INTRODUCING CONSERVATIVE VERSION
MICRO STOCK INDEX AND MICRO GOLD

I am excited about the release of the Conservative Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolio. The Conservative version gives us more flexibility to switch between a conservative setup to a more aggressive setup at the right time, depending on the nature of the market.

The Base (existing) Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold recently made new equity peaks. We did go through a very choppy season before hitting these new equity peaks. The Nasdaq has been the wild card as there has been more chop in the Nasdaq the last 6 months.

A subscription to the Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolio includes both the NEW Conservative version as well as the Existing Base version. Both versions are now in the Portfolio Calculator as well. There are 49 total strategies and six workspaces included in the Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolio.

Existing subscribers will receive the updates as well.

Less Nasdaq strategies have been the trend. Sometimes we may want more Nasdaq strategies though. The conservative version gives you the flexibility to trade smaller starting out or waiting for a cycle in which to increase risk. Typically after a long cycle of chop, and after a drawdown and during a transitional time period such as the end of the month or beginning of the month or quarter, you could see more trends and increasing risk to capture more explosive trends during these windows could be the right approach based on your resources.

I am also working on an algorithm for this so it is more systematic instead of discretionary (determining when to trade each version).

The Base version includes 3 workspaces, 1 workspace for each market. There are 16 Micro ES strategies, 14 Micro NQ strategies and 7 Micro Gold strategies in the Base version. The Conservative version includes 3 additional workspaces, 1 workspace for each market. There are 16 Micro ES strategies (7 are different from any of the strategies in the Base version), 4 Micro NQ strategies, and 7 Micro Gold strategies (2 are different from any of the strategies in the Base version). There are 37 strategies in the Base version and 27 strategies in the Conservative version. There are 49 strategies overall in this subscription. An annual subscription also allows you to trade up to 4 Micros per strategy.

The Conserverative Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolio is really just the micro setups for E-mini S&P, E-mini Nasdaq, and Gold from the 200K Portfolio - the top performing portfolio so far this year. The current version of the 200K Portfolio was released on November 30, 2020. Today, April 7, 2021, we are officially releasing the Conservative version.

Please note that managing this many strategies is not for the beginner. It takes some time to understand what you are looking at when you are involved in algorithmic trading. You can make many technical errors. SIM mode and Micros can help reduce your risk when starting out. The learning curve is different for everyone. You might learn this setup in a month, or it might take 3-6 months, or you may never be comfortable trading this type of setup.

A beginning algorithmic trader should start with 1-10 strategies, such as the 50K Portfolio. This is ideal for more experienced traders.

MICRO PORTFOLIOS
Micro Stock Index (MES), (MNQ), and MGC Micro Gold Portfolio

The Micro Portfolio includes a 37 strategy fully automated trading systems portfolio (Aggressive) and a 33 strategy fully automated trading systems portfolio (Conservative). 

Since the Micro contracts were released in mid 2019, volume has been solid and these contracts have been a good contract to trade for smaller account sizes or when volatility spikes.

The Micro Portfolios can be traded with 20K - 35K, depending on your broker. There has never been an opportunity to trade this many strategies and have this level of diversity in the futures markets with smaller futures accounts.

Typically, a 25K account can trade about 5 strategies at most, during periods of low volatility on regular futures contracts.

This portfolio could also be traded with the E-mini Nasdaq, E-mini S&P, Gold, and Crude Oil futures contracts with larger accounts sizes of at least 200K in the All Strategy Access or 200K Portfolios. This portfolio has been highlighted for the Micro contracts since the Micro S&P, Micro Nasdaq, Micro Gold and Micro Crude Oil are the most liquid micro contracts that are all 1/10th the size of their regular futures contracts. 

The Micro Portfolio now includes the CONSERVATIVE and BASE version - 55 total strategies.

Adding Micro Crude Oil Futures

What happens if we add the new Micro Crude Oil futures contracts to the Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolios. The Micro Crude Oil futures are new and we answer this question with data.

We go over the potential opportunity as well as well as the liquidity concerns.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and the liquidity is a bit sparse in Micro Crude Oil futures since they just started trading. Also sometimes the trades are different in the Micros since the swing highs and lows can vary between the minis and micros. Your results trading 10 micros will not be as good as trading 1 E-mini or regular sized Gold/Crude Oil futures.

If you have the Micro Stock Index and Micro Gold Portfolios, you will receive these updates next week for Crude Oil so you have the option to start trading it when liquidity picks up.

The Micro portfolios will increase in subscription pricing starting in August with the addition of Micro Crude Oil futures. You will be locked in if you subscribe before the end of July.

MICRO PORTFOLIO AGGRESSIVE VERSION - 37 STRATEGIES
Hypothetical Performance Summary
*Results for Micros are Based on 10% of the Results for
the E-Mini ES, E-Mini NQ and Gold with 
$25 round turn slippage and commission
1/1/2008 - 08/06/2021

Micro Portfolio AGR

MICRO PORTFOLIO CONSERVATIVE VERSION - 33 STRATEGIES
Hypothetical Performance Summary
*Results for Micros are Based on 10% of the Results for
the E-Mini ES, E-Mini NQ, Gold, and Crude Oil with 
$25 round turn slippage and commission
1/1/2008 - 08/06/2021

Micro Portfolio CSRV
*The Micro Portfolio Annual Subscription license includes 55 strategies  and 7 workspaces with up to 4 contracts per strategy. 
Additional contracts will require additional subscriptions.

THIS SETUP INCLUDES BOTH THE CONSERVATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE VERSION
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