For Tuesday, August 1st

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale.

* * * Zig Ziglar

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: +2.24%

For the year 2017: +3.78%

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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...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TO TRADE LIKE ONE!!!

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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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

I think we have more than plenty now in a wide variety of groups, there's a limit to how many I could handle, many thanks for your great suggestions...

Bought JNUG this morning and then was quickly stopped out... keep watch for a buy in XLU... TNA was stopped out and TZA was stopped into a buy position today, as well... there could be others... I take every signal...

Several stops were updated today, watch for those...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see an error in today's listing, just let me know, I went over each market very carefully after the close, but I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2478.75 2458.75 2455.5 2475.5
DIA long 214.58 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 61.24 62.09 9.80
SPY long 244.57 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 35.17 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 107.24 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 141.54 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.4 108.77 30.30
TNA long 56.47 56.37 4.60
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM long 140.87 142.6 2.10
MDY long 319.47 316.69 2.60
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 12.04 11.89 -1.40
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 149.95
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 29.86 28.81 0.10
SPXU flat 15.04 14.43 0.08
SPXS flat 39.48 38.2 -1.83
SQQQ flat 29.1 26.82 -1.91
TZA long 14.96 16.01 -0.70
SOXS long 25.92 27.55 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold long 1234.70 1259.10 1214.90 1239.30
GLD long 117.26 119.68 1.60
UGL long 38.00 38.76 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 75.04 73.43 1.60
RGLD long 81.16 78.99 8.20
GDX long 22.34 22.91 2.30
GDXJ long 32.59 33.36 2.60
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM long 45.74 46.78 4.20
HUI long 190.85 194.84 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 129.93
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 126.13 123.5 4.80
TMF flat 21.59 21.05 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 53.42 52.25 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 162.70 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 50.4 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 16.41 15.61 0.40
XLF long 24.63 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 65.14 66.67 0.00
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 14.70 14.3 -0.20
SCO flat 47.72 46.67 6.79
TOTAL 5.97
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.16 90.99 -0.40
WMT long 75.55 76.97 5.78
KMB flat 128.04 125.37 15.95
UN long 56.75 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 30.43
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 44.63 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 312.58 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 79.13 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.72 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 23.65 23.07 -0.49
ULE long 16.28 15.93 1.16
FXY long 85.15 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 41.81 40.88 1.75
EURL long 32.16 32.32 7.22
EEM long 42.98 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.94 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.32 14.74 -0.44
CF flat 31.42 30.69 0.86
GCC long .. 18.64 18.84 -0.42
TOTAL -0.5
YTD 381.86
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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

The main model is now short the September SP at 2470.10 as of 7/31/17 on a VP sell signal...

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...

MAJOR - - 2492.33 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 16th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2482.37

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2468.00 the market has not yet settled, it could still settle higher (or lower)

minor - - 2445.79

minor - - 2405.68

MAJOR - - 2431.22 and must close below that price on Monday, August 14th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2397.15

MAJOR - - 2374.88 and must close below that price on Tuesday, September 5th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2360.62 and must close above that price on Monday, September 4th 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 LT momentum line has now turned downward as of today...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the August gold at 1210.80 as of 7/10/17 on a VP buy signal...

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...

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1269.50

MAJOR - - 1266.84 and must close below that price on Friday, August 4th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1265.06

minor - - 1260.48

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

The LT momentum line which has turned downward for the SP market is still moving higher for the gold market without hesitation... this is bearish for stocks and bullish for gold at the moment...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Monday, July 31st

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale.

* * * Zig Ziglar

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: +2.24%

For the year 2017: +3.78%

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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...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TO TRADE LIKE ONE!!!

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

I think we have more than plenty now in a wide variety of groups, there's a limit to how many I could handle, many thanks for your great suggestions...

Bought XLE today... there may be others, check the listing... you will notice that many, not all, of the exit stops on open positions have now been raised today, this will lock in some handsome gains over the past few weeks if stopped out, and if not then let the position continue higher, this is the optimized portfolio working and doing its magic... I take every signal...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see an error in today's listing, just let me know, I went over each market very carefully after the close, but I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2480.25 2460.25 2455.75 2475.75
DIA long 214.53 215.17
UDOW long 61.24 62.09
SPY long 243.66 244.97
SPXL long 34.81 35.55
UPRO long 106.11 108.00
QQQ long 140.5 142.39
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77
TNA long 56.47 56.37
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26
IWM long 140.94 142.6
MDY long 319.53 316.69
IYT flat 175.85 172.23
VXX flat 12.04 11.89
XIV flat 97.02 94.97
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 29.9 29.05
SPXU flat 15.04 14.43
SPXS flat 39.48 38.2
SQQQ flat 29.1 26.82
TZA flat 16.01 14.96
SOXS long 25.92 27.55
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold long 1234.70 1259.10 1214.90 1239.30
GLD long 117.26 119.68
UGL long 38.00 38.76
SLV flat 16.02 15.59
GLL flat 78.26 76.59
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18
PPLT long 87.46 89.35
FNV flat 75.04 73.43
RGLD long 81.16 78.99
GDX long 22.34 22.91
GDXJ long 32.59 33.36
ABX long 16.24 16.68
AEM long 45.74 46.78
HUI long 190.85 194.84
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06
JNUG flat 19.06 18.57
DUST flat 31.24 29.03
JDST flat 69.58 68.08
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 126.13 123.5
TMF flat 21.59 21.05
TBT flat 37.31 36.46
TMV flat 20.71 20.19
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 53.42 52.25
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 162.70 160.01
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 49.75 49.6
FAZ flat 16.56 15.48
XLF long 24.54 24.69
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 65.14 66.67
OIH flat 26.48 25.85
UGAZ flat 14.70 14.3
SCO flat 47.72 46.67
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.16 90.99
WMT long 75.55 76.97
KMB flat 128.62 125.95
UN long 56.75 56.85
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 44.63 44.86
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 312.58 297.18
CURE flat 44.79 43.79
XLV long 79.13 76.3
BIOS long 2.72 1.89
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 23.65 23.07
ULE long 16.28 15.93
FXY long 85.15 86.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 41.32 40.88
EURL long 32.16 32.32
EEM long 42.98 42.44
EZU long 40.95 41.61
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84
DDD flat 19.16 18.67
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89
DBC long 14.34 14.74
CF flat 31.42 30.69
GCC long .. 18.64 18.84
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

 

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

The main model is now long the September SP at 2470.00 as of 7/28/17 on a VP buy signal...

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2470.75

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

minor - - 2450.97

minor - - 2445.79

minor - - 2405.68

MAJOR - - 2431.22 and must close below that price on Monday, August 14th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2397.15

MAJOR - - 2374.88 and must close below that price on Tuesday, September 5th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2360.62 and must close above that price on Monday, September 4th 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 LT momentum graph which began to stall as of yesterday is now moving exactly sideways as of today... no direction at all as of today...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the August gold at 1210.80 as of 7/10/17 on a VP buy signal...

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...

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1268.80

MAJOR - - 1266.84 and must close below that price on Friday, August 4th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1265.06

minor - - 1260.48

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

This market is showing impressive endurance, it's holding its rally and pushing higher... we remain long on both the near term and longer term signals... let's hope it runs forever!!!

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, July 28th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.24%

For the year 2017: +3.78%

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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...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TO TRADE LIKE ONE!!!

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

I think we have more than plenty now in a wide variety of groups, there's a limit to how many I could handle, many thanks for your great suggestions...

Buys today in some of the precious metals group... the XIV was stopped out today for a very nice gain on this trade, SSYS was also stopped out today... also, a buy for the SOXS... I take every signal...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see an error in today's listing, just let me know, I went over each market very carefully, but I could miss something, thanks...

