Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year for 2016 is ‘post-truth’. I didn’t think things could get worse than ‘emojii’ last year … but the ‘post-truth’ philosophy that we can advance through covering up facts, and disseminating rumours is a very depressing one.
Sure, Christmas is a traditional time of year for telling a few fibs … “No, the turkey’s not dry at all” … “This Minions tie will really impress my colleagues at work” … and the classic, “Wow, Santa must have been really thirsty on Christmas Eve to drink all that sherry” …!
But, with a few seasonal exceptions, lies, fibs and half-truths may get us out of a short-term fix, but generally do us little good in the long-term …
Which is why, with Trader’s Bulletin, I always endeavor to tell it how it is – even if it’s not good!
If a strategy isn’t working – you’d want to know as soon as possible, so you can fix it, or move on.
If a strategy is going through a tough patch – it shouldn’t be anything to cover up – drawdowns happen to all of us, and as grown-up traders, we should be comfortable with that.
And, of course, when good trading systems are riding high, we all want to hear about it!
Unfortunately, the world of trading is full of half-truths and ‘massaged’ facts … losing trades that are cunningly hidden from results … trading methods that are perfected in hindsight … and – unfortunately, the most common crime I come across – trading ‘mentors’ who clearly don’t actually trade the methods they preach!
The trading ‘gurus’ are at it … but we can also fib to ourselves … about trades we ‘wouldn’t have taken’ … slipups that we erase from our trading histories …
It’s all too easy to do.
And I’ve spent years watching big companies do this to lure in investors.
That’s why I’ve been determined to do things differently. I publish all the results I achieve with my trading systems on the Trader’s Bulletin site, so you can see which are working, and which aren’t.
By being open and honest this way, we naturally filter out the duff systems, and hold on to the good trading systems.
And that’s exactly where we’re at right now!
If you head over to the Strategies I’m Using section of the website, you’ll find 6 systems listed … some have been there for years, some are relative newcomers … but I’m immensely proud of the performance my recommendations bring in …
Heikin Ashi Mountain
Only released this autumn, this once-a-day, set-and-forget system has created 82% returns since end January 2016, plus recent improvements to the system have smoothed out returns, meaning traders are able to reduce risk, while still bringing home the profits!
Last month Heikin Ashi Mountain took 22% in profits, so the outlook for 2017 is looking good …
This veteran trading product, with a pedigree going back to 2000, continues to perform for its traders. This method only takes a few minutes once a week to manage, and in 2015, it made £9,165.89 … and in 2016 (to date) it has made £7,626.37 …
Here’s a screenshot of my account this morning …
Super low-risk … fun … and over the past 20 months it’s brought in an average of £1000+ in profits each month … and £11,304 already this year.
This mind-blowingly successful little trick is about to get even easier to use … watch out for exciting developments on this gem!
As far as low-effort, long-term investment strategies go … this is hard to beat. PIE is a serious part of my trading portfolio.
In the New Year I’ll be launching a special forum exclusively for PIE users to share and chat about this system, so there couldn’t be a better time to get on board.
The latest member of the Diff Code family – Diff Code Transatlantic is up 112% this year, plus there are new hedged markets on the way for Diff Code devotees.
My much-loved Bread & Butter strategy continues to be in development as a fully automated trading system. Unfortunately, dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s is taking longer than I’d hoped – building in all the nuances of my own trading style has proved pretty complex – but this promises to be an absolute blinder!
The beauty of honest, open presentation of results means that we really can nail down what’s genuinely working – and that’s what I hope you’ll find on Trader’s Bulletin.
If you’re using one of the systems above please go onto the website and report how you’re finding it. And if you’ve questions about these systems, again – come to the site, where you’ll get replies from myself or from other users. I think you’ll find the Trader’s Bulletin community a grown-up and supportive one.
[P.S. I know I bang on about this, but the best way to keep really accurate results is with a trading journal – there’s no hiding from the figures on a spreadsheet! CLICK HERE to download the FREE Trader’s Bulletin journal.]