Trade Ideas LLC’s Actionable Intelligence Continues to Outpace Market Benchmarks; 1st Half 2018 Results

Simulated portfolio returns a scorching 54% beating S&P’s performance of 3.0% in the 1st half of 2018.


The net return of the Trade Ideas’ simulated portfolio for the first half of 2018 ending June 30th was 54% after commissions in Risk-On mode. These results were achieved by the company’s A.I.-powered investment discovery engine named ‘HOLLY.’ The portfolio’s gross return, before commissions and fees, measured 61%. These results compare to the S&P 500, measured by the $SPY index, which returned a small gain of 3.0% over the same period. Risk-On performance reflects a bias towards staying in the positions beyond reward targets while strictly adhering to risk targets for each trade. Unlike Risk-Off mode, where reward actions do not deviate from trade plan parameters and where risk management rules permit exits earlier if existing profits erode significantly, Risk-On mode carries all trades the entire day until the close. This mode is often present during days of momentum which typify the majority of trading days in the first half of 2018. Note that Holly’s Risk-Off performance for Q1 and Q2 2018 returned a smaller gain of 17%…. continued…