If I asked you right now to pick any stock that went up between March 25, 2008 and December 31, 2008 (the heart of the financial crisis), could you do it?
What about one that went up over 50%?
Not a chance.
2008 was a disaster for virtually every publicly traded company. However, the super-crunching capabilities of S.T.A.R.S. pinpointed exactly which stock would go up during that time period.
In this case, it was Alaska Air.
No stock analyst in his right mind would have spotted that. Airlines are notoriously bad performers in times of crisis.
But sure enough, here’s what happened to Alaska Air right during the worst of the financial meltdown…
While other stocks went over a cliff, Alaska Air actually gained 55% in less than a year. Since March 2008, it’s actually gone up over 240%.
This is what S.T.A.R.S. does…
By super-crunching the billions and billions of variables involved in stock market prices each day, it alerted us to stocks that we would never have expected to rise…
You see… most people understand the basic relationships in the stock market:
Like, when the Fed cuts interest rates, stocks go up. Or for individual companies: When earnings go up, share prices usually go up.
That’s easy enough to understand.
The problem is, everybody else knows that, too.
To get an advantage you need to understand the more complex relationships that go completely unnoticed to the naked eye. And only a super-cruncher can calculate all the variables and locate which very few stocks are on the right side of these relationships.
Here’s what I mean…
In the example of Alaska Air, S.T.A.R.S. helped us pinpoint an unusual factor that most analysts would (and did) miss:
It’s called the “Sweet Spot.”
In analyzing thousands and thousands of stocks, S.T.A.R.S. indicated that when a stock reached a certain level of selling activity, it would invariably turn around and shoot up.
On March 25, 2008, Alaska Air was right in the “sweet spot.” But not only that…
Alaska Air also exhibited other key characteristics including…A Growing Book Value Per Share Increased Levels of Insider Buying High Cash Flow Levels Large Returns on Investor Equity
Of course, these are just a few of the simplest elements needed for S.T.A.R.S. to signal that a stock is likely about to jump.
After spending so much time and resources in development, we couldn’t possibly reveal the most crucial factors of stock success discovered with the help of this super computer.
But the point is, you could never track all these variables yourself for every publicly traded company.
In fact, no human could.
You’d have to spend years upon years digging through annual reports, analyzing charts, and talking to company insiders.
Hedge Funds and Brokerage Houses hire huge staffs to do this and it still takes them forever.
By the time you finally found a company that perfectly matched all the necessary criteria, you probably would be too late to take advantage.
But that’s what’s so amazing about super-crunchers. They can analyze all the data across the entire market in seconds and then reveal the handful of companies that perfectly match the criteria.
And it’s not very many that do.
For example, in March 2008, when stocks were tanking left and right, S.T.A.R.S. only alerted us to seven stocks.
The reality is that in a severe financial crisis like 2008, the computer did pick stocks that ended up going down.
But as our back-testing results show, it signaled so few stocks in these situations that the losses were minimized over the long-term.
When times are bad, the computer doesn’t second-guess itself. It takes the available data, reads it and says, “Hey, there are almost no good companies to invest in right now.”
This is why supercomputers will always beat out humans when it comes to sorting through the raw data for companies that adhere to specific criteria. S.T.A.R.S. doesn’t allow for guesswork. It’s completely black and white. Either a company makes the cut or not.
So by the time our Analyst gets the computer’s selection of perfect matches, he’s already looking at stocks that are the cream of the crop.
This can lead to an incredible win-rate, as it did in 2009…