May 16, 2018

“Putting On The Breaks” Leads 6 Algos, 5 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, May 16, 2018, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands at +149.8 accumulated profit points vs the benchmark SPY’s performance of +47.5 points over the same period. On Tuesday my performance was lower -1.0 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 down -1.9. My Risk-On mode, which extends the holding period for trades until the day’s close, was down -0.5 points.

3 stocks traded yesterday: 3 stocks traded short in the following sectors. 1/3 were in the Manufacturing, Information, and Retail Trade sectors.

Symbol L/S Sector Sub Industry
TCMD S Manufacturing Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
TMUS S Information
KORS S Retail Trade Clothing Accessories Stores

Today’s a new day and I am prepared for the market open with 6 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 6 strategies selected today 1 is Long, bullish in outlook. 5 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 67.2 Cuts Like a Knife Short
2 60.4 Downward Dog Short
3 68.3 Putting on the Breaks Short
4 62.3 Selling Strength Short
5 59.9 Tailwind Long
6 61.5 Topping Formation Short

Have a great morning. See you in the markets!

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