Every investors' dream is to find a way to consistently make money in the market with the least amount of risk. The question is, does something like that even exist?
The answer to that question is yes and no. What I mean by that is yes, you can consistently make money market, but only if you adhere to a strict game plan and discipline.
Let me prove it to you... For the past 8 1/2 years, we have provided details for the World Cup portfolio. Every day the MarketClub team posts the signals to either enter or exit a market for each of the six markets tracked in this portfolio. These signals are available to every MarketClub member on a daily basis. Over the course of 35 trading quarters, the World Cup Portfolio has only had 6 negative quarters which gives it an 83% success rate. On an annual basis it has never failed to make money which answers the question, "can you consistently make money in the market?" I believe that the World Cup portfolio which has proven itself over 8 1/2 years in all kinds of market conditions to be a winning formula for success.
The World Cup Portfolio (WCP)
Q1 turned out to be a good quarter for the World Cup portfolio. In this diversified portfolio, six futures markets are traded. Here they are along with their Q1 results: Continue reading "Are You Looking For A Consistent Way To Make Money?"
2015 was a difficult year for investors and professional hedge fund managers alike. Last December’s -0.77% aggregate hedge fund industry return pushed the annual aggregate returns further negative, ending at -2.01% for the year.
Despite overall hedge fund returns being negative for 2015, the distribution of returns across the funds was nearly even in terms of positive vs. negative annual performance (49% positive, 51% negative). The positive average return was 8.12% and the average negative return was -9.87%.
One of the major challenges in 2015 was that markets went nowhere and created lots of false and deceptive trends. Prior to 2015, the markets had seen strong trends almost every year. I believe that 2015 was a transition year and marked the end of the six-year bull cycle.
So how did the model portfolios fare? Continue reading "The Official 2015 Trading Results For MarketClub's Model Portfolios"
The first quarter of 2015 proved to be a disappointing quarter for both the Internet and the Perfect ETF portfolios, this was in sharp contrast to the World Cup portfolio that produced gains of over 20% for the quarter.
Q1 was largely sloppy and a trendless quarter for both of the Internet and the Perfect ETF Portfolio which explains the disappointing returns.
The Perfect ETF Portfolio
This portfolio is designed for 401 and IRA retirement accounts that can only to go long in stocks. Here are the 5 ETF's the portfolio tracks and trades in this portfolio. They are the ETF’s, GLD, USL, SPY, and FXE. You cannot go short in either a 401k or an IRA retirement account. The Perfect ETF Portfolio is designed to protect your nest egg from either a sharp drop in values or to protect you from rising values and inflation. In Q1, it did not trade two of the ETF's as our Trade Triangle technology was indicating that the ETF's, USO and FXE were in down trends. Q1 presented a difficult trading environment with no solid upward trends appearing for the quarter.
Here's how the quarter shaped up for the Perfect ETF Portfolio. Continue reading "Q1 Is A Disappointing Quarter For These Two Portfolios"
Today, I will be examining the Perfect ETF Portfolio and what it has achieved for investors over the past several years. This portfolio is specifically designed to avoid risk and provide a modest return. It is appropriate for IRAs and Roth retirement portfolios using ETFs. This portfolio is our most conservative portfolio and is designed to steadily plod along and protect capital with less risk than an outright position in the S&P 500 index.
With the Perfect ETF Portfolio, we track just four ETFs in non-correlating markets. You would divide your capital into four parts and trade equal dollar amounts in each of the ETFs.
GLD - SPDR Gold Shares Trust
This investment seeks to replicate the performance and net of expenses of the price of gold bullion. The trust holds gold and is expected to issue baskets in exchange for deposits of gold, and to distribute gold in connection with redemption of baskets. The gold held by the trust will only be sold on an as-needed basis to pay trust expenses, in the event the trust terminates and liquidates its assets, or as otherwise required by law or regulation.
USO - United States Oil
This investment seeks to reflect the performance, less expenses, of the spot price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) light, sweet crude oil. The fund will invest in futures contracts for WTI light, sweet crude oil, other types of crude oil, heating oil, gasoline, natural gas and other petroleum based-fuels that are traded on exchanges. It may also invest in other oil interests such as cash-settled options on oil futures contracts, forward contracts for oil, and OTC transactions that are based on the price of oil. Continue reading "The Perfect ETF Portfolio Results For 2013"