Total Return S&P 500 CrystalBull
YTD (May 26th) YTD +8.74% +8.83%
1 yr. (2016) 2016 +11.80% +7.46%
1 yr. (2015) 2015 +1.21% +14.84%
1 cycle (2007-2016) 2007-16 +73.36% +942.75%
2 cycles (2000-2016) 2000-16 +100.10% +6200.19%
*hypothetical results based on current model
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Comparison of past iterations of the CrystalBull Trading Indicator

The CrystalBull Trading Indicator uses a proprietary model to determine strength and weakness in the market, and to identify entry and exit points.  The objective of this indicator is to reduce the "buy-high-sell-low" tendencies of the typical investor.

From December 31, 2003 through April 15, 2016, following the CrystalBull Trading Indicator would have, hypothetically, produced a Total Return 11 times that of a Buy-and-Hold strategy.

CrystalBull model comparisons, for period 12-31-2003 to 4-15-2016

Model Total Return # Buys # Sells % Time in Market
Buy and Hold 137.28% 1 0 100%
04/2016 1532.70% 147 146 49.82%
04/2013 1273.24% 145 144 51.57%
02/2012 1231.12% 141 140 50.92%
02/2011 1225.80% 141 140 50.89%
08/2010 1258.84% 144 143 50.34%


( HINT:  Click-and-drag left-to-right on the top chart (S&P 500) to zoom in to a specific date range.  Double-click on S&P 500 chart to zoom back out. )