For Wednesday, November 1st

THE LAW OF PUBLIC SPEAKING: A closed mouth gathers no feet.

* * * 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: +2.45%

For the year 2017: +3.99%

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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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Now long the mini SP at 2575.00, the exit stop is at 2563.00... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!! The portfolio is up 59.7% on closed positions only since first introduced on July 11th...

PLEASE NOTE: There is a smaller portfolio within the optimized portfolio indicating those markets which have the best long term overall performances, you will see an asterisk next to those market symbols... for simplicity in following such a large portfolio, you could simply follow those specified market and do nearly as well...

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 ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec ES long ... 2563.00 2575.00 none none 36 trades *663.65
*not included
DIA long 229.42 221.2 8.93
UDOW  * long 75.04 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL  * long 40.24 41.17 13.98
UPRO long 122.60 125.21 21.53
QQQ long 146.22 149.31 12.40
TQQQ  * long 120.6 123.17 29.59
TNA  * flat 67.76 66.30 14.90
SOXL  * long 125.06 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 327.15 333.93 13.43
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 38.95 38.07 -1.52
XIV flat 113.69 111.31 40.4
TOTAL 217.03
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL  * flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV  * flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT  * flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV  * flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD  * flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM  * flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT  * flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG  * flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST  * long 25.85 26.48 10.91
JDST  * long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT  * flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 20.23 19.71 -1.38
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.02
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.67 54.87 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA  * long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.05 91.99 -1.20
WMT long 84.92 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 118.95 116.47 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.21
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB  * flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV flat 84.41 82.62 2.74
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 41.19
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO long 21.73 22.28 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL flat 37.99 37.13 7.62
EEM long 45.33 46.06 4.04
EZU long 43.13 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 17.49
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.37 15.13 -0.54
CF long 35.91 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.72 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 551.81
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2573.25 as of 10/30/17 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 - - 2573.16 and must close above that price on Monday, November 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2572.50

minor - - 2563.62

minor - - 2539.26

MAJOR - - 2521.81 and must close above that price on Monday, December 4th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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 minimally downward, almost sideways here today...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1272.80 as of 10/31/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

minor - - 1272.72

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1271.70

SVP - - 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:

Slowly downward...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Tuesday, October 31st

"Be happy, it drives people crazy."

* * * 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: +3.09%

For the year 2017: +4.63%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

TMV was stoppped out but we're still long TBT...

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...

Never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!! The portfolio is up 59.7% on closed positions only since first introduced on July 11th...

PLEASE NOTE: There is a smaller portfolio within the optimized portfolio indicating those markets which have the best long term overall performances, you will see an asterisk next to those market symbols... for simplicity in following such a large portfolio, you could simply follow those specified market and do nearly as well...

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 ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec ES flat none none none none 36 trades *663.65
*not included
DIA long 229.42 221.2 8.93
UDOW  * long 75.04 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL  * long 40.24 41.17 13.98
UPRO long 122.60 125.21 21.53
QQQ long 146.22 149.31 12.40
TQQQ  * long 120.6 123.17 29.59
TNA  * flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL  * long 125.06 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 327.15 333.93 13.43
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 38.95 38.07 -1.52
XIV flat 113.69 111.31 40.4
TOTAL 217.03
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL  * flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV  * flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT  * flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV  * flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD  * flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM  * flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT  * flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG  * flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST  * long 25.85 26.48 10.91
JDST  * long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT  * flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 20.23 19.71 -1.38
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.02
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.67 54.87 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA  * long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.05 91.99 -1.20
WMT long 84.92 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 118.95 116.47 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.21
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB  * flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV flat 84.41 82.62 2.74
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 41.19
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO long 21.73 22.28 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL flat 37.99 37.13 7.62
EEM long 45.33 46.06 4.04
EZU long 43.13 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 17.49
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.37 15.13 -0.54
CF long 35.91 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.72 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 551.81
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2573.25 as of 10/30/17 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 - - 2573.16 and must close above that price on Monday, November 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2569.00

minor - - 2563.62

minor - - 2540.36

MAJOR - - 2525.11 and must close above that price on Thursday, November 16th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Downward as of today...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/27/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1273.60

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Also moving lower but slowing its descent...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Monday, October 30th

"Be happy, it drives people crazy."

