The Trade Alert service of the Mad Hedge Fund Trader has posted a year-to-date gain of 40.53%, a new all time high. Performance since inception 33 months ago soared to 95.58%. This pegs the average annualized return at 34.75%.
Some 71% of all Trade Alerts since the beginning have been profitable. Carving out the closed 2013 trades alone, 41 out of 50 have made money, a success rate of 82%. It is a track record that most big hedge funds would kill for.
The performance spike brings to a close months of sideway action when the markets provided no clear trends. This summer seemed quieter than most. But I have had a hot hand since returning from my European Strategy Tour. Anticipating seasonal strength in the US dollar, I piled on short positions in the Japanese yen and the Euro. A long position in gold proved profitable. My short in the oil market has been volatile, and now sits close to my breakeven point.
The coming autumn promises to deliver a harvest of new trading opportunities. On the menu are the taper, a new Fed governor, a debt ceiling crisis, a possible war with Syria, and the death of the bull market in bonds. The Trade Alerts should be coming hot and heavy.
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