As a student of this market and active practitioner of “I know more than you” train of thought, which is incumbent upon all men of distinction, I am wise enough to know that there are times I have absolutely no idea which way the market is going to swing. There are times when I will nail 30 trades in a row and other occasions where I slump for months, trying to figure out a seam to drive into. I wouldn’t say I am catacombed in a poorly wedged seam at the present — but I will acknowledge the fact that my +300% returns for the year, give or take 30%, was achieved much earlier and during much different market conditions.
I have since labored and attempted to time tops at various intervals, all the while trying to maintain a calm equanimity, which of course is necessary when attempting to trade and trade well over a long period of time. Knowing that I am imperfect and subject to whimsical errors, I have hedged my intuitive trading with a more blazoned form of autocratic thinking — powered by my Exodus and Stocklabs algorithms. For those just tuning in, 50% of my liquid net worth, give or take a few hundred million, is invested in a Quant fund, rebalanced once per month for the sake of adapting to seasonal change. This portfolio, mind you, is geared towards alpha and does a great job finding it — presently +14% for November.
My other project is my long term (3yrs) dollar cost average portfolio, which is more or less my best ideas. This portfolio was seeded with $10k this month and I will invest an additional $10k per mo for the period of 3yrs to dollar cost average into 10 picks. The thinking behind this is, the market is presently a ridiculous fucked face bubble and if it crashes, I’d love to buy great stocks at a bargain. Unfortunately, the ride never ends and I am up 4.5% on that portfolio in November.
Lastly, there is my fucked trading account. As I said earlier, all good and well, up a modest 300% for the year — but has done nothing since August. It is now in a pastiche of value stocks, also forked with a 10% SQQQ position. In other words, it is fucked for the day, but will do well should we rotate out from tech again tomorrow, or perhaps somehow find ourselves in a most gross and untenable position of froth, capsizing sharply to the downside.
The point here gentlemen (I am assuming women do not read high end finance blogs), I win all the time, even when I am losing. Take for instance today — OFF by 330bps in my trading, but also up 500bps in my LT DAC and +475bps in my Quant. That’s what you call blessed and also irreverent to gravitational pull and also sublime.
Tomorrow is iBC’s 13th birthday. I have nothing planned for you, but be sure to thank me for my service all these years, by providing you with the insight to both improve your lives and also stocking your accounts with enough coin to keep your families afloat during these troubled times of record highs.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter