For Wednesday, August 30th

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

* * * Bill Watterson

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: +2.90%

For the year 2017: +4.44%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 SCO today... watch for a buy in the healthcare group... I take every signal...

Also, many ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2455.00 2435.00 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 59.61 58.31 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 143.78 140.8 0.37
MDY flat 326.69 320.05 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.76 14.84 -0.33
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ long 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.33
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1277.50 1259.10 1256.10 1299.10
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 92.51 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD long 86.26 88.13 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ long 33.29 34.08 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM long 47.67 48.75 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT long 33.96 34.76 8.62
JNUG long 18.57 19.20 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO long 41.03 41.97 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 123.93 121.35 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 44.81 45.83 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB long 311.88 318.35 20.88
CURE flat 42.47 41.52 4.90
XLV flat 80.13 78.42 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 42.62 43.60 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM long 43.68 44.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 30.96 30.24 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 19.90 19.40 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.80 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.05
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the September SP at 2443.75 as of 8/29/17 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 - - 2524.607 and must close below that price on Wednesday, October 4th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2495.21

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2446.75

minor - - 2443.88

minor - - 2412.55

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2396.18 and must close above that price on Wednesday, September 20th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 continues lower But the decline is slowing... we may be approaching a bottom here...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1317.30 as of 8/29/17 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 - - 1317.29 and must close below that price on Tuesday, September 5th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1314.80

MAJOR - - 1310.72 and must close below that price on Friday, September 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal... APPROACHING

minor - - 1308.74

minor - - 1300.27

minor - - 1292.29

minor - - 1269.97

MAJOR - - 1255.72 and must close above that price on Tuesday, September 12th 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:

Yes, it does look like an upside break out, BUT it is also very overbought right now... notice where the red momentum line is placed as of today, very near the previous two out of three red line tops...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Tuesday, August 29th

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

* * * Bill Watterson

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: +2.73%

For the year 2017: +4.27%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 NUGT and JNUG today... watch for a buy in the healthcare group... I take every signal...

Also, many ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2455.00 2435.00 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 59.61 58.31 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 143.78 140.8 0.37
MDY flat 326.69 320.05 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.76 14.84 -0.33
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ long 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.33
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD long 86.26 88.13 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ long 33.29 34.08 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM long 47.67 48.75 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT long 33.96 34.76 8.62
JNUG long 18.57 19.20 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO flat 41.97 41.03 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 123.93 121.35 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 44.81 45.83 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 318.35 311.88 20.88
CURE flat 42.47 41.52 4.90
XLV flat 80.13 78.42 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 42.62 43.60 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM long 43.68 44.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 30.96 30.24 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 19.90 19.40 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.80 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.05
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the September SP at 2444.00 as of 8/23/17 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 - - 2524.607 and must close below that price on Wednesday, October 4th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2495.21

minor - - 2443.88

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2443.25

minor - - 2412.55

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2396.18 and must close above that price on Wednesday, September 20th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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:

Looks like the downside momentum is slowing as of today... could be a turn around soon...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1292.20 as of 8/25/17 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...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1317.50

MAJOR - - 1317.29 and must close below that price on Tuesday, September 5th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

MAJOR - - 1310.72 and must close below that price on Friday, September 1st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1308.74

minor - - 1300.27

minor - - 1292.29

minor - - 1269.97

MAJOR - - 1255.72 and must close above that price on Tuesday, September 12th 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:

Looks to me like an upside break out...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Monday, August 28th

“Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? I mean, it’s hardly ever for them?

* * * Harry Hill

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: +2.28%

For the year 2017: +3.82%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

I take every signal...

Many stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

The optimized portfolio closed out the short SP position with a nice 28.50 SP point gain... NUGT was stopped into a long position only to get stopped out soon thereafter... the miners are lagging...

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
Sept ES flat 2457.00 2437.00 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 60.38 59.07 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 145.35 142.34 0.37
MDY flat 326.98 320.34 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 27.96 29.12 0.10
SPXU long 14.51 15.42 -0.24
SPXS long 38.65 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ flat 29.97 27.75 -3.03
TZA long 16.69 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.24
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI flat 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 43.18 42.21 -0.20
SCO flat 44.30 43.31 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 125.49 122.88 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 330.01 323.3 20.88
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.14
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the September SP at 2423.90 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2427.00

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 continues downward...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1292.30 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1314.99

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1290.80

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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:

While the momentum line continues higher, take a good look at the peaks of the red line... it's close to an upward breakout OR nearing a significant top... let's keep a close watch on this one...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, August 25th

"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: +2.73%

For the year 2017: +4.27%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 IGF today and some of the foreign markets group... also, keep a close watch on NUGT, it's getting ready for another possible buy... I take every signal...

