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Investment Profits Return Annualized Commissions Trades Avg. Hold
Performance Since Inception
Realized $5,000 $2,107.59 42.15% 16,184.00% $2,827.45 ($9.58 avg.) 295 17 days, 23 hrs
Average Monthly Performance (13 months)
Realized $5,000 $162.12 3.24% 48.33% $217.50 ($9.46 avg.) 23 17 days, 23 hrs
Performance for September 2017
Realized $5,000 $20.42 0.41% 5.09% $39.96 ($9.99 avg.) 4 27 days, 17 hrs
Performance for August 2017
Realized $5,000 $236.32 4.73% 74.38% $319.68 ($9.99 avg.) 32 27 days, 20 hrs
Performance for July 2017
Realized $5,000 $174.33 3.49% 50.73% $199.80 ($9.99 avg.) 20 23 days, 3 hrs
Performance for June 2017
Realized $5,000 $392.03 7.84% 159.27% $429.57 ($9.99 avg.) 43 18 days, 0 hr
Performance for May 2017
Realized $5,000 $169.10 3.38% 48.88% $449.55 ($9.99 avg.) 45 11 days, 2 hrs
Performance for April 2017
Realized $5,000 $33.44 0.67% 8.48% $245.81 ($9.10 avg.) 27 3 days, 9 hrs
Performance for March 2017
Realized $5,000 $74.51 1.49% 19.18% $443.78 ($8.22 avg.) 54 11 minutes, 59 sec
Performance for February 2017
Realized $5,000 $188.44 3.77% 63.39% $209.79 ($9.99 avg.) 21 18 days, 6 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, 23 hrs
Performance for April 2016
Realized $5,000 $290.45 5.81% 102.60% $59.94 ($9.99 avg.) 6 27 days, 8 hrs
Performance for March 2016
Realized $5,000 $346.18 6.92% 125.76% $159.84 ($9.99 avg.) 16 24 days, 18 hrs
Performance for February 2016
Realized $5,000 $325.07 6.50% 126.45% $59.94 ($9.99 avg.) 6 5 days, 21 hrs
  • Ticker Avg. Price Last Price Weight Return
    HOD:TSE$12.72$11.87
    73.36%
    -6.65%
    HOU:TSE$7.05$5.53
    16.00%
    -21.56%
    HEAR:NYSEARCA$0.84$0.735
    100.19%
    -11.98%
  • Ticker Avg. Price Last Price Weight Return
    HOU:TSE$7.56$5.53
    50.73%
    -26.90%

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Ticker Sold Return Weight Profit
HOU:TSE $5.55 2.21%
19.38%
$21.42
HOU:TSE $5.55 2.21%
17.66%
$19.51
HOU:TSE $5.57 3.13%
23.09%
$36.13
HOU:TSE $5.57 3.15%
17.65%
$27.78
HOD:TSE $12.31 3.36%
15.04%
$25.25

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Trades for Wednesday Mar 23, 2016

WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.41 closing $11.09
-2.80%
Previous Close CA$11.09 Open 11.41 Close 11.09
Day's Low 11.09 Day's High 11.48 Volume 2,272,800
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.67M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change -5.38 Market Cap. 605.92M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Gold is tanking today. It's approaching the levels that I saw when I first started this Journal back in mid-February. If I manage to get out of Oil, then I'm going to be very tempted by these prices. That said, the XGD ETF hasn't moved as much I as I think it should given the move in the underlying bullion... nothing new there, of course. Definitely something to watch though!

    Update: decided not to get in. I looked over my previous trades in this ETF and I've seen much better prices with Gold much higher than it is now. The disconnect that I know exists in Gold seems to be propping-up the ETF right now and I think that it's got more room to fall as people accept the new price of the bullion. There may be an opportunity this week though!

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UpdateETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) paid $16.30 closing $17.38
6.63% unrealized
Previous Close CA$17.40 Open 16.74 Close 17.38
Day's Low 16.63 Day's High 17.48 Volume 1,834,100
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.27M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 8.21 Market Cap. 85.87M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I can't help but watch the pre-market in Oil, of course, and it looks like the momentum is finally with me. I've seen such big moves reverse minutes prior to the open, so who knows, but today may finally be the day for me to get my money out. Now the question is how much do I pull out and when. Do I try and make a profit or do I sell part of the holdings, such as what I bought on margin, to free-up some of the cash.

