Yes, this is a day late.
Yes, it's probably a dollar short too.
My day job got in the way of this extracurricular activity and I could not post the Top 25 Stock changes to the world. I need someone else to cover me for instances like this. Any volunteers?
Here's how I'm handling the SNAFU. I'm using the data file of 1/20, just as normal. We'll sell the stocks according to that file, and we'll buy the new stocks recommended. BUT, I've run the updates for today (Thursday) on the Top 25 stocks and I know which ones were a sell for Thursday, so we won't buy those. The result is that we'll have 22 stocks when we're all said and done with this.
HL (previously sold intra week)
KOG (previously sold intra week)
NXPI (previously sold intra week)
WNR (previously sold intra week)
These stocks will be staged for sell at the open and will execute as Marketocracy allows, dependent upon market volume.
Buying will start with available equity once the majority of the stocks above are sold.
XOMA (+10.10 %)
An obvious challenge for the Top 25 stock portfolio at Marketocracy is the lack of ability to short stocks. Additionally, the ability to use any form of leverage does not exist (e.g., margin), hence once the Elder Intermediate Timer rolls below 0, this portfolio is sold and we are in cash.
I'm backtesting an approach that appears to work and allows enhancement of returns when the Elder FI(13)<0. It utilizes -1x ETFs only, and basically allows us to use the following ETFs:
- DOG (-1x of DJ30)
- PSQ (-1x of NASDAQ 100)
- SH (-1x of S&P500)
- RWM (-1x of Russell 2000)
- DXD (-2x of DJ30)
- QID (-2x of NASDAQ 100)
- SDS (-2x of S&P500)
- TWM (-2x of Russell 2000)
- DOG and DXD are both still GGT-rated in CASH
- PSQ and QID are both still GGT-rated in CASH
- SH & SDS are both still GGT-rated in CASH
- RWM is in CASH
- TWM has signaled NEW LONG as of the close of Thursday, January 20th.