Our firm always looks at interesting data points in regards to financial instruments. What we did here was analyze numerous data points, inclusive of the star positions, sunspots, and moon cycles. We will not disclose as to how this specific algorithmic coined the 'Wilcox Model' works, but from back-testing the results from 2010-2016, we had a total of a 25% return. While the 4% yearly return is nothing to be excited about, what is exciting is that this strategy may not correspond with the overall stock market, so it could be nice to have a certain % of this strategy to off-set the remainder of your financial portfolio. Lastly, back-testing is the process of applying a trading strategy or analytical method to historical data to see how accurately the strategy or method would have predicted actual results.
(We back tested the results in python):
(Having a “long” position in a security means that you own the security. Investors maintain “long” security positions in the expectation that the stock will rise in value in the future. ... Investors who sell short believe the price of the stock will decrease in value)