Feb 23, 2018

“Putting on the Breaks” Leads 8 Algos, 3 Short: Holly Morning Huddle

Written by Katie Gomez

“Putting on the Breaks” Leads The Daily Regime of Optimized Algorithms

Good morning.  “‘Putting on the Breaks, today’s high performing algorithm, headlines the Holly Morning Huddle Report.”

As of today, Friday, February 23, 2018, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +121.5 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +46.8 points over the same period. On Thursday my performance was higher +.5 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 up +.4. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was down -1.7 points.

15 stocks traded yesterday: 14 long and 1 stock traded short in the following sectors. 1/5 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
LPNT L Health Care and Social Assistance General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
LW L Manufacturing Frozen Food Manufacturing
BECN S Wholesale Trade Roofing, Siding, and Insulation Material Merchant Wholesalers
MYOK L Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
IHG L Accommodation and Food Services Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels
CATO L Retail Trade Other Clothing Stores
USCR L Manufacturing Other Concrete Product Manufacturing
CBZ L Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services All Other Support Services
UNT L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Support Activities for Mining
GLOG L Transportation and Warehousing Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
AN L Retail Trade New Car Dealers
TCBI L Finance and Insurance Commercial Banking
AAT L Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
VNO L Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)
JOE L Construction Land Subdivision

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 8 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 8 strategies selected today 5 are Long, bullish in outlook. 3 are Short, bearish in outlook. Ready for anything. The Putting on the Breaks strategy, in the list below, has the highest Win % heading into the Open based on optimized, backtested scenarios.

Here are the algos:

No.  Win% Strategy L/S
1 65.1 Breakout Long
2 61.7 Bullish Pullback Long
3 62.9 Downward Dog Short
4 63.9 Looking for Bounce Long
5 60.7 Pushing Through Resistance Long
6 71.4 Putting on the Breaks Short
7 60.6 Selling Strength Short
8 60 Volume Doesnt Lie 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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