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Kevin_in_GA
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msg #132065
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10/23/2016 3:50:59 PM

This thread will document my trades shorting a series of triply-leveraged ETF pairs (DWTI/UWTI, ERX/ERY and DUST/NUGT) as well as one double-leveraged ETF (TVIX).

NO LONG POSITIONS WILL BE TAKEN -
this approach focuses solely on using the inherent decay of these ETFs as the "trend", recognizing that in most cases BOTH ETFs in the pair end up yielding negative returns, which obviously would not happen if they were managed efficiently.

All trades are based on backtested multi-filter systems for each ETF. I may choose to enter trades at the open or wait for a specific price target - that part is discretionary but the signals are automatically generated each night for the following day. I will not post the filters or the backtest results here, but rather use this thread as a real-life trading log in which you can see my specific trades in full detail once they have been entered. I will post the final dollars gained/lost which will include any commissions and borrowing costs.


OPEN TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/22/2016$12.702000$12.52- - - - -+1.42%+$360

CLOSED TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)


Kevin_in_GA
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msg #132088
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modified
10/24/2016 6:45:56 PM

I missed taking a signal to short ERX today - a mistake to ignore the system signals. I will try to avoid having that happen again.

OPEN TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/22/2016$12.702000$12.62- - - - -+0.63%+$160

CLOSED TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)


Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132093
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10/25/2016 9:37:22 AM

Short 1000 shares of ERX at $32.50.

Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132095
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10/25/2016 10:23:38 AM

BTC 2000 shares of ERY at $12.35 for a gain of $661 after commissions. This was a discretionary exit.

Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132103
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modified
10/25/2016 3:11:07 PM

BTC 2000 shares of ERX at $31.85 for a gain of $639 after commissions. This was a discretionary exit.

I still have short signals triggered for both of these - I placed a limit order to re-enter my short ERY trade at $12.85 and will wait to see if it fills today, but am willing to go as low as my original position at $12.70 by EOD to get the fill.

Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132105
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10/25/2016 3:20:34 PM

Short 2000 shares of ERY at $12.85. Wash, rinse, repeat?

Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132107
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10/25/2016 4:02:44 PM


OPEN TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/25/2016$12.782000$12.83- - - - -+0.16%+$40

CLOSED TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCLOSE PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/21/2016$12.702000$12.3510/25/2016+2.75%+$661
SHORT ERX10/25/2016$32.502000$32.0710/25/2016+2.00%+$639


Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132110
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10/25/2016 7:38:17 PM

I noticed several errors in the last post, but with only 15 minutes before editing is denied it slipped by me. Here is the correct data:


OPEN TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCURRENT PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/25/2016$12.852000$12.83- - - - -+0.16%+$40

CLOSED TRADESDATE OPENEDOPEN PRICESHARES SOLDCLOSE PRICEDATE CLOSEDNET GAIN/LOSS (%)NET GAIN/LOSS ($)
SHORT ERY10/21/2016$12.702000$12.3510/25/2016+2.75%+$661
SHORT ERX10/25/2016$32.501000$32.0710/25/2016+2.00%+$639


Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132116
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10/26/2016 9:53:16 AM

Short 500 shares of DWTI at $63.25.

I noticed I had typed in the wrong exit price on ERX last night - should be $31.85. Will correct tonight.

Kevin_in_GA
3,982 posts
msg #132120
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10/26/2016 10:35:04 AM

BTC 500 shares of DWTI at $60.66 for a gain of $1287 after commissions.

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