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SP 500 Index Futures
(146914847)

Created by: TAG_Capital TAG_Capital
Started: 01/2024
Futures
Last trade: Today
Trading style: Futures Short Term

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Subscription terms. Subscriptions to this system cost $125.00 per month.

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Trading Category: Futures
Short Term
Category: Equity

Short Term

Makes short-term trades or bases analysis on short-term market movements.
17.8%
Cumul. Return

Rate of Return Calculations

Overview

To comply with NFA regulations, we display Cumulative Rate of Return for strategies with a track record of less than one year. For strategies with longer track records, we display Annualized (Compounded) Rate of Return.

How Cumulative Rate of Return is calculated

= (Ending_equity - Starting_equity) / Starting_equity

Remember that, following NFA requirements, strategy subscription costs and estimated commissions are included in marked-to-market equity calculations.

All results are hypothetical.

(35.9%)
Max Drawdown
239
Num Trades
82.8%
Win Trades
1.2 : 1
Profit Factor
50.0%
Win Months
Hypothetical Monthly Returns (includes system fee and Typical Broker commissions and fees)
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYTD
2024+22.6%+10.9%+12.0%(1.2%)(19.5%)(2.8%)                                    +17.8%

Model Account Details

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Trading Record

This strategy has placed 614 trades in real-life brokerage accounts. To see live brokerage data, select Show AutoTrade Data, and click on a Live AutoTrade Indicator symbol.

