To demonstrate the past effectiveness of our stock picking methods, we are listing ALL of the completed trades based on our stock picks made in May-July 2003. Eighteen stocks were traded. The table below lists the information: stock symbol, number of shares, buy date, sell date, sell price, buy price, the dollar gain, the percentage gain, the number of weeks the stock was held, and the annualized APR.
Averaging this data, a $8,300 gain was made on a $16,782 investment which yielded a percentage gain of 49%. The average hold period was 8.7 weeks. This annualizes to an APR of more than 295% (a very conservative estimate using 49% x 8.7 weeks/52 weeks = 295%).
Using dollar cost averaging, each stock was bought in (almost) $1000 blocks. Depending upon the cost of the stock, this resulted in 100 to 22,000 shares per block as shown. The buy and sell dates and prices are also shown. In 18 transactions, there were 16 gains (10 of which were substantial) and 2 small losses. Any gains or losses under $100 can usually be considered stop loss sales to reduce downside risk.
The dollar gains ranged from $3 to $2366 per block with corresponding percentage gains in the 1% to 381% range. The hold period ranged from 0.4 to 37 weeks.
Stock selection is only part of the trading decision. The limit buy, stop loss limit, limit sell, and timing for each stock transaction must be carefully chosen. We do not provide this type of information. It's up to each individual trader to make these choices properly. Failure to properly set values can result in major loses. The investor must perform due diligence use the methods and approaches that fit his or her specific investing style, needs, and understanding.
We further caution that our technical analysis (using our DSP and/or Gann/Elliot approaches) is not an exact science and takes a considerable amount of time and experience to be consistent and successful. Neither approach can be used with complete confidence for every stock traded. One approach may give excellent buy and sell signals while the other may fail entirely.
The stock market information presented in this site is not investment advice and is for
informational purposes only. Investment in stocks involves a high degree of risk. Your
investment may fall as well as rise and you could lose all of your original investment. Consult
your broker or advisor prior to making any investment decisions. Past performance shown in
these sample trades is not a guide to future performance.