Today, we closed out a super portfolio SP trade for a 76.30 point gain... this complete 27 SP futures trades for a 618.40 point gain... and no thinking required...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES flat 2480.75 2460.75 2446.00 2466.00
DIA long 214.53 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 61.24 62.09 9.80
SPY long 243.66 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.81 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 106.11 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 140.5 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 55.59 56.37 4.60
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM long 140.28 142.6 2.10
MDY long 318.25 316.69 2.60
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 12.04 11.89 -1.40
XIV long 92.41 85.28 19.19
TOTAL 142.82
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 30.76 30.04 0.10
SPXU flat 15.28 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 40.37 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 29.56 27.08 -1.91
TZA flat 16.4 15.97 -0.70
SOXS long 25.92 27.55 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold long 1234.70 1259.10 1214.90 1239.30
GLD long 117.26 119.68 1.60
UGL long 38.00 38.76 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 75.04 73.43 1.60
RGLD long 79.06 78.99 8.20
GDX long 22.34 22.91 2.30
GDXJ long 32.59 33.36 2.60
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM long 45.74 46.78 4.20
HUI long 190.85 194.84 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 19.83 19.33 10.80
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 130.42
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 126.81 124.17 4.80
TMF flat 21.87 21.33 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 53.42 52.25 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 162.00 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 49.26 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 16.78 16.44 0.40
XLF long 24.54 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.67 65.14 0.00
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 50.89 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 5.97
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.68 90.99 -0.40
WMT long 75.26 76.97 5.78
KMB flat 133.64 131.60 15.95
UN long 55.97 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 30.43
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 312.58 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.95 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.72 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 23.65 23.07 -0.49
ULE long 16.11 15.93 1.16
FXY long 84.86 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 41.32 40.88 1.75
EURL long 32.16 32.32 7.22
EEM long 42.98 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.95 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 20.18 19.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.34 14.74 -0.44
CF flat 31.42 30.69 0.86
GCC long .. 18.45 18.84 -0.42
TOTAL -0.5
YTD 375.22
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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

The main model is now short the September SP at 2476.25 as of 7/25/17 on a VP sell signal...

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...

MAJOR - - 2482.62 and must close below that price on Tuesday, August 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2472.25

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

minor - - 2450.97

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

minor - - 2397.15

MAJOR - - 2460.62 and must close above that price on Monday, September 4th to confirm a new main model buysignal...

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:

This market is beginning to show some hesitation...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the August gold at 1210.80 as of 7/10/17 on a VP buy signal...

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...

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

MAJOR - - 1266.84 and must close below that price on Friday, August 4th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1265.06

minor - - 1260.48

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1258.90

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

The main model is now long this market in both the VP signal and the optimized portfolio... no top here... not at the moment, anyhow...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Thursday, July 27th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.24%

For the year 2017: +3.78%

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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...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TO TRADE LIKE ONE!!!

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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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

I think we have more than plenty now in a wide variety of groups, there's a limit to how many I could handle, many thanks for your great suggestions...

Another buy attempt on the SOXL today, but it was again stopped out... that market is having trouble holding its own... also, several buys in the precious metals group, among them GLD and the HUI index itself... also, a buy signal triggered for the August gold today... I take every signal...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see an error in today's listing, just let me know, I went over each market very carefully, but I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2474.00 2428.75 2438.50 2458.50
DIA long 214.53 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 61.24 62.09 9.80
SPY long 243.66 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.81 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 106.11 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 140.5 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 55.59 56.37 4.60
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM long 140.28 142.6 2.10
MDY long 318.25 316.69 2.60
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 12.04 11.89 -1.40
XIV long 92.41 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 135.68
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 30.76 30.04 0.10
SPXU flat 15.28 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 40.37 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 29.56 27.08 -1.91
TZA flat 16.4 15.97 -0.70
SOXS flat 27.55 25.92 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold long 1234.70 1259.10 1214.90 1239.30
GLD long 117.26 119.68 1.60
UGL long 38.00 38.76 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 75.04 73.43 1.60
RGLD long 79.06 78.99 8.20
GDX long 22.34 22.91 2.30
GDXJ flat 32.59 33.36 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM long 45.74 46.78 4.20
HUI long 190.85 194.84 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 19.83 19.33 10.80
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 130.42
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 126.81 124.17 4.80
TMF flat 21.87 21.33 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 53.42 52.25 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 162.00 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 49.26 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 16.78 16.44 0.40
XLF long 24.54 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.67 65.14 0.00
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 50.89 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 5.97
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.68 90.99 -0.40
WMT long 75.26 76.97 5.78
KMB flat 133.64 131.60 15.95
UN long 55.97 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 30.43
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 312.58 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.95 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.72 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 23.65 23.07 -0.49
ULE long 16.11 15.93 1.16
FXY long 84.86 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 41.32 40.88 1.75
EURL long 32.16 32.32 7.22
EEM long 42.98 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.95 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS long 24.26 24.86 5.96
DDD flat 20.18 19.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.34 14.74 -0.44
CF flat 31.42 30.69 0.86
GCC long .. 18.45 18.84 -0.42
TOTAL -0.5
YTD 368.68
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…
 

