The Winning Zone

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Main portfolio

Symbol
Entry price
Current price
Exit price
Comments
Dow Dec 2008
(filled in Nov 2008)
7830-7840
Sold
8560
Sold for a gain of roughly 720 points, which translates into roughly 3600 dollars per contract.
Dow Dec 2008
(filled Dec Nov 2008)
8280
Sold
8471-8503
Very easy fill as the contract traded well below this point. Sold for a nice gain of roughly 220 points in just 2 days (Nov 2008)
Natural gas Jan 09
6.35
Stopped out
6.00
Stopped out at 6.00 for a loss of 3500 dollars.
Short Bond March 09
(filled Dec 08)
134-30 to 134-31
Sold
133-30 to 134.00
Closed position out for a gain of 1000-1060 per contract.
Copper March 09
141
Sold
150-151
Sold (Dec 08) in the 150-151 ranges for a gain of 2250-2500 per contract.
Shorted Japanese Yen Dec 08
(Filled In Oct and in Dec 08)
103.45
Stopped out
108.25
. Medium to high risk. First half was Filled in Oct 08 in the 98.50-98.70 ranges.
2nd half filled in Dec 08 in the 108 -108.20 ranges for an average entry price of 103.45
Sold when stop was hit for a loss of roughly 6000 per contract.
Short March 09 Japanese Yen
(Dec 08)
113.8
Sold
110.68-110.80
Closed position out (Dec 08) for a gain of roughly 3750 per contract.
30 year bonds March 09
135-27
Sold
132-18 to 132-21
. Sold in the 132-18 to 132-21 ranges for a gain of between 3100-3300 per contract (Jan 2009). Traded as low as 131-23.
30 year bonds March 09
137-16 to 137-22
Sold
129 to 130.00
Stop was triggered on Jan 09, for a gain of roughly 7600-8600 per contract.
Dow March 09
(filled Dec 09)
8360-8380
Sold
8460-8470
Sold in 2 days for a gain of roughly 400-500 per contract in Dec 2008.
Dow March 09
(Filled Jan 09)
8650-8700
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over into the June contract
Short Japanese Yen March 09
(filled in Jan 09)
111.80-112.00
Sold
103
Sold for a gain of roughly 11250 per contract (March 09) when profit stop at 103 was triggered. Some traders sold as low as 101.80.
Short Japanese Yen 09
(filled In Jan 09)
113.4
Sold
108.7
Traded well below our suggested exit points, sold for a gain of roughly $5875 per contract.
Dow March 09
(Filled Jan 09)
7960-7980
Sold
8260-8280
Sold for a gain of roughly 1500 per contract (Feb 09)
Natural gas April 09
(filled In Feb 09)
3.95
Sold
4.25-4.30
Sold for a gain of 3000-3500 per contract (march 09)
Bonds March 09
(filled March 09)
127
Sold
129-22 to 130
Sold for a gain of 2600-3000 per contract (March 09)
Short Sugar May 09
(filled March 09)
13.65-13.70
Sold
13.35-13.40
Sold for a gain of 250-300 dollars per contract ( March 09)
Short Dow June 09
(filled March 09)
8650-8700
Sold
7800
We are rolled over from the March 09 contract. We were stopped out at 7800 for a loss of 4000-4500 per contract.
Short Euro June 09
(filled March 09)
136.7
Sold
½ at 132.50 and ½ at 134
Sold ½ at 132.50 for a gain of 5250 per contract (April 09) and the other half at 134 for a gain of $3,375.
Dollar June 09
(filled March 09)
83.70-83.75
Sold
85.8
Sold for a profit of roughly 2100 per contract (March 2009)
Oil May 09
(filled April 09)
48
Sold
52
Sold when our profit stop at 50 was hit for a gain of $2,000 per contract (April 09)
Short Euro June 09
(filled April 09)
132.5
Stopped out
131.2
Closed for a loss of roughly $1650 per contract (April 09)
Short Soybeans May 09
(filled April 09)
1046-1050
Sold
1010
Sold when profit stop at 1010 was hit for a gain of roughly $1800-2000 per contract (April 09(
Lean hogs June 09
(Filled April 09)
72.10-72.30
Stopped out
71.5
We were stopped out of this trade at 71.50 for a loss of roughly $280 per contract. (April 09)
Short Dollar June 09
(filled April 09)
87
Sold
84.60 and 83.80
Sold ½ in the 84.60-84.80 ranges for a profit of $2200-$2400 per contract (April 09). Sold 2nd half at 83.80 for a profit of $3200 per contract (May 09)
Natural gas June 09
(filled April 09)
3.4
Sold
4.4
Sold at 4.40 for a profit of $10,000 per contract (May 09)
Short Soybeans May 09
(filled May 09)
