Mar 21, 2018

“Putting on the Breaks” Leads 9 Algos, 2 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, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +123.7 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +47.3 points over the same period. On Tuesday my performance was lower -2.0 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 Tuesday. the SPY was up +.5. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was up +.7 points.

21 stocks traded yesterday: 14 long and 7 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 8/21 were in the Manufacturing sector.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
ASIX L Manufacturing Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
NYT L Information Newspaper Publishers
SYNA L Information Software Publishers
BBL L Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Metal Ore Mining
MULE S Information Software Publishers
HLF L Wholesale Trade Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
MBII L Manufacturing Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
PTCT S Manufacturing Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
PF S Manufacturing Frozen Food Manufacturing
CDXS L Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
LYV L Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Other Performing Arts Companies
FIVE L Retail Trade
DVA S Health Care and Social Assistance Other Outpatient Care Centers
KTOS L Public Administration National Security
SEDG S Manufacturing Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
MAXR L Manufacturing Other Communications Equipment Manufacturing
HAIR L Manufacturing Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
CHFS L Manufacturing Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments 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 7 are Long, bullish in outlook. 2 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 63.2 Breakout Long
2 60.8 Count De Monet Long
3 71.4 Downward Dog Short
4 59.7 Little Big Guy Long
5 60.8 Nickelback Long
6 67.1 Power Hour Long Long
7 72.5 Putting on the Breaks Short
8 62.3 Sunrise Mover Long
9 64.5 Tailwind Long

Have a great morning. See you in the markets!

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