Also, many ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2460.50 2440.50 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 59.61 58.31 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 143.78 140.8 0.37
MDY flat 326.69 320.05 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.76 14.84 -0.33
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ long 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.33
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO flat 41.97 41.03 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 123.93 121.35 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF long 44.81 45.83 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 322.64 316.08 20.88
CURE flat 43.04 42.07 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI long 42.62 43.60 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM long 43.68 44.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 19.90 19.40 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.80 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.05
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the September SP at 2444.00 as of 8/23/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2443.88

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2441.00

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 drifting lower...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1292.30 as of 8/24/17 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...

minor - - 1314.99

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1291.10

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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:

Uh oh, CAUTION!!! The momentum line turned completely flat as of today, this market is now at an inflection point if there ever was one... the main model is again short for now, this market has not made any significant moves at this key breakout level in more than two weeks... if stocks turn higher, then we may well see this market turn lower...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Thursday, August 24th

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

* * * Yogi Berra

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: +2.73%

For the year 2017: +4.27%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Keep close watch on NUGT, it's getting ready for another possible buy... I take every signal...

Also, many ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2466.50 2446.50 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 59.61 58.31 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 143.78 140.8 0.37
MDY flat 326.69 320.05 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.76 14.84 -0.33
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ long 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.33
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO flat 41.97 41.03 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 124.31 121.71 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 322.64 316.08 20.88
CURE flat 43.04 42.07 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.05
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the September SP at 2444.00 as of 8/23/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2441.50

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 LT momentum line continues downward...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1292.20 as of 8/23/17 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...

minor - - 1314.99

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1295.70

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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 uptrend in the LT momentum line continues... this is beginning to look more and more like a legitimate upside break out for this market... several of the gold miner markets are now approaching a buy signal, some are already long...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Wednesday, August 23rd

A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

* * * Yogi Berra

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: +2.73%

For the year 2017: +4.27%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Not much entry or exit action today although many buy stops were lowered... I take every signal...

Also, many ongoing position stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2466.50 2446.50 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 59.61 58.31 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 143.78 140.8 0.37
MDY flat 326.69 320.05 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.76 14.84 -0.33
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ flat 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.33
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO flat 41.97 41.03 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 124.31 121.71 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 322.64 316.08 20.88
CURE flat 43.04 42.07 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.05
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the September SP at 2423.90 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2454.82

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2452.75

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal... already long

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal... already long

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 moving lower but turned almost completely flat and moving sideways as of today...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1292.30 as of 8/22/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal... already short

minor - - 1314.99

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1290.40

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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 draw a perfect overhead trend line across the red line tops... either a break out higher or a significant top here... we're short again as of today, so let's call it a top for now...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Tuesday, August 22nd

“Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? I mean, it’s hardly ever for them?

* * * Harry Hill

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: +2.28%

For the year 2017: +3.82%

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Several markets were stopped into long positions today... I take every signal...

Also, many stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

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
Sept ES flat 2473.50 2453.50 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 60.38 59.07 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 145.35 142.34 0.37
MDY flat 326.98 320.34 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 28.32 29.12 0.10
SPXU long 15.31 15.42 -0.24
SPXS long 38.85 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ flat 27.9 29.97 -3.03
TZA long 17.10 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.24
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI long 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 13.16 12.79 -0.20
SCO flat 41.97 41.03 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 124.31 121.71 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 322.64 316.08 20.88
CURE flat 43.04 42.07 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.33 24.72 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.14
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the September SP at 2423.90 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2428.00

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 trending lower...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1292.20 as of 8/21/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1314.99

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1297.50

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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 and it looks like it's ready to break out higher!!!

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Monday, August 21st

“Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings? I mean, it’s hardly ever for them?

* * * Harry Hill

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: +2.28%

For the year 2017: +3.82%

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

I take every signal...

Many stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

The optimized portfolio closed out the short SP position with a nice 28.50 SP point gain... NUGT was stopped into a long position only to get stopped out soon thereafter... the miners are lagging...

