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The Candle SP 500
(123139019)

Created by: MourelleInvestments MourelleInvestments
Started: 03/2019
Stocks
Last trade: 4 days ago
Trading style: Equity Trend-following Short-term Reversal

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Trading Category: Equity
Trend-following
Category: Equity

Trend-following

Tries to take advantage of long, medium or short-term moves that seem to play out in various markets. Typically, trend-following analysis is backward looking; that is, it attempts to recognize and profit from already-established trends.
Short-term Reversal
Category: Equity

Short-term Reversal

Exploits the tendency of stocks with strong gains and stocks with strong losses to reverse in a short-term time frame (up to one month).
19.8%
Cumul. Return

Rate of Return Calculations

Overview

To comply with NFA regulations, we display Cumulative Rate of Return for strategies with a track record of less than one year. For strategies with longer track records, we display Annualized (Compounded) Rate of Return.

How Cumulative Rate of Return is calculated

= (Ending_equity - Starting_equity) / Starting_equity

Remember that, following NFA requirements, strategy subscription costs and estimated commissions are included in marked-to-market equity calculations.

All results are hypothetical.

(6.1%)
Max Drawdown
13
Num Trades
76.9%
Win Trades
4.2 : 1
Profit Factor
71.4%
Win Months
Hypothetical Monthly Returns (includes system fee and Typical Broker commissions and fees)
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYTD
2019                -  +1.8%+2.2%(0.6%)+9.9%+3.0%+2.3%                  +19.8%

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Trading Record

This strategy has placed 7 trades in real-life brokerage accounts.

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Long
Short
Both
Win
Loss
Both
Opened Date/TimeSymbolDescriptionSideQtyAvg PriceClosed Date/TimeAvg PriceDrawdownP/L
8/16/19 15:42 SDS PROSHARES ULTRASHORT S&P500 SHORT 1,500 31.36 8/23 10:32 30.90 0.03%
Trade id #124971459
Max drawdown($19)
Time8/16/19 15:46
Quant open1,000
Worst price31.60
Drawdown as % of equity-0.03%
$682
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $15.00
8/1/19 15:55 SDS PROSHARES ULTRASHORT S&P500 LONG 1,000 30.55 8/16 15:42 31.58 0.22%
Trade id #124727791
Max drawdown($126)
Time8/1/19 15:55
Quant open1,000
Worst price30.42
Drawdown as % of equity-0.22%
$1,025
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.00
7/24/19 15:55 TNA DIREXION DAILY SMALL CAP BULL LONG 500 64.04 7/31 14:48 64.09 2.8%
Trade id #124602886
Max drawdown($1,615)
Time7/24/19 15:55
Quant open500
Worst price60.81
Drawdown as % of equity-2.80%
$15
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $10.00
7/24/19 15:36 SPXL DIREXION DAILY S&P500 BULL 3X LONG 500 55.33 7/31 14:48 53.49 1.57%
Trade id #124602202
Max drawdown($920)
Time7/31/19 14:48
Quant open500
Worst price53.49
Drawdown as % of equity-1.57%
($930)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $10.00
7/17/19 15:50 NUGT DIREXION DAILY GOLD MINERS BUL LONG 900 31.98 7/23 11:24 35.20 1.82%
Trade id #124505036
Max drawdown($999)
Time7/17/19 15:50
Quant open900
Worst price30.87
Drawdown as % of equity-1.82%
$2,884
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.50
6/27/19 14:21 SPXL DIREXION DAILY S&P500 BULL 3X LONG 1,000 50.74 7/17 10:15 54.49 0.51%
Trade id #124258594
Max drawdown($260)
Time6/27/19 14:21
Quant open1,000
Worst price50.48
Drawdown as % of equity-0.51%
$3,738
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $12.50
6/18/19 10:38 QLD PROSHARES ULTRA QQQ LONG 500 96.50 6/25 15:53 94.02 2.49%
Trade id #124126008
Max drawdown($1,305)
Time6/18/19 10:38
Quant open500
Worst price93.89
Drawdown as % of equity-2.49%
($1,250)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $10.00
6/14/19 9:54 SPXS DIREXION DAILY S&P500 BEAR 3X LONG 1,000 19.65 6/18 10:37 18.71 1.8%
Trade id #124084270
Max drawdown($960)
Time6/18/19 9:51
Quant open1,000
Worst price18.69
Drawdown as % of equity-1.80%
($945)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.00
6/12/19 11:10 NUGT DIREXION DAILY GOLD MINERS BUL LONG 1,000 20.46 6/14 13:26 21.10 0.76%
Trade id #124051387
Max drawdown($400)
Time6/12/19 19:46
Quant open1,000
Worst price20.06
Drawdown as % of equity-0.76%
$635
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.00
6/7/19 15:12 QLD PROSHARES ULTRA QQQ LONG 500 90.17 6/12 9:32 91.60 0.31%
Trade id #123984981
Max drawdown($160)
Time6/7/19 16:01
Quant open500
Worst price89.85
Drawdown as % of equity-0.31%
$705
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $10.00
5/7/19 14:26 SDS PROSHARES ULTRASHORT S&P500 LONG 1,000 32.42 6/5 9:30 33.52 1.04%
Trade id #123562928
Max drawdown($530)
Time5/8/19 11:09
Quant open1,000
Worst price31.89
Drawdown as % of equity-1.04%
$1,095
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.00
4/9/19 9:30 SSO PROSHARES ULTRA S&P500 LONG 400 121.88 4/25 10:32 124.21 0.69%
Trade id #123252301
Max drawdown($341)
Time4/9/19 15:56
Quant open400
Worst price121.03
Drawdown as % of equity-0.69%
$924
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $8.00