* * * 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: +3.09%

For the year 2017: +4.63%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

Watch GLL and ZSL, those two are also approaching the batter's box although they backed off today...

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 UPRO and XLY today early in the day, also QQQ and TQQQ, and then MDY later in the afternoon... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!! The portfolio is up 59.7% on closed positions only since first introduced on July 11th...

PLEASE NOTE: There is a smaller portfolio within the optimized portfolio indicating those markets which have the best long term overall performances, you will see an asterisk next to those market symbols... for simplicity in following such a large portfolio, you could simply follow those specified market and do nearly as well...

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 ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec ES flat none none none none 36 trades *663.65
*not included
DIA long 229.42 221.2 8.93
UDOW  * long 75.04 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL  * long 40.24 41.17 13.98
UPRO long 122.60 125.21 21.53
QQQ long 146.22 149.31 12.40
TQQQ  * long 120.6 123.17 29.59
TNA  * flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL  * long 125.06 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 327.15 333.93 13.43
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 38.95 38.07 -1.52
XIV flat 113.69 111.31 40.4
TOTAL 217.03
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL  * flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV  * flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT  * flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV  * flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD  * flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM  * flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT  * flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG  * flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST  * long 25.85 26.48 10.91
JDST  * long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT  * flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV long 19.44 19.94 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.67 54.87 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA  * long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long ... 90.05  91.99 -1.20
WMT long 84.92 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 118.95 116.47 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.21
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB  * flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV flat 84.41 82.62 2.74
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 41.19
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO long 21.73 22.28 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL flat 37.99 37.13 7.62
EEM long 45.33 46.06 4.04
EZU long 43.13 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 17.49
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.37 15.13 -0.54
CF long 35.91 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.72 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 552.31
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2563.50 as of 10/27/17 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 - - 2578.00

MAJOR - - 2573.16 and must close above that price on Monday, November 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2563.62

minor - - 2540.36

MAJOR - - 2525.11 and must close above that price on Thursday, November 16th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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

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

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The momentum line turned upwards today, the bulls are back in the saddle!!!

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/27/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1273.60

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Still working lower today, but the main model is long as of today... so, we'll see how this ends up next week... it does look like a bottom of sorts...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, October 27th

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.

* * * Anonymous

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: +3.09%

For the year 2017: +4.63%

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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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

Watch GLL and ZSL, those two are approaching the batter's box...

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 EUO today, what a nice buy that was!!! This means the dollar is moving higher, this should help the TBT, TMV, (short bonds) and YCS (short Japanese Yen) positions the portfolio currently holds... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!! The portfolio is up 59.7% on closed positions only since first introduced on July 11th...

PLEASE NOTE: There is a smaller portfolio within the optimized portfolio indicating those markets which have the best long term overall performances, you will see an asterisk next to those market symbols... for simplicity in following such a large portfolio, you could simply follow those specified market and do nearly as well...

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 ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec ES flat none none none none 36 trades *663.65
*not included
DIA long 229.42 221.2 8.93
UDOW  * long 75.04 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL  * flat 41.17 40.24 13.98
UPRO flat 125.21 122.60 21.53
QQQ flat 149.31 146.22 12.40
TQQQ  * flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA  * flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL  * long 125.06 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY flat 333.93 327.15 13.43
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 38.95 38.07 -1.52
XIV flat 113.69 111.31 40.4
TOTAL 217.03
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL  * flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV  * flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT  * flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV  * flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD  * flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM  * flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT  * flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG  * flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST  * long 25.85 26.48 10.91
JDST  * long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT  * flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV long 19.44 19.94 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.67 54.87 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA  * long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 91.99 90.05 -1.20
WMT long 84.92 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 118.95 116.47 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.21
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB  * flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV flat 84.41 82.62 2.74
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 41.19
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO long 21.73 22.28 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL flat 37.99 37.13 7.62
EEM long 45.33 46.06 4.04
EZU long 43.13 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 17.49
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.37 15.13 -0.54
CF long 35.91 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.72 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 552.31
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2563.75 as of 10/25/17 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 - - 2573.16 and must close above that price on Monday, November 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2563.62

