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Avg Trader Performance

Investment Profits Return Annualized Commissions Trades Avg. Hold
Performance Since Inception
Realized $5,000 $901.69 18.03% 791.33% $1,011.10 ($9.54 avg.) 106 17 days, 9 hrs
Average Monthly Performance (7 months)
Realized $5,000 $128.81 2.58% 4.58% $144.44 ($9.63 avg.) 15 17 days, 9 hrs
Performance for March 2017
Realized $5,000 $83.19 1.66% 21.63% $311.80 ($8.66 avg.) 36 11 minutes, 52 sec
Performance for February 2017
Realized $5,000 $188.44 3.77% 63.39% $209.79 ($9.99 avg.) 21 18 days, 5 hrs
Performance for January 2017
Realized $5,000 $11.42 0.23% 2.73% $19.98 ($9.99 avg.) 2 8 days, 4 hrs
Performance for May 2016
Realized $5,000 $336.87 6.74% 120.87% $189.81 ($9.99 avg.) 19 37 days, 19 hrs
Performance for April 2016
Realized $5,000 $290.45 5.81% 102.60% $59.94 ($9.99 avg.) 6 27 days, 6 hrs
Performance for March 2016
Realized $5,000 $346.18 6.92% 125.76% $159.84 ($9.99 avg.) 16 24 days, 17 hrs
Performance for February 2016
Realized $5,000 $325.07 6.50% 126.45% $59.94 ($9.99 avg.) 6 5 days, 16 hrs
  • Ticker Avg. Price Last Price Weight Return
    HOD:TSE$12.10$11.86
    22.26%
    -1.98%
    HOU:TSE$7.55$6.42
    59.03%
    -14.97%
    UGAZ:NYSEARCA$19.67$19.67
    99.54%
    0.00%
    HND:TSE$11.53$11.25
    23.06%
    -2.43%
  • Ticker Avg. Price Last Price Weight Return
    HND:TSE$11.78$11.59
    11.77%
    -1.61%
    HOU:TSE$7.56$6.45
    50.73%
    -14.74%

Recent Results

Ticker Sold Return Weight Profit
DGAZ:NYSEARCA $22.22 -3.14%
102.87%
$-161.43
HOU:TSE $6.40 2.89%
19.81%
$28.66
PULM:NASDAQ $3.94 10.36%
89.82%
$465.46
HOD:TSE $12.08 2.03%
21.77%
$22.07
HOU:TSE $6.51 1.40%
19.67%
$13.79

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Trades for Wednesday Mar 9, 2016

SellETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) sold $18.12
2.08%
Previous Close CA$18.00 Open 18.62 Close 17.61
Day's Low 17.5 Day's High 18.72 Volume 2,205,000
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.30M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 2.21 Market Cap. 76.43M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • My instincts proved correct today and I got my pull-back after the morning surge on Oil. Of course, I can't help but look how much money was left on the table and... so far, it seems like I sold pretty well. It's holding steady, again, just a bit lower than where I sold it. It will be interesting to watch what happens for the remainder of the day.

    I'm proud of myself for entering-in the stop-loss. It was difficult to do, but I did it anyway!

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BuyETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) closing $17.61
-0.79% unrealized
Previous Close CA$18.00 Open 18.62 Close 17.61
Day's Low 17.5 Day's High 18.72 Volume 2,205,000
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.30M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 2.21 Market Cap. 76.43M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • The swings! Geez... Oil rallied back-up and I finally got my price on HOD (Oil Bear). Oil may, of course, keep going, but I just don't see this sort of rally lasting. As I write this Oil is a few cents higher, but this is definitely looking to be a resistance level for the time being. ...of course, time being, in today's market, is a very relative/brief thing.

    Now... I need to put in a stop-loss order to prove to myself that I can be a disciplined investor. HOD is down 9% at the time of my purchase (Oil has rallied about 4.5%). If Oil rallies another percentage point, then that would mean another 2% down on HOD ...a price of $17.40. I have to choose a point and that's a point that I both don't see happening and, if it does, it's probably not a good thing for me.

    As for my target sell price... I'm going to look for $18.10 or higher. Based on today's chart that should be quite realistic on a swing and would be a great trade.

    Interesting lesson: if you have a stop-loss order placed, TD's system won't let you also place a limit sell order. I guess their thinking is that you only place the stop-loss if you fear a swing against you and would otherwise hold out for your target price above your purchase price.

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WatchlistETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) open $18.62 closing $17.61
-5.42%
Previous Close CA$18.00 Open 18.62 Close 17.61
Day's Low 17.5 Day's High 18.72 Volume 2,205,000
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.30M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 2.21 Market Cap. 76.43M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I watched as Oil very nearly broke back through a new high, but it came within $0.06 of my target price on HOD and then Oil pulled back again and HOD rallied without me. Just like with what seems to be my missed opportunity in Gold this morning, I'm not done watching and do still have my order pending at $17.75, but it would require Oil to rally over $38 again. We'll see.

    I don't regret my greedy target price... it just sucks to see a missed swing.

