Identifying Stock Market Regimes & Shifts

Our goal is to improve your trading and investment returns by helping you to make better investment decisions. We believe that a comprehensible research approach will deliver more predictable results. Additionally, it allows you to easily understand the decision-making framework behind each service.

What we do

Our research is helping subscribers to identify the current market regime & major shifts in a timely manner, capitalize on sustained regime-based trends and to provide an actionable outlook. It also supports subscribers to minimize the risk of unfavorable entry- or exit points while maximizing return opportunities.

What we offer

We provide our subscribers with a detailed market regime analysis for the S&P 500 plus advanced indicators covering 45 major futures market to quickly identify low risk and high rewarding regimes. For lazy investors we also provide ETF Model portfolios designed to achieve stable returns across all market regimes.

Whom we serve

Whether you’re a novice trader or a pro, we bring you research you need to succeed in the markets. As the S&P 500 sets the direction for single stocks & other risky markets, our regime-based research is also highly recommended to non-U.S. focused investors, able to identify trade opportunities and risk factors in financial markets.

Nobody Rings a Bell at Major Regime Shifts – We do!

Market Regime Indicators

Over 50 well-tested and well-selected market regime indicators to identify strong trends and major inflection points before others do.

Why are some traders more successful than others? There are probably as many answers as there are traders out there. You will undoubtedly agree that most of the money is being made in a trend, especially as far as options and futures are concerned. In options trading your biggest enemy by far is time. You need to have the patience and discipline.

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Big Picture Indicator

The Big Picture Indicator identifies the current regime of the S&P 500 by condensing all the signals of our published indicators

“Buying the Dips” is probably one of the most profitable trading strategies during upward trending markets. However, doubling down on a falling stock – even on high quality ones – could wipe out years of gains within a few weeks. Nothing about a company might have changed, except the top-down market regime for risky assets.

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ETF Model Portfolios

Designed to achieve maximum diversification across all market regimes beyond traditional approaches!

The negative relationship between stocks and bonds is often a fundamental building block of a “so-called” diversified portfolio. The problem is that this assumption is based on market regimes with declining interest rates. In market regimes with rising interest rates, the diversification benefit of bonds is literally collapsing.

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The WSC Market Regime Outlook for the S&P 500

Our WSC Market Regime Outlook for the S&P 500 evaluates the sustainability of the current market regime & red-flags potential shifts. It is helping investors to capitalize on sustained market regimes and to avoid buying stocks and other risky assets (such as futures, options, junk bonds, …) during unfavorable market conditions. Read more…

CHARTS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS OUT

Examples of identified market regimes and why avoiding losses matters!

Uncover Shifts in Major Futures Markets!

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provides inside information about purchases and sales of futures contracts. The largest players in each market are required to disclose their positions to the CFTC daily, and the resulting Commitment of Traders (CoT) Report is released on a weekly basis. This report delivers useful insights to identify establishing trends or major inflection points.

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The Smart Money Flow Index

WallStreetCourier.com is the official source for the Smart Money Flow Index (SMFI) for Bloomberg Professional. The Smart Money Flow Index (SMFI) has long been one of the best kept secrets of Wall Street.

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LATEST RESEARCH ARTICLE

The CBOE Put-Call Ratio: A Useful Greed & Fear Contrarian Indicator? A Statistical Analysis

On average, option traders lose about 90% of the time. Thus, the put to call ratio is often used as contrarian indicator when reaching extreme levels. In this article, we will analyze the effectiveness of the put-call ratio as contrarian indicator to exploit extreme levels of greed and fear within the option market. To reduce the subjectivity of interpretation in the term extreme greed and fear levels, we will use descriptive statistics. Afterward, we analyze these entry- and exit points based on their average forward-looking returns on the S&P 500 and test them for statistical significance. Finally, we introduce a new way on how to improve the trading results by applying the z-score statistics to the put-call ratios. Read more … 

How to Inflation Proof Your Investment And Retirement Portfolio

Inflation is chipping away at the value of your investments. If you’re worried about inflation picking up, the simplest move you can take to protect your portfolio is to use our tools and research services.

Inflation Proof Retirement Portfolio - Designed to Perform Well During a High Inflationary Market Environment

Our WSC Inflation Proof Retirement Portfolio (IPRP) is designed to perform reasonably well during a high inflationary market environment (by exploiting the diversification premia in a very systematic way). The aim is to generate enhanced and stable returns above the average inflation rate and to minimize potential losses in times when the overall inflation expectations remain quite low. ….

Our Research Article How to Inflation Proof Your Portfolio

The Most Diversified Inflation-Proof Retirement Portfolio

Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. Investors will need an inflation-proof portfolio, since a heavy loaded bond portfolio won’t be the perfect hedge in a low interest-rate environment. For conservative investors at or near retirement, inflation can be the biggest threat, since many of them have converted much of their portfolio into bonds.

In our research paper, we introduce an effective way for conservative investors at or near retirement to allocate their capital in an inflationary market environment. The article refers to the WSC Inflation Proof Retirement ETF Model Portfolio which is offered on our website. Learn more…

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