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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 Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

BuyETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) closing $15.12
0.93% unrealized
Previous Close CA$15.52 Open 16.03 Close 15.12
Day's Low 14.95 Day's High 16.21 Volume 3,626,500
52-week Low 36.05 52-week High 36.05 Average Daily Volume 2.29M
Beta -2.06 Day's Change 2.51 Market Cap. 59.65M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • I told my friends that I would go in if Oil hit $41 and I got it after it passed $42 after a rally today.

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Trades for Friday Apr 1, 2016

WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE open $ closing $0.00
0.00%
  • Didn't even realize it until the bounce was already underway, but Gold suffered a free-fall for some reason around noon. Not sure, yet, what precipitated it, but the levels it reached would have definitely sparked my interest. Now it's back in that nowhere zone that you can't tell which direction it will take from here. Oh well.

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WatchlistETF
HOU:TSE open $ closing $0.00
0.00%
  • Oil just took a ~$1 tumble in the past hour in pre-market trading and looking at the chart over the past week looks like that's where the momentum is. I wonder if there's an opportunity for a little bounce before it keeps heading that way... hmmm.

    Update: it's a few hours later, still pre-market, and it appears to be holding at these levels. There's still just shy of an hour to the open, so we'll see, but this is looking tempting. That said, i can't believe that I'm considering going long on Oil!

    Update#2: well... the descent resumed. No matter what I decide, I think I have to look for it to stabilize a bit before I make my move, if any.

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Trades for Tuesday Mar 29, 2016

WatchlistETF
HGD:TSE open $ closing $0.00
0.00%
  • It doesn't seem to make sense to anyone today, but Gold is way, way up today... the same day that Yellen made it fairly clear (as clear as the Fed ever is) that rate hikes are on the table. No one doubted that, but affirming that seems to be emphasizing the fact that they are coming. Rate hikes should weigh on Gold, but it's rallying nonetheless.

    It's still a bit off its highs for the past month or so, but if it goes any higher than I'm going to be very tempted to bet against my precious. The disparity between Gold and Silver also points to Gold being overvalued at the moment, so that only ads to my interest.

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Trades for Thursday Mar 24, 2016

WatchlistETF
XGD:TSE iShares S&P TSX Global Gold Index Fund open $11.15 closing $11.27
1.08%
Previous Close CA$11.28 Open 11.15 Close 11.27
Day's Low 11.12 Day's High 11.37 Volume 1,641,400
52-week Low 12.07 52-week High 12.07 Average Daily Volume 1.69M
Beta -0.26 Day's Change 1.71 Market Cap. 575.57M
Earnings per shareEPS Forward PE ratio PE ratio
  • Of course, it's impossible not to think about the possible profits if I had held on to my bear Oil position for one more day, but I have no regrets - I'm happy with my decisions to get out when I did. That said... it's on to the next trade!

    Both Oil and Gold have continued to fall since yesterday's close. I'm not ready to touch oil again, yet, but gold may be another story. These levels haven't been seen in a month, so I'm fairly confident that we'll reach a resistance level that will get investors motivated to push it back up ...if at least for a while.

    Oil, on the other hand, needs to fall A LOT more OR needs to show me a new level at which it's comfortable for a little while before I'll place another bet there. Alternatively, if it spikes again today, then I may just have to bet against it... again. It will be an interesting session!

    Update: well, the opportunity in Gold seems to have disappeared prior to the open :( Oil, now that I'm out, of course, has continued its descent before the open. Haha.

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Trades for Wednesday Mar 23, 2016

SellETF
HOD:TSE Hori. Beta. NYMEX Cr. Oil Br. Pl (ETF) sold $17.39
0.68%
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
  • That stubborn $40 price point... Oil flirted with it almost the entire day and came within $0.01 several times and then would jump back up by a quarter or so. I wanted to believe that it was just a psychological floor and that eventually the downward momentum of the day would push through... and... finally... it did.

    ...and... once it did... boy did it fall. It just crashed through that floor. My target sell price was very close to where it seemed to level off so, for now, it doesn't appear that I've left much money on the table - at least for the day. Of course, I do still believe that it will fall further, but I wouldn't bet that it won't first jump back up over $40 again and I don't think I'm quite ready for that ride right now :).

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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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