I Know First Review Weekly Algorithmic Performance: April 3rd, 2017

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On April 2nd, 2017, our weekly newsletter was sent out to all I Know First subscribers, which can be found here. Below, you may find the I Know First Review, highlighting the algorithm’s performance for this past week.

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 March 29, 2017, we published a 1-year long forecast of our Stocks Under $5 Package with a bullish signal for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)Within 1 year 8 of the 10 predictions revealed themselves to be correct and AMD registered a return of 393.35%.


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

1. Over 95% Market Premium in 1 Year
The Stocks Under 5 DollarsEnergy Stocks ForecastBrazil Stocks Forecast and Stocks Under 10 Dollars had the most impressive returns in a one-year time horizon. Stocks Under 5 Dollars had an average return of 113.79%, compared to an S&P 500 return of 15.91%. Particularly impressive were AMD (393.35%), CLF (195.34%), and GOL (190.27%). Stocks Under 10 Dollars also posted high returns. Amongst its pick were also CLF (195.34%) and GOL (190.27%). In the Brazil Stocks Forecast, not only GOL was amongst its top performers with a return of 221.4%, but also VALE (132.58%) and GGB (119.94%). In the Energy Stocks Forecst, CLF and VALE were also top picks with return of 195.34% and 134.45%, respectively. HNR had a impressive return of 189.41%.

Package Name: Stocks Under 5 Dollars
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 1 Year (03/29/2016 – 03/29/2017)
I Know First Average: 113.79%

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2. Double Digit Return in 3 Days
Pharma StocksInsider Stocks ForecastEnergy Stocks ForecastFundamental Stocks Forecast, Our top stock pick for Pharma Stocks for the short term from 03/24/2017 was IPXL which gave the most impressive return with a growth of 39.13% in just 3 days. The package had a great return of 6.94 for the short time period while the S&P 500 rose just 0.54%. Other notable stocks from this package were CLSN and XOMA with returns of 8.89% and 8.72%. In the Fundamental Stocks Forecast, the top yielding pics were SHLD (21.85%) and OMER (19.34%). The Energy Stocks Forecast resulted in JASO and MCF returning investors 11.36% and 10.84%. The Insider Stocks Forecast also selected OMER with an impressive 35.21% return.

Package Name: Pharma Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 3 Days (03/24/2017 – 03/28/2017)
I Know First Average: 6.94%

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3. Over 20% Return in 7 Days
Energy StocksPharma Stocks Forecast, and Stocks Under $5 all had high yeilds in a 7 day timeframe. In the Energy Stocks forecast had an average return of 6.64%, greater than the S&P 500 return of 0.73% over the same time period. The top performing stocks from this forecast were PLUG and JASO. They had outstanding returns of 24.79% and 21.56%, which is even more impressive considering it was in just 7 days.

Package Name: Energy Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 7 Days (03/22/2017 – 03/29/2017)
I Know First Average: 6.64%

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4. Nearly 60% Yield in 2 Weeks
Insiders StocksMedicine Stocks Forecast, and the Healthcare Stocks Forecast registered double digit growth given its timespan of 2 weeks. The Insiders Stocks saw 6 of the 10 stocks increase over a two-week time period. The average return was 9.18, outperforming the S&P 500 return of -0.18%. The top performer was NKTR with a return of 57.83%. In the Medicine Stocks, I Know First attained an 5.80% average return, while the S&P return was only at -0.63%. 7 of the 10 stocks increased as the algorithm predicted, with XOMA (26.74%) and ICAD (16.98%) doing particularly well.

Package Name: Insiders Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 14 Days (03/15/2017 – 03/29/2017)
I Know First Average: 9.18%

5. Biotech Stocks Surging in the Past Month
The Biotech StocksStocks Under $5 and Healthcare Stocks Forecast each had stock picks with notable returns in a 1-month time horizon. In the BioTech Stocks forecast, the package had an average return of 12.54%, 13.63 percentage points greater than the S&P 500 return of -1.09%. PPHM and IMGN had remarkable returns of 42.51% and 37.27%.

Package Name: BioTech Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 1 Month (02/27/2017 – 03/27/2017)
I Know First Average: 12.54%

6. Surpassing 200% Return in 3 Months
The best performing stock forecast for the 3-Month time horizon was By Country – Israeli Stocks, followed by the Fundamentals Stock Forecast and the Tech Stocks Forecast. The Israeli Stocks forecast had an average return for the 10 stocks included in the forecast was 35.52%, 29.99 percentage points greater than the S&P 500 return of 5.53%. PLX was the top performing stock with a remarkable return of 202.22%. PERI also had an incredible return of 25.35%.

Package Name: By Country – Israeli Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 3 Months (01/01/2017 – 04/01/2017)
I Know First Average: 35.52%



Article Highlights

Despite Tesla’s high debt and time consuming car delivery, Tesla’s projected release of the Model 3 is luring investors to speculate the stock to increase. The Model 3 vehicle is addressing a key opportunity by offering a more affordable electric car to the mass market. Since the forecast’s release on September 25, 2016, the stock has increased by 34.15%.

AMD continues to increase in value. Last year, not many would have foreseen the stock to rally at such a pace. As virtual reality increases in popularity, so will AMD supplying APU units. On October 17, 2016 I Know First wrote a bullish article on the company. Since the forecast, the stock has increased by 115.56%.

Earlier last year, Amazon began offering a standalone subscription service for video on demand. Although offered earlier as part of bundle package named, Amazon Prime, Amazon is aggressively competing Netflix and Hulu for market share. Since April 15, 2016, the stock has increased by 42.88%.