The business of trends part 3: 17.3% gains just in August

These are all 10 of the actual completed trades from a brokerage account that I am managing for a new client. (9 of the trades were made since 7/26/2013).

 

total gains for August only:17.3%

Annualized rate of return for August (with compounding): around 700%

 

Overall results:

total percentage gains: 24.65%

# of trades: 10

# of gains: 10

length of longest trade: 3 days

% gain by trade: 5.1%, 4.15%, 3.2%, 3.15%, 2.9%, 2.9%, 1%, 1%, .9%, .35%

 

Equivalent profit so far:

on a $10,000 account: $2,645                      on a $100,000 account: $26,450

 

Some CHARTS of the actual trades:

8-9 8-15 8-23 8-27

8-29

 

total gain by date:

 

July 25:5.1%

/26: 6.0%           (when I published part 1: https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/the-business-of-trends-6-gains-in-4-days/)

/30: 7.0%

 

August 6: 7.35%

/9:10.5%

/15:14.65%

/20:15.65%

/23:18.85%

/27:21.75%         (when I published part 2: https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/the-business-pf-trends-part-2-20-gains-in-under-2-months/)

/30:24.65%

 

 

 

Complete list of the trades: (from most recent to earliest)

 

Below, I show the prices, investments, dates, and the % gain for each trade. What I was trading in the various trades were: gold, US Treasury bonds, and a couple of bundles of US stocks.

 

Note that the percent gains of the trade are typically larger than the actual percentage difference in the price because I often “use margin leverage,” meaning that I make investments worth up to 2 times more money than the cash balance of the account. (That is a little bit like investing in real estate with a mortgage, except that mortgage investors tend to borrow 90% or more of the actual price, as in investing in assets worth 10 times more than the actual amount of cash that they are using.)

 

     

Prices:

% Gain:
   

   

 
     

 
08/30/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
GOLD ETF
GLL

$80.9701

Margin
  08/30/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
  08/29/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
  08/29/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
08/29/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRASHORT
GOLD ETF
GLL

$79.63

Margin
  08/28/2013 Bookkeeping   (Note that the amount invested in this trade was almost twice as large as the actual cash balance, as in trading “on margin”)   80.97-79.63=

1.34

2.90%

 
08/28/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/27/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$47.1650

Margin
  08/27/2013 Bookkeeping      

 
  08/27/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
  08/27/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
  08/26/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
  08/26/2013 Bookkeeping        

 
08/26/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$46.00

Margin
08/23/13 Bookkeeping  

47.165-

46.00=

1.165

2.90%

 
08/23/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/23/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$45.05

Margin
08/23/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/22/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/22/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/22/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$43.6199

Margin
08/22/2013 Bookkeeping  

45.05-

43.62=

1.43

3.20%

 
  08/21/2013 Bookkeeping        

   
  08/21/2013 Bookkeeping        

   
  08/21/2013 Bookkeeping        

   
  08/20/2013 Bookkeeping        

   
  08/20/2013 Bookkeeping        

   
  08/20/2013 Bookkeeping      

   
08/20/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
FINANCIAL BULL 3X ETF
FAS

$67.5401

Margin
08/19/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
FINANCIAL BULL 3X ETF
FAS

$66.83

Margin
08/19/2013 Bookkeeping  

67.54-

66.83=

.71

1.00%

 
08/19/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/19/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/19/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/15/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRAPRO
SHORT QQQ 3X ETF
SQQQ

$23.58

Margin
08/14/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/14/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/14/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/14/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRAPRO
SHORT QQQ 3X ETF
SQQQ

$22.6999

Margin
08/13/2013 Bookkeeping   23.58-

22.70=

.88

4.15%

 
08/13/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/13/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/12/2013 Bookkeeping  

 
08/12/2013 Bookkeeping   23.11-

22.69=

.42

3.15%

 
08/09/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRAPRO
SHORT QQQ 3X ETF
SQQQ

$23.11

Margin
08/08/2013 Trade

PROSHARES ULTRAPRO
SHORT QQQ 3X ETF
SQQQ

$22.6899

Margin
08/06/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$47.88

Margin
08/06/2013 Trade

DIREXION DAILY
20+ YR TREASURY BULL
3X ETF 
TMF

$47.61

Margin
08/05/2013 Bookkeeping   47.88-

47.61=

.27

0.35%

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Results of 3 trades below:

  74.68-73.92=

.76 (1.0%)

  50.91-

50.45=

.46

(.9%)

27.79-

26.28=

1.51

(5.12%)

 

 

History (excluding any trade day information)

 

Account Type Symbol /Description Action Quantity Price Net Amount Trade Date Settlement Date Links

Margin

FAS / Direxion Daily Finan

Sold

 

$74.68

 

07/30/2013

08/02/2013

 Detail 

 

Margin

FAS / Direxion Daily Finan

Bought

 

$73.92

 

07/29/2013

08/01/2013

 Detail 

Margin

TMF / Direxion Daily 20+ Y

Sold

$50.91

07/26/2013

07/31/2013

 Detail 

Margin

TMF / Direxion Daily 20+ Y

Bought

$50.45

07/26/2013

07/31/2013

 Detail 

Cash

DGP / DB Gold Double Long

Sold

 

$27.79

 

07/09/2013

07/12/2013

 Detail 

 

Cash

DGP / DB Gold Double Long

Bought

 

$26.28

 

07/05/2013

07/10/2013

 Detail 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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