Statistics

  • Strategy began
    3/31/2019
  • Suggested Minimum Cap
    $35,000
  • Strategy Age (days)
    168.72
  • Age
    169 days ago
  • What it trades
    Stocks
  • # Trades
    13
  • # Profitable
    10
  • % Profitable
    76.90%
  • Avg trade duration
    10.4 days
  • Max peak-to-valley drawdown
    6.06%
  • drawdown period
    June 14, 2019 - June 27, 2019
  • Cumul. Return
    19.8%
  • Avg win
    $1,311
  • Avg loss
    $1,033
  • Model Account Values (Raw)
  • Cash
    $26,562
  • Margin Used
    $0
  • Buying Power
    $27,888
  • Ratios
  • W:L ratio
    4.24:1
  • Sharpe Ratio
    2.07
  • Sortino Ratio
    3.59
  • Calmar Ratio
    10.045
  • CORRELATION STATISTICS
  • Correlation to SP500
    -0.28060
  • Return Statistics
  • Ann Return (w trading costs)
    46.9%
  • Ann Return (Compnd, No Fees)
    48.2%
  • Risk of Ruin (Monte-Carlo)
  • Chance of 10% account loss
    1.50%
  • Chance of 20% account loss
    n/a
  • Chance of 30% account loss
    n/a
  • Chance of 40% account loss
    n/a
  • Chance of 50% account loss
    n/a
  • Popularity
  • Popularity (Today)
    946
  • Popularity (Last 6 weeks)
    972
  • C2 Score
    982
  • Trades-Own-System Certification
  • Trades Own System?
    -
  • TOS percent
    n/a
  • Win / Loss
  • Avg Loss
    $1,033
  • Avg Win
    $1,311
  • # Winners
    10
  • # Losers
    3
  • % Winners
    76.9%
  • Frequency
  • Avg Position Time (mins)
    14914.70
  • Avg Position Time (hrs)
    248.58
  • Avg Trade Length
    10.4 days
  • Last Trade Ago
    4
  • Leverage
  • Daily leverage (average)
    1.81
  • Daily leverage (max)
    3.10
  • Regression
  • Alpha
    0.12
  • Beta
    -0.31
  • Treynor Index
    -0.34
  • Maximum Adverse Excursion (MAE)
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - All trades
    0.795
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - Winning trades
    0.358
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - Losing trades
    -1.027
  • Hold-and-Hope Ratio
    1.282
  • Analysis based on MONTHLY values, full history
  • RATIO STATISTICS
  • Ratio statistics of excess return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.40303
  • SD
    0.04855
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    8.30203
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    6.62406
  • df
    4.00000
  • t
    5.35894
  • p
    0.00293
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    1.94177
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    14.53170
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    1.12052
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    12.12760
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    0.00000
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    0.00000
  • Upside part of mean
    0.40303
  • Downside part of mean
    0.00000
  • Upside SD
    0.12418
  • Downside SD
    0.00000
  • N nonnegative terms
    5.00000
  • N negative terms
    0.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    5.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.09423
  • Mean of criterion
    0.40303
  • SD of predictor
    0.07982
  • SD of criterion
    0.04855
  • Covariance
    -0.00268
  • r
    -0.69266
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.42128
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.44273
  • Mean Square Error
    0.00163
  • DF error
    3.00000
  • t(b)
    -1.66336
  • p(b)
    0.90259
  • t(a)
    6.60506
  • p(a)
    0.00353
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -1.22730
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    0.38474
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.22941
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.65604
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -0.95668
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.44273
  • Ratio statistics of excess log return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.39553
  • SD
    0.04677
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    8.45669
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    6.74746
  • df
    4.00000
  • t
    5.45877
  • p
    0.00274
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    2.00963
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    14.77840
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    1.17240
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    12.32250
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    0.00000
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    0.00000
  • Upside part of mean
    0.39553
  • Downside part of mean
    0.00000
  • Upside SD
    0.12160
  • Downside SD
    0.00000
  • N nonnegative terms
    5.00000
  • N negative terms
    0.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    5.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.09135
