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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Day Trade Newsletter Trading Results

The 2012 Day Trade Newsletter Results are in.  We made 54 trades in 2012 resulting in a 8.2% return.  While the return underperformed the S&P500 on the year (13.5%), we continue to handily outperform since it's inception in 2007 and has never had a losing year.




























    2012 Performance   8.2% YTD 13.5% SPY YTD -5.3% Underperformance
      2011 Performance 10.0% YTD -0.2% SPY YTD 10.2% Outperformance
      2010 Performance 14.3% YTD 12.8% SPY YTD 1.5% Outperformance
      2009 Performance 23.0% YTD 23.5% SPY YTD -0.5% Underperformance
      2008 Performance 11.9% YTD -38.5% SPY YTD 50.4% Outperformance




















































Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Long Term Swing Trade Portfolio Results

The 2012 Portfolio results are in.  The long term swing trade portfolio which is based on longer term moving averages, turned in an 11.0% return for 2012, compared to the S&P500's return of 13.4%.
We made just 4 trades during the year and was safely in cash for the majority of the year.  Maximizing our returns while minimizing our exposed risk to market volatility.



2012 Short Term Swing Trade Portfolio Results

The 2012 swing trade portfolio results are in.  While the S&P returned 13.4% in 2012, all of it came in the first 3 months of the year, while we were on the sidelines as our indicators were trying to work off an overbought condition.  Therefore, we missed most of the gains in 2012.  The short term swing trade portfolio managed to return 1.1% in 2012.

Not to be discouraged though as we are outperforming the S&P500 by 66.2% since inception, or $45,191 based on a $50k initial investment in 2005.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 Swing Trade Candle Charts Portfolio

The 2012 Swing Trade Candle Charts Portfolio returned just 0.5%, compared to the S&P500's return of 13.4%.  We made 31 trades on the year. 

Trade results broken down by sector were as follows:  SPY +5.7%, XLE +3.0%, SMH -1.5%, IYT -3.9%, XLF -1.9%.

The candle portfolio has outperformed the S&P, since its inception 3 of the past 5 years.  An initial $50k in 2008 is currently worth $83k as of 12/31/12.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Bites the Dust

Why would you ever want to hold a stock going into it's earnings.  It's like flipping a coin!  Wall Street Darling GMCR is the latest example as to why you should never invest in individual stocks.




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Allscripts takes a plunge!

Crowd favorite Allscripts took a nearly 50% haircut on April 27, 2012 as the Chairman of the board and CFO suddenly resigned.   There were 9 strong buys, 10 buys and 5 holds on the stock in April and has been a touted stock by Jim Cramer!

This is yet another example of why we do not recommend investing in individual stocks.  No one can predict the future and you can go to bed one night and wake up losing nearly 50% in your stock.  Here at the FastMoneyMachine, we do not pretend to have a crystal ball, instead we rely on short term strategies in sector ETF's to minimize the risk of the unknown.




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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Fast Money Machine Swing Trade Newsletter Results!

The Fast Money Machine Swing Trade Newsletter Results are in!  ST Newsletter +12.6% versus the S&P -0.2% for a 12.8% Out-performance!  Cumulative Out-performance of 75.4% since inception in 2007!

 


FMM - ST Annual Chg. Cum. Chg.
Date: Actual S&P 500 To S&P To S&P
2006         50,000       50,000            -             -  
2007         53,000       51,750       1,250      1,250
2008         51,763       31,826      19,937     19,937
2009         61,236       39,687       1,612     21,549
2010         66,053       36,750       7,754     29,303
2011         74,398       36,677       8,418     37,721






Percentage
Since Inception 48.8% -26.6% 75.4%

2011 Day Trade Newsletter Annual Results are in!


The Fast Money Machine Day Trade Newsletter Results are in!  DT Newsletter +10.0% versus the S&P -0.2% for a 10.2% Out-performance!  Cumulative Out-performance of 87.5% since inception in 2008!

 
  FMM - DT   Annual Chg. Cum. Chg.
Date: Actual S&P 500 To S&P To S&P
2007         50,000       50,000            -             -  
2008         55,950       30,750      25,200     25,200
2009         68,819       37,976       5,642     30,842
2010         78,660       42,837       4,980     35,822
2011         86,526       42,752       7,952     43,774






Percentage          
Since Inception 73.1% -14.5%   87.5%  

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FMM Newsletter SwingTrade


Closed out our XLE short today at the open 11/29, see entry post on 11/17. This is what our newsletter is all about, finding swing trade setups based on candle stick setups. The Swing Trade Candle Portfolio is up 14.4% YTD!
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