I Know First Reviews Weekly Algorithmic Performance: January 16, 2017

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On January 15, 2017, our weekly newsletter was sent out to all our I Know First subscribers, which can be found here. Below, find the I Know First Reviews, highlighting the algorithm’s performance for this past week.


I Know First Reviews

I Know First sends a weekly newsletter every Sunday to all the I Know First subscribers, highlighting the past week’s performance in all the covered financial markets, i.e. equity positions, currencies, and commodities. Additionally, the weekly newsletter includes analysis and updated news reports regarding prominent firms such as Apple, Yahoo, Baidu, and more which our subscribers are able to utilize for their investment strategies. The in-depth analysis is provided by the I Know First financial analysts, who are often times also top rated authors for prominent financial sites such as Seeking Alpha.

In general, the algorithm is based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with elements of Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms incorporated in it. This means the algorithm creates, deletes, and modifies relationships between different financial assets to optimize its predictive accuracy. Based on the relationships and the latest market data, the algorithm calculates its forecasts. Since the algorithm learns from its previous forecasts and is continuously readjusting the relationships, it adapts quickly to changing market situations.

For a more detailed explanation, regarding the algorithm, click here.

As highlighted in the newsletter, our subscribers had seen superb returns, whether long-term or short-term. Our investors are able to tackle the market head on with all its recent uncertainties and achieve premiums well over those offered by institutional and classic fund managers. For example on January 15, 2017, we published a 1 year long forecast of our Dividends Stock Package with a bullish signal for Joy Global Inc. (JOY). Within 1 year 10 of the 10 predictions revealed themselves to be correct and JOY registered a return of 218.90%.

10 Dividends Stocks

Every week the top performing financial instruments are highlighted, as shown below from this past week’s newsletter.

1. Top Forecasts Yield Over 330% In 1 Year
During the past week, the top forecasts predicted by I Know First’s self-learning algorithm came from our yearly predictions. The top prediction came from this Dividend Stocks forecast, which gave investors an overall return of 87.33% and returns reaching almost 219% in 1 year. Investors seeking higher risk reward opportunity sets, had high return from this Risk Conscious Stocks forecast with a market premium of almost 66%. Investors were able to earn up to a 330.56% return from OTIV shares. Additional high returns came from this Top 10 Stocks forecast, which include stocks with the highest signal strength outputs. The forecast had an overall average of 72.03% in 1 year.

2. Short Term Predictions Return Over 72% 
The top 3 day forecasts came from this Fundamental High PEG Stocks forecast, with returns reaching 72.49% and an overall average of 10.55%. The algorithmic predictions had as well forecasted high returns of over 72% from this High Volume Stocks forecast, with stocks trading at volume above $1 million per day. This high return came from ARIA, a pharmaceutical firm. Furthermore, this Basic Industry Stocks forecast, had a superb average return of 7.80% in 3 days and market premium of 7.87%. Those seeking investments for under 10 dollars had an overall return of almost 11%, from this Stocks Under 10 Dollars forecast, in 3 days.

Package Name: High Volume Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 3 Days (01/08/2017 – 01/11/2017)
I Know First Average: 8.15%


3. Almost 28% Return In 7 Days
I Know First’s self-learning algorithm had forecasted high 7 day returns over the past week. The highest returns came from this Stocks Under 10 Dollars forecast at 27.69% from UEC. Furthermore, this Basic Industry Stocks forecast gave investors an overall return of 9.09% and an alpha above the S&P 500 Index of 8.32%. Investors seeking exposure to the Healthcare Sector were able to achieve returns of 23.04% from this Healthcare Stocks forecast. Those tracking insider trades, tracked by the SEC, were able to earn over a 23% return from this Insider Stocks forecast.

Package Name: Stocks Under 10 Dollars
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 7 Days (01/04/2017 – 01/11/2017)
I Know First Average: 8.70%


4. Almost 54% ROI In 14 Days
With a 100% prediction accuracy, this Brazilian Stocks forecast was our top 14 day prediction with an average return of 12.32%. I Know First’s AI-based algorithm had as well forecasted high returns from this Basic Industry Stocks forecast at 53.70% from UEC, and had as forecasted positive returns from TSLA. Additionally, value investors were able to achieve returns up to 35.24% with KBLB and an average of 9.63% from this Fundamental Low Short Ratio Stocks forecast.

Package Name: By Country – Brazilian Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 14 Days (12/28/2016 – 01/11/2017)
I Know First Average: 12.32%


5. Investors Achieve 50% Yield In 1 Month
In 1 Month, I Know First’s self-learning algorithm had predicted 1 month returns reaching 19.35% with BAK, from this Brazilian Stocks forecast. Additionally, this Small Cap Stocks forecast had an overall average of 15.23% and returns reaching 50% with TGB. The forecast had as well forecasted a 40.30% with TDW in 30 days.

Package Name: By Country – Brazilian Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 1 Month (12/11/2016 – 01/11/2017)
I Know First Average: 11.16%


6.  Over 120% Return In 90 Days
This Bank Stocks forecast was our top 90 day prediction this week, with returns reaching almost 47% an overall average of 27.38%. Additionally, investors seeking opportunity sets in the european markets had yield returns at 120.69% with MTL from this European Stocks forecast. I Know First’s self-learning algorithm had as well predicted high returns for investors reaching almost 63% with this Energy Stocks forecast.

Package Name: Bank Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 3 Months (10/13/2016 – 01/13/2017)
I Know First Average: 27.38%


7. Swing Trading Strategies Reach Over 77% In 1 Year 
I Know First’s algorithmic indicators can be used to backtest various short term trading strategies. The top strategy had yielded up to a 64.79% alpha above the S&P500 Index, from January, 2016 till January 1st, 2017. Read the full trade report for a more detailed analysis with charts and graphs, depicting a high reward to risk payoff with low Betas and high Sharpe Ratios.




Article Summaries

  1. Using a SWOT analysis, an I Know First analyst had explained why Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is a great long term investment on September 26th, 2016. New automotive technology and market expansion remain key opportunities of growth for TSLA. This bullish outlook was a compliment to the bullish prediction from I Know First’s self-learning algorithm. Since then, TSLA shares have risen by almost 16% to date.
  2. Earlier in 2016, an I Know First analyst wrote a bullish article on Netflix (NFLX) on February 17th, 2016. The article explained how Netflix’s continual global expansion and organic content development would act as catalysts for its bottom line. The article was in accordance with a bullish forecast based on I Know First’s AI-based algorithm. NFLX shares have risen by 46.14% since the bullish long term prediction.
  3. On January 7th, 2016, an I Know First analyst wrote a 2016 outlook on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in accordance with I Know First’s algorithmic prediction. The analyst explained how the deep undervaluation of AMD and the positive outlook on the semiconductor industry would help AMD shares surge. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, AMD shares have risen by 268.64% to date.