July 21, 2017

Archives for February 2010

February Strategy Review

Here are the results from the month of February. As you can see the ETF Extremes strategy has had a wonderful 2010 so far, up roughly 20% YTD. I decided to move over to Collective2.com for the results aspect and show that the performance does speak for itself. There are many options strategy newsletters that tout outlandish gains and are unable back it up. I want to show through Collective2 that indeed my proprietary strategy does outperform the market. Why would I want to present a strategy that does not present you a complementary strategy to your diversified portfolio. Again, I want to let the performance speak for itself and please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. You can also check out the analytics … [Read more...]

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Another Trade Down – ETF Extremes Options Strategy Up Almost 20% YTD

Check out the latest trade in the ETF Extremes options strategy at the following link: http://etfextremes.collective2.com The ETF Extremes Strategy is now up 19.5% YTD on just four trades. The strategy as not had a losing trade all year. Of course, this is not expected to continue as losses will occur. Losing is just part of the game, it is how you lose (appropriate risk management) that is important. By remaining diligent in my risk management of the strategy the ETF Extremes should continue its winning ways. The performance over the past three years speaks for itself. The latest trade made 7.1% in just over 7 trading days. As you can see from the statistics on the Collective2 site the annual (compounded) rate of return is now up … [Read more...]

Fourth Trade this Year – Up

I finally closed out of my ETF Extremes trade today for no loss/gain. QQQQ gapped up at the open so I decided to exit the trade given the short-term overbought state the Q's have entered. Furthermore, the Wilder RSI (2) in the tech-heavy index has pushed into an extreme state with a reading of 97.6 while at a level of strong overhead resistance. Couple all of the aforementioned and the probability of a short-term reprieve has increased significantly. Of course, there are no guarantees in trading, but when the probability of a certain move (this time to the downside) increases dramatically I must, as a trader, seriously consider a position. Remember, as a trader, all we have are probabilities. So, with that being said I decided to … [Read more...]

Trade Continues

The major market indices are firmly in a neutral state and my latest trade in the ETF Extremes is still going strong (okay, I agree, debatable). Last week was certainly a positive for the bulls and if the market is once again able to push higher early in the week I would expect to see another test of the recent highs.  As long as the market continues to bounce off of these levels I expect to see a continuation of the trade range with a push to the upper part of the range. However, if last week's strong level of support is broken then I expect that we could see an intermediate-term bearish trading environment or at least a trading range type scenario. I expect to add the first Iron Condor trade next week so stay tuned. It should be … [Read more...]

Trade Still Open

My latest trade has been open for 15 days which is at the high side of my typical trade (you can see this on the performance page on the site). The trade has been open for as long as it has due to the continued oversold status and strong level of support that has existed in the QQQQ over the past two weeks. Another up day tomorrow and indeed the trade will most likely be taken, potentially for a small loss or better yet a small gain. We will have to see what the technicals are stating Friday. Overbought-Oversold levels for February 11, 2010 ETF Extremes Options Trading Strategy * S&P 500 (SPY) - 50.2 (neutral) * Dow Jones (DIA) - 56.9 (neutral) * Russell 2000 (IWM) - 58.2 (neutral) * NASDAQ 100 (QQQQ) - 58.2 … [Read more...]

Market ‘Very Oversold’ – Short-Term Bounce Imminent

The market ended a disappointing January with a sharp loss as market participants questioned whether the U.S. economy could sustain its large 4th quarter growth rate. Furthermore, poor earnings in the technology sector left the market wary which led to sharp declines in the high beta arena. As a result the market moved into a short-term 'very oversold' state which typically means that a short-term bounce is imminent (1-3 days). I made a trade in the ETF Extremes strategy on Thursday morning and currently the trade is in the red. If the market had not moved into a short-term 'very oversold' state so quickly I would have taken the trade off for a loss, but given the 'very oversold' state of the QQQQ and the low RSI Wilder (2) I decided … [Read more...]