I've updated the Stats section to clean it up a bit and make it more visibly consistent with other material shown on the left side of my page. I've updated all the stats as well, with the exception of the current long position that is open. The successful short signal last week helped ease some of the losses from the prior trade, but only by a handful of percentage points. I am still down over 40% this month which unfortunately negates all the good work I've done leading up to this point. The system is now down over 10% for the year. Personally I am down closer to 15%.
Had I used the stop loss rules now in place, the system would be down about 21% this month and we'd still be well in the black... sitting pretty at +19.05% for the year. Indeed, as much as I despise stop losses, clearly they can be beneficial sometimes.
Two other things I'd like to mention. While the system is down 10% this year, I see little need to panic. That kind of deficit should be fairly easy to overcome given all the recent volatility, as long as we are on the right side of the trade. TNA has moved as much as 20% in 1 day recently. Hopefully we can get back in the black in the next month or two. Lastly, I wanted to inform everyone that I got an unhealthy buy signal on Friday. This is good news for the current long position. On the other hand, if we continue to sink next week, we'll have the stop loss in place down at 1102 to protect our capital and prevent another 40% blowout.