**The Horizon™ computer model follows a 5-step process**

- The performance history for each investment choice is first divided into
**multiple time slices.** - Next, the performance
**direction**(up or down),**degree**(angle of movement) and the**duration**(elapsed time) in each time slice are evaluated. - A
**weighting**is then applied to each time slice. - The sum of each of the performance time slice weightings are added together to produce the
**Score**for the fund. - A
**Model Portfolio Allocation**percentage amount is then determined for each choice based on the relative Scores of the other choices.

The number of time slices, the weighting algorithms and the portfolio allocation percentages are the results of five years of extensive study by the Compass Institute.

They tested over **500,000 possible permutations** of factors to come up with the correct combination that would provide the optimal results when applied to any combination of
investment choices.