We include the weekly portfolio trading system results for the week ending on January 12, 2018. All portfolios were up on the week and are up on the month.
There was a nice trading tone to the market this week and gains were across sectors including Crude Oil, Euro Currency, Grains, and Metals. Stock Indexes and Coffee were the least profitable while the Euro Currency and Gold strategies lead the way. SR CounterTrend Gold had its first loss (just a few ticks) but Gold Flash captured the trade of the week on Friday.
The stock market continues to make its parabolic move with daily gains of less than 1% (some sarcasm here as parabolic moves should include some days where the gains are greater than 1%). It has been 86 days since the E-mini S&P futures posted a gain or loss of 1% or more. At current prices, the market would have to move approximately 28 points for a 1% move. The market is still in the mindset of S&P 1500 with these narrow ranges based on percentage gains and losses.
The results below are hypothetical results based on the trading system signals. We trade the strategies and portfolios but we don't trade all systems, all of the time, and do use some discretion when determining which strategies to trades. We also do take additional discretionary trades. Some of the trading system trades shown may be taken while other trades may not be taken, based on our discretion. For this reason, the information here should be considered informational and educational and can represent how our trading software operates on different platforms.
For the purpose of this blog post, since we do use discretion in our live trading: All trades presented are NOT LIVE TRADED IN A LIVE ACCOUNT and should be considered hypothetical.