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
Sept ES flat 2473.50 2453.50 2417.50 2437.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 60.38 59.07 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 145.35 142.34 0.37
MDY flat 326.98 320.34 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 27.96 29.12 0.10
SPXU long 14.51 15.42 -0.24
SPXS long 38.65 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ flat 29.97 27.75 -3.03
TZA long 16.69 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.24
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1264.90 1259.10 1249.20 1285.70
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX long 22.73 23.30 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI flat 194.96 199.05 9.43
NUGT flat 34.76 33.96 8.62
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 149.53
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.61 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.76 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA flat 169.71 166.21 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 43.18 42.21 -0.20
SCO flat 44.30 43.31 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 125.49 122.88 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 330.01 323.3 20.88
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 31.4 30.67 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.14
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now long the September SP at 2423.90 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 2520.59 and must close below that price on Wednesday, September 29th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.77

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2427.00

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 continues downward...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now short the December gold at 1292.30 as of 8/18/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1314.99

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1290.80

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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:

While the momentum line continues higher, take a good look at the peaks of the red line... it's close to an upward breakout OR nearing a significant top... let's keep a close watch on this one...

The Main Model Formula Continue reading

For Friday, August 18th

"The key to navigating market bubbles successfully is to panic before everyone else does."

* * * John P. Hussmann, Ph.D.

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: +2.28%

For the year 2017: +3.82%

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

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

Long term profits were finally taken today in the DIA and UDOW, in ITA also for a solid gain on this trade... this adds nicely to the overall YTD gains for these markets, 16.38 points were gained today on the closed out portfolio positions... also, new buy signals were triggered for some of the 3X bear market instruments... I take every signal...

Also, many stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

The SP short position remains alive after the market rallied to within only two ticks of the exit stop...

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
Sept ES short 2479.00 2428.25 2462.50 2474.50
DIA flat 221.78 217.24 8.93
UDOW flat 67.69 66.23 14.35
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 60.38 59.07 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 145.35 142.34 0.37
MDY flat 326.98 320.34 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 158.51
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW long 27.96 29.12 0.10
SPXU flat 15.42 14.51 -0.24
SPXS long 38.65 40.46 -2.26
SQQQ flat 29.97 27.75 -3.03
TZA long 16.69 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.24
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1256.10 1259.10 1220.1 1245.5
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT long 90.94 91.93 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX flat 23.30 22.73 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI flat 199.05 194.96 9.43
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 150.31
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.05 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.51 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA f 166.71 13.77
TOTAL 13.77
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 14.70 14.3 -0.20
SCO flat 44.30 43.31 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT flat 82.09 80.34 7.66
KMB flat 125.49 122.88 15.95
UN long 57.69 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 31.86
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 330.01 323.3 20.88
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 433.92
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now short the September SP at 2454.90 as of 8/17/17 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 - - 2517.21 and must close below that price on Friday, September 22nd to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.82

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2428.75

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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:

Definitely, a down trend has begun... this momentum line has been moving lower for nearly two weeks already...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1282.60 as of 8/16/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1314.99

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1293.80

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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:

It's still inching higher, what's not to like???

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For Thursday, August 17th

"The key to navigating market bubbles successfully is to panic before everyone else does."

* * * John P. Hussmann, Ph.D.

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: +2.28%

For the year 2017: +3.82%

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

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

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

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

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HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZED PORTFOLIO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BUY SIGNALS TO WATCH FOR TOMORROW

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

Stopped long into PPLT... it looks like this market wants to continue higher... I take every signal...

Also, many stops were revised upwards today, check on your markets...

The SP short position remains alive after the market rallied to within only two ticks of the exit stop...