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Short
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Win
Loss
Both
Opened Date/TimeSymbolDescriptionSideQtyAvg PriceClosed Date/TimeAvg PriceDrawdownP/L
6/21/24 15:57 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5531.50 6/24 1:03 5528.52 1.76%
Trade id #148473398
Max drawdown($510)
Time6/23/24 18:00
Quant open12
Worst price5540.00
Drawdown as % of equity-1.76%
$169
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $9.87
6/21/24 15:11 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5536.00 6/21 15:55 5540.58 1.26%
Trade id #148472980
Max drawdown($360)
Time6/21/24 15:50
Quant open12
Worst price5530.00
Drawdown as % of equity-1.26%
$264
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/21/24 14:45 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5532.42 6/21 15:05 5536.65 0.82%
Trade id #148472829
Max drawdown($235)
Time6/21/24 14:50
Quant open12
Worst price5528.50
Drawdown as % of equity-0.82%
$243
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/21/24 13:51 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5530.25 6/21 14:38 5533.79 0.84%
Trade id #148472444
Max drawdown($240)
Time6/21/24 14:05
Quant open12
Worst price5526.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.84%
$202
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/20/24 10:20 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5559.75 6/21 13:51 5549.58 2.38%
Trade id #148455056
Max drawdown($660)
Time6/20/24 11:08
Quant open12
Worst price5570.75
Drawdown as % of equity-2.38%
$599
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/20/24 8:58 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5570.67 6/20 9:42 5567.00 0.5%
Trade id #148452257
Max drawdown($140)
Time6/20/24 9:04
Quant open12
Worst price5573.00
Drawdown as % of equity-0.50%
$209
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/17/24 10:34 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 34 5537.60 6/20 1:04 5544.21 0.51%
Trade id #148427476
Max drawdown($135)
Time6/17/24 10:40
Quant open12
Worst price5498.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.51%
$1,092
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $31.96
6/17/24 9:58 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5496.33 6/17 10:28 5498.81 0.8%
Trade id #148427009
Max drawdown($215)
Time6/17/24 10:01
Quant open12
Worst price5492.75
Drawdown as % of equity-0.80%
$138
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/17/24 9:34 @MESU4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5496.25 6/17 9:49 5490.06 1.45%
Trade id #148425349
Max drawdown($390)
Time6/17/24 9:49
Quant open12
Worst price5489.75
Drawdown as % of equity-1.45%
($382)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/14/24 7:25 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5410.50 6/14 7:59 5413.00 0.08%
Trade id #148407027
Max drawdown($22)
Time6/14/24 7:59
Quant open3
Worst price5409.00
Drawdown as % of equity-0.08%
$139
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/12/24 14:51 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5433.29 6/12 15:52 5424.94 4.97%
Trade id #148393022
Max drawdown($1,287)
Time6/12/24 15:22
Quant open12
Worst price5454.75
Drawdown as % of equity-4.97%
$490
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/12/24 9:45 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5439.75 6/12 14:02 5434.01 3.24%
Trade id #148388877
Max drawdown($840)
Time6/12/24 10:34
Quant open12
Worst price5453.75
Drawdown as % of equity-3.24%
$333
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/11/24 10:39 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5353.50 6/11 13:24 5360.58 0.87%
Trade id #148380376
Max drawdown($225)
Time6/11/24 12:23
Quant open12
Worst price5349.75
Drawdown as % of equity-0.87%
$414
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/11/24 6:47 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5358.00 6/11 9:47 5339.50 5.04%
Trade id #148378308
Max drawdown($1,335)
Time6/11/24 9:47
Quant open12
Worst price5335.75
Drawdown as % of equity-5.04%
($1,121)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/10/24 6:17 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5344.50 6/11 5:52 5356.34 0.81%
Trade id #148368935
Max drawdown($210)
Time6/10/24 9:46
Quant open12
Worst price5341.00