    Over the past week I've thought a lot about the various rallies that have taken place and if I had sold earlier, at a loss, I would have been able to take advantage of those rallies and make my money back (in theory) that way rather than waiting on the price of Oil to fall below where I bought-in.

    On the flip-side, however, there's that nagging belief that this rally isn't based in any fundamentals. All week I've been listening to smart people say how this is all short-covering and won't last ...and the price of Oil has risen nonetheless. ...hmmm.

    One more thought... I've promised myself that I wouldn't buy on the first morning swing, so I guess the rule should apply for selling just the same. I'm going to wait and see what the open looks like before I act ...or decide not to act; I'm not going to be tempted by the first sign. That said, I should place my order to sell after I see some stabilization - I don't want a repeat of Monday's missed opportunity... or yesterday's for that matter.

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Trades for Tuesday Mar 22, 2016

UpdateETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) paid $16.30 closing $16.11
-1.17% unrealized
Previous Close CA$16.11 Open 16.49 Close 16.11
Day's Low 15.82 Day's High 16.54 Volume 1,519,800
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.27M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 1.13 Market Cap. 80.29M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Apparent terrorist bombs went off in Belgium today. News reports thus far are stating that Brussels' airport and subway system were targeted and at least two dozen people are already reported dead. The financial markets are known to react to such events, so it will likely be a volatile day ahead.

    Today is budget day here in Canada and I'm grateful to live in a country where that is the scariest thing that will happen here on this day. Thoughts and prayers for those affected in Europe!

    Update: well, there was an opportunity to sell at least the margin portion at a profit today, but then Oil rallied back up to stupid-land and stayed put. Is it tomorrow yet?

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Trades for Monday Mar 21, 2016

UpdateETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) paid $16.30 closing $15.93
-2.27% unrealized
Previous Close CA$15.93 Open 16.24 Close 15.93
Day's Low 15.86 Day's High 16.58 Volume 2,164,600
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.27M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change -2.15 Market Cap. 62.52M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Well, I'm starting to believe that the pre-market swings are something I should be ignoring, it's not looking like the market's intentions are moving in my favour. I just watched a spike to almost the stupid-highs that I saw late last week and I wouldn't be surprised if they got surpassed at some point today. Of course, there are many hours in a trading session so who knows, but it looks like my patience is going to be tested for a while longer.

    Update: Well, that sucked. There was a short pull-back while I was away from my computer that very well may have caused me to sell the margin portion, but I didn't expect it to happen so never entered the sell order. I supposed that that's a lesson learned for today... Tomorrow is another trading day, so hopefully it will hold the return to sanity that Gold already saw and on which I'm counting to save my a$$.

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Trades for Friday Mar 18, 2016

UpdateETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) paid $16.30 closing $16.26
-0.25% unrealized
Previous Close CA$16.28 Open 15.61 Close 16.26
Day's Low 15.36 Day's High 16.4 Volume 2,705,900
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.25M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change 1.12 Market Cap. 74.70M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Patience is a virtue with which I wasn't blessed, apparently. I've decided to hold on for the ride and hope for the best. My beliefs on Oil haven't changed and the rally this week, supposedly in response to the Fed's decision, is very clearly an overreaction. Many in the financial media/press agree with my viewpoint, but that doesn't necessarily mean much, of course. Furthermore, who's to say what the time frame is for the correction to this overreaction, if that is what it is. Then, again, there's the though ...not so far in the back in my mind... that it may get far uglier before it gets better. My nerves have been and likely will be tested before this trade is done.

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Trades for Thursday Mar 17, 2016

BuyETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) closing $16.09
-1.29% unrealized
Previous Close CA$16.10 Open 16.69 Close 16.09
Day's Low 15.95 Day's High 16.94 Volume 2,489,300
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.27M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change -7.39 Market Cap. 82.40M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • This rally is just insane. I may be in the minority who thinks so, or at least that appears to be the case at the moment, but this is just out of whack with the fundamentals and I don't believe it will last very long.