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
Sept ES short 2479.00 2428.25 2462.50 2474.50
DIA long 218.42 215.17 5.68
UDOW long 64.64 62.09 9.80
SPY flat 249.01 243.92 7.91
SPXL flat 37.14 36.29 11.23
UPRO flat 112.83 110.47 12.79
QQQ flat 146.06 143.03 14.11
TQQQ flat 116.45 114.02 29.09
TNA flat 60.38 59.07 4.70
SOXL flat 102.41 100.26 21.87
IWM flat 145.35 142.34 0.37
MDY flat 326.98 320.34 5.38
IYT flat 175.85 172.23 2.98
VXX flat 14.17 11.48 -1.52
XIV flat 97.02 94.97 26.32
TOTAL 150.71
BEAR STOCKS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
SDOW flat 29.12 27.96 0.10
SPXU flat 15.42 14.51 -0.24
SPXS flat 40.46 38.65 -2.26
SQQQ flat 29.97 27.75 -3.03
TZA long 16.69 16.81 -0.69
SOXS flat 30.01 26.65 -2.12
TOTAL -8.24
PRECIOUS METALS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT SHORT STOP EXIT STOP
Dec Gold long 1256.10 1259.10 1220.1 1245.5
GLD long 118.45 119.68 1.60
UGL long 37.71 38.76 1.40
SLV long 15.59 16.02 1.70
GLL flat 78.26 76.59 0.52
ZSL flat 37.03 36.18 3.44
PPLT flat 91.93 90.94 1.45
FNV long 73.68 75.29 -0.01
RGLD flat 88.13 86.26 10.82
GDX flat 23.30 22.73 1.16
GDXJ flat 34.08 33.29 1.83
ABX long 16.24 16.68 2.30
AEM flat 49.81 48.71 31.60
HUI flat 199.05 194.96 9.43
NUGT flat 33.84 33.06 9.40
JNUG flat 19.20 18.57 10.31
DUST flat 31.24 29.03 12.93
JDST flat 69.58 68.08 50.43
TOTAL 150.31
INTEREST RATES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
TLT long 124.05 126.13 4.80
TMF long 20.51 21.59 1.20
TBT flat 37.31 36.46 -0.23
TMV flat 20.71 20.19 0.09
VCLT flat 94.67 92.67 2.95
TOTAL 8.81
UTILITIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLU long 53.45 53.42 2.40
TOTAL 2.40
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
ITA long 166.71 160.01 7.07
TOTAL 7.07
FINANCE AND BANKING BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FAS flat 54.34 53.15 4.02
FAZ flat 16.87 15.53 0.24
XLF flat 25.69 25.07 0.29
TOTAL 4.55
ENERGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLE flat 67.13 65.68 -1.53
OIH flat 26.48 25.85 -0.62
UGAZ flat 14.70 14.3 -0.20
SCO flat 44.30 43.31 6.79
TOTAL 4.44
CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
XLY flat 92.65 90.69 -0.85
WMT long 80.11 76.97 5.78
KMB flat 125.49 122.88 15.95
UN long 57.47 56.85 9.10
TOTAL 29.98
GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
IGF flat 45.83 44.81 3.81
TOTAL 3.81
HEALTHCARE BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
IBB flat 330.01 323.3 20.88
CURE flat 44.79 43.79 4.90
XLV flat 81.31 79.58 3.14
BIOS long 2.66 3.12 1.46
TOTAL 30.38
CURRENCIES BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
EUO flat 22.86 22.30 -0.49
ULE long 16.77 15.93 1.16
FXY long 86.51 86.71 2.71
YCS flat 76.85 74.87 1.34
TOTAL 4.72
FOREIGN MARKETS BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
FXI flat 43.60 42.62 2.85
EURL flat 34.78 33.98 7.62
EEM flat 44.68 43.68 3.77
EZU flat 42.45 41.50 2.53
TOTAL 16.77
TECHNOLOGY BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
MU flat 33.06 32.29 0.78
SSYS flat 25.45 24.84 5.36
DDD flat 19.16 18.67 7.04
TOTAL 13.18
AGRICULTURE AND COMMODI BUY STOP EXIT STOP BOUGHT AT
DBA flat 20.40 19.89 -0.5
DBC flat 15.15 14.74 -0.54
CF flat 32.69 31.93 0.13
GCC flat 19.29 18.8 -0.44
TOTAL -1.35
YTD 417.54
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 SEPTEMBER mini VP PRICES

The main model is now Long the September SP at 2440.50 as of 8/11/17 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 - - 2517.21 and must close below that price on Friday, September 22nd to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 2493.82

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 2467.75

minor - - 2454.82

minor - - 2443.88

MAJOR - - 2440.26 and must close above that price on Wednesday, August 23rd to confirm a new main model buy signal...

MAJOR - - 2423.96 and must close above that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model buy signal...

minor - - 2395.69

MAJOR - - 2353.39 and must close above that price on Thursday, September 14th 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 sideways today, completely flat...

DECEMBER GOLD VP PRICES

The main model is now long the December gold at 1282.60 as of 8/16/17 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 - - 1355.66 and must close below that price on Thursday, August 24th to confirm a new main model sell signal...

minor - - 1314.99

MAJOR - - 1292.29 and must close below that price on Monday, September 21st to confirm a new main model sell signal...

TODAY'S LAST TRADED PRICE - - 1288.00

minor - - 1282.68

minor - - 1254.12

MAJOR - - 1236.69 and must close above that price on Friday, September 8th 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 LT line is moving higher again today... this market is now showing impressive strength... probably due to the significantly weaker U.S. Dollar...

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