Drawdown as % of equity-0.81%
$699
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/9/24 18:15 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5359.48 6/10 5:22 5338.91 4.8%
Trade id #148367194
Max drawdown($1,258)
Time6/10/24 5:22
Quant open12
Worst price5338.50
Drawdown as % of equity-4.80%
($1,245)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/7/24 9:05 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5347.25 6/7 9:30 5351.00 0.5%
Trade id #148355622
Max drawdown($135)
Time6/7/24 9:09
Quant open12
Worst price5345.00
Drawdown as % of equity-0.50%
$214
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
6/6/24 14:42 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5358.47 6/7 8:30 5365.17 0.9%
Trade id #148351380
Max drawdown($243)
Time6/7/24 8:30
Quant open3
Worst price5342.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.90%
$391
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
5/6/24 7:27 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5177.66 6/6 14:42 5358.25 44.89%
Trade id #148097475
Max drawdown($11,735)
Time6/6/24 9:44
Quant open12
Worst price5373.25
Drawdown as % of equity-44.89%
($10,847)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
5/3/24 13:32 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5154.25 5/6 6:09 5170.09 2.52%
Trade id #148087639
Max drawdown($960)
Time5/6/24 6:09
Quant open12
Worst price5170.25
Drawdown as % of equity-2.52%
($961)
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
5/3/24 10:14 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 6 5137.63 5/3 10:28 5129.50 0.36%
Trade id #148084417
Max drawdown($138)
Time5/3/24 10:17
Quant open6
Worst price5142.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.36%
$238
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.64
5/2/24 10:28 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 4 5061.00 5/2 10:35 5064.01 0.04%
Trade id #148073315
Max drawdown($15)
Time5/2/24 10:31
Quant open4
Worst price5060.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.04%
$56
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $3.76
5/1/24 15:52 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5053.44 5/1 23:34 5060.79 1.3%
Trade id #148067005
Max drawdown($489)
Time5/1/24 15:59
Quant open6
Worst price5044.00
Drawdown as % of equity-1.30%
$430
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
5/1/24 14:26 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5066.02 5/1 14:31 5070.47 0.3%
Trade id #148065524
Max drawdown($112)
Time5/1/24 14:31
Quant open3
Worst price5058.50
Drawdown as % of equity-0.30%
$256
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
5/1/24 5:58 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5044.34 5/1 7:51 5046.83 0.55%
Trade id #148059865
Max drawdown($207)
Time5/1/24 6:32
Quant open6
Worst price5037.75
Drawdown as % of equity-0.55%
$139
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
4/30/24 16:27 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 6 5059.02 4/30 21:25 5059.75 0.99%
Trade id #148056299
Max drawdown($368)
Time4/30/24 18:00
Quant open6
Worst price5046.75
Drawdown as % of equity-0.99%
$16
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.64
4/30/24 16:01 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 6 5057.09 4/30 16:17 5065.83 0.08%
Trade id #148056175
Max drawdown($29)
Time4/30/24 16:17
Quant open1
Worst price5051.25
Drawdown as % of equity-0.08%
$256
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $5.64
4/30/24 10:29 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5131.37 4/30 15:58 5120.81 1.25%
Trade id #148050545
Max drawdown($457)
Time4/30/24 10:47
Quant open12
Worst price5139.00
Drawdown as % of equity-1.25%
$623
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
4/29/24 9:45 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 SHORT 12 5139.44 4/29 14:42 5135.50 2.28%
Trade id #148037248
Max drawdown($828)
Time4/29/24 10:34
Quant open12
Worst price5153.25
Drawdown as % of equity-2.28%
$225
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28
4/29/24 7:42 @MESM4 MICRO E-MINI S&P 500 LONG 12 5145.25 4/29 9:40 5148.25 0.7%
Trade id #148035644
Max drawdown($255)
Time4/29/24 8:38
Quant open12
Worst price5141.00
Drawdown as % of equity-0.70%
$169
Includes Typical Broker Commissions trade costs of $11.28

