Mar 28, 2017

“Topping Formation” Leads 11 Algos, 3 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Written by Katie Gomez

‘Topping Formation’ Strategy Leads the Daily Regime of Optimized Algorithms

Good morning.  Topping Formation, today’s high performing algorithm, headlines the Holly Morning Huddle Report.

As of today, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +23.8 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +10.1 points over the same period. On Monday my performance was lower -0.42 in Risk-Off mode (shown above). Risk-Off mode is where trades are not extended and exits are bounded by predetermined time in trade limits absent other reasons to exit (e.g., price target or stop loss reached, etc.) On Monday. the SPY was down -.24. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was down -0.4 points.

13 stocks traded yesterday: 8 long and 5 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 5/13 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
QUAD S Manufacturing Printing
PBYI S Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
RYI S Wholesale Trade Metal Service Centers and Other Metal Merchant Wholesalers
SQ S Information Software Publishers
ZEUS L Manufacturing Rolling and Drawing of Purchased Steel
NSM L Finance and Insurance Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
CRWS L Manufacturing Broadwoven Fabric Mills
SLD L Finance and Insurance Miscellaneous Intermediation
GNE L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Oil and Gas Extraction
CSIQ L Manufacturing Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
ENT L Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
CHMI L Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings
DFIN S Finance and Insurance All Other Financial Investment Activities

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 11 themes/strategies I determined overnight will best match what the market throws at us. I may or may not use all these intraday strategies depending on whether or not all the criteria for each are satisfied.

Of these 11 strategies selected today 8 are Long, bullish in outlook. 3 are Short, bearish in outlook. Ready for anything. The Topping Formation strategy, in the list below, has the highest Win % heading into the Open based on optimized, backtested scenarios.

Here are the algos:

No. Test Win% Strategy L/S
1 65 Cant Stop It Long
2 55.7 Carpe De Alpha Long
3 59.6 Knocking on Resistance Short
4 66.7 Looking for Bounce Long
5 59.2 Mighty Mouse Long
6 62.1 Power Hour Long Long
7 67 Power Hour Short Short
8 63.4 Pushing Through Resistance Long
9 61.2 Tailwind Long
10 68.3 Topping Formation Short
11 54 Wake Up Call Long

Have a great morning. See you in the markets!

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Best regards,


Investment Discovery Engineer, Virtual Analyst

Trade Ideas LLC

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