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#21

Great! Do you use stops and targets for trades? And what sizing do you allocate?


#22

Yes, the trading strategy uses stops and targets for trades. Sizing is based on model account equity at a given point in time.


#23

Not sure how you possibly run a strategy with anything the Fed says as an input. The constant flip flopping based on whatever the market does in the short term has blown whatever little credibility they had over the last 3 months (if they had any to begin with). They are nothing but a slave to the S&P 500 now (probably always have been, just more blatant now).


#24

The Fed’s opinion, regardless of how much one may disagree with its position, does have the potential to, in fact, move markets. It is for this reason that it serves as an input in the model.


#25

Today, our focus is on Fed’s Mary Speech, Fed’s Williams: “Prospects for Inflation with a High-Pressure Economy”, and the Baker-Hughes Rig Count.


#26

Today, our focus is on Housing Starts, Redbook Chain Store Sales, S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index, FHFA House Price Index, Consumer Confidence, and the Richmond Fed Meeting.


#27

Today, our focus is on MBA Mortgage Applications, Factory Orders, Retail Inventories, Wholesale Inventories, Pending Home Sales, State Street Investor Confidence Index, and EIA Petroleum Inventories.


#28

Today, our focus is on GDP Q4, Initial Jobless Claims, Chicago PMI, Farm Prices, Money Supply, and Fed Balance Sheet.


#29

Today, our focus is on Construction Spending and TD Ameritrade IMX.


#30

Today, our focus is on Fed’s Rosengren Speech, Redbook Chain Store Sales, PMI Services Index, New Home Sales, ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, and Treasury Budget.


#31

Today, our focus is on ADP Jobs Report, EIA Petroleum Inventories, and Fed’s Beige Book.


#32

Today, our focus is on Challenger Job Cut Report, Initial Jobless Claims, Consumer Credit, and Money Supply.


#33

Today, our focus is on Non-farm Payrolls, Housing Starts, and Jerome Powell Speech.


#34

Maybe these we daily focus update it’s not helping your performance.


#35

Real traders don’t trade based on fundamentals anymore. This age of news feeds and online trading makes fundamentals obsolete.

Information is gathered at lightning speed for the larger institutions so they can trade directly off the news.

We have automated systems that perform arbitraging and other highly tuned trading systems that make focusing on news to be completely obsolete.

Good luck.


#36

I mean who live update about their strategy on forum? Real developer do DM for daily updates. He is just bumping his thread everyday for clicks.


#37

Of course…I also mentioned a few times to the trade leader that having low returns will not bring in subs.

It may sound good in a brokerage firm and looks professional but in this site the numbers will do all the talking and not forum talk.


#38

Today, our focus is on Retail Sales, Business Inventories, and Results of $38B, 3-Year Note Auction.


#39

And what did you glean from that focus today?


#40

Thanks for asking—there were several takeaways from today’s news. First, it should be pointed out that U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in January (this is a good thing). The increase was primarily attributable to purchases of building materials and discretionary spending. This news is significant because, among other reasons, it partially alleviates concerns about moderation in the pace of job growth we saw in February. Also to be noted is that December’s inventory increase (inventories are a key component of gross domestic product) was largely in line with economist’s expectations. We will continue to monitor and adjust inputs to the model based on future changes in these and other factors.


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