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2561.50

minor - - 2540.36

MAJOR - - 2525.11 and must close above that price on Thursday, November 16th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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 inching lower, the momentum is now downward... for now, anyhow...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1272.80 as of 10/26/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

minor - - 1272.72

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1267.90

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Clearly moving lower for now...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Thursday, October 26th

You aren't wealth until you have something money can't buy.

* * * Anonymous

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: +3.09%

For the year 2017: +4.63%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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 TMV this morning and bought DUST this afternoon... was stopped out of QQQ today for a good gain, also stopped out of UPRO and SPXL today for ever bigger gains, also stopped out of MDY for a few point loss... took a mini SP short position today and was stopped out for a 12 point loss... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!! The portfolio is up 59.7% since first introduced on July 11th...

PLEASE NOTE: There is a smaller portfolio within the optimized portfolio indicating those markets which have the best long term overall performances, you will see an asterisk next to those market symbols... for simplicity in following such a large portfolio, you could simply follow those specified market and do nearly as well...

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
Dec ES flat none none none none 36 trades *663.65
*not included
DIA long 227.54 221.2 8.93
UDOW  * long 73.3 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL  * flat 41.17 40.24 13.98
UPRO flat 125.21 122.60 21.53
QQQ flat 149.31 146.22 12.40
TQQQ  * flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA  * flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL  * long 121.98 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY flat 333.93 327.15 13.43
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
XIV flat 113.69 111.31 40.4
TOTAL 218.55
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL  * flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV  * flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT  * flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV  * flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD  * flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM  * flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT  * flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG  * flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST  * long 25.85 26.48 10.91
JDST  * long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT  * flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV long 19.44 19.94 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.87 53.67 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA  * long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.44 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.56
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB  * flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 42.77
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.23 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.84 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 556.60
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2556.50 as of 10/17/17 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 - - 2573.16 and must close above that price on Monday, November 6th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2563.62

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2558.75

minor - - 2540.36

MAJOR - - 2525.11 and must close above that price on Thursday, November 16th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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

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

THE LT PRICE AND MOMENTUM GRAPH FOR THE SP:

The momentum line is now moving downward... let's see how long this lasts...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1278.90

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Also moving downward...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Wednesday, October 25th

I have no special talents. I'm only passionately curious.

* * * Albert Einstein

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: +3.09%

For the year 2017: +4.63%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Watch TMV for a buy possibly tomorrow... the portfolio is already long TBT... yesterday's buy of JDST is looking very solid right now... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 35 trades *675.65
*not included
DIA long 227.54 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 73.3 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.42 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 120.2 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 147.2 146.47 11.67
TQQQ flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL long 121.98 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 328.79 332.18 16.82
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 100.66 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 194.12
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.87 53.67 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.44 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN flat 61.72 60.38 10.38
TOTAL 30.56
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 342.60 335.64 31.20
CURE flat 49.72 48.62 6.24
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 42.77
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.23 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.84 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 532.17
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2556.50 as of 10/17/17 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 - - 2572.28 and must close above that price on Friday, November 3rd to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2567.00

minor - - 2563.54

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:

A minimal down turn today, let's see if this develops into anything more...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1278.10

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Continuing lower...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Tuesday, October 24th

I have no special talents. I'm only passionately curious.

