YTD Performance

Positions and Performance Will be Updated first full week of each month

Performance Update Through January 31, 2019 posted Feb 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.

Strategic Plan 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.  There will be occasional Futures trades in Oil, Gold and the Russell that will be included and do reflect in totals beginning at the end of 2018. 

Strategic Plan 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.

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

I expect the Magnificent 7 ETFs and selected premium growth stocks to perform as they have in past years.  Our job is to patiently wait for the trade Setups, Order Triggers and risk adjusted profit targets.

2019 Jan Update:  Total trading capital brought forward from 2018 was $100,000. My objective moving into the first of each year is to be profitable and then build into the directional momentum presented as the year proceeds.

In 2019, I will maintain the focus for both Strategic Plans 1 and 2 for capital growth and weekly income.  I will zero in on trading both direction using the Magnificent 7 Leveraged ETFs in 2019.  These trading vehicles showed their strength in 2018 in both up and down markets.  In Strategic Plan 2  I will add trend trades on Future contracts in 2019 to compliment option trades.  I expect Strategic Plan 3 to continue to producing profits in excess of 50% year after year. This year the foundational straddle positions for Strategic Plan 3 are TQQQ, XOP & TSLA.

Price action on the Indexes through January pushed back towards the highs of the previous month.  The current rally has produced a V bottom with price action moving into old resistance zones.  It appears price action on the Indexes and Many Stocks are reaching overbought conditions.  The question facing traders going forward is will price pullback for a bounce or drop back into a Bear Market.  The objective for February–Patiently wait for the solid price and momentum setups as defined by the Active Trend Trading Rules.     

“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: End of January 31st –  See Below


Past performance for the past 7 years was over 31% per year.  Go Here to review Past Performance


Early Warning Alerts/Market Action Points Update:  The new service is called Market Action Points (MAPS).  2018 performance update will be posted first full week in January 2019   New Link Under Construction


Trades closed Year to Date: Through January 31, 2019 – Does not include open positions

Strategy I


Strategy II



Strategy III