Tuesday, December 31, 2013

JT Comp holding short... Last one!

Note: This will be the last daily email you will receive. Beginning in 2014, I will only be sending an email alert/tweet when either the VIX55 or GDX55 systems are entering a trade. I realize some of you may not care to receive these emails any longer, so please email me at jtrader21 at gmail.com and I will remove you from the distribution list. 
 I will go into more detail on the new systems tomorrow.  I will also send a final email/tweet when the JT Composite exits it's current short position.

Again, for those of you not interested in trading volatility or gold miners, just let me know.   Thanks!

Monday, December 30, 2013


UVXY target hit so I'm back to cash. No new signals today. Jt comp remains short. Thx.

Friday, December 27, 2013


Nothing new today.  JTS and CCI remain short.  The VXX-55 system is still long UVXY from 15.88.... will hold for 4 more days or until hitting 16.67.  Thanks!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

100% Short TNA

Systems are in agreement again today - about midway thru the Santa rally. The JT Composite now moves to 100% short TNA, or long TZA if you wish. Additionally, the VXX system kicked off a buy signal (which in 2014 will officially be tracked here in favor of the JT Composite). I'm still developing a name, but since its goal is to earn 5% in 5 days, I'm considering going with "5-in-5" or "VIX 55". To get the 5%, it requires the use of the 2x UVXY (long and short) ETF rather than 1x VXX or XIV. Also as I've stated before, the system works with gold miners (GDX) so there will be a "GDX 55" system as well which will officially trade DUST/NUGT. The 55 system would probably work on plain GLD when trading UGLD and DGLD but I'm not too interested in those.

Again, more details on the "5-5" systems are forthcoming, but for now I will open a 50% position in UVXY at 15.88. Target (limit sell) price will be set for 16.67. I will scale into the position and if it goes lower, I will adjust the target sell price to 5% above my average buy-in.  Chances are good it could go lower considering the Santa rally lasts thru Jan 2.


Monday, December 23, 2013


JT Comp is 50% short but I'm sitting in cash for now. No new trades. Thanks!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

No changes

Nothing new to report. JTS remains short, CCI is sidelined. VXX/GDX systems are sidelined. I'm sidelined. See ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

50% short TNA

CCI is moving back to cash, but JTS is opening a short position in TNA today. My UVXY trade tagged 19.95 this morning and covered. I was happy at the time b/c shortly after, it was back to 21. Now look at it... :-/ Oh well, I'll take the 5%. I will remain in cash. I will wait for either a 100% JTComp signal or a GDX/VXX signal before getting back in the market. Thanks!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hold XIV

No changes today. Systems remain long XIV. The new VIX system is shorting UVXY today. Looking for 5% profit within 5 days on this trade. Will discuss this more later...but I'll be grabbing UVXY shorts on the close. Thx!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hold XIV

Nothing new today. Systems maintain their long XIV positions. No new trades with experimental systems to report. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hold XIV

No changes today. Both systems remain long, so I'll continue to hold XIV. No new GDX/VXX trades, although VXX is getting very close to a short signal. If VXX is up again tomorrow, most likely we'll be getting a short UVXY scenario looking for a quick 5% gain. See ya then!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

100% long XIV

JT Composite flips to 100% long XIV on today's close as both systems are in agreement again. Buying some XIV here in AH. Thx!

Monday, December 9, 2013

100% cash

JTS remains long but CCI flips back to short. Opposing signals generate a neutral JT Composite stance. I'm sidelined and will remain that way. No new GDX/VXX trades today. Thx!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hold longs.

Both systems remain long. My uvxy short covered on the open so I'm in cash. No new vxx/gdx trades today. Thx!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hold longs

All systems remain 100% long XIV. I'm taking money from yesterday's NUGT trade and shorting more UVXY. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hold signals

Systems will remain long. My NUGT trade hit target for quick 5% gain. Will continue to hold UVXY short, targeting 19.55. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

100% Long XIV

Both CCI and JTS are going long today. I'll ditch my TZA from Nov 22 for a small gain. This is where I would normally go long XIV. But incidentally, both my VIX and GDX systems are making moves today. Since I'm ditching the JTS and CCI in 2014, I'm going to try out these new systems officially here for the first time using real money. I'll be shorting UVXY and going long NUGT - looking for a 5% profit in each. There is a chance both could continue to move against me so I will hold back some cash just in case. Again, my exit will trigger on a 5% profit. Immediately after purchasing, I'll set a sell limit order and let them both ride. I'll give both trades around 5-6 days to hit my limit sell before I make a contingency exit. Thanks all for being patient as I transition to new strategies that are easier for me to follow/track/trade and should be significantly more profitable as well. We'll see about that last part... :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hold shorts

Hold signals yet again. Will continue to hold TZA. Thanks!