* * * Albert Einstein

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: +3.93%

For the year 2017: +5.47%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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 JDST this morning right on the opening... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 35 trades *675.65
*not included
DIA long 227.54 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 73.3 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.88 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.42 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 120.2 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 147.2 146.47 11.67
TQQQ flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL long 121.98 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 328.79 332.18 16.82
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 100.66 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 194.12
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1309.40 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST long 57.15 58.42 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.87 53.67 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.44 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE long 46.92 47.98 7.30
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.23 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.84 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 536.10
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2556.50 as of 10/17/17 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 - - 2572.28 and must close above that price on Friday, November 3rd to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2564.00

minor - - 2563.54

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 inching higher...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1283.40

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Still inching lower...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Monday, October 23rd

All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

* * * Abraham Lincoln

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: +3.93%

For the year 2017: +5.47%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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 YCS and XLU this morning, bought ITA this afternoon... also bought MDY again this morning on a new buy stop... MDY was stopped out earlier this week, but this is why you should never chase a position once stopped out, if the market really does continue higher, then you will always eventually reinstate that position... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if that market really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

YTD takes another big jump up today on newly closed positions, up better than 54% since July 11th when it was first introduced, that's just 3 months ago!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 35 trades *675.65
*not included
DIA long 227.23 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 72.98 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.55 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.26 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 119.75 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 147.2 146.47 11.67
TQQQ flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL long 121.81 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 325.43 332.18 16.82
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 99.61 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 194.12
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1318.20 1300.00 1261.80 1293.90
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST flat 58.42 57.15 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.87 53.67 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 179.78 183.56 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 69.03 67.54 0.56
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 6.75
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 90.44 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE long 46.92 47.98 7.30
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS long 73.88 75.49 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 39.70 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.79 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.23 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.84 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 536.10
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2556.50 as of 10/17/17 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 - - 2574.00

MAJOR - - 2572.28 and must close above that price on Friday, November 3rd to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2563.54

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:

Clearly moving higher...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1282.30

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Clearly moving lower...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, October 20th

All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

* * * Abraham Lincoln

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: +3.93%

For the year 2017: +5.47%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Stopped out of TQQQ, MDY, and ITA today, all for very solid gains on each position... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if it really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... Watch XLU, it's getting ready to hit a buy stop... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

YTD takes another big jump up today on newly closed positions, up better than 53% since July 11th when it was first introduced, that's just 3 months ago!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 35 trades *675.65
*not included
DIA long 227.23 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 72.98 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.55 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.26 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 119.75 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 147.2 146.47 11.67
TQQQ flat 123.17 120.6 29.59
TNA flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL long 121.81 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY flat 332.18 325.43 16.82
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 99.61 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 194.12
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1318.20 1300.00
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST flat 58.42 57.15 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 54.87 53.67 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 183.56 179.78 24.81
TOTAL 24.81
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 67.74 65.65 -1.53
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 4.66
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.61 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE long 46.92 47.98 7.30
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS flat 75.49 73.88 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 38.71 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.52 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.00 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.83 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 534.01
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December SP at 2556.50 as of 10/17/17 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 - - 2560.50

minor - - 2556.54

minor - - 2551.91

minor - - 2480.37

MAJOR - - 2450.45 and must close above that price on Friday, November 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Moving higher again today after being flat for a few days...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1290.60

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Completely flat today... no real direction here...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Thursday, October 19th

All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

* * * Abraham Lincoln

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: +3.93%

For the year 2017: +5.47%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Stopped out of the short SP futures position for a 12 point loss... also stopped out of the long position of TNA for a super gain on this trade adding better than 10 points to the portfolio's bottom line, also stopped out of IWM for a gain of 8 points on this trade... the precious metals group has certainly back away from a possible buy... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if it really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

DIVERSIFY AND REDUCE YOUR RISK...

YTD takes a big jump up today on newly closed positions, up 18 points today alone!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 35 trades *675.65
*not included
DIA long 227.23 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 72.98 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.55 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.26 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 119.75 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 147.2 146.47 11.67
TQQQ long 118.47 116.89 28.01
TNA flat 68.33 66.86 14.90
SOXL long 121.81 103.02 23.07
IWM flat 150.78 147.66 8.31
MDY long 329.08 317.64 5.38
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 99.61 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 181.10
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1318.20 1300.00
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST flat 58.42 57.15 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 55.01 53.80 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 180.75 169.71 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 57.33 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.79 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 67.74 65.65 -1.53
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 4.66
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.61 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE long 46.92 47.98 7.30
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS flat 75.49 73.88 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 38.71 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.52 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.00 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.83 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 509.95
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2556.60 as of 10/16/17 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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2560.00

minor - - 2556.54

minor - - 2551.91

minor - - 2480.37

MAJOR - - 2450.45 and must close above that price on Friday, November 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Again flat as of today... it's beginning to look like a struggle inching higher these days... the momentum is gone...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1282.50

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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 momentum for this market has been moving downward for the past few days... this is not encouraging for the bulls here...