Statistics

  • Strategy began
    1/5/2024
  • Suggested Minimum Cap
    $30,000
  • Strategy Age (days)
    170.62
  • Age
    171 days ago
  • What it trades
    Futures
  • # Trades
    239
  • # Profitable
    198
  • % Profitable
    82.80%
  • Avg trade duration
    9.8 hours
  • Max peak-to-valley drawdown
    35.86%
  • drawdown period
    March 14, 2024 - June 11, 2024
  • Cumul. Return
    17.8%
  • Avg win
    $252.56
  • Avg loss
    $1,036
  • Model Account Values (Raw)
  • Cash
    $32,541
  • Margin Used
    ($3,696)
  • Buying Power
    $36,192
  • Ratios
  • W:L ratio
    1.18:1
  • Sharpe Ratio
    0.81
  • Sortino Ratio
    1.09
  • Calmar Ratio
    2.409
  • CORRELATION STATISTICS
  • Return of Strat Pcnt - Return of SP500 Pcnt (cumu)
    1.49%
  • Correlation to SP500
    -0.08910
  • Return Percent SP500 (cumu) during strategy life
    16.34%
  • Return Statistics
  • Ann Return (w trading costs)
    41.2%
  • Slump
  • Current Slump as Pcnt Equity
    34.70%
  • Instruments
  • Percent Trades Futures
    1.00%
  • Slump
  • Current Slump, time of slump as pcnt of strategy life
    0.59%
  • Return Statistics
  • Return Pcnt Since TOS Status
    n/a
  • Instruments
  • Short Options - Percent Covered
    100.00%
  • Return Statistics
  • Return Pcnt (Compound or Annual, age-based, NFA compliant)
    0.178%
  • Instruments
  • Percent Trades Options
    n/a
  • Percent Trades Stocks
    n/a
  • Percent Trades Forex
    n/a
  • Return Statistics
  • Ann Return (Compnd, No Fees)
    74.7%
  • Risk of Ruin (Monte-Carlo)
  • Chance of 10% account loss
    45.00%
  • Chance of 20% account loss
    14.00%
  • Chance of 30% account loss
    2.00%
  • Chance of 40% account loss
    n/a
  • Chance of 60% account loss (Monte Carlo)
    n/a
  • Chance of 70% account loss (Monte Carlo)
    n/a
  • Chance of 80% account loss (Monte Carlo)
    n/a
  • Chance of 90% account loss (Monte Carlo)
    n/a
  • Automation
  • Percentage Signals Automated
    n/a
  • Risk of Ruin (Monte-Carlo)
  • Chance of 50% account loss
    n/a
  • Popularity
  • Popularity (Today)
    555
  • Popularity (Last 6 weeks)
    983
  • Trading Style
  • Any stock shorts? 0/1
    0
  • Popularity
  • C2 Score
    941
  • Popularity (7 days, Percentile 1000 scale)
    907
  • Trades-Own-System Certification
  • Trades Own System?
    -
  • TOS percent
    n/a
  • Win / Loss
  • Avg Loss
    $1,037
  • Avg Win
    $253
  • Sum Trade PL (losers)
    $42,510.000
  • Age
  • Num Months filled monthly returns table
    6
  • Win / Loss
  • Sum Trade PL (winners)
    $50,014.000
  • # Winners
    198
  • Num Months Winners
    3
  • Dividends
  • Dividends Received in Model Acct
    0
  • AUM
  • AUM (AutoTrader live capital)
    91215
  • Win / Loss
  • # Losers
    41
  • % Winners
    82.8%
  • Frequency
  • Avg Position Time (mins)
    585.95
  • Avg Position Time (hrs)
    9.77
  • Avg Trade Length
    0.4 days
  • Last Trade Ago
    0
  • Leverage
  • Daily leverage (average)
    8.22
  • Daily leverage (max)
    12.59
  • Regression
  • Alpha
    0.14
  • Beta
    -0.33
  • Treynor Index
    -0.33
  • Maximum Adverse Excursion (MAE)
  • MAE:Equity, average, all trades
    0.01
  • MAE:PL - worst single value for strategy
    -
  • MAE:PL (avg, winning trades)
    -
  • MAE:PL (avg, losing trades)
    -
  • MAE:PL (avg, all trades)
    0.94
  • MAE:Equity, average, winning trades
    0.01
  • MAE:Equity, average, losing trades
    0.04
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - All trades
    31.006
  • MAE:Equity, losing trades only, 95th Percentile Value for this strat
    -
  • MAE:Equity, win trades only, 95th Percentile Value for this strat
    -
  • MAE:Equity, 95th Percentile Value for this strat
    0.05
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - Winning trades
    1.012
  • Avg(MAE) / Avg(PL) - Losing trades
    -1.102
  • Hold-and-Hope Ratio
    0.036
  • Analysis based on MONTHLY values, full history
  • RATIO STATISTICS
  • Ratio statistics of excess return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.48895
  • SD
    0.62717
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    0.77960
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    0.62203
  • df
    4.00000
  • t
    0.50323
  • p
    0.32062
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -2.34645
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    3.81512
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -2.44477
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    3.68884
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    1.36153
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    3.06680
  • Upside part of mean
    1.10134
  • Downside part of mean
    -0.61239
  • Upside SD
    0.45347
  • Downside SD
    0.35912
  • N nonnegative terms
    3.00000
  • N negative terms
    2.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    5.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.29240
  • Mean of criterion
    0.48895
  • SD of predictor
    0.08143
  • SD of criterion
    0.62717
  • Covariance
    0.02207
  • r
    0.43213
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    3.32831
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    -0.48426
  • Mean Square Error
    0.42652
  • DF error
    3.00000
  • t(b)
    0.82997
  • p(b)
    0.23372
  • t(a)
    -0.31268
  • p(a)
    0.61250
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -9.43380
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    16.09040
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    -5.41305
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    4.44453
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    0.14691
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    -0.48426
  • Ratio statistics of excess log return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.32161
  • SD
    0.63855
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    0.50366
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    0.40186
  • df
    4.00000
  • t
    0.32511
  • p
    0.38070
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -2.58113
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    3.52886
