Friday, May 31, 2013

No changes...

The JTS remains short and the CCI stays long.  JT Comp remains 100% cash.  I'll hold on to my tza over the weekend.  Have a good one all!  Thanks!


May signals
Date JT Composite... XIV/TNAJ-TraderCCI
Apr 23 100% Short TNA22.88/41.21Short Short
May 1 100% Cash21.86/40.47LongHold
May 2 100% CashHold Hold
May 3 100% Cash HoldHold
May 6 50% Short TNA23.53/45.33SellHold
May 7 100% Short TNA23.76/46.40ShortHold
May 8 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 9 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 10 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 13 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 14 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 15 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 16 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 17 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 20 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 21 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 22 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 23 100% Short TNAHoldHold
May 24 100% Cash HoldLong
May 27 closed for memorial day...
May 28 100% CashHoldHold
May 29 100% CashHoldHold
May 30 100% CashHoldHold
May 31 100% CashHoldHold

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hold signals.

All systems hold steady today.  JT Comp stays in cash.  Thanks!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hold cash.

Systems remain opposed to one another.  This keeps the JT Comp parked in cash.  I will continue to hold my 50% TZA position until the JTS says otherwise.  Thanks!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hold cash.

The JTS remains short while the CCI remains long.  This keeps the JT Comp in cash.  I will keep my losing 50% TZA position for now.  Thanks!

Friday, May 24, 2013

100% Cash

The JTS will remain short, but the CCI is flipping long today.  This is a neutral setup which places the JT Composite back to a cash position.  I'm going to deviate a little here.  Because the JTS is the superior system and it's remaining short - and considering the CCI is often a day early - I'm going to hold half of my short position over the long weekend. I will scale back to 50% TZA and 50% cash today and I'll reassess on Tuesday.  Enjoy the extended break.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


All systems remain short.  Both were giving a buy signal this morning.  Kinda wish I had sold my TZA this morning and rebought on the gap fill.  Had a feeling it would fill.  Looks like a bear flag now on the 15 min chart, so normally one would expect more weakness ahead.  But this cocaine laced rally has me brainwashed into believing it will be up, up, and more up from here.  Let's hope not... see ya tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hold shorts.

All systems remain short. Finally some action in our favor! I'll hold my short position.  Thanks!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hold signals.

Delayed by the dentist and then traffic.... No matter, though.  All systems hold their short positions.  Thanks!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hold signals.

Still patiently holding.  Market should pullback any day now... Take it easy.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hold signals.

Oops, I was carried away helping my wife with the garden and time got away from me. No new signals today. My systems are holding the short positions. See ya tomorrow.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Nothing interesting 2 report. Still holding shorts. Thx.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


All systems remain short.  Some rare afternoon weakness helped ease the pain - a little.  See ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hold signals.

All systems remain short.  I will hold my short position as well.  Thanks!

Stats update

Finally had a chance to update my webpage including all stats.

In a nutshell, the CCI had an outstanding April but is having a horrible May.  All systems currently have open short positions.  I used TZA @ 32.00 to calculate this month's stats, including my own.   After all the ups and downs, all systems are separated by only a few % points for the year.

JT Comp: + 14.46%
JT Comp 100% Signals: + 12.72%
JTS: + 12.93%
CCI:  + 9.51%
J-Trader: + 0.61%

All stats are current as of today.  I'm personally lagging for a couple reasons.  First, I missed some decent gains in January while I was on my trading vacation.  Also, I never take 100% positions...usually 90% positions are about my limit, but more often I tend to keep at least 25% in cash, which limits risk but limits rewards.  My systems can make dramatic moves in fairly short order, so I'm not too concerned at this point.  Looking at previous years, the systems appear to perform better the 2nd half of the year.  Hopefully that trend continues.   A sincere thank you for following along on this journey with me.  -J

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hold shorts...

Still nothing new.... All systems remain short.  I finally had some time to care for my neglected webpage.  Will get to the stats tomorrow.  Thanks all!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Holding shorts.

All systems will remain short.  Still waiting for a pullback, but not sure it will ever come.... enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

100% Short still...

Nothing new today, all signals remain short.  Thanks!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hold shorts.

All systems remain short.  I will keep my 90% TZA position going for another day.... See ya tomorrow. Thx!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

100% Short TNA

JTS moves to a short signal.  CCI is short.  JT Comp moves to 100% Short TNA.  I'm moving to 90% TZA.  Thanks and sorry for late signal.  Computer issues....

Monday, May 6, 2013

50% Short TNA

JTS sells its long position and heads to cash.  CCI remains short, so JT Comp moves to 50% short TNA.   I will maintain my partial TZA position.  Thanks!

Friday, May 3, 2013

100% Cash

JTS is remaining long today.  This morning it was shorting so I took a partial TZA position @ 34.85 based on a hunch that there would be some weakness this afternoon.  I will continue to hold my partial TZA position.  It's a non-system trade b/c officially the JT Composite remains on the sidelines.   I'll post whenever I decide to exit or add to the position.  Thanks and have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hold signals.

JTS is extremely close to a short signal today but it's going to barely miss. It will generate a hold signal keeping it 100% long.  The CCI meanwhile remains short.  JT Comp will remain in cash.  I'll be on the sidelines for at least another day.  See ya tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

100% Cash

The JT Compsosite system is moving to 100% cash.  The JTS is generating a strong buy signal today, but the CCI system will remain short.  Another big down day tomorrow would fix that, but that's jumping the gun.  I'll cash out my TZA position for a nice little gain and head to the sidelines for now.  Thanks and congrats to all TZA holders out there.  J