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

The main model is now short the September SP at 2476.25 as of 7/25/17 on a VP sell signal...

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

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2473.25

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

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

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:

This market is beginning to show some hesitation...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the August gold at 1210.80 as of 7/10/17 on a VP buy signal...

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

minor - - 1265.06

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1260.4

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

The main model is now long this market in both the VP signal and the optimized portfolio... no top here... not at the moment, anyhow...

The Main Model Formula

Continue reading

For Wednesday, July 26th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.24%

For the year 2017: +3.78%

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

The main model is now short at 2476.00 as of 7/20/17 on a VP sell signal... we just took 60 SP points out of the long side!!!

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

I think we have more than plenty now in a wide variety of groups, there's a limit to how many I could handle, many thanks for your great suggestions...

Yesterday's WMT buy looks spectacular now... we also bought SSYS this morning and looking good... I take every signal...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see an error in today's listing, just let me know, I went over each market very carefully, but I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2465.75 2428.75 2432.75 2452.75
DIA long 214.53 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 61.24 62.09 9.80
SPY long 243.66 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.81 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 106.11 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 140.5 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 55.59 56.37 4.60
SOXL flat 102.03 99.78 24.12
IWM long 140.28 142.6 2.10
MDY long 318.25 316.69 2.60
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 12.04 11.89 -1.40
XIV long 92.41 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 137.93
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 30.76 30.04 0.10
SPXU flat 15.28 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 40.37 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 29.56 27.08 -1.91
TZA flat 16.4 15.97 -0.70
SOXS flat 27.55 25.92 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold flat 1259.10 1234.70 1214.90 1239.30
GLD flat 119.68 117.26 1.60
UGL flat 38.76 38.00 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 75.04 73.43 1.60
RGLD long 77.59 78.99 8.20
GDX flat 22.91 22.34 2.30
GDXJ flat 34.31 33.52 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM flat 48.05 46.98 4.20
HUI flat 194.85 190.85 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 20.15 19.64 10.80
DUST flat 32 31.26 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 130.42
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 53.97 52.79 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 162.00 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 49.26 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 16.78 16.44 0.40
XLF long 24.54 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.67 65.14 0.00
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 50.89 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 5.97
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.68 90.99 -0.40
WMT long 75.26 76.97 5.78
KMB flat 133.64 131.60 15.95
UN long 55.97 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 30.43
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 312.58 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.95 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.72 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 23.65 23.07 -0.49
ULE long 16.11 15.93 1.16
FXY long 84.86 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 40.95 40.88 1.75
EURL long 31.9 32.32 7.22
EEM long 42.60 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.86 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS long 24.26 24.86 5.96
DDD flat 22.48 21.93 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.34 14.74 -0.44
CF long 29.81 30.53 1.58
GCC long .. 18.45 18.84 -0.42
TOTAL 0.22
YTD 371.65
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2474.00

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

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

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:

Well, we had the near term buy this morning, but the main model is again short on a VP

Inline image 1

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

minor - - 1265.06

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1249.70

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

A lower close today, but still moving higher... it could be a top of sorts, we'll see...

Inline image 2

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Monday, July 24th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.13%

For the year 2017: +3.67%

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

The main model is now short at 2476.00 as of 7/20/17 on a VP sell signal... we just took 60 SP points out of the long side!!!

