Friday, July 05, 2013

Top 10 best and worst trades of the last year

Below I have summarised the top 10 winning and losing trades taken over the course of the last twelve months. These are included in the 160+ trades I took, which form the performance statistics summarised here:

Top 10 winners:


Date opened
CompanyOpening priceClosing priceRisk:Reward ratio







128-Feb-13
Supervalu398.100618.0008.80
228-Aug-12
Northern Dynasty Minerals274.600508.9007.81
309-Jul-12
Supergroup348.000604.0007.76
405-Dec-12
Banco Espirito Santo (URE used)82.200116.1004.84
510-Apr-13
Unipol SpA - pfd201.510239.0004.54
607-Aug-12
D S Smith159.000200.1803.74
705-Dec-12
Banco Espirito Santo82.200106.0003.40
806-Feb-13
Zynga286.000345.6002.98
906-Aug-12
Exillon Energy106.810147.4302.94
1017-Jul-12
Homeserve169.710215.0002.66

Top 10 losers:


Date opened
CompanyOpening priceClosing priceRisk:Reward ratio







116-Aug-12
Shanks Group83.16074.690(1.69)
231-May-13
Affymax197.100148.000(1.64)
311-Apr-13
Cape plc328.410322.000(1.00)
411-Mar-13
Bankinter SA453.200433.500(0.79)
501-Aug-12
Highland Gold Mining116.120110.000(0.61)
603-Jan-13
Avocet Mining73.94070.400(0.59)
715-Mar-13
Abengoa SA233.800225.000(0.59)
806-Mar-13
Bebe Stores Inc420.100406.100(0.56)
925-Jan-13
CPP Group22.37118.500(0.55)
1013-Jun-13
Saipem SpA1,973.0002,028.000(0.55)

Some notes:
  • All of the above trades except one (Saipem short) were long trades;
  • I hold one open position that would be in the top 10 winners - this is not shown above;
  • One of the winning trades included a dividend received;
  • Two of the losses were bigger than 1R - this is where the stock gapped through my intended stop levels;
  • On one of the winning trades I employed the Uniform Risk Exit (go here for more);
  • Although not shown here, the holding period for these losing trades was significantly shorter than the winning trades - in some cases the trades were closed on the same day they were opened;
  • Showing how the tight stops I use can sometimes work against me, the day after closing the Saipem short the stock fell more than 28%;
  • I have shown on the blog plenty of charts where the profits have been at least 10x the initial amount risked (e.g. look at Ted Baker on this post) - I did not have a winner of that magnitude in the year.
These trade signals were all per the system rules in my e-book, and were tweeted in real time to the members of the mentoring programme. Alternatively, I can show you via the 1-2-1 training how I go about trading and obtaining results such as these.

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