HottingerSignals was born in 1990, advertising in Stocks & Commodities magazine, well prior to the introduction of the internet. (World Wide Web became publicly available 6 August, 1991)
Our program traded the OEX, and was based on an algorithm developed while studying with Ibbotson (Stock Market Theory) and Roberts (Progressive Statistics) in the University of Chicago’s MBA course (1978).
Signals were faxed out nightly, and were soon going to clients in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. This operation ceased after several years when payment collections became a major problem. We were providing our signals on the honor system: “pay only for winners”.
In 2001, in response to a request for an improvement on “Buy & Hold”, a new series of algorithms was written. (A friend had lost 68% of an 8-digit account while using a financial advisor who held to the B & H philosophy.
These algorithms became the “E-Zone System”, and were soon launched on our website, HottingerSignals.com. It advertised: “Buy & Hold can be dangerous – – use our Entry and Exit Zones to preserve your capital”. In 2014, the E-Zone system and its algorithms were sold to Trading Stock Alerts.
In this same period similar algorithms were written and successfully tested on T-Bonds, Gold, and US$ – Swiss Franc futures for Refco. They provided the data and we emailed next day instructions to them nightly. A contractual agreement was never reached to disclose our programs to them for real-time trading, thus ending the association.
Hottinger’s ETF Weekly Signals, our latest series of self-correcting trading algorithms, has been designed to serve knowledgeable investors and traders who understand the risks of the market and want to limit capital exposure. These new programs show a high success rate (see Sample Results) and are a significant improvement on the original E-Zone algorithms because of their self-correcting feature and the very short time in the trade, essentially one week.
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee your success, and cannot be held responsible for any losses you may incur using our signals. You will be trading at your own risk.