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

Bought FNV this morning, and then it did what PPLT did earlier this week, it went down... today, PPLT is finally out of the woods after taking a close look at the exit stop and we should also see FNV do the same after the initial up surge... XLE came close to a buy yesterday but sold off again today, so we wait on that one... if we don't buy XLE, then we could buy SCO, who cares, as long as it generates a profit... also, watch for a new buy in GLD, it's getting close, FXY is also getting very near its buy stop... stopped out of the SOXL again today... the initial exit stop is always 2% below the entry price, this eliminates very large losses... if stopped out, simply buy it again, at one point the rally will hold... I take every signal...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see a quote out of line in today's listing, just let me know, I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2452.75 2428.75 2424.25 2444.25
DIA long 212.58 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 60.80 62.09 9.80
SPY long 240.10 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.73 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 105.74 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 139.54 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 53.85 54.58 4.60
SOXL flat 102.03 99.78 24.12
IWM long 139.64 142.6 2.10
MDY long 314.51 316.69 2.60
IYT long 171.93 171.15 2.20
VXX flat 13.44 12.1 -1.40
XIV long 85.56 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 137.15
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 30.76 30.04 0.10
SPXU flat 15.94 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 41.95 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 32.33 29.85 -1.91
TZA flat 16.4 15.97 -0.70
SOXS flat 28.09 27.42 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold flat 1259.10 1234.70 1214.90 1239.30
GLD flat 119.76 117.26 1.60
UGL flat 38.88 38.00 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 80.75 79.03 0.52
ZSL flat 40.19 39.28 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV long 73.2 74.80 3.20
RGLD long 77.31 78.99 8.20
GDX flat 22.91 22.34 2.30
GDXJ flat 34.31 33.52 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM flat 48.05 46.98 4.20
HUI flat 194.85 190.85 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 20.15 19.64 10.80
DUST flat 33.53 32.75 12.93
JDST flat 79.26 66.18 50.43
TOTAL 132.02
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.14 52.95 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 160.00 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 48.71 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 17.15 16.24 0.40
XLF long 24.52 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.67 65.14 0.00
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 50.89 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 5.97
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.01 90.99 -0.40
WMT flat 76.97 75.26 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 308.39 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.49 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.93 15.93 1.16
FXY flat 86.71 84.86 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 39.97 40.88 1.75
EURL long 31.59 32.32 7.22
EEM long 41.49 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.67 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 28.05 27.38 5.96
DDD flat 22.48 21.93 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.34 14.74 -0.44
CF long 29.81 30.53 1.58
TOTAL 0.64
YTD 347.84
IF YOU SEE A MISPRINT OR A MISQUOTE IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2469.50

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

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:

Yep, still looks good!!!

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

minor - - 1265.06

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1254.70

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

Wow, it seems like a new record for a sustained rally in gold...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, July 21st

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.13%

For the year 2017: +3.67%

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

The main model is now short at 2476.00 as of 7/20/17 on a VP sell signal... we just took 60 SP points out of the long side!!!

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

Bought emerging markets EZU and a commodities ETF DBC today... did I miss any, lots of buy stops being hit today, I take them all... watch for a buy in FNV tomorrow, also in XLE which missed a buy today by only two ticks... as you can see, the buy stop for XLE tomorrow is now a little higher than it was for today...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

