Monthly Results – October 2017

Posted October 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

MeanSwing II had a gain, but the other systems that traded had a loss for the month.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $(1,263)
FedSwing RTY
FedSwing YM
FedSwing II ES 1  $(1,263)
FedSwing II NQ 1  $(2,515)
FedSwing II RTY
MeanSwing II EMD 1  $660
MeanSwing II EMD-A 1  $440
MeanSwing II EMD-B 1  $620
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II RTY 1  $160
SentimentSwing ES 3  $(1,363)
SentimentSwing NQ 3  $(3,440)
SentimentSwing RTY 3  $(1,360)
SentimentSwing YM 3  $(690)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 3  $(1,363)
Index Trader II 4  $(703)
Index Trader III 5  $(1,965)
Index Trader IV 12  $(6,895)
Index Trader V 12  $(6,895)
Index Trader I-A 3  $(1,363)
Index Trader II-A 4  $(923)
Index Trader III-A 5  $(2,185)
Index Trader IV-A 11  $(6,775)
Index Trader V-A 11  $(6,775)
Index Trader I-B 3  $(1,363)
Index Trader II-B 4  $(743)
Index Trader III-B 5  $(2,005)
Index Trader IV-B 11  $(6,435)
Index Trader V-B 11  $(6,435)
Index Swing 2 4  $(703)
Index Swing 3 5  $(1,965)
Index Swing 4 8  $(5,405)
Index Swing 5 8  $(5,405)
Index Swing 6 8  $(5,405)
Index Swing 2-A 4  $(923)
Index Swing 3-A 5  $(2,185)
Index Swing 4-A 8  $(5,625)
Index Swing 5-A 8  $(5,625)
Index Swing 6-A 8  $(5,625)
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – September 2017

Posted September 29th, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

Volatility dried up again in September and is at historical lows. For example, the VIX closed the month at 9.51, and the highest close of the month was 12.23 (9/5). By several measures, this was the least volatile September ever. This is quite remarkable! We’ve had tough trading conditions for several months in a row now. I never enjoy losing periods, but now is probably a good time to start trading these systems or increase allocations. I know it is hard to do, but isn’t it that way most of the time in trading?

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $(1,013)
FedSwing RTY 1  $(2,100)
FedSwing YM 2  $(110)
FedSwing II ES 1  $(2,163)
FedSwing II NQ 1  $(1,035)
FedSwing II RTY 2  $(6,160)
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II RTY 1  $(4,480)
SentimentSwing ES 3  $(1,113)
SentimentSwing NQ 3  $(940)
SentimentSwing RTY 3  $(435)
SentimentSwing YM 3  $(1,320)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader II 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader III 4  $(2,125)
Index Trader IV 8  $(3,145)
Index Trader V 8  $(3,145)
Index Trader I-A 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader II-A 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader III-A 4  $(2,125)
Index Trader IV-A 8  $(3,135)
Index Trader V-A 8  $(3,135)
Index Trader I-B 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader II-B 3  $(1,113)
Index Trader III-B 4  $(2,125)
Index Trader IV-B 9  $(3,175)
Index Trader V-B 9  $(3,175)
Index Swing 2 3  $(1,113)
Index Swing 3 4  $(2,125)
Index Swing 4 7  $(3,065)
Index Swing 5 7  $(3,065)
Index Swing 6 8  $(5,165)
Index Swing 2-A 3  $(1,113)
Index Swing 3-A 4  $(2,125)
Index Swing 4-A 7  $(3,065)
Index Swing 5-A 7  $(3,065)
Index Swing 6-A 8  $(5,165)
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – August 2017

Posted August 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

This ended up being the most actively traded month this year for Trendfinder’s systems. Two swing systems had a profit, one daytrading system was very active and ended about breakeven, and the rest of the systems that traded had a loss. MeanSwing II had its first losing trade in 18 months. What really threw a wrench in the swing systems were the missile launches by North Korea. They spiked prices down (and volatility up) for a very short time, triggered stops or exits/reversals, then the market went back to its normal flow. Unfortunately that is a part of trading.