  • Mean of criterion
    0.39553
  • SD of predictor
    0.07922
  • SD of criterion
    0.04677
  • Covariance
    -0.00258
  • r
    -0.69667
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.41130
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.43311
  • Mean Square Error
    0.00150
  • DF error
    3.00000
  • t(b)
    -1.68201
  • p(b)
    0.90442
  • t(a)
    6.76256
  • p(a)
    0.00330
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -1.18949
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    0.36690
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.22929
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.63692
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -0.96167
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.43311
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (parametric)
  • assuming log normal returns and losses (using central moments from Sharpe statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    -0.01081
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    -0.00514
  • assuming Pareto losses only (using partial moments from Sortino statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.00000
  • ORDER STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of return rates
  • Number of observations
    5.00000
  • Minimum
    1.01864
  • Quartile 1
    1.02557
  • Median
    1.03211
  • Quartile 3
    1.03586
  • Maximum
    1.05574
  • Mean of quarter 1
    1.02211
  • Mean of quarter 2
    1.03211
  • Mean of quarter 3
    1.03586
  • Mean of quarter 4
    1.05574
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.01029
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    1.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.20000
  • Mean of outliers high
    1.05574
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (based on Ex
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • DRAW DOWN STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of draw downs
  • Number of observations
    0.00000
  • Minimum
    0.00000
  • Quartile 1
    0.00000
  • Median
    0.00000
  • Quartile 3
    0.00000
  • Maximum
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 3
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 4
    0.00000
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.00000
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Risk estimates based on draw downs (based on Extreme Value T
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • COMBINED STATISTICS
  • Annualized return (arithmetic extrapolation)
    0.42999
  • Compounded annual return (geometric extrapolation)
    0.48518
  • Calmar ratio (compounded annual return / max draw down)
    0.00000
  • Compounded annual return / average of 25% largest draw downs
    0.00000
  • Compounded annual return / Expected Shortfall lognormal
    0.00000
  • 0.00000
  • 0.00000
  • Analysis based on DAILY values, full history
  • RATIO STATISTICS
  • Ratio statistics of excess return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.44243
  • SD
    0.16131
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    2.74262
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    2.72422
  • df
    112.00000
  • t
    1.80117
  • p
    0.41611
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -0.26925
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    5.74252
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -0.28145
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    5.72988
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    4.95832
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    12.57000
  • Upside part of mean
    1.12161
  • Downside part of mean
    -0.67919
  • Upside SD
    0.13630
  • Downside SD
    0.08923
  • N nonnegative terms
    68.00000
  • N negative terms
    45.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    113.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.12107
  • Mean of criterion
    0.44243
  • SD of predictor
    0.14414
  • SD of criterion
    0.16131
  • Covariance
    -0.00703
  • r
    -0.30245
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.33848
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.48300
  • Mean Square Error
    0.02386
  • DF error
    111.00000
  • t(b)
    -3.34312
  • p(b)
    0.68957
  • t(a)
    2.05269
  • p(a)
    0.37900
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.53911
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.13785
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.01675
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.95007
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -1.30709
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.48341
  • Ratio statistics of excess log return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.42926
