After a couple of weeks with solid performances on my trade setups, last week’s performance wasn’t all that great. I finished the week with a slight negative difference, the main cause being the nasty sell-off that we got on Wednesday took out a large chunk of my long positions. However, the lone stock to finish in the positive is TICC, which is probably my long-setup of the year as I have mentioned before. My short picks did well with the exception of XRA which has had a bit of a bounce here of late. Of those short positions listed, CERN and STEI look like they could go much, much lower. Keep an eye on those two.

I will not evaluate the previous 5 trade setups until next week, when they have had some time to establish a performance record. Instead for this write-up, I will focus only on August 4-10.

For the purposes of this exercise, I took the price at the market open that day I issued the stock pick (which typically isn’t my preferred time to initiate a trade, personally), and looked at the gains, had I held up until today (unless the stop-loss was triggered, then I consider that the exit-point). For next week, I will provide this week’s performance.

Below is the performance table in detail.