In September, there could be heightened volatility due to 1) an FOMC meeting where they may announce the actual start date of the balance sheet reduction (instead of just saying what they plan to do), 2) debt ceiling politics (Trump tweets anyone?), and 3) any more posturing from North Korea (fire a missile that flies over Tokyo?). And, of course, something else could happen not mentioned here. Or, September could end up being a non-event, the VIX is back to single digits, and all of the stock market indices make new all time highs. If the latter happens then trading will be light.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $238
FedSwing TF
FedSwing YM
FedSwing II ES
FedSwing II NQ
FedSwing II TF
MeanSwing II EMD 2  $(2,870)
MeanSwing II EMD-A 2  $(3,000)
MeanSwing II EMD-B 2  $(3,010)
MeanSwing II ES 1  $1,175
MeanSwing II TF 2  $(3,090)
SentimentSwing ES 4  $(2,300)
SentimentSwing NQ 4  $(3,950)
SentimentSwing TF 4  $(1,795)
SentimentSwing YM 4  $(2,790)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 4  $(2,300)
Index Trader II 6  $(5,170)
Index Trader III 7  $(4,933)
Index Trader IV 19  $(9,023)
Index Trader V 20  $(7,848)
Index Trader I-A 4  $(2,300)
Index Trader II-A 6  $(5,300)
Index Trader III-A 7  $(5,063)
Index Trader IV-A 19  $(9,273)
Index Trader V-A 20  $(8,098)
Index Trader I-B 4  $(2,300)
Index Trader II-B 6  $(5,310)
Index Trader III-B 7  $(5,073)
Index Trader IV-B 19  $(9,013)
Index Trader V-B 20  $(7,838)
Index Swing 2 6  $(5,170)
Index Swing 3 7  $(4,933)
Index Swing 4 11  $(8,883)
Index Swing 5 12  $(7,708)
Index Swing 6 12  $(7,708)
Index Swing 2-A 6  $(5,300)
Index Swing 3-A 7  $(5,063)
Index Swing 4-A 11  $(9,013)
Index Swing 5-A 12  $(7,838)
Index Swing 6-A 12  $(7,838)
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – July 2017

Posted July 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

Trading was light this month. FedSwing and FedSwing II each had one win and three losses. SentimentSwing had a profitable trade in every market. Almost all of the portfolios ended with a small gain.

July 2017 may go down as an historical month based on the lowest levels of volatility ever seen.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $(1,088)
FedSwing TF 2  $760
FedSwing YM 1  $(535)
FedSwing II ES 1  $(700)
FedSwing II NQ 1  $(1,655)
FedSwing II TF 2  $(410)
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II TF
SentimentSwing ES 1  $575
SentimentSwing NQ 1  $915
SentimentSwing TF 1  $205
SentimentSwing YM 1  $355
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 1  $575
Index Trader II 1  $575
Index Trader III 2  $(513)
Index Trader IV 3  $403
Index Trader V 3  $403
Index Trader I-A 1  $575
Index Trader II-A 1  $575
Index Trader III-A 2  $(513)
Index Trader IV-A 3  $403
Index Trader V-A 3  $403
Index Trader I-B 1  $575
Index Trader II-B 1  $575
Index Trader III-B 2  $(513)
Index Trader IV-B 3  $403
Index Trader V-B 3  $403
Index Swing 2 1  $575
Index Swing 3 2  $(513)
Index Swing 4 3  $403
Index Swing 5 3  $403
Index Swing 6 5  $1,163
Index Swing 2-A 1  $575
Index Swing 3-A 2  $(513)
Index Swing 4-A 3  $403
Index Swing 5-A 3  $403
Index Swing 6-A 5  $1,163
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – June 2017

Posted June 30th, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

There were a handful of good trades this month, but the rest were losses.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $(2,700)
FedSwing TF 1  $(3,080)
FedSwing YM 1  $(2,400)
FedSwing II ES 1  $300
FedSwing II NQ 2  $5,475
FedSwing II TF 1  $(850)
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A 1  $1,170
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II TF 1  $1,360
SentimentSwing ES 2  $(938)
SentimentSwing NQ 2  $(430)
SentimentSwing TF 2  $(1,285)
SentimentSwing YM 2  $(380)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 2  $(938)
Index Trader II 2  $(938)
Index Trader III 3  $(3,638)
Index Trader IV 5  $(4,068)
Index Trader V 5  $(4,068)
Index Trader I-A 2  $(938)
Index Trader II-A 3  $233
Index Trader III-A 4  $(2,468)
Index Trader IV-A 6  $(2,898)
Index Trader V-A 6  $(2,898)
Index Trader I-B 2  $(938)
Index Trader II-B 2  $(938)
Index Trader III-B 3  $(3,638)
Index Trader IV-B 5  $(4,068)
Index Trader V-B 5  $(4,068)
Index Swing 2 2  $(938)
Index Swing 3 3  $(3,638)
Index Swing 4 5  $(4,068)
Index Swing 5 5  $(4,068)
Index Swing 6 6  $(7,148)
Index Swing 2-A 3  $233
Index Swing 3-A 4  $(2,468)
Index Swing 4-A 6  $(2,898)
Index Swing 5-A 6  $(2,898)
Index Swing 6-A 7  $(5,978)
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – May 2017