If you see a quote out of line in today's listing, just let me know, I could miss something, thanks...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2433.00 2428.75 2420.50 2440.50
DIA long 212.58 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 60.80 62.09 9.80
SPY long 240.10 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.73 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 105.74 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 139.54 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 53.85 54.58 4.60
SOXL long 97.36 99.57 26.33
IWM long 139.64 142.6 2.10
MDY long 314.51 316.69 2.60
IYT long 171.93 171.15 2.20
VXX flat 13.44 12.1 -1.40
XIV long 85.56 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 139.36
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 30.76 30.04 0.10
SPXU flat 15.94 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 41.95 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 32.33 29.85 -1.91
TZA flat 16.4 15.97 -0.70
SOXS flat 28.09 27.42 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1248.20
GLD flat 119.76 117.26 1.60
UGL flat 38.88 38.00 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 80.75 79.03 0.52
ZSL flat 40.19 39.28 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 74.8 73.2 3.20
RGLD long 77.31 78.99 8.20
GDX flat 22.91 22.34 2.30
GDXJ flat 34.31 33.52 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM flat 48.05 46.98 4.20
HUI flat 194.85 190.85 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 20.15 19.64 10.80
DUST flat 33.53 32.75 12.93
JDST flat 79.26 66.18 50.43
TOTAL 132.02
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.14 52.95 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 158.39 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 48.71 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 17.15 16.24 0.40
XLF long 24.52 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.67 65.14 0.00
OIH long 25.26 25.88 0.00
UGAZ flat 15.20 14.79 -0.20
SCO flat 50.89 51.11 6.79
TOTAL 6.59
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.01 90.99 -0.40
WMT flat 76.97 75.26 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 308.39 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.49 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.93 15.93 1.16
FXY flat 86.7 84.86 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 39.97 40.88 1.75
EURL long 31.59 32.32 7.22
EEM long 41.49 42.44 2.85
EZU long 40.67 41.61 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 28.25 27.58 5.96
DDD flat 22.48 21.93 7.04
TOTAL 13.78
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC long 14.34 14.74 -0.44
CF long 29.81 30.53 1.58
TOTAL 0.64
YTD 350.67
IF YOU SEE A MISPRINT OR A MISQUOTE IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2470.25

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

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

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:

Still looks good...

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

minor - - 1265.06

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1243.30

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - none

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:

Looks good here, too!!!

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Thursday, July 20th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.13%

For the year 2017: +3.67%

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

Bought XLY today... also some SOXL and some IGF... also bought CF and OIH today... did I miss any, lots of buy stops being hit today, I took them all...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2428.50 2428.75 2417.00 2437.00
DIA long 212.58 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 121.60 124.19 9.80
SPY long 240.10 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.73 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 105.74 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 139.54 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 53.85 54.58 4.60
SOXL long 97.36 99.57 26.33
IWM flat 142.60 139.64 2.10
MDY long 314.51 316.69 2.60
IYT long 171.93 171.15 2.20
VXX flat 13.44 12.1 -1.40
XIV long 85.56 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 139.36
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 31.62 30.13 0.10
SPXU flat 15.94 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 41.95 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 32.33 29.85 -1.91
TZA flat 16.89 15.57 -0.70
SOXS flat 31.5 28.4 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 119.76 117.26 1.60
UGL flat 38.88 38.00 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 80.75 79.03 0.52
ZSL flat 40.19 39.28 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 74.8 73.2 3.20
RGLD long 77.31 78.99 8.20
GDX flat 22.91 22.34 2.30
GDXJ flat 34.31 33.52 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM flat 48.05 46.98 4.20
HUI flat 194.85 190.85 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 20.15 19.64 10.80
DUST flat 33.53 32.75 12.93
JDST flat 79.26 66.18 50.43
TOTAL 132.02
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.14 52.95 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 157.40 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 48.71 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 17.15 16.24 0.40
XLF long 24.52 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.58 65.14 0.00
OIH long 25.26 25.88 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 BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.01 90.99 -0.40
WMT flat 76.9 75.26 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 43.86 44.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 308.39 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.49 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.78 15.93 1.16
FXY flat 86.7 84.86 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 39.97 40.88 1.75
EURL long 31.59 32.32 7.22
EEM long 41.49 42.44 2.85
EZU flat 41.61 40.67 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
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 BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 14.74 14.34 -0.44
CF long 29.81 30.53 1.58
TOTAL 0.64
YTD 350.67
IF YOU SEE A MISPRINT OR A MISQUOTE IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…
 

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2470.75

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

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

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:

Looking good!!! Looking very good!!!

AUGUST GOLD VP PRICES

MAJOR - - 1288.56 and must close below that price on Wednesday, August 9th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - none

minor - - 1265.06

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1241.30

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - -

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:

Still looks good!!!

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Wednesday, July 19th

"Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings."

