Apr 14, 2017

“Topping Formation” Leads 9 Algos, 4 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Written by Katie Gomez

“Topping Formation” Leads 9 Algos, 4 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Good morning.  With Good Friday the markets were closed. Holly, however, is already finished her processing of the latest market data and has prepared her report for Monday. Topping Formation, today’s high performing algorithm, headlines the Holly Morning Huddle Report.

As of Monday, April 17, 2017, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +29.1 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +9.0 points over the same period. On Thursday, before the Friday holiday, my performance was lower -0.3 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 Thursday. the SPY was down -1.5. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was down -1.4 points.

19 stocks traded yesterday: 19 long and 2 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 8/19 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
DISH S Information Cable and Other Subscription Programming
IDT L Information Other Telecommunications
CQP L Transportation and Warehousing Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
EE L Utilities Electric Power Generation
PLSE S Manufacturing Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
CYRX L Manufacturing Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing
WFC L Finance and Insurance Commercial Banking
TAHO L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining
PEIX L Manufacturing Petroleum Refineries
IONS L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
IONS L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
OPGN L Health Care and Social Assistance Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
SSL L Manufacturing Petroleum Refineries
URRE L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Metal Ore Mining
MIME L Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Computer Systems Design and Related Services
VRAY L Manufacturing Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
CTRE L Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
HUBG L Transportation and Warehousing Freight Transportation Arrangement
BLL L Manufacturing Metal Can, Box, and Other Metal Container (Light Gauge) Manufacturing

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 9 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 9 strategies selected today 5 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 51.2 Carpe De Alpha Long
2 63.5 Looking for Bounce Long
3 60.2 On Support Long
4 67.1 Power Hour Short Short
5 65.9 Putting on the Breaks Short
6 63.6 Selling Strength Short
7 62 Tailwind Long
8 70.5 Topping Formation Short
9 53.9 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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