Posted May 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

A couple of systems had a losing month, but all of the other systems that traded did nicely. Every portfolio was profitable.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 2  $1,225
FedSwing TF
FedSwing YM 1  $(910)
FedSwing II ES 1  $(1,313)
FedSwing II NQ
FedSwing II TF
MeanSwing II EMD 1  $1,420
MeanSwing II EMD-A 2  $3,890
MeanSwing II EMD-B 1  $1,340
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II TF
SentimentSwing ES 2  $788
SentimentSwing NQ 2  $890
SentimentSwing TF 2  $690
SentimentSwing YM 2  $925
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 2  $788
Index Trader II 3  $2,208
Index Trader III 5  $3,433
Index Trader IV 7  $4,323
Index Trader V 7  $4,323
Index Trader I-A 2  $788
Index Trader II-A 4  $4,678
Index Trader III-A 6  $5,903
Index Trader IV-A 8  $6,793
Index Trader V-A 8  $6,793
Index Trader I-B 2  $788
Index Trader II-B 3  $2,128
Index Trader III-B 5  $3,353
Index Trader IV-B 7  $4,243
Index Trader V-B 7  $4,243
Index Swing 2 3  $2,208
Index Swing 3 5  $3,433
Index Swing 4 7  $4,323
Index Swing 5 7  $4,323
Index Swing 6 7  $4,323
Index Swing 2-A 4  $4,678
Index Swing 3-A 6  $5,903
Index Swing 4-A 8  $6,793
Index Swing 5-A 8  $6,793
Index Swing 6-A 8  $6,793
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – April 2017

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

Mixed results this month, but overall trading was profitable.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES
FedSwing TF 2  $120
FedSwing YM
FedSwing II EMD 1  $(3,230)
FedSwing II ES
FedSwing II NQ 2  $(1,760)
FedSwing II TF 2  $-
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES 1  $525
MeanSwing II TF
SentimentSwing ES 2  $(400)
SentimentSwing NQ 2  $980
SentimentSwing TF 2  $260
SentimentSwing YM 2  $80
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 3  $630
Index Trader II 3  $630
Index Trader III 5  $670
Index Trader IV 15  $(220)
Index Trader V 16  $305
Index Trader I-A 3  $510
Index Trader II-A 3  $510
Index Trader III-A 5  $300
Index Trader IV-A 13  $790
Index Trader V-A 14  $1,315
Index Trader I-B 3  $500
Index Trader II-B 3  $500
Index Trader III-B 5  $310
Index Trader IV-B 12  $620
Index Trader V-B 13  $1,145
Index Swing 2 2  $(400)
Index Swing 3 2  $(400)
Index Swing 4 4  $580
Index Swing 5 5  $1,105
Index Swing 6 7  $1,225
Index Swing 2-A 2  $(400)
Index Swing 3-A 2  $(400)
Index Swing 4-A 4  $580
Index Swing 5-A 5  $1,105
Index Swing 6-A 7  $1,225
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – March 2017

Posted March 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

MeanSwing II and SentimentSwing were active this month. Most systems ended with a profit.