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WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.13 closing $11.29
1.44%
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.13 Close 11.29
Day's Low 10.93 Day's High 11.39 Volume 2,204,000
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.51M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change -0.44 Market Cap. 580.31M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I really thought that I was going to get my target price and buy ...I thought I had missed my window when the price of Gold started to climb again after the first more significant pull-back of the morning, but when I checked the price of XGD (the ETF), it had not actually responded to the bounce of Gold at all. Even though Gold had bounced, the ETF was holding at the lower level. There were, literally, moments where the price of Gold was appreciating and the ETF was heading down!?

    Then the bounce continued and it was looking less and less likely that I was going to get a chance to take part. I'm not done watching today, but it seems to be rallying back up now.

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Trades for Tuesday Mar 8, 2016

WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.86 closing $11.33
-4.47%
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.86 Close 11.33
Day's Low 11.25 Day's High 11.88 Volume 1,650,000
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.51M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change -0.44 Market Cap. 580.31M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • The first hour of trading has been a pretty steep slide for both Oil and Gold this morning, but I think that they have farther to go. I don't know if my opportunity will present itself today, but I feel as though the market needs to sort itself out before I loan it any of my money again.

    I've sent email alerts for both commodity ETFs and will keep my seat in the bleachers for now.

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Trades for Monday Mar 7, 2016

WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.55 closing $11.6
0.43%
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.55 Close 11.6
Day's Low 11.42 Day's High 11.91 Volume 1,927,500
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.51M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change -0.44 Market Cap. 580.31M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Some big swings in Gold today, so far. I was so focused on the new highs for Oil that I completely missed the intraday dip in Gold. My target for Gold was below $1,260, which it never quite met, so I don't think that I would have gotten in anyway, but still.

    I've said this before, but the disconnect between the Gold ETFs and the underlying bullion is really confusing sometimes. There was a move up in XGD this morning that was completely unrelated to Gold, which has been down all day long...???

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WatchlistETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) open $19.68 closing $17.87
-9.20%
Previous Close CA$17.61 Open 19.68 Close 17.87
Day's Low 17.71 Day's High 19.68 Volume 2,575,100
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.30M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change -9.55 Market Cap. 76.43M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Well, it would seem that I made the right decision to stay out of the Oil (bear) position on Friday at market close since Oil appears to be edging higher this morning, it's up another 2% already. I'll keep an eye out for an opportunity if it gains significantly, but for now I'll keep my seat in the bleachers and wait and see. HOD is down 3% 20-minutes into trading from Friday's close.

    A week ago I probably would have been tempted to bid on a pull-back already, but I don't trust Oil to retreat just yet. The market seems to be really confused as to its direction over the short term and, ironically, I feel more confident placing a bet for/long on Oil after it retreats a bit, then counting on the retreat itself. We'll see if I get my opportunity.

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Trades for Friday Mar 4, 2016

WatchlistETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) open $21.46 closing $19.78
-7.83%
Previous Close CA$17.61 Open 21.46 Close 19.78
Day's Low 19.8 Day's High 21.88 Volume 2,414,300
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.30M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change -9.55 Market Cap. 76.43M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I'm very tempted to place a bet against Oil now that it's reached over $36 (Crude), but two things weigh on me:

    1. It's Friday before the close and I'm exhausted... I don't know if I want to be in over the weekend, and
    2. I just had a bet against Oil yesterday that paid off... and today it's at new highs... another rollercoaster anyone?
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SellETF
HGD:TSE Ho. Beta. S&P/TSX Gl. Gld. Br. Pl. (ETF) sold $5.12
3.89%
Previous Close CA$5.22 Open 5.02 Close 5.22
Day's Low 4.55 Day's High 5.25 Volume 5,071,000
52-week Low 19.91 52-week High 19.91 Average Daily Volume 2.71M
Beta 0.39 Day's Change 0.38 Market Cap. 43.77M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Of course, as I write this I'm looking at the current bid/ask and I can see that I didn't quite sell at the best time, but I'm out and I'm grateful to have fresh profits for the day. Per my earlier posts today, it was quite a ride. From the lowest of the day to right now, it was almost a 12% swing in the total value of my portfolio! These leveraged ETFs are definitely exciting... though maybe too exciting!?

    Something that I noticed, again, was the disconnect between the bullion and the ETF. I was watching the spot price of Gold for my target price at which to act, but when I revisited the ETF price in TD's WebBroker software, it was still rising while the Gold Spot was stagnant at the time... it's puzzling and definitely frustrating at moments like that.

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SellETF
HGD:TSE Ho. Beta. S&P/TSX Gl. Gld. Br. Pl. (ETF) sold $4.82
-2.20%
Previous Close CA$5.22 Open 5.02 Close 5.22
Day's Low 4.55 Day's High 5.25 Volume 5,071,000
52-week Low 19.91 52-week High 19.91 Average Daily Volume 2.71M
Beta 0.39 Day's Change 0.38 Market Cap. 43.77M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • There was a partial correction and I sold off the portion that I had bought on margin. I knew that I didn't want to be in margin come end of trading anyway, so I took at least some of those profits to offset the larger losses that I was still carrying (so far, at least).

    I'm actually quite proud of this trade. I set my target price ($4.82) and stuck with it.

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