The Main Model Formula
Continue reading

For Wednesday, October 18th

All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

* * * Abraham Lincoln

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: +3.93%

For the year 2017: +5.47%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Stopped out of the long position of IYT for a super gain on this trade adding better than 6 points to the portfolio's bottom line... bought CURE and XLV in the healthcare group today on the buy signal... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if it really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 2548.00 2560.00 34 trades *687.65
*not included
DIA long 226.34 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 72.15 66.73 14.35
SPY long 253.09 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 39.25 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 119.75 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 146.85 146.47 11.67
TQQQ long 117.61 116.89 28.01
TNA long 65.87 55.67 4.70
SOXL long 117.4 103.02 23.07
IWM long 148.93 140.99 0.37
MDY long 329.08 317.64 5.38
IYT flat 181.67 177.93 9.75
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 99.61 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 162.96
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1318.20 1300.00
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST flat 58.42 57.15 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 34.65 34.79 -0.23
TMV flat 19.94 19.44 -0.88
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 7.52
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 55.01 53.80 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 177.18 169.71 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 56.59 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.71 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 67.74 65.65 -1.53
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 4.66
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.61 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 120.57 118.05 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE long 46.92 47.98 7.30
XLV long 81.73 83.31 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS flat 75.49 73.88 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 38.71 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.52 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.00 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.83 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 491.81
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2556.60 as of 10/16/17 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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2557.00

minor - - 2556.54

minor - - 2551.91

minor - - 2480.37

MAJOR - - 2450.45 and must close above that price on Friday, November 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Continuing higher, again!!!

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1288.20

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Turning downward again... interesting...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Tuesday, October 17th

'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.'

* * * Opening line of Jane Eyre, published on this day in 1847...

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: +4.06%

For the year 2017: +5.60%

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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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Watch the entire gold and precious metals group, the buy stops are getting close although this group did back down today due to a much stronger U.S. Dollar... bought GCC today in the agricultural and commodities group... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if it really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