1115
Sold
1093
Sold at 1093 for a gain of $1100 per contract. (May 09)
Short Sugar July 09
(filled May 09)
13.85
Stopped out
14.27-14.30
Stop at 14.20 was triggered and traders should have bailed on in the 14.27 or higher ranges the following day for a loss of roughly $470-500 per contract. (April 09)
Short Dow June 09
(filled May 09)
8330-8350
8700
Rolled over
Rolled over
Short Dow June 09
(filled May 09)
8500-8550
Sold
8300
Sold at 8300 for a profit of roughly $1250 per contract (May 09)
Gold June 09
(filled (May 09)
895
Sold
927
Sold at 927 for a profit of 3200 per contract (May 09)
Short Oil July 09
(filled June 09)
72.30-72.50
Sold
70.2
. Sold at 70.20 for a profit of $2,000 per contract (June 09)
Coffee July 09
(filled in June 09)
123.55
Stopped out
119
Stopped out for a loss of roughly $1700 per contract.
Short Dow September 09
(filled in June 09)
8330-8350
Sold
8100-8160
Sold for a profit of roughly $1000-1250 per contract (July 09)
Short Oil August 09
(filled in June 09)
72.5
Profit stop hit
71
Profit stop at 71 hit for a gain of $1500 per contract.
Dollar Sept 09
(Filled June 09)
80
Stopped out
80
Stopped out for a break even.
Short Sugar July 09
Filled June 09
15.6
Stopped out
16.5
. Stop at 16.05 was hit for a loss of $504 per contract.
Natural gas Aug 09
(filled July 09)
3.45
Sold
3.55
Sold for 3.55 (July 09) for a profit of 1000 dollars, not bad considering that we held onto it for less than one day.
Short sugar Oct 09
(filled July 09)
17.58-17.65
Profit stop hit
17.4
Sold for a profit of 200-280 per contract July 09)
Dollar Sept 09
(filled July 09)
79.10-79.15
Rolled over
No info
Rolled over into December contract.
Short Gold Aug 09
(filled July 09)
950
Sold
945
Sold for a profit of roughly $500 per contract (July 09)
Short Euro Sept 09
(filled July 09)
142
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over into December contract.
Cocoa Sept 09
(filled July 09)
2730
Sold
2800
Sold at 2800 for a profit of roughly 700 per contract (Aug 09).
Short Dow Sept 09
(filled Aug 09)
9120
Stopped out
9280-9300
Sold in the 9280-9300 ranges for a loss of $800-$900 a contract. (Aug 09)
Short Sugar Oct 09
(filled in Sept 09)
23
Profit stop hit at 22.00
22
Sold for a profit of 1120 per contract (Sept 2009)
Short Cotton Oct 09
(filled in Sept 09)
61
Sold
63.50-64.00
Sold in the 63.50 to 64.00 ranges for a loss of between 1250-1500 per contract (Oct 09)
Dollar Dec 09
79.10-79.15
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over from Sept contract. Rolled over again into March 10
Short Euro Dec 09
142
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over from September contract. Rolled over again into March 10
Short Dow Dec 09
(filled Oct 09)
9860
Stopped out
10150
Stopped out at 10150 for a loss of $1450 per contract.
Short Euro Dec 09
(filled Oct 09)
150.1
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over to March 10
Short Gold Dec 09
(filled Oct 09)
1065-1070
Sold
1051
Sold for a profit of between 1400-1900 per contract (Oct 09)
Dollar Dec 09
(Filled Oct 09)
75.9
Sold
77.43
Sold at 77.43 for a gain of 1530 per contract (Nov 2009)
Dollar Dec 09
(filled Nov 09)
76.75
Rolled Over
Rolled over
Rolled Over to March 10
Short Dow Dec 09
(filled Nov 09)
9850
Rolled over
Rolled over
Rolled over to March 10
Short Gold Feb 10
(Filled Dec 09)
1215-1220
Sold
1205
Sold for a profit of 1000-1500 per contract (Dec 09)
Euro March 10
(filled Dec 09)
142
Sold
143
Sold for a loss of roughly $1250 per contract (Dec 09)
Dollar March 10
(filled Dec 09
76.75
Sold
77.1
Sold for a profit $350 per contract.
Euro March 10
(filled Dec 09)
150.1
Sold
146
Sold for a profit of 5,000 per contract (Dec 09)
Short Cocoa March 10
(Filled Dec 09)
3460
Sold
3400
Sold for a profit of roughly 600 per contract (Dec 09)
Short Dow March 10
(filled Dec 09)
9850
Stopped out
10550
Stopped out at 10550 for a loss of 3500 per contract (Jan 10)

 

We had a total of 51 trades, 42 were winners, 8 turned out to be losers and one was a break even.

