YTD Performance

Positions and Performance Will be Updated after the first full week of each Month–

Performance Updated October 6th

Just a reminder of what we focus on at Active Trend Trading.  First we use a mechanical system for planning swing and trend trades in three different strategies.  Active Trend Trading Premium Members can parallel trade in one or all three of these Strategies.  For members starting out focusing on Strategy I promotes learning the system before branching out into either of the Option Strategies.

Strategy I:  Portfolio Building–The objective of this strategy is to take advantage of changes in trend on IBD 50 Growth Stocks and a stable of quality ETFs that follow the Indexes plus Gold, Oil, Financials and Biotech’s.

Strategy II:  Options–The objective of this strategy is to use Active Trend Trading Triggers for short to intermediate swing trades using directional option strategies.  Expected hold time is a few days to a few weeks.  This Strategy is designed for weekly & monthly Cash Flow, target: $500 – $1000 per week.

Strategy III:  Income and Wealth Building–The objective of this strategy is to sell weekly premium against LEAPS positions in SPY, TSLA and NVDA.   Selling weekly option premium against these foundational positions reduces the cost basis with an objective of returning between 50% and 100% of the initial investment after paying for the initial investment. 

Each of the Index and Sector ETFs have provided excellent trading opportunities this year.  The focus through the end of the year will be to catch more signals and bolster returns in all three Strategies. 

Sept Update:  Total trading capital brought forward from 2017 was $100,000. As of Sept 30th was $124,822 or a 24.8% increase.  Very pleased that many Active Trend Trading Members are reporting continued excellent results through September.  I will maintain the focus for both Strategies 1 & 2 for capital growth and weekly income. Strategy 3 will be a strong focus through the end of the year so we hit the 50%-100% total return.  This years sloppy-choppy directionless environment being up 20-30% is good.  Strategy 3 positions in both BABA and SPY have been improving with BABA now up 38% and SPY up 4.59% through October 5th.  TSLA is up 53% through October 5th including current residual value of the LEAPS Straddle.  

With a solid foundation in place from Premium Training sessions, our focus through the rest of the year will be execution for each Strategy.  Expect more conditional orders based on the Go-No Go Table provided each weekend as done during September.  I will continue to seek ways to provide Clear and Simple training and parallel trading opportunities. 

“Most trading errors come from a lack of patience and a compulsion ‘to do something’ when nothing really needs to be done.” – ATTS


Indexes & ATTS YTD Closed and Open: September 30


Active Trend Trading Closed & Open Trade Cumulative YTD


Past performance for the past 6 years was over 30% per year.  Go Here to review Past Performance


Early Warning Alert Update:  EWA has provide 2 triggers this year.  I’m currently working on some refinements that will reduce the whipsaw nature of entries and provide triggers for longer term holding.  The new service is called Market Action Points (MAPS).  I’ll be providing more insight on these enhancements in October 2018.  September Update is will be posted week of Oct 7th:   Go Here


Trades closed Year to Date: Through September 30

Strategy I


Strategy II




Strategy III