    Update: well, it would seem that I bet against Oil right before one of the biggest rallies of 2016. What gives me a little bit of hope is Gold. Gold rallied in response to the Fed's decision to stay the course on rates (and scaled back to 2 rate hikes planned for the year from the previously expected 4). Oil's rally was attributed to the very same thing and yet, Gold has already pulled back today from its way-way-highs with profit-taking, I presume. My hope, then, is that Oil will see the same thing... maybe, possibly, hopefully, tomorrow.

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Trades for Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

BuyETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) closing $17.38
-1.42% unrealized
Previous Close CA$17.38 Open 18.37 Close 17.38
Day's Low 17.31 Day's High 18.37 Volume 2,344,100
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.25M
Beta -1.96 Day's Change -9.50 Market Cap. 92.98M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I really didn't think it would spike again today, but there you have it. I got my price... and then... it just kept on going such that I was in the red by a couple of percent within a couple of minutes. Oil seems to have leveled off again at about $38.50, which is a new high for it since the collapse.

    As of right now, I've got both a sell order and a 'double-down' buy order if it re-spikes on me this afternoon. My margin isn't very much given the leveraged nature of this ETF, but I'll keep the dollar-cost-averaging buy order in-place for a half-hour or so and see what happens.

    Wow!

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WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.41 closing $12.04
5.52%
Previous Close CA$12.04 Open 11.41 Close 12.04
Day's Low 11.21 Day's High 12.07 Volume 2,023,600
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.61M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change 4.76 Market Cap. 589.95M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I didn't get to play in Gold this week (yet!), but at least I was right about the wacky moves with this ETF yesterday. Today, even though the bullion has barely moved (is flat), the ETF pulled back almost 2% since yesterday - better than wiping-out its nonsense gains.

    It had been tempting to place a bear bet on the ETF to cash-in on the correction that I thought would take place, but had Gold appreciated today, it would have likely hurt a lot. At least the XGD is coming back down to earth so that it reopens the door to bet on Gold if it does pull back just a bit more. Maybe later this week!

    Update: Go figure! I was so concentrated on Oil's move that I forgot to look back at Gold, which rallied today. XGD is approaching the

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Trades for Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

WatchlistETF
HXD:TSE Horizns BetaPro S&P/TSX 60 Bear Pl (ETF) open $9.9 closing $9.85
-0.51%
Previous Close CA$9.85 Open 9.9 Close 9.85
Day's Low 9.85 Day's High 10.03 Volume 1,080,100
52-week Low 13.68 52-week High 13.68 Average Daily Volume 686,406.00
Beta -1.08 Day's Change 0.92 Market Cap. 78.62M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Looks to be a 1%+ pull-back in the TSX again today, which is great that my instincts were right, but sucks that I missed the opportunity to benefit from it. I was too distracted to focus on the market yesterday, anyway, but seeing the results today still stings a bit.

    I guess I'm probably hoping that it keeps pulling-back for a while, in which case there may be an opportunity to ride the upswing...?

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WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.19 closing $11.5
2.77%
Previous Close CA$11.50 Open 11.19 Close 11.5
Day's Low 11.1 Day's High 11.52 Volume 739,900
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.62M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change 2.50 Market Cap. 575.59M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I waited, pretty patiently, for the pull-back in Gold so that I could take a ride with it as it climbed back up, but it seems that I may have been a bit too aggressive with my target buy price and I missed the opportunity. The day is still early, of course, but the momentum isn't looking to be in my favour at this point.

    Update: what the heck? Gold, the bullion, has barely been moving today... staying within about a $4 range, but this ETF has been all over the place. A complete disconnect with the underlying commodity! I know that I've mentioned this before, but this is just weird. The extent to which it's NOT following the commodity is insane! Gold is falling to where I would be interested, but the ETF is way higher than where it was previously when Gold was at this same price. It makes not sense and I'm not touching this ...for now.

    Update #2: well, the XGD basically spent the entire day rocketing up... for no apparent reason. if there's anything that I can take away from watching this today, it's to reaffirm what I thought previously: to only bet in the direction that I believe it's longer-term potential lies. I was tempted to bet against this ETF today only because the rally in the made no sense, but doing so would have been a disaster. If my longer term belief is that Gold has a ways to go up, then that's the only direction in which I should bet. Unfortunately, with the ETF so high right now, I don't even trust it for betting on Gold right now... even if it is low (the bullion, that is). This ETF will have to show me a comfort level before I risk my money on it again.

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