Closing the Affordability Gap

Up until recently, the Seasonax app was only available to users of Bloomberg or Reuters terminals, putting it out of reach of most non-institutional investors. This has now changed. A  HYPERLINK “https://app.seasonax.com/”web-based version has become available which anyone can use, and it comes at a much lower price point as well. When visiting the site where the app is hosted, this is the welcome screen:

 

Featured patterns at the Seasonax web app page

 

Featured patterns can be explored for free – these are occasionally  changed/updated, but will always feature stocks with interesting individual seasonal trend characteristics. After you register with the site (for free), additional freely accessible featured patterns will become available.

In short, there is plenty of stuff to play around with at no cost if you just want to explore the app and its functions. Full functionality will become available once you subscribe.

We already described the main functions of the Seasonax app in the context of the Bloomberg/Reuters version, so if you are not familiar with it and want to know what it can do, you can start by reading our introduction here:  HYPERLINK “http://www.acting-man.com/?page_id=49532”Seasonax – What It Is And What It Can Do For You.

Obviously, the first sentence stating that the app is only available on Bloomberg and Reuters is no longer true, but all the other features described in the introduction are available on the web app as well. There are a few small differences though, which we will address further below.

But first, here is a look at the web app in action – this example shows a 33-year seasonal chart of gold, on which we have highlighted the time period from today (August 10) to October 8, the next seasonal interim peak. All the statistics you see on the right hand side and in the smaller windows below the main chart window refer exclusively to this time period. This is a chart without filters applied.

The list at the bottom is cut off on this screenshot – it shows all the details for this time period for every single year contained in the 33-year seasonal average. In the app you can scroll down and see the other years as well.

 

Gold, 33-year seasonal chart with the time period August 10 – October 8 selected.

 

33 years is the longest seasonal chart available for gold, but shorter time periods can of course be chosen as well (as a tip, per experience it is well worth looking at more than one time period and also make use of the filtering options).

The app is very easy to understand and operate. Here is a brief tutorial video that shows how it’s done:

 

Seasonax app – a brief tutorial for beginners

 

Differences Between the Terminal and Web App Versions

So what is the difference between the web version and the Bloomberg version? The web version actually has a function that has not yet been implemented in the  Bloomberg/Reuters app, namely so-called “detrended” charts.

What does that mean? A detrended chart starts and ends at 100 – but still shows all the fluctuations of the selected instrument. This is very useful when e.g. trying to find periods of relative seasonal strength and weakness in securities which have been in very long-lasting and persistent up- or downtrends with very few interruptions (such as e.g. the “FANG” stocks or Bitcoin).

Of course the web app has a few small drawbacks as well (which is why the apps for the professional terminals remain considerably more expensive). Inter alia it uses other data providers which lack the depth and breadth of these professional services.

Therefore the web app offers “only” access to 12,094 different instruments from 18 sectors and 13 exchanges and is limited with respect to how far back the data go. You can e.g. look at a 68-year seasonal chart of the SPX and a 30-year seasonal chart of the DJIA, but not a 120-year chart. For most traders this limitation is not going to represent a major obstacle.

Also, only end-of-day historical charts are available, but no intraday studies. A large bank or a large manufacturing company that has to hedge several hundred million dollars every year will probably need those, as a few ticks can save it a fortune.

For a small trader and investor annual EOD seasonal charts are more likely to be useful. They will tell you when you have the “statistical wind” at your back and will help with the generation of trading ideas as well. As a general tip: there are still a great many undiscovered seasonal patterns in individual stocks, which can offer quite a big edge to traders.   

Note that the app is continually improved, which means in this context that new data providers and securities will be added regularly. New features are going to be integrated in both the Bloomberg/Reuters and the web app versions on a regular basis as well. In short, the app will become ever more useful over time, without becoming more expensive.

 

Subscription Details

Once you subscribe to the app, the first three days are for free, and in this time period the subscription can still be canceled at no cost. In other words, if you are interested in becoming a subscriber, you will have more time to play around for free before you make up your mind for good.

Note that subscribers will also be able to save favorites – i.e., any new seasonal patterns you discover can be saved and recalled at any time, which is obviously quite advantageous.

Finally, you should of course make use of the bonus/discount we can offer you if you subscribe through Acting Man. In order to find out about the details of the offer and obtain the required bonus code please e-mail us at  info@acting-man.com and type “Seasonax” in the subject line.

Please feel free to do so using a pseudonym and a throw-away email address, as we are not in the least interested in zuckerberging your personal data. In fact, the  relationship between us and your personal data is akin to that between a  koala  and rain.

 

What happens when a koala is caught in the rain? He doesn’t give a f…

 

If you are an institutional investor, please let us know and indicate whether you are interested in the web app or the Bloomberg/Reuters version (or both), as there are special offers available for institutions, partly depending on the type of order.

Note: as far as we are aware, the precision of the algorithm used in the the Seasonax app for calculating seasonal charts is to this day unsurpassed. Give your trading a statistical edge!

 

Charts by: Seasonax

 

Link to the web app:  Seasonax seasons, patterns and cycles

 

Get your  bonus code here (subject line “Seasonax”)