My Recent $ERX Trade Example

My Recent $ERX Trade Example
My Recent $ERX Trade Example
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Here is a recent example of one of my trades.

  1. I was looking to trade a trend in the energy sector after it recovered from it’s long term downtrend.
  2. I was using $XLE as my signal chart but I traded $ERX for leverage. 
  3. The chart had started to turn upwards after finding a bottom.
  4. My signal line was going to be the 250 day SMA as it backtested well as a stand alone signal for entries and exits.
  5. I was stopped out for a small loss on my first buy with a price break over the 250 day SMA but entered again on the November 29th break and close above the 250 day SMA.
  6. I got a quick run higher and set my stop loss for a close back under the 250 day SMA.
  7. After some volatility it began to trend higher.
  8. After price quickly got extended from the 250 day SMA I moved my stop loss to a trailing stop of a 5 day EMA cross under of the 20 day EMA.
  9. XLE stopped going higher and then reversed with the 5 day crossing under the 20 day EMA on January 31st so I locked in a 26.37% gain on capital at risk.
  10. This is an example of a moving average trend trade using a long term entry signal and trailing your stop loss during a fast trend and using leverage to create Alpha in a slower moving ETF in percentage terms.
My Recent $ERX Trade Example
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