We include the weekly portfolio trading system results for the week ending on September 29, 2017. This also includes the monthly results for September as we closed the month of September and the 3rd Quarter of 2017
There were losses this week in the 25K and 100K while the One Million Portfolio was up this week. All portfolios are down on the month. This September was the least volatile month on record according to some studies. September volatility article and video. The lack of range and volatility make it difficult to have significant winners. The drawdown in this case is related more to lots of small losses without enough winning trades to offset.
Going forward, we are looking forward to Q4 since October has historically been one of the more volatile and trendy months. We like this opportunity of getting in on drawdowns going into a new quarter and can be a good seasonal time of year to trade.
The monthly results include the transition that occurred on the 13th for the One Million Portfolio. The One Million Portfolio traded RBOB and Heating Oil After Hours II through the 12th of September and then starting on the 13th, we removed these two strategies and added five additional strategies that are the last five strategies on the list in the One Million Portfolio below and include: Euro Currency Flash, Swiss Franc Flash, Japanese Yen Flash, Gold Spike II E-mini S&P, and LVDTL E-mini S&P.
If you want to start or increase contracts traded on a portfolio, we recommend that you wait for drawdowns such as this, instead of getting in at equity peaks. We said this last week as well.
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. Some of the trades shown may be taken while other may not be taken. 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: All trades presented are NOT LIVE TRADED IN A LIVE ACCOUNT and should be considered hypothetical.