For Wednesday, July 12th

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of all the crap you forgot to disconnect.
You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets
THE VERTICAL FUND:  The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing...  this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing...  the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund   .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website...  the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...
The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:
From inception on 9/30/16:    +1.94%
For the year 2017:                +3.48%
 
 
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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING...  PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...
 
ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
 
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The main model is now long at 2410.20 as of 7/7/17 on a VP buy signal...
 

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio...  therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible...  in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...
Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more or less than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...
Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...
Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks...  if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough...  if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises...  this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...
About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...
Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...
 
ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...
 
ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...
 
 
NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW
 
THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...
If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself primarily...  if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...
 
  
Watch RGLD again for a possible buy tomorrow, it's getting close...  CF was stopped out on the 2% exit stop, but will try again tomorrow...   
 
Notice many of the buy stops have now been lowered to well within reach of the daily trading range, specifically the foreign markets...
 
DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...  
 
MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2447.70 2427.70 2402.50 2422.50
DIA long 211.49 5.68
UDOW flat 124.19 121.60 9.80
SPY flat 244.97 240.10 7.30
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73 11.20
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74 12.30
QQQ flat 142.39 139.54 14.30
TQQQ flat 108.77 106.49 30.30
TNA long 53.85 4.60
SOXL flat 99.1 97.01 28.4
IWM flat 142.60 139.64 2.10
MDY long 314.51 2.60
IYT long 168.81 2.20
VXX flat 14.26 13.87 -1.40
XIV flat 87.64 85.78 11.3
TOTAL 140.68
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74 0.10
SPXU long 15.33 0.60
SPXS long 40.59 -0.70
SQQQ flat 33.55 32.87 -1.91
TZA flat 16.90 16.46 -0.70
SOXS flat 33.79 33.01 0.70
TOTAL -1.91
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 121.98 120.86 1.60
UGL flat 40.28 39.22 1.40
SLV flat 16.47 15.65 1.70
GLL long 75.05 0.40
ZSL long 33.23 1.90
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69 -0.50
FNV flat 74.8 73.2 3.20
RGLD flat 79.61 77.91 8.20
GDX flat 23.42 22.85 2.30
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34 2.60
ABX flat 16.83 16.39 2.30
AEM flat 50.28 49.17 4.20
HUI flat 200.36 196.25 17.50
NUGT flat 36.72 35.88 9.40
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36 10.80
DUST long 32.50 14.60
JDST long 69.38 50.20
TOTAL 131.80
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT long 36.02 0.40
TMV long 19.72 0.60
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 9.95
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.45 53.26 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA long 157.40 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 48.41 2.80
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79 0.40
XLF long 23.99 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLE flat 67.62 66.16 0.00
OIH flat 26.70 26.06 0.00
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 52.26 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 6.59
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 91.45 89.52 -0.40
WMT flat 80.13 78.42 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 308.39 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 3.11
BIOS long 2.36 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.47 1.16
FXY flat 88.45 86.58 2.71
YCS long 72.46 -1.59
TOTAL 1.79
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.48 39.57 1.75
EURL flat 32.34 31.59 7.22
EEM flat 42.1 41.15 2.85
EZU flat 41.8 41.13 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 28.25 27.58 5.96
DDD flat 22.67 22.11 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 14.74 14.34 -0.44
CF flat 30.16 29.45 2.29
TOTAL 1.35
YTD 348.44
 
The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:
1)  Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2)  Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...
 
THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW   
The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily...  knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...
Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points...  you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...
SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES
MAJOR - -  2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...
MAJOR - -  2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - - 2454.87
minor - - 2450.97
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2424.25
minor - - 2410.26
minor - -  2398.51
MAJOR - -   2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
MAJOR - -   2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
minor - -  2343.22
MAJOR - -   2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...  
SVP - -  none
The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
PLEASE NOTE:  It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map...  the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...
 
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:
 
The momentum continue downward, but the cart pattern looks promising...  the main model remains long per the VP buy signal...
 
 
AUGUST GOLD  VP PRICES  
MAJOR - -   none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...
minor - -   1304.705
minor - - 1246.11
TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1215.80
Lots of space between VP prices now...
SVP - -  none
minor - -  1210.81
MAJOR - -   1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...
The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market...  those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals...  today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...
THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:
 
Unrelenting, straight down nonstop...  however, the main model remains long this market for now...
 
