Apr 3, 2017

“Topping Formation” Leads 13 Algos, 4 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Written by Katie Gomez

‘Topping Formation’ Strategy Again 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, Monday, April 3, 2017, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +27.5 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +12.2 points over the same period. On Friday, my performance was higher +.85 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 Friday, the SPY was down -.55. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was up +.39 points.

19 stocks traded yesterday: 17 long and 2 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 9/19 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
OAS S Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Oil and Gas Extraction
TKR L Manufacturing All Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
VRS L Manufacturing Paper Mills
NSIT L Wholesale Trade Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers
BABA L Retail Trade Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
NCS L Manufacturing Plate Work and Fabricated Structural Product Manufacturing
PSIX L Manufacturing
BDSI L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
SRCI L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Support Activities for Mining
SNAK L Manufacturing Snack Food Manufacturing
LTRX L Manufacturing Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
XGTI L Information Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
VIVE L Manufacturing Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
DRE L Finance and Insurance Trusts, Estates, and Agency Accounts
BBY L Retail Trade
TPH S Construction Residential Building Construction
FRSH L Accommodation and Food Services
TENX L Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
ZSAN L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 13 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 13 strategies selected today 9 are Long, bullish in outlook. 4 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 60.9 Bullish Trend Change Long
2 59.7 Buyers Stepping In Long
3 63.3 Cant Stop It Long
4 53.8 Carpe De Alpha Long
5 63 Knocking on Resistance Short
6 69.3 On Support Long
7 64.6 Power Hour Short Short
8 59.5 Quarterback Long
9 62.9 Selling Strength Short
10 59.5 Tailwind Long
11 59.5 The Continuation Long
12 76.3 Topping Formation Short
13 55.3 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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