YTD Performance

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

Performance Update Through December 31st

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

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.

In 2020 Strategy 1 trades will also include Pre-Earning Setups on a thoroughbred stable of growth stocks.  Focusing on the pre-earning moves of these choice stocks provide more predictable and consistent trades.  In addition, these setups for these trades split between both Strategy 1 and Strategy 2 carry less risk than previous Earning Setups!     

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 growth tied to a Strategic Compounding Plan which will attempt to gain 5% on a starting capital allocation of $20,000.

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 December Yearly Review:  Total trading capital brought forward from 2018 was $100,000.  We spent the first few weeks of 2019 doing Basic Training for members learning to trade the Active Trend Trading System.  With this foundation in place we can now focus on execution and grow our wealth through the end of the year!  

At the beginning of last year I wrote, “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 Mag 7 Plus 1 Leveraged ETFs in 2019.  These trading vehicles showed their strength in 2018 in both up and down markets.  I expect Strategic Plan 3 to continue to producing profits in excess of 50% year after year.”

As the year went along adjustments were made, “This year the foundational straddle positions for Strategic Plan 3 are TQQQ, XOP & TSLA.  Strategy 3 has proven to be to have too many variables for the level of clarity and simplicity desired with the Active Trend Trading Trigger system.  In 2020 we will trade both Strategy 1 & 2.”

I added a Strategic Compounding focus to Strategic Plan 2.  I wanted this strategy to demonstrate the ability to grow a small account into a nest-egg account.  Weekly options provide the vehicle by which an average 5% growth per week is achievable.  By applying a compounding rate to 5% per week on a starting amount of $10,000 an excellent return by the end of the year.  In addition focusing on spreads during earnings on several stocks provided additional weekly returns. 

Strategy 2 finished the year up over 400%!  $20,000 in capital will be allocated to Strategy 2 in 2020.

In 2020 the 2019 trading balance will be carried forward to demonstrate the power of Compounding.  2020 beginning Margin Balance: $140,972.52

With the 2020 Trading Campaign just starting, I am very pleased with the refinements made to the Active Trend Trading Trigger System in 2019.  I’m not going to adjust my performance targets upward for 40% but I known these robust enhancements will continue to propel us regardless of market direction in 2020!

“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 December 2019-  See Below


Past performance for the past 8 years was over 32% per year.  Go Here to review Past Performance

Market Action Points Update will be posted in January.

Trades closed for the Year of 2019 – December 31st – For Open Positions GO HERE

Some trades reflect triggers which evaluated conditional order protocol and may not have resulted in a regular text or email alert.  Tables do not include commission costs.  —–

Strategy I


Strategy II 


Strategy III – Currently Building Foundation Positions in TSLA, TQQQ & XOP

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