  • SD
    0.16046
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    2.67514
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    2.65718
  • df
    112.00000
  • t
    1.75685
  • p
    0.41812
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -0.33554
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    5.67413
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -0.34745
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    5.66182
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    4.77523
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    12.37540
  • Upside part of mean
    1.11247
  • Downside part of mean
    -0.68321
  • Upside SD
    0.13470
  • Downside SD
    0.08989
  • N nonnegative terms
    68.00000
  • N negative terms
    45.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    113.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.11069
  • Mean of criterion
    0.42926
  • SD of predictor
    0.14480
  • SD of criterion
    0.16046
  • Covariance
    -0.00702
  • r
    -0.30212
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.33481
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.46632
  • Mean Square Error
    0.02361
  • DF error
    111.00000
  • t(b)
    -3.33904
  • p(b)
    0.68937
  • t(a)
    1.99088
  • p(a)
    0.38248
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.53350
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.13611
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.00218
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    0.93046
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -1.28213
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.46632
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (parametric)
  • assuming log normal returns and losses (using central moments from Sharpe statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.01456
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.01863
  • assuming Pareto losses only (using partial moments from Sortino statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.00512
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.01057
  • ORDER STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of return rates
  • Number of observations
    113.00000
  • Minimum
    0.97996
  • Quartile 1
    0.99702
  • Median
    1.00000
  • Quartile 3
    1.00698
  • Maximum
    1.04342
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.99070
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.99917
  • Mean of quarter 3
    1.00265
  • Mean of quarter 4
    1.01462
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.00997
  • Number outliers low
    2.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.01770
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.98015
  • Number of outliers high
    3.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.02655
  • Mean of outliers high
    1.03375
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (based on Ex
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.21764
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.00858
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.01387
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    -0.09797
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.00788
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.01041
  • DRAW DOWN STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of draw downs
  • Number of observations
    11.00000
  • Minimum
    0.00187
  • Quartile 1
    0.00745
  • Median
    0.01699
  • Quartile 3
    0.02128
  • Maximum
    0.05337
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.00261
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.01422
  • Mean of quarter 3
    0.01934
  • Mean of quarter 4
    0.03284
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.01383
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    1.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.09091
  • Mean of outliers high
    0.05337
  • Risk estimates based on draw downs (based on Extreme Value T
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.38884
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.03907
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.06612
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    4.76950
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.09541
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • COMBINED STATISTICS
  • Annualized return (arithmetic extrapolation)
    0.47157
  • Compounded annual return (geometric extrapolation)
    0.53612
  • Calmar ratio (compounded annual return / max draw down)
    10.04500
  • Compounded annual return / average of 25% largest draw downs
    16.32720
  • Compounded annual return / Expected Shortfall lognormal
    28.78090

