This study was published 4/1/2020, immediately after the Feb to March 2020 Crash and how iFlip's A.I. SmartFolios performed compared to "The Market" (aka S&P 500 - SPY). Looking at the last 3 years, it showed the bull market run before the crash and then the aftermath of the crash.
Those who bought and held the market would’ve lost up to two years of gains. iFlip’s A.I. manages the risk and sells/buys investments based on its analysis of the market and the client's risk level. It’s based simply on mathematics and machine learning A.I. In every case, you’ll find that iFlip’s A.I. SmartFolios have beaten the market. The primary goal of A.I. is to protect what you have made (lose less), so your account can use that to grow wealth at a faster pace.
iFlip's A.I. SmartFolios analyze invested stock positions DAILY. Based on the results of the analysis, the system drives the investments for you. It acts in behalf of your best interest based on the back-end A.I.
Recently, iFlip’s A.I. SmartFolio dodged a large drop in the S&P500 (SPY). Early November the SmartFolio "Tactical Model" automatically sold iFlip's positions in the S&P 500 (SPY). This A.I. decision saved iFlip's customer investments from a -32.3% market drop that took place 3 months after it had sold off a large portion of the positions.
The A.I. SmartFolios are designed to see volatility and risk. This is how the SmartFolios are able to minimize risk. An important observation is that the SmartFolio bought back positions in March just as the market started to make gains. This allowed customers to use the money they saved to increase returns.
Most other systems focus on diversifying investments and hoping that those different stocks will balance returns. Robo Advisors use this strategy with rebalancing automation. At iFlip we believe the only true way to protect and grow wealth is to have a system that is smart enough to change based on the market's movements. This is why iFlip exists today. We've seen the advantages in having an A.I. SmartFolio technology that learns and is always protecting your wealth.
Many have said that you can't predict the stock market PERFECTLY. We totally agree with that statement. There's no way for any human to know EXACTLY when a crash is going to happen. However, iFlip's A.I. can help protect investments by getting close. Instead of selling the day before the crash, sometimes our A.I. sells days, weeks or months before a drop. Months before the 2020 crash, the system sold positions. The A.I. SmartFolio has a focus on protection and risk vs reward, which is why we have seen our software sell before market drops time and time again. The benefits of managing risk based on a constant changing market allows AI SmartFolios to truly manage risk. (See "iFlip 2020 Market Crash Chart")
These SmartFolios (A.I. or Algorithms) are designed to reduce your risk in the market and grow wealth OVER TIME. We do not believe in a silver bullet that makes people rich. We believe in changing and measuring the right factors in order to manage risk. We are not a “get rich quick scheme” or “day trading play”. As a result, using A.I. SmartFolios for a short period of time may not be as effective.
iFlip Ultimate is a concierge service product designed for high net worth client or institutions ($1m+ Net Worth). It as not been released yet
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For the last 35 years he has served in various positions including CEO of Wells Fargo Financial whereupon he oversaw all US and Canadian consumer and commercial business finance operations from Des Moines, IA. He currently spends his efforts in the consumer financial services industry counseling and working for small privately held businesses.
David is a Kentucky native graduating with a degree in Music Education at University of Kentucky and a Masters degree in Education from Xavier University. His early years were spent excelling as band director leading his group to breaking records, honors and 3 straight years of placing in state wide competitions.
In 1988 David started a new life of entrepreneurship. Since then his natural ability to lead and passion for growing people has stretched him to employ over a hundred employees and operating several businesses over several industries including real estate, heating oil, farm gas, commercial lubricant, consulting, skilled nursing care, convenience store and restaurant business.
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Marc was recognized as Arizona CIO of the Year by the Phoenix Business Journal and the Arizona Technology Council. The Society for Information Management awarded him Arizona IT Leader of the Year. He currently works as the COO at Paradox (fast-growing software firm) managing product teams, engineering teams, business development teams and serving as general counsel.
Kelly attended Stanford and subsequently the University of Chicago and has a graduate degree in mathematics. He spent 25+ years on Wall Street, investing over $4 Billion assets for institutional banks and funds including Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Diamondback Capital, Brevan Howard and Tudor Group.
His strategy to investing is built around the approach that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning algorithms produce superior risk / reward in the stock market. This A.I. approach led him to retire from Wall Street with his family in Arizona to start up his own company “Flip Investor”.
His dream is to empower all individuals to grow their wealth through the power of A.I. SmartFolio technology.
Randy spent his earlier years as a successful collegiate athlete and then self-made entrepreneur. He grew an athletic apparel company to over $5M+ in revenue, then sold it to a publicly traded sporting conglomerate, Sports Chalet.
For the last 10+ years he has trained thousands of employees and business owners on how to market effectively, grow sales and build sustainable growth in their companies.
His passion for technology led him to one of the fastest growing software companies called Infusionsoft, which peaked with over 150,000 software users. As the VP of Business Training for customers, he developed and oversaw the expansion of the Elite Business Education curriculum program.
Since then he has led as the co-founder and CEO of iFlip, SAAS Financial Technology Company. His passion is to empower all individuals to grow their wealth for the future through the use of AI investing technology.