 
The Main Model Formula

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For Tuesday, July 11th

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of all the crap you forgot to disconnect.

You can now follow The Vertical Fund's trading action on Twitter @theverticalfund - - not all trades are posted since the primary focus of the trading team is on the markets

THE VERTICAL FUND: The Vertical Fund is now live and ongoing... this fund trades the same main model VP signals presented in each evening briefing... the difference is that The Vertical Fund is professionally managed by our own professional expert Trading Team, members with a Seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and with more than 30 years experience located right on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

THE VERTICAL FUND is in real time since its inception on 9/30/16, however due to the ongoing confusion between the weekly and monthly performance updates, if you're interested in knowing the current performance history, then go to our Website at at https://www.theverticalfund .com/ and also ask me for a password for you to enter through the member's page on that Website... the BTIT optimized trading method is now included in the fund's trading strategy as of 1/4/17...

The performance status of The Vertical Fund as of last Friday's close:

From inception on 9/30/16: +1.73%

For the year 2017: +3.27%

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A TUTORIAL ON THE PROPER USE OF THE NEWLY INTRODUCED OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO IS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENING BRIEFING... PROPER APPLICATION OF THE OPTIMIZED SIGNALS WILL ENSURE LONG TERM MARKET GAINS...

ALL SP PRICES ARE NOW THE ES SP CONTRACT, WE HAVE NOW DISCONTINUED THE USE OF THE LARGE CONTRACT...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

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The main model is now long at 2410.20 as of 7/7/17 on a VP buy signal...

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

The entire listing as presented is a widely diversified portfolio of varied market interests, and we know that wide diversification is the key to reducing market risk in any portfolio... therefore, the key to legitimate long term profit with this portfolio is to have positions widely and even distributed among as many of the different market groups as possible... in other words, do not focus on only one market or favor one market over another, do not attempt to pick winners and losers with a heavy position in one market and a light position in another, one should invest the same dollar amount into each position...

Commit between 2% and 2.5% of your entire account to any one position and no more or less than that, this way your dollar risk will be evenly distributed among all markets...

Participate in as many markets as possible, treat them all the same, this will further reduce your risk and increase your likelihood for profit...

Upon entry of any new position, the initial exit stop is a 2% risk for that position, plus or minus a few ticks... if you get stopped out, then that's the end of that trade, do not attempt to chase that market, just wait for the next signal opportunity, it will come soon enough... if you are not stopped out, then the trailing exit stop will rise as the market also rises... this will allow you maximum gains for any active position for as long as that market rallies...

About 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 new positions are stopped out at the initial exit stop, the other positions quickly recoup that 2% loss and generates further gains...

Several of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments are listed in the optimized portfolio upon request, but be very cautious if you trade any of the 3X leveraged ETF instruments, the price decays rapidly and is not a true investment market, it's only a near term hedge instrument...

ALL EXIT STOPS LISTED BELOW SHOULD BE ENTERED ONLY AFTER THE INITIAL BUY STOP HAS BEEN TRIGGERED AND THE POSITION IS ACTIVE...

ALL OPEN POSITIONS HAVE THEIR EXIT STOPS LISTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MAY NOT CHANGE EVERY DAY...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

Watch RGLD for a possible tomorrow...

THERE IS NO LONGER ANY EXCUSE FOR ANYONE NOT TO MAKE MONEY IN THESE MARKETS, JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO AND BE ON YOUR PATH TO FINANCIAL GROWTH...

If you're having difficulty trading the near term VP model, then take a serious look at the optimized portfolio, you will definitely make money, it is easy to follow, tried and proven, and with no stress, I use it myself primarily... if you have any questions on how to use it, then email me and we can arrange a time to review your personal trading strategy...

