Dear Traders Blog reader,
Last month we revealed the results of our Q1 “Trade Triangle” signals. Judging by the early feedback we've received, it seems like many of our members were delighted with their returns.
Over the weekend I had some time to catch up on my reading, so I picked up a copy of BARRON’S newspaper (March 31st). I had purchased the paper two weeks ago because of an article on the commodities run-up entitled, “Guess Who's Behind The Commodities Boom.” You may have seen and read the article.
If you still have the paper you will be able to independently confirm what I am going to share with you now.
After I read the article on commodities, I started thumbing through the rest of BARRON’S and happened to run across the trading results of 2000 of the largest hedge funds in the world.
I said to myself that these hedge funds must've done extraordinarily well during the last 12 months. So for fun I started searching through their results for triple digit returns.
What shocked me was that over the last nine months, MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” results far exceeded the results of the top 2000 hedge funds in the world and not by one or two percentage points either.
The best return I could find by any hedge fund in the last 12 months was 217.33% and that was by the Balestra Capital Partners, LP. That’s a great return but we managed to do better than this top performing fund.
Okay, if 2000 of the top hedge funds couldn’t match our returns who could?
So I carried on perusing through BARRON’S looking for answers. It was there in the very same edition of BARRON’S that I ran across the results of the top 300 FUNDS of FUNDS.
Now to the FUNDS of FUNDS... I have always thought this was a dorky idea which puts another layer of fees on top of another layer of fees. The basic FUNDS OF FUNDS concept is to reduce risk through diversification (a good thing) and increase profitability. Unfortunately, when you reduce risk like the FUNDS of FUNDS you reduce profitability.
So with that in mind, I took the time and waded through the 300 FUNDS OF FUNDS data and found that the Merriwell Fund was the top performer with a 39.28% in the past 12 month period.
Good, but no cigar. MarketClub’s “Trade Triangles” were still in the poll position.
Also buried on page M54 of BARRON’S, I found the results of the top 200 Commodity Trading Advisors. Now this is more like it as these guys are smart, very smart and usually outperform the hedge funds and the FUNDS of FUNDS.
I was right! The top performing CTA was a commodity pool named AIS Futures MAAP (3x-6x) Composite with a return of 142.93%. Now this is a great performance and one of only two CTAs to crack triple digit returns in the past 12 months.
I was shocked, absolutely shocked as I thought everybody was doing extraordinarily well during this huge run-up in commodity prices.
MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” approach far exceeded the biggest gains of the 2000 top hedge funds. Far exceeded the gains of 300 of the biggest FUNDS of FUNDS. Lastly, it outperformed 200 of the top Commodity Trading Advisors in the world.
Now you can see why I am in shock.
See how we managed to generate signals that show a return of 243% over past nine months. I think you'll be surprised at just how simple this approach is, and how you too can become the master of your own fate and stop paying fees to advisors.
I can't promise that you’ll make 243%. In fact, I can't guarantee that you’ll make any money. Not even the best hedge fund and FUNDS of FUNDS can do that.
The bigger the risk the bigger the return. That's how it's been since the beginning of time and that equation is never going to change.
I've just finished a very short video that shows how we managed to have such great returns. The video we put together is in theater style so you can watch the whole show or watch the results of individual returns.
You can check it out today. There is no charge and there’s no registration required.
If it all makes logical sense to you, then you’ll know what to do next.
Thanks for taking the time to read this longer than normal post.
Every success in trading and in life,
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Hi, just registered today, can someone give me some suggestions on which ebooks or guides are good for newbies like me?
I am assuming that you are referring to your Trade School section of MarketClub. If you are a newbie just learning about trading in general you may want to watch (ebook) Mark Cook's "Avoiding Trading Mistakes," "The Decision Making Process" by Peter Steidimayer and "Researching Your Trades" by Linda Raschke. The internet also has many resources to break down trading concepts in very basic language.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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I've recently joined and wanted to introduce myself 🙂
I'm newer here and stopping in to say hi.
I hope everyone has a good day.
Hey how it's going 🙂
It's a matter of discipline to follow the diamonds to achieve those great returns
Why don't you add stocks, forex, or even a financial index futures to compare quarter to quarter? Why just Commodities, which have had a big run-up this year. Do the trade triangles work as well equally for all markets or are we not seeing the ugly?
Thanks for your suggestion. We are working on it. You can expect to see some results fairly soon.
Congrats, that's great. I just saw your blog post pop up on my Google alerts this morning. I know several of the people on your blogroll.
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