A note about low trading activity

Posted February 13th, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Articles / Announcements

Trendfinder’s trading systems have not been very active over the past few months. This is probably one of the quietest periods ever for them. The reason for this is that these systems are designed with risk control in mind (think low relative drawdowns), and therefore only enter trades when the odds are highly in their favor. For the intraday systems, this means not trading when markets have low volatility (we are at historic lows in volatility). For MeanSwing II, the market needs to have pullbacks to give high probability entries – we have not had any of those for several months. The newly released SentimentSwing is more consistent with trading activity, and FedSwing is more active than FedSwing II, so going forward there will be a little bit more trading activity in the Trendfinder Portfolios even if volatility stays low.

Although periods like this don’t give these systems a lot of opportunity to profit, these periods do typically occur during bull markets. Therefore, Trendfinder’s systems could be a very good allocation for your overall portfolio. With a portion of your equity invested in the stock market you benefit during bull markets, and with an allocation to Trendfinder’s systems you also benefit during choppy and bearish market conditions.

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