The traders call – may I never be facing north when the markets are headed south.
Being of the old school, we aim to hold ourselves to an exceptionally relevant standard of excellence, facilitating outcomes that professional investors and hedgers aspire to achieve, without the far-reaching development costs. We recognize that conventional published technical analysis has its anchored following, but logical reasoning would conclude, if everyone is looking at the same analysis, it yields no competitive edges. The prototype Z-alpha Signal was utilized for day trading open outcry S&P 500® pit futures but since has been favorably recalibrated for other investment disciplines including buy-to-hold, swing trading, and bona fide hedging.
Z-alpha Signals are unrivaled in quality and design, requiring eight years to build the algorithm with a stepwise approach. We did not take one specific hypothesis to improve upon, we took everything (fibs, pivots, vortex, waves, oscillators, bands, channels, fundamentals, volume, momentum, 67 different theories to be exact) and discarded what didn’t work under real market conditions and cycles. Z-alpha Signals that issued (hedged equity) commitments have safeguarded 3,431 S&P 500® points that would have been lost to market volatility. The accompanying data table exemplifies the protected S&P 500® points and the supplemental percentages.
|2020 158 S&P’s, 4.89%||2019 -70 S&P’s, -2.79%||2018 729 S&P’s 27.26%||2017 -6 S&P’s, -0.27%||2016 127 S&P’s, 6.21%|
|2015 159 S&P’s, 7.72%||2014 143 S&P’s, 7.74%||2013 26 S&P’s, 1.82%||2012 14 S&P’s, 1.11%||2011 156 S&P’s, 12.40%|
|2010 138 S&P’s, 12.38%||2009 112 S&P’s, 12.40%||2008 400 S&P’s, 27.25%||2007 69 S&P’s, 4.87%||2006 -9 S&P’s, -0.72%|
|2005 70 S&P’s, 5.78%||2004 75 S&P’s, 6.74%||2003 21 S&P’s, 2.39%||2002 359 S&P’s, 31.27%||2001 259 S&P’s, 19.62%|
|2000 247 S&P’s, 16.81%||1999 28 S&P’s, 2.28%||1998 113 S&P’s, 11.65%||1997 18 S&P’s, 2.43%||1996 14 S&P’s, 2.72%|
|1995 -33 S&P’s, -7.19%||1994 27 S&P’s, 5.79%||1993 6 S&P’s, 1.38%||1992 14 S&P’s, 3.36%||1991 14 S&P’s, 4.24%|
|1990 53 S&P’s, 14.72%|
Z-alpha Signals are updated and displayed every day to subscribers after the U.S. financial markets have closed. Buy (equity hedge) signals issue when the Z-alpha Signal rondure moves past and closes below the control status rondure, conversely, Sell (equity hedge) signals are issued when the Z-alpha Signal rondure moves past and closes above the control status rondure. The independent control status configuration has its dynamic algorithm and was optimized to remain fixed on the x-axis. Z-alpha Trading System’s one (and only) discretionary input support is the honed scaling in/out sequences cultivated over years of price action recognition.
- Z-alpha Signals represent freedom from complexity, and the example below, published on August 06, 2019, indicates a 34% (Hedged Equity) stance.
Previously generated (Z-alpha Signals 1990–2020) are archived for review upon request.
Z-alpha Signals are published 252 times per year and of those, there are approximately (12) actionable signals that require investor response. Ninety-five percent of the time there is nothing to do, which is why we do not participate in free trials, because there may not be a control status change during the stated trial period. The private subscription service is priced at $425 per month, billed on a recurring monthly schedule, with no contract. From experience, successful long-term investing requires sitting on your hands most of the time, and the Z-alpha Signal algorithms were smoothed for this exact purpose to blend with the investment process.
By way of explanation, for us to publish dialogue that contains insertions as “we believe,” “in our opinion,” and others of similitude would be very contradictory since our systematic approach removes all behavioral bias from the investment process. By itself, our opinion does not matter and thus inconsequential as the market is the net output of the collective actions carried out by millions of market participants, each of whom can have a different opinion.
This service is no-frills, providing only the sui generis Z-alpha Signal, trade management scaling sequences, market exposure risk assignments, continuous asset accumulation thresholds, special situation notices, our bona fide hedging methodology, and the change in status orders in real-time. Put bluntly, the important stuff.
Z-alpha Trading System is perpetually dedicated to stewarding investments and maintains an unyielding conviction that all (actual or simulated) financial published performance returns are hypothetical by default. First and foremost, it is practically impossible for two different accounts (yours and ours) to have the exact trade confirmations void of slippage during the order entry process. Secondarily, even a portfolio grouping or trading system whose constituents each have actual track records must still be considered hypothetical, as the constituents may not have traded simultaneously. Z-alpha Trading System’s private subscription will administer a real-time actual change in status signal confirmation trade during actionable response trading days that we consider hypothetical because of the aforementioned.