* * * Benjamin Franklin

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: +2.13%

For the year 2017: +3.67%

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** *

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...

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...

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

TQQQ came within one tick of the exit stop price but some of you were probably stopped out on that stop legitimately... if that happens, then simply re-enter that position until the actual exit stop is printed as a low... the QQQ was not stopped out... PPLT still looks good... TBT and TMV were also stopped out today... for tomorrow watch for a buy for IGF... the earlier buy on RGLD at 78.99 is looking very solid now... we're humming along nicely...

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

MARKET POSITION BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP YTD ON CLOSED POSITIONS
STOCK INDICES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Sept ES long 2424.50 2428.75 2414.50 2434.50
DIA long 212.58 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 121.60 124.19 9.80
SPY long 240.10 244.97 7.30
SPXL long 34.73 35.55 11.20
UPRO long 105.74 108.00 12.30
QQQ long 139.54 142.39 14.30
TQQQ long 106.49 108.77 30.30
TNA long 53.85 54.58 4.60
SOXL flat 99.45 97.36 26.33
IWM flat 142.60 139.64 2.10
MDY long 314.51 316.69 2.60
IYT long 171.93 171.15 2.20
VXX flat 13.44 12.1 -1.40
XIV long 85.56 85.28 12.05
TOTAL 139.36
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 31.62 30.13 0.10
SPXU flat 15.94 15.04 0.08
SPXS flat 41.95 39.79 -1.83
SQQQ flat 32.33 29.85 -1.91
TZA flat 16.89 15.57 -0.70
SOXS flat 31.5 28.4 0.70
TOTAL -3.56
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Aug Gold short 1260.10 1234.70 short 1260.10
GLD flat 119.76 117.26 1.60
UGL flat 38.88 38.00 1.40
SLV flat 16.02 15.59 1.70
GLL flat 80.75 79.03 0.52
ZSL flat 40.19 39.28 3.44
PPLT long 87.46 89.35 -0.50
FNV flat 74.8 73.2 3.20
RGLD long 77.31 78.99 8.20
GDX flat 22.91 22.34 2.30
GDXJ flat 34.31 33.52 2.60
ABX flat 16.68 16.24 2.30
AEM flat 48.05 46.98 4.20
HUI flat 194.85 190.85 17.50
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 20.15 19.64 10.80
DUST flat 33.53 32.75 12.93
JDST flat 79.26 66.18 50.43
TOTAL 132.02
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 128.67 125.99 4.80
TMF flat 22.86 22.3 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 95.08 93.07 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.14 52.95 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 157.40 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 48.71 49.6 2.80
FAZ flat 17.15 16.24 0.40
XLF long 24.52 24.69 0.31
TOTAL 3.51
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 66.58 65.14 0.00
OIH flat 25.88 25.26 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 BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 90.93 89.01 -0.40
WMT flat 76.9 75.26 5.78
TOTAL 5.38
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 44.86 43.86 3.90
TOTAL 3.90
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 308.39 297.18 3.60
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV long 78.61 76.3 3.11
BIOS long 2.49 1.89 -0.20
TOTAL 11.41
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 24.47 23.88 -0.49
ULE long 15.78 15.93 1.16
FXY flat 86.7 84.86 2.71
YCS long 73.81 73 -1.59
TOTAL 1.79
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 39.97 40.88 1.75
EURL long 31.59 32.32 7.22
EEM long 41.49 42.44 2.85
EZU flat 41.61 40.67 2.82
TOTAL 14.64
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
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 BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 14.74 14.34 -0.44
CF flat 30.53 29.81 1.58
TOTAL 0.64
YTD 347.74
IF YOU SEE A MISPRINT OR A MISQUOTE IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2457.00

minor - - 2454.87

minor - - 2450.97

MAJOR - - 2439.901 and must close below that price on Wednesday, July 26th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2431.79

MAJOR - - 2371.87 and must close above that price on Monday, July 17th 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:

Looking good!!!

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 - - 1241.30

Lots of space between VP prices now...

SVP - - none

minor - - 1210.81

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:

Wow!!! Looking good here, too!!!

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