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
Dec ES flat none none 2548.00 2560.00 34 trades *687.65
*not included
DIA long 222.6 221.2 8.93
UDOW long 68.69 66.73 14.35
SPY long 249.53 248.43 7.91
SPXL long 37.47 36.67 11.23
UPRO long 114.94 111.46 12.79
QQQ long 143.68 146.47 11.67
TQQQ long 114.16 116.89 28.01
TNA long 63.06 55.67 4.70
SOXL long 108.55 103.02 23.07
IWM long 146.68 140.99 0.37
MDY long 323.67 317.64 5.38
IYT long 177.01 170.24 2.98
VXX flat 42,64 41.68 -1.52
XIV long 93.9 86.5 26.32
TOTAL 156.19
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP ENTERED AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold flat 1320.80 1300.00
GLD flat 126.09 123.46 7.32
UGL flat 41.72 40.78 4.76
SLV flat 16.53 16.09 2.27
GLL flat 74.03 72.44 -1.01
ZSL flat 34.06 33.47 2.69
PPLT flat 90.73 88.81 3.27
FNV flat 82.15 80.40 5.30
RGLD flat 93.26 91.29 13.54
GDX flat 24.30 23.71 1.89
GDXJ flat 35.28 34.47 3.07
ABX flat 17.18 16.73 2.91
AEM flat 47.68 46.62 31.73
HUI flat 205.89 201.67 16.97
NUGT flat 37.11 36.26 11.51
JNUG flat 20.92 20.40 12.18
DUST flat 26.48 25.85 10.91
JDST flat 58.42 57.15 49.18
TOTAL 178.49
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT flat 127.37 124.72 5.10
TMF flat 22.28 21.73 1.37
TBT long 33.99 34.79 -0.23
TMV long 18.52 19.01 -0.39
VCLT long 92.68 94.68 2.16
TOTAL 8.01
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU flat 55.01 53.80 3.48
TOTAL 3.48
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 177.18 169.71 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS long 56.59 51.88 4.02
XLF long 25.71 25.01 0.29
TOTAL 4.31
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE long 67.74 65.65 -1.53
OIH flat 26.37 25.74 0.90
UGAZ flat 14.10 13.71 -0.56
SCO flat 38.35 37.58 5.85
TOTAL 4.66
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY long 89.61 90.79 -0.85
WMT long 79.26 80.98 7.66
KMB flat 124.25 121.66 13.37
UN long 59.46 60.98 11.90
TOTAL 32.08
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 46.30 45.27 3.64
TOTAL 3.64
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 329.98 336.82 32.55
CURE flat 47.98 46.92 7.30
XLV flat 83.51 81.73 4.32
BIOS flat 3.08 2.91 1.01
TOTAL 45.18
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.28 21.73 -0.59
ULE flat 17.95 17.49 2.43
FXY flat 86.28 85.45 2.94
YCS flat 75.49 73.88 3.53
TOTAL 8.31
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 44.28 45.29 2.97
EURL long 36.01 36.85 8.46
EEM long 45.03 46.06 4.04
EZU long 42.46 43.43 2.86
TOTAL 18.33
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU long 38.71 30.96 0.78
SSYS flat 25.1 24.49 4.19
DDD flat 14.54 14.14 6.22
TOTAL 11.19
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA long 18.52 19.00 -0.5
DBC long 15.00 15.13 -0.54
CF long 33.83 33.66 -0.63
GCC long 18.59 19.08 -0.44
TOTAL -2.11
YTD 485.53
IF YOU SEE AN ERROR IN TODAY'S LISTING, JUST LET ME KNOW, THANKS…

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2556.60 as of 10/16/17 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 - - 2556.54 and must close below that price on Monday, October 16th to confirm a new main model sell signal... * * * * * * * * * * SELL SIGNAL TODAY RIGHT ON VP SCHEDULE!!!

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2555.50

minor - - 2551.91

minor - - 2480.37

MAJOR - - 2450.45 and must close above that price on Friday, November 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Flat for two consecutive days prior, and today this indicator turned slightly upward...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1297.10

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

Still moving higher as of today, but the market itself fell off...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Monday, October 16th

"An ounce of practice is worth a pound of theory."

* * * John Jacob Astor

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: +4.06%

For the year 2017: +5.60%

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

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...

The optimized model allow the position to remain ongoing for as long as possible until weakness begin to show itself... as well, all the stock market indices are long with solid gains so far...

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

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...

Watch the entire gold and precious metals group, the buy stops are getting close... GLL was stopped out today for a modest loss... never chase any market if it turns upward again after getting stopped out, if it really wants to move higher then take the next buy signal when it gets hit, be patient... I take every signal...

To follow the optimized portfolio, there is no thinking required!!! If you're having difficulty following the fast moving VP signals, then you should consider following the optimized portfolio...

Many of the ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets... we have some spectacular gains so far in the stock index group...

I hope no one is allergic to making money!!!

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...

 

The optimized portfolio began on 7/11/17 with 348.44 YTD points gained...

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 DECEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December SP at 2552.00 as of 10/12/17 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 - - 2556.54 and must close below that price on Monday, October 16th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2551.91

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2551.5

minor - - 2480.37

MAJOR - - 2450.45 and must close above that price on Friday, November 17th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

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:

Flat yesterday and flat today...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1272.70 as of 10/6/17 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 - - 1344.19 and must close below that price on Wednesday, November 8th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1320.28

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1305.80

minor - - 1272.72

MAJOR - - 1236.88 and must close above that price on Tuesday, October 31st to confirm a new main model buy signal...

SVP - - 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:

You can now see the red momentum line turning higher, this is bullish for this market...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading