IWM fell by 4.1% this week, while my account fell by 1.7%. The loss-floor has risen to -7.0%.
For the year-to-date, the IWM basket of small-caps is flat, while my account balance is down about 5% — but my loss-floor is down only ½% since the start of 2014.
|End of week allocations:
15% equities, 32% silver, 58% cash
AGQ: The last six weeks have seen the biggest run-up in silver of the last three years! And I’ve been in on it for the last four of those weeks, all gainers, including the week of JN 20 which was a big gainer.
As a side-effect of other stuff I did last week, the daily fixups (replacing Schwab prices with Barchart prices) did not run. This caused various IWM-derived trades to occur at the wrong times. Also, IWM declared a dividend on JL 02, but I did not update the price-database until this weekend — this caused a smaller but still noticeable divergence between my calculated “model” results and the visual results shown on Stockchart.com’s charts. Results shown below are for the corrected data.
Another problem: this week there were many quote-fetch failures, apparently caused by some random change to Schwab’s login page. I put in some error-recovery code and now it seems to be working.
|Buy date||Buy price||Sell date||Sell price||Acct Profit|
|UWM||JN 02 09:30||(Skipped)||$80.29||JL 10 09:30||$82.69||+0.59%||+0.00%|
|URTY||JN 05 13:00||$83.73||$83.50||JL 08 11:00||JL 08 13:00||$87.95||$88.16||+0.72%||+0.69%|
|AGQ||JN 17||JN 17 13:47||$62.15||$62.79||(Not yet)|
|ATML||JN 30 09:30||$9.23||JL 08 09:30||$9.47||+0.30%|
|FRED ¹||JL 01 09:30||JN 30 09:30||$15.30||$15.18||JL 10 09:30||JL 09 09:30||$15.05||$15.20||-0.24%||-0.02%|
|TNA||JN 30 13:00||$80.70||$80.73||JL 07 12:00||JL 07 10:56||$80.67||$81.37||-0.01%||+0.04%|
|SRTY ¹||JL 08 13:00||JL 08 14:00||$37.39||$37.09||JL 08 15:00||JL 09 10:58||$37.36||$36.96.||-0.04%||-0.07%|
|SRTY ²||JL 10 11:00||$38.61||$38.63||(Not yet)||JL 10 14:17||$37.82.||-0.25%|
|FRED ²||JL 11 09:30||(Skipped)||$14.96||(Not yet)|
|YHOO||JL 11 09:30||$34.95||(Not yet)|
UWM: Too bad I skipped this trade, which would have been profitable. But I just didn’t have any spare cash available on JN 02.
URTY: Late sale due to bad data in database. The buy and sell prices were both better than model, yet net profit was less than expected??? Managed to keep only 0.7% of the peak 2.0% gain that this trade once had. Still, it’s a gain!
ATML: Trade execution was perfect in time and price! And this small win follows the big winner trade in ATML from May to June. And there’s a “Buy” signal for ATML for next Monday.
FRED ¹: Once again the robot traded this stock a day earlier than the model now says it should have. This was apparently caused by a duplicate quote for JN 11 that got into the robot’s database.
TNA: Reached break-even before stopping out. Stop-price calculation was apparently a little high, which worked out in my favour.
SRTY ¹: Robot failed to fetch quotes from Schwab at 11am and 12pm on Tuesday, postponing this purchase. On Wednesday, robot failed to fetch a quote at 10am so I sold manually.
SRTY ¹: More missed quotes, leading to a manual sale that was “late” due to bad data in the database — corrected data says I shouldn’t have sold yet.
FRED ²: Didn’t like the looks of the chart when the robot said to buy it on JL 10, so I didn’t bother entering this trade. Since then it’s done nothing but go down.
YHOO: Chart looked better, so I put in the buy-limit order. So far, so good!