This gives us a win ratio of 82.3%, however if we add the break even trade as a win (since it was not a loss) the ratio moves up to 84.3%.

Out of 51 trades we only had 8 losses and we only rolled over our positions 8 times in that 12 months period. Very few services can boast such a high accuracy rate and our accuracy only seems to get better with each year. If you truly want to make money and learn to trade futures at the same time then consider test driving our service.

 

Special Situations portfolio

This portfolio carries a slightly higher risk than our main portfolio but the trades are monitored just as closely. It’s a good place to use profits generated from past main portfolio trades in an attempt to lock in even larger gains. Our win ratio has been rather high over the years.

Symbol
Entry price
Current price
Exit price
Comments
Coffee Dec 08
111.5
Sold
111.6
Sold for a break even (Nov 08)
Short Dow Dec 2008
8490
Sold
8000
Sold in Nov 08 for a profit of roughly 2500 per contract.
Short March 09 Copper
142-145
Sold
135
Profit stop at 135 was hit for a gain of 2500-3250 per contract in Jan 09. Though some trader sold in the 128 ranges for much larger gains.
Short Bonds March 09
(filled In Jan 09)
134-22
Sold
126-15 to 126-21
Sold for gain of roughly 8000 to 8200 per contract (Jan 09)
Short Soybeans March 09
(filled In Jan 09)
1010
Sold
1000
Profit stop at 1000 was hit for a gain of 500 dollars; we only in this trade for 2 days.
Short Dollar March 09
(filled March 09)
88.90-89.10
Sold
87.3
High risk. Sold for a gain of 1600-1800 per contract (March 09)
Soybeans May 09
(filled March 09)
870
Sold
960
. Sold for a profit of 4500 per contract. (March 09)
Short Japanese Yen June 09
(filled April 09)
100.3
Sold
Stopped out at 101.00
Sold for a loss of $875 per contract ( April 09)
Short Silver April 09
(April 09)
12.8
Sold
11.90-12.00
Sold for a very quick gain of $4000-$4500 per contract. (April 09)
Short Japanese Yen June 09
(filled in April 09)
102.2
Stopped out
103.2
Stopped out for a loss of $1250 per contract. (April 09)
Bonds June 09
(filled May 09)
120-30 to 121.00
Stopped out
119-30
Stopped out for a loss of roughly $1000 per contract. (May 09)
Short Euro Sept 09
(filled June 09)
141.25
Stopped out
141.25
Stopped out for a break even (June 09)
Short Japanese Yen Sept 09
(filled July 09)
107.00-107.10
Stopped out
107.00-107.30
This trade was closed out as the Yen did not close within the 106.50-106.60 ranges. Hence traders closed this trade out the next day when it traded as low as 106.91 and closed at 107.57. Traders got out for a break even to a small loss (July 09)
Short bond Sept 09
(filled July 09)
120-20
Sold
119-24 to 120
½ a position, sold for a gain of roughly $625-$750 per contract (July 09)
Japanese Yen Sept 09
(filled Aug 09)
103.8
Sold
144.25-144.30
Sold in August for a profit of between $560-$625 per contract (Aug 09)
Copper Sept 09
(filled in Sept)
274
Sold
280
Profit stop was hit. Sold for a gain of roughly 1500 per contract. (Sept 09)
Short Oil Oct 09
(filled in Sept 09)
73.30-73.38
Sold
70.0-70.86
Sold for a profit of between 2400-3300 per contract. (Sept 2009)
Short Gold Dec 09
(filled Nov 09
1115-1120
Sold
1112
Sold for a profit of between 300-800 dollars per contract (Dec 09)
Sugar March 2010
(filled Dec 09)
23.5
Stopped out
26.7
Stopped out for a loss of roughly $3600 per contract (Dec 09)

In this portfolio 19 trades were issued, 13 turned out be winners, 2 were break evens and only 4 turned out be losers.

This gives us a win ratio of 68%; this is excellent for a higher risk portfolio. However as 2 trades were break evens we can discount these two trades as they did not produce a loss or a profit; using this method where only 17 trades are counted, our win ratio jumps to a whopping 76%. Very few services can even come close to boasting such a record especially when with a portfolio where most of the plays issued have a very high risk rating.