Strategy Description

Trend following using systematic signals.On average 30 plus trade signals a year on the long side and the same on the short side. It is implemented with two simple ETF,s on the SP 500: Long the market:SPY and SH for going short. Other market index ETF,s are also valid to implement the strategy.Signals may last several months or as short as one day.

Summary Statistics

Strategy began
2019-03-31
Suggested Minimum Capital
$35,000
Rank at C2 %
Top 1.8%
Rank # 
#11
# Trades
13
# Profitable
10
% Profitable
76.9%
Net Dividends
Correlation S&P500
-0.281
Sharpe Ratio
2.07
Sortino Ratio
3.59
Beta
-0.31
Alpha
0.12
Leverage
1.81 Average
3.10 Maximum
Summary
Higher leverage = greater risk.

More information about leverage

Collective2 calculates the maximum leverage used by a strategy in each day. We then display the average of these measurements (i.e. the average daily maximum leverage) and the greatest of these measurements (maximum daily leverage).

Leverage is the ratio of total notional value controlled by a strategy divided by its Model Account equity. Generally higher leverage implies greater risk.

Example of calculation:
The Strategy buys 100 shares of stock at $12 per share.
The Model Account equity during that day is $5,000.
The leverage is: $1200 / $5,000 = 0.24

This is a useful measurement, but it should be considered in context. This measurement doesn't take into account important factors, such as when multiple positions are held that are inversely correlated. Nor does the measurement take into account the volatility of the instruments being held.

In addition, certain asset classes are inherently more leveraged than others. For example, futures contracts are highly leveraged. Forex positions are often even more leveraged than futures.

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Some advanced users find it useful to see "raw" Model Account values. These numbers do not include any commissions, fees, subscription costs, or dividend actions.

Strategy developers can "archive" strategies at any time. This means the strategy Model Account is reset to its initial level and the trade list cleared. However, all archived track records are permanently preserved for evaluation by potential subscribers.

About the results you see on this Web site

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.

These results are based on simulated or hypothetical performance results that have certain inherent limitations. Unlike the results shown in an actual performance record, these results do not represent actual trading. Also, because these trades have not actually been executed, these results may have under-or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated or hypothetical trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to these being shown.

In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program, which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all of which can adversely affect actual trading results.

Material assumptions and methods used when calculating results

The following are material assumptions used when calculating any hypothetical monthly results that appear on our web site.

  • Profits are reinvested. We assume profits (when there are profits) are reinvested in the trading strategy.
  • Starting investment size. For any trading strategy on our site, hypothetical results are based on the assumption that you invested the starting amount shown on the strategy's performance chart. In some cases, nominal dollar amounts on the equity chart have been re-scaled downward to make current go-forward trading sizes more manageable. In these cases, it may not have been possible to trade the strategy historically at the equity levels shown on the chart, and a higher minimum capital was required in the past.
  • All fees are included. When calculating cumulative returns, we try to estimate and include all the fees a typical trader incurs when AutoTrading using AutoTrade technology. This includes the subscription cost of the strategy, plus any per-trade AutoTrade fees, plus estimated broker commissions if any.
  • "Max Drawdown" Calculation Method. We calculate the Max Drawdown statistic as follows. Our computer software looks at the equity chart of the system in question and finds the largest percentage amount that the equity chart ever declines from a local "peak" to a subsequent point in time (thus this is formally called "Maximum Peak to Valley Drawdown.") While this is useful information when evaluating trading systems, you should keep in mind that past performance does not guarantee future results. Therefore, future drawdowns may be larger than the historical maximum drawdowns you see here.

Trading is risky

There is a substantial risk of loss in futures and forex trading. Online trading of stocks and options is extremely risky. Assume you will lose money. Don't trade with money you cannot afford to lose.

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