Political concerns provided a little more market movement, which provided these systems some opportunity to trade. Going forward I wouldn’t be surprised to see volatility continue to be about the same.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES
FedSwing TF 2  $5,930
FedSwing YM
FedSwing II EMD
FedSwing II ES
FedSwing II NQ
FedSwing II TF
MeanSwing II EMD 1  $2,030
MeanSwing II EMD-A 1  $1,690
MeanSwing II EMD-B 1  $1,990
MeanSwing II ES 2  $975
MeanSwing II TF 1  $690
SentimentSwing ES 3  $(38)
SentimentSwing NQ 3  $5
SentimentSwing TF 3  $895
SentimentSwing YM 3  $(375)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 3  $(38)
Index Trader II 4  $1,993
Index Trader III 4  $1,993
Index Trader IV 9  $2,598
Index Trader V 11  $3,573
Index Trader I-A 3  $(38)
Index Trader II-A 4  $1,653
Index Trader III-A 4  $1,653
Index Trader IV-A 9  $2,108
Index Trader V-A 11  $3,083
Index Trader I-B 3  $(38)
Index Trader II-B 4  $1,953
Index Trader III-B 4  $1,953
Index Trader IV-B 9  $2,588
Index Trader V-B 11  $3,563
Index Swing 2 4  $1,993
Index Swing 3 4  $1,993
Index Swing 4 7  $1,998
Index Swing 5 9  $2,973
Index Swing 6 11  $8,903
Index Swing 2-A 4  $1,653
Index Swing 3-A 4  $1,653
Index Swing 4-A 7  $1,658
Index Swing 5-A 9  $2,633
Index Swing 6-A 11  $8,563
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – February 2017

Posted February 28th, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

With the extremely low volatility, there were not many trades this month.

Low trading activity can be frustrating, but I’ve found it is much better to be patient and play the odds rather than making trades just to trade.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 1  $(2,288)
FedSwing TF 2  $(1,040)
FedSwing YM 1  $(2,265)
FedSwing II EMD
FedSwing II ES
FedSwing II NQ 1  $60
FedSwing II TF
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES
MeanSwing II TF
SentimentSwing ES 1  $(863)
SentimentSwing NQ 1  $(405)
SentimentSwing TF 1  $275
SentimentSwing YM 1  $(1,020)
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 1  $(863)
Index Trader II 1  $(863)
Index Trader III 2  $(3,150)
Index Trader IV 3  $(3,555)
Index Trader V 3  $(3,555)
Index Trader I-A 1  $(863)
Index Trader II-A 1  $(863)
Index Trader III-A 2  $(3,150)
Index Trader IV-A 3  $(3,555)
Index Trader V-A 3  $(3,555)
Index Trader I-B 1  $(863)
Index Trader II-B 1  $(863)
Index Trader III-B 2  $(3,150)
Index Trader IV-B 3  $(3,555)
Index Trader V-B 3  $(3,555)
Index Swing 2 1  $(863)
Index Swing 3 2  $(3,150)
Index Swing 4 3  $(3,555)
Index Swing 5 3  $(3,555)
Index Swing 6 5  $(4,595)
Index Swing 2-A 1  $(863)
Index Swing 3-A 2  $(3,150)
Index Swing 4-A 3  $(3,555)
Index Swing 5-A 3  $(3,555)
Index Swing 6-A 5  $(4,595)
For more information go to
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Monthly Results – January 2017

Posted January 31st, 2017 by Trendfinder and filed in Results - Monthly

Even though January’s volatility (based on intraday range of the S&P 500) was the lowest in over 50 years, it was a profitable month overall for these systems.

Monthly Hypothetical Results (trades that exited this month)
(commission and slippage included, see Disclosures in top menu)
Swing Systems # Trades Net Profit
FedSwing ES 2  $1,150
FedSwing TF 2  $4,610
FedSwing YM 2  $1,470
FedSwing II EMD 1  $1,450
FedSwing II ES 1  $(425)
FedSwing II NQ
FedSwing II TF 1  $1,660
MeanSwing II EMD
MeanSwing II EMD-A
MeanSwing II EMD-B
MeanSwing II ES 1  $713
MeanSwing II TF
Portfolios # Trades Net Profit
Index Trader I 1  $1,660
Index Trader II 1  $1,660
Index Trader III 2  $1,235
Index Trader IV 4  $2,183
Index Trader V 5  $3,633
Index Trader I-A 1  $2,140
Index Trader II-A 1  $2,140
Index Trader III-A 2  $1,715
Index Trader IV-A 4  $2,613
Index Trader V-A 5  $4,003
Index Trader I-B 1  $1,840
Index Trader II-B 1  $1,840
Index Trader III-B 2  $1,415
Index Trader IV-B 4  $2,368
Index Trader V-B 5  $3,738
Index Swing 2 1  $(425)
Index Swing 3 2  $1,235
Index Swing 4 3  $1,948
Index Swing 5 4  $3,398
Index Swing 6 5  $4,498
Index Swing 2-A 1  $(425)
Index Swing 3-A 2  $1,715
Index Swing 4-A 3  $2,428
Index Swing 5-A 4  $3,818
Index Swing 6-A 5  $4,918
For more information go to
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