Before we get to October’s numbers, here is a short reminder of the results from September. The full report from September can be found here. You can also go back indefinitely by clicking here and scrolling down.
Tradesight Tick Results for September 2013
Number of trades: 24
Number of losers: 8
Winning percentage: 67.7%
Net ticks: +67.5 ticks
Reminder: Here are the rules.
1) Totals for the month are based on trades that occurred on trading days in the calendar month.
2) Trades are based on the calls in the Messenger exactly as we call them and manage them and do not count everything you could have done from taking our courses and using our tools.
3) All trades are broken into two pieces, with the assumption that one half is sold at the first target and one half is sold at the final exit. These are then averaged. So if we made 6 ticks on one half and 12 on the second, that’s a 9-tick winner.
4) Pure losers (trades that just stop out) are considered 7 tick losers. We don’t risk more than that in the Messenger calls.
You can go through the reports and compare the breakdown that I give as each trade is reviewed.
Tradesight Tick Results for October 2013
Number of trades: 28
Number of losers: 10
Winning percentage: 64.3%
Net ticks: +12.5 ticks
A much slower month for futures, although most of it was at least moving forward until a string of 4 stop outs in a row late in the month cost us 28 ticks. There were several sessions where nothing triggered due to light action during the Federal shutdown. I’m still not in love with the futures action, but market volume has been getting better, so we may finally be getting back to the point that futures trading picks up and we start to do 40-50 trades a month again. Average ranges for the month dropped a bit. We didn’t see too many trades follow through, and that’s why we only had minor gains despite a solid win ratio.