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What Do the Letters and Numbers Mean in the Health Indicator?

Sep 18, 2020

This is a very common question we receive. You may have noticed some letters and numbers in the Health Indicators. What do they mean? It’s time spent in that current Health status. In our example above, we can see 2m+ for Nike (NKE). This means that Nike was in the Green Zone for over 2 months when we wrote this…

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What are the differences between the Health Indicators and the VQ Trailing Stop?

Sep 02, 2020

This is a commonly asked question from our members. Let’s start by reviewing the Health Indicator. The Health Indicator is a comprehensive indicator designed to tell you the health of a position at a quick glance. Think of a traffic light signal (green light, yellow light, red light system). When a position enters the Red Zone, the Volatility Quotient comes…

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What are the Health Indicators?

Sep 02, 2020

The Health Indicators act as a full life-cycle indicating the health of your positions. They are designed to tell you at a glance exactly where any position stands relative to TradeSmith’s proprietary algorithms. These signals indicate the current health of the position (performing well, in a period of correction, or stopped out). The Health Indicator will tell you one of five things: Indicates…

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Bullseye and Bearseye Signals

Sep 02, 2020

These signals are designed to tell you when a bull or bear market may be approaching. Both signals have predicted, with scary accuracy, major downturns and upturns after being triggered. Previous Bear Performance August 1998: Down 8% December 2000 — October 2002: Down 38% August 2007 — March 2009: Down 52% August 2015 — February 2016: Down 3% October —…

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