Market Timing System
by Vicki Parker Lee
AIQ Market Timing System (MTS) is a six-part, menudriven program utilizing technical analysis to
determine when the stock market is most likely to change direction. MTS's signal of an impending
change is its "Expert Rating." Although AIQ does not reveal the Expert Rating (ER) formula, a careful
review of the manual indicates it is based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) intraday high, low
and close, the number of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) advance, decline and unchanged issues
traded plus the NYSE up, down and unchanged volume.
An upside ER of 90 or more signals a potential upward move in the market. Conversely, a downside ER
of 90 or more signals a downtrend. A change in direction of the "Price Phase Indicator" which resembles
the well-known Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) oscillator, confirms a high ER to
prevent a trader from entering or exiting the market prematurely.
The S&P 500, NYSE Composite Index and new highs/lows are three graphic indicators, and do not
appear to be utilized in generating buy-sell signals. Seventeen years of data is supplied with the program,
of which seven months at a time can be displayed on the screen. The program has a communication
section permitting data downloading from Hale Systems.