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The CrystalBull Trading Indicator Year-to-Date Chart. Trading the S&P 500.This chart shows year-to-date readings of the current CrystalBull Trading Indicator model, along with the hypothetical returns that would have been obtained had this model been followed during this time period. The CrystalBull Trading Indicator uses a proprietary model to try to determine strength and weakness in the market, and to identify entry and exit points. Our hope is that following this indicator may reduce the "buy-high-sell-low" tendencies of the typical investor.
From Dec. 31, 1996 through Feb. 28, 2024, following the CrystalBull Trading Indicator would have, hypothetically, produced a Total Return 79 times that of a Buy-and-Hold strategy (79499.13% vs. 1011.54%), with an average compound annual total return of 27.88% APR (The compound annual growth rate of the S&P 500 during this period was just 9.27% APR). The Indicator had 313 round turn trades (about one per month), and was in the market (exposed to market risk) 50% of the time. It had a maximum drawdown during this period of 21.47%. Click here to see historical readings of the CrystalBull Trading Indicator
HOW TO USE: The yellow line in the center chart represents the CrystalBull Trading Indicator. It is displayed in a standard technical analysis format, where a reading above +50 (red line) represents a possible negative trend reversal (market appears overbought, and may trend downward going forward), and a reading below -50 (green line) represents a possible favorable trend reversal (market appears oversold, and may trend higher going forward). The official readings are calculated after all the closing data are in for each day. Trades are either executed in the after-hours market, or at the market open the following day. The model assumes that the market open prices match the previous days' closing prices. The Indicator chart draws a line from data point to data point. Where that line crosses the green or red line is not relevant; Monitor only the data points along the line.