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What SEPARATES THE CCM MARKET MODEL FROM TRADITIONAL INVESTMENT METHODOLOGIES? 

The CCM Market Model was built from scratch after meticulously studying how markets operate in the real world, with no preconceived notions, conclusions, or bias.  The model was built using factual data. 

We tested countless industry-accepted techniques and found many of them to be of very limited value from a factual, real-world perspective.  For example, conventional Wall Street wisdom says when the Volatility Index (VIX) sits at low levels, it is a sign of investor complacency; thus, when the VIX rises from low levels, the stock market is in big trouble.  The facts do not support the claimed utility of the VIX as a long-term stock market forecasting tool.   For example, in the period shown below, the VIX started to rise from very low levels and eventually tripled in value.  Over the same period, the S&P 500 gained 47%. 

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