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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 2, 2016

BuyETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) closing $21.43
0.37% unrealized
Previous Close CA$17.61 Open 22.83 Close 21.43
Day's Low 21.2 Day's High 23.09 Volume 3,257,200
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, I did it... my first bet against oil. I'm still deep into Gold, but saw an opportunity... or at least what I think/thought(?) was an opportunity when Crude reached a new high at over $35. This on a day when oil inventories were reported at nearly 3 times the analyst expectations, which leads me to believe, more than ever, that oil is in for another smackdown.

    Oil basically sat steady for most of the afternoon at around $34.66, give or take, and then proceeded to rally up to $34.88 before closing. I'm going to stay in after closing because I believe that tomorrow will bring some more clear thinking. Of course... this may end up hurting!

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Trades for Tuesday Mar 1, 2016

BuyETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund closing $11.81
5.54% unrealized
Previous Close CA$11.81 Open 11.43 Close 11.81
Day's Low 0 Day's High 0 Volume 2,196,900
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.68M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change 0.34 Market Cap. 602.62M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I saw an intra-day dip in Gold, or so I thought, and used my margin account to help leverage myself out of the hole that I found myself in with the decline in Gold since the market open. Of course... literally seconds after my order went through the bottom fell out and it just kept on heading down.

    Now I'm faced with the question of what to do... do I hold and wait for the rebound, which I do still believe will occur, or do I cut my losses and look for the next opportunity somewhere else.

    I'm reminded of the winner's curse.

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Trades for Monday Feb 29, 2016

UpdateETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund paid $11.87 closing $11.38
-4.13% unrealized
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.21 Close 11.38
Day's Low 11.2 Day's High 11.41 Volume 785,300
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
  • TD's WebBroker software went down during the afternoon... couldn't log-in and even if I did manage to get in, it wouldn't provide any real time updates (or they took 5/10 minutes at a time!). I tried two different web browsers - no luck. Good thing that it was a light trading day, but I did see an intermediate spike in Gold prices during the outage and I had a limit sell order still in-place... a few anxious moments wondering if my trade had been executed. Finally found out at just before 3pm that it had not, though it came within $0.01 (my sell order was booked at $11.42) of having been.

    Then came the many, many attempts to cancel the order, which I was finally able to do at 3:58p! I had been watching the spot price of Gold since the system outages and it had flirted with the day's highs the whole time. I was certain that I was going to finally get in and find out that it had been executed. I had already started to convince myself that whatever happened it would be for the best, but WOW, what a ride!

    ...of course, once the market closed... the system worked just fine :/

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Trades for Friday Feb 26, 2016

UpdateETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund paid $11.87 closing $11.05
-6.91% unrealized
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.09 Close 11.05
Day's Low 11.02 Day's High 11.38 Volume 1,072,000
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 had planned on biting the proverbial bullet and getting out of my Gold position so that I could get in on the Oil volatility play today, but missed my target price by $0.10... an admittedly wide margin, but... it wasn't entirely my fault. I used TD's price for Gold as a reference for the day, and their system wasn't updating correctly. I need to use a secondary source of data/info for commodity prices, it seems.

    Goldcorp apparently revised it's production estimates WAY DOWN and surprised the market... the bad way... and I paid the price. Their stock was smacked down 10% in one day following 2 downgrades. Basically... I got really unlucky today.

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Trades for Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

SellETF
HXD:TSE Horizns BetaPro S&P/TSX 60 Bear Pl (ETF) sold $11.36
4.60%
Previous Close CA$9.93 Open 11.2 Close 11.02
Day's Low 10.98 Day's High 11.46 Volume 956,900
52-week Low 13.68 52-week High 13.68 Average Daily Volume 667,964.00
Beta -1.08 Day's Change -1.39 Market Cap. 72.54M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I couldn't believe how well I did with the sale of my bear TSX trade. I only missed the top of the market by $0.05. I wasn't trying to be greedy - I set my target price and waited for the order to be filled.

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BuyETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund closing $11.45
-3.54% unrealized
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.75 Close 11.45
Day's Low 11.3 Day's High 12.06 Volume 3,048,100
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
  • There was an intermediate, but rapid, drop in the ETF prior to it hitting above it's 52-week high. I thought that it would continue to flirt with that high and wanted to take advantage of a modest bounce... no such luck. I set my sell order right away at UNDER the previous highs (I wasn't trying to be greedy!), and watched as it came within $0.02 of getting my price... and then... it dropped like a stone! ...and kept falling pretty much all afternoon.

    I had given back all my profits from the morning (unrealized loss) and I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. The volatility is just unbelievable!

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Trades for Friday Feb 19, 2016

SellETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund sold $11.15
-1.06%
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.25 Close 11.1
Day's Low 11.09 Day's High 11.45 Volume 1,635,100
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
  • In retrospect, this was a mistake. I was sucked it by the early morning rally to near-Highs and thought that I could jump in for the ride up again after it declined... nope. If I could have held the position longer, it may have worked out, but I didn't want to be stuck with a margin position over the weekend. Oh well.

BuyETF
HXD:TSE Horizns BetaPro S&P/TSX 60 Bear Pl (ETF) closing $10.86
0.00% unrealized
Previous Close CA$9.93 Open 10.85 Close 10.86
Day's Low 10.82 Day's High 10.98 Volume 654,400
52-week Low 13.68 52-week High 13.68 Average Daily Volume 667,964.00
Beta -1.08 Day's Change -1.39 Market Cap. 72.54M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • In lieu of selling a call option on the TSX, I came across this highly active ETF that bets against the index. I wasn't sure if the volatility would be there today or not, but after 4 consecutive up-days for the index I felt rather confident that there would be a correction today.

BuyETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund closing $11.10
-1.51% unrealized
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 11.25 Close 11.1
Day's Low 11.09 Day's High 11.45 Volume 1,635,100
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 trading rocketed to a near 52-week high right upon opening and I watched it closely. I sent a reasonably low buy order and it flirted with it several times before it finally met and executed my trade.

Trades for Thursday Feb 18, 2016

SellETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund sold $11.09
3.26%
Previous Close CA$11.29 Open 10.51 Close 11.25
Day's Low 10.43 Day's High 11.27 Volume 2,179,800
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 had to wait a whole day to sell, but it turned out to be very profitable. I have to train myself to not insist on liquidating my positions each day... there's nothing wrong with holding a position past close!