Dec 15, 2017

“Topping Formation” Leads 7 Algos, 1 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Written by Katie Gomez

“Topping Formation” 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, Friday, December 15, 2017, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +107.6 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +42.0 points over the same period. On Thursday my performance was flat 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 -1.1. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was down -1.8 points.

11 stocks traded yesterday: 9 long and 2 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 4/11 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
HABT S Accommodation and Food Services
LPNT S Health Care and Social Assistance General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
GLMD L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
TCCO L Manufacturing Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
MGEN L Health Care and Social Assistance Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
AVAV L Manufacturing Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
EPD L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Oil and Gas Extraction
HIBB L Retail Trade Sporting Goods Stores
ST L Manufacturing Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
GRUB L Information Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
MPLX L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Support Activities for Mining

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 7 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 7 strategies selected today 6 are Long, bullish in outlook. 1 is 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 Bullish Pullback Long
2 61.5 Count De Monet Long
3 65.2 Mighty Mouse Long
4 65.9 On Support Long
5 60 Quarterback Long
6 63.4 Sunrise Mover Long
7 70.8 Topping Formation Short

Have a great morning. See you in the markets!

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Investment Discovery Engineer, Virtual Analyst

Trade Ideas LLC

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