BOUGHT CF TODAY WITH A GOOD GAIN ON THE CLOSE... DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE THE RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2447.70 2427.70 2402.50 2422.50
DIA long 211.49 5.68
UDOW flat 124.19 121.60 9.80
SPY flat 244.97 240.10 7.30
SPXL flat 35.55 34.73 11.20
UPRO flat 108.00 105.74 12.30
QQQ flat 142.39 139.54 14.30
TQQQ flat 108.77 106.49 30.30
TNA long 53.85 4.60
SOXL flat 99.1 97.01 28.4
IWM flat 142.60 139.64 2.10
MDY long 314.51 2.60
IYT long 168.81 2.20
VXX flat 14.26 13.87 -1.40
XIV flat 87.64 85.78 11.3
TOTAL 140.68
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
SDOW flat 32.06 31.74 0.10
SPXU long 15.33 0.60
SPXS long 40.59 -0.70
SQQQ flat 33.55 32.87 -1.91
TZA flat 16.90 16.46 -0.70
SOXS flat 33.79 33.01 0.70
TOTAL -1.91
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 121.98 120.86 1.60
UGL flat 40.28 39.22 1.40
SLV flat 16.47 15.65 1.70
GLL long 75.05 0.40
ZSL long 33.23 1.90
PPLT flat 91.30 90.69 -0.50
FNV flat 74.8 73.2 3.20
RGLD flat 79.61 77.91 8.20
GDX flat 23.42 22.85 2.30
GDXJ flat 35.15 34.34 2.60
ABX flat 16.83 16.39 2.30
AEM flat 50.28 49.17 4.20
HUI flat 200.36 196.25 17.50
NUGT flat 36.72 35.88 9.40
JNUG flat 21.90 21.36 10.80
DUST long 32.50 14.60
JDST long 69.38 50.20
TOTAL 131.80
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT long 36.02 0.40
TMV long 19.72 0.60
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 9.95
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLU flat 54.73 53.52 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
ITA long 157.40 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FAS long 48.41 2.80
FAZ flat 19.28 18.79 0.40
XLF long 23.99 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLE flat 67.62 66.16 0.00
OIH flat 26.70 26.06 0.00
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 52.26 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 6.59
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
XLY flat 92.52 90.56 -0.40
WMT flat 80.52 78.80 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP
IBB long 308.46 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 3.11
BIOS long 2.36 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.47 1.16
FXY flat 88.45 86.58 2.71
YCS long 72.46 -1.59
TOTAL 1.79
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP
FXI flat 40.75 39.83 1.75
EURL flat 32.67 32.44 7.22
EEM flat 42.13 41.18 2.85
EZU flat 41.8 41.13 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP
MU flat 33.03 32.26 0.78
SSYS flat 28.98 28.30 5.96
DDD flat 22.67 22.11 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 14.74 14.34 -0.44
CF long 28.75 2.98
TOTAL 2.04

The Two Main Model Trade Rules For All VP Trades:

1) Any time the market trades above any overhead VP price and then closes below it, this would confirm a new main model sell signal...
2) Any time the market trades below any lower VP price and then closes above it, this would confirm a new main model buy signal...

THE VP PRICE MAP FOR TOMORROW

The VP map tells you everything you need to know, consult the map daily... knowing the map and the two key trading rules will make you a much more savvy trader, so it is extremely important to be familiar with the VP map...

Secondary Vertical Prices (SVP) are for the aggressive trader who is looking for an additional edge on additional exhaustion points... you will notice that the market responds as well to the SVP as to the standard VP points and are traded the same, but for now the main model will use only the standard VP points for official main model signals...

SP SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 2476.202 and must close below that price on Thursday, July 27th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

MAJOR - - 2470.06 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2424.75

minor - - 2410.26

minor - - 2398.51

MAJOR - - 2391.94 and must close above that price on Thursday, July 13th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2343.22

MAJOR - - 2296.64 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 10th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - none

The above price map is listed in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

PLEASE NOTE: It is vitally important to know where the market is on this map at all times, the main model buy and sell signals are generated only from this VP map... the trade rules, which you probably already know by now, are very simple and are explained below...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The momentum continues downward, but the line is now beginning to curve more sideways... let's see how this develops over the next few days...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - none and must close below that price on none to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1304.705

minor - - 1246.11

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1213.60

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

MAJOR - - 1175.01 and must close above that price on Friday, July 14th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

The above is a price map in descending order of all currently active vertical prices above and below the market... those in red were generated on previously confirmed buy signals, those in green were generated on previously confirmed sell signals... today's closing price is also included to provide you with a GPS type reading of where the market currently is in relation to all VP points on both sides of the market...

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR GOLD:

Downward nonstop...

The Main Model Formula

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