The chart below shows updated performance through January 2015 for the Asbury Research trend model for the S&P 500, which we now call the “Correction Protection Model” (CPM)  because it’s purpose is to simply stay invested in the stock market as much as possible while avoiding significant declines.

We back-tested the model from 2007 forward because this period includes both uptrends, downtrends, and sideways trends.  It has been been running in real-time since September 2013. The graph below details how the model has fared during this 8 year period, both outright and relative to the S&P 500, through January 2015.

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US Stock Market Trend Model: “Correction Protection Model” (CPM)

Key Features & Objectives

  • The model utilizes 3 quantitative inputs.
  • The model uses the S&P 500 as a proxy for the market.
  • The model is either long or neutral: no short positions, leveraged longs, or hedging via derivatives.
  • The model was constructed with the objectives of: 1) being in the market as much as possible, 3) exiting on meaningful declines, and 4) quickly re-entering as soon as a positive trend has been reestablished.
  • Since 2007, the model has averaged 3.9 signals per year or approximately 1 per quarter.

The chart above, updated through January 2014, shows that the Asbury Research Correction Protection Model has accumulated 1169 points since January 2007 versus 577 points for the S&P 500, with a significant reduction in the volatility of returns.  In percentage terms, the model has produced an 82% return during this 8 year period versus a 41% return by the S&P 500.

New, more detailed performance data is being compiled and will be available soon.

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