals can be the same (or very close) as the M33 and/or M44 signals. Hence, the trading frequency of all of these models will be somewhat similar for a majority of the time.
M33 is a medium-frequency trading model that tracks weekly/monthly cycles.
M44 adds predictive algorithms to produce faster/better gains and a "smoother" ride;
Nitro55 can trade similarly to the other MIPS trading models in normal markets, but Nitro has internal algorithms
that can transform it into a faster acting model (daily cycles) under certain HFDC conditions.
Nitro55 includes more "predictive" algorithms, and produces the best results with the lowest max drawdown.
With Nitro55, we can sponsor the use of 2.0x leverage (or maybe just 1.5x leverage) on Long signals, but
only 1.0x or 0.5x leverage on Short signals for risk averse investors..
MIPS/Nitro55 Performance 14 Years
Trading SPY/SH (1.5x long / 0.5x short)
< Starting with $100,000 >
Most individual investors are taught to simply buy and hold, even in down markets. They are also told that (a) no one can time the market and (b) they should never consider short trades. And somehow, the SEC made it illegal for "retail" fund managers to execute short orders in their portfolios. But, everyone must have forgotten to tell the hedge fund managers this, as they have been making billions of dollars for the last 35 years.
MIPS Timing Systems, LLC, was formed to provide stock market timing signals for individual investors to help them make money in both bull markets and bear markets like the high-profile professional money managers do (that is, like hedge fund managers that can trade long and short as they see fit).
The MIPS Timing Systems models analyze the stock market and provide information to our members when the models issue buy, short, and/or cash "signals". The MIPS trading system uses the S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the SPY Index Fund, to represent the market and uses SPY in one of its index trading strategies. MIPS is not for high frequency online trading or for day traders.
Most of the information regarding the stock market direction provided herein is derived from quantitative models and algorithms owned and developed by MIPS Timing Systems, LLC. These are made up of numerous technical indicators, some of which are published and some of which were developed in-house. These technical indicators are looking for new stock market trends and the exact time that the market changes its trend line from up-to-down or vice versa (i.e., an "inflection point" in the stock market trend line). This provides our members with new tools for timing the stock market and to better manage their stock market investments.