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -2.64724
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    3.45097
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    0.79088
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    2.48016
  • Upside part of mean
    1.00856
  • Downside part of mean
    -0.68695
  • Upside SD
    0.41164
  • Downside SD
    0.40665
  • N nonnegative terms
    3.00000
  • N negative terms
    2.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    5.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.28571
  • Mean of criterion
    0.32161
  • SD of predictor
    0.07944
  • SD of criterion
    0.63855
  • Covariance
    0.01845
  • r
    0.36363
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    2.92276
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    -0.51346
  • Mean Square Error
    0.47178
  • DF error
    3.00000
  • t(b)
    0.67611
  • p(b)
    0.27371
  • t(a)
    -0.31495
  • p(a)
    0.61328
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -10.83460
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    16.68010
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    -5.70166
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    4.67475
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    0.11004
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    -0.51346
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (parametric)
  • assuming log normal returns and losses (using central moments from Sharpe statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.24149
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.29613
  • assuming Pareto losses only (using partial moments from Sortino statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.10183
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.20533
  • ORDER STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of return rates
  • Number of observations
    5.00000
  • Minimum
    0.77184
  • Quartile 1
    0.97766
  • Median
    1.06464
  • Quartile 3
    1.16086
  • Maximum
    1.24037
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.87475
  • Mean of quarter 2
    1.06464
  • Mean of quarter 3
    1.16086
  • Mean of quarter 4
    1.24037
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.18320
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (based on Ex
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • DRAW DOWN STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of draw downs
  • Number of observations
    1.00000
  • Minimum
    0.24541
  • Quartile 1
    0.24541
  • Median
    0.24541
  • Quartile 3
    0.24541
  • Maximum
    0.24541
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 3
    0.00000
  • Mean of quarter 4
    0.00000
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.00000
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers high
    0.00000
  • Risk estimates based on draw downs (based on Extreme Value T
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    0.00000
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.00000
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • COMBINED STATISTICS
  • Annualized return (arithmetic extrapolation)
    0.37625
  • Compounded annual return (geometric extrapolation)
    0.41839
  • Calmar ratio (compounded annual return / max draw down)
    1.70485
  • Compounded annual return / average of 25% largest draw downs
    0.00000
  • Compounded annual return / Expected Shortfall lognormal
    1.41286
  • 0.00000
  • 0.00000
  • Analysis based on DAILY values, full history
  • RATIO STATISTICS
  • Ratio statistics of excess return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.57655
  • SD
    0.38421
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    1.50062
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    1.49122
  • df
    120.00000
  • t
    1.01980
  • p
    0.45365
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -1.39270
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    4.38793
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -1.39901
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    4.38146
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    2.07252
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    8.99803
  • Upside part of mean
    2.50314
  • Downside part of mean
    -1.92659
  • Upside SD
    0.26509
  • Downside SD
    0.27819
  • N nonnegative terms
    74.00000
  • N negative terms
    47.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    121.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.30579
  • Mean of criterion
    0.57655
  • SD of predictor
    0.10864
  • SD of criterion
    0.38421
  • Covariance
    -0.00364
  • r
    -0.08710
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.30802
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.67100
  • Mean Square Error
    0.14772
  • DF error
    119.00000
  • t(b)
    -0.95378
  • p(b)
    0.55538
  • t(a)
    1.16828
  • p(a)
    0.43234
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.94751
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    0.33145
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    -0.46609
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    1.80757
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -1.87176
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.67074
  • Ratio statistics of excess log return rates
  • Statistics related to Sharpe ratio
  • Mean
    0.50191
  • SD
    0.38766
  • Sharpe ratio (Glass type estimate)
    1.29471
  • Sharpe ratio (Hedges UMVUE)
    1.28660
  • df
    120.00000
  • t
    0.87986
  • p
    0.45997
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    -1.59663
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for Sharpe Ratio
    4.18081
  • Lowerbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    -1.60206
  • Upperbound of 95% CI (Gibbons, Hedeker & Davis approximation
    4.17526
  • Statistics related to Sortino ratio
  • Sortino ratio
    1.74747
  • Upside Potential Ratio
    8.59500
  • Upside part of mean
    2.46867
  • Downside part of mean
    -1.96676
  • Upside SD
    0.25982
  • Downside SD
    0.28722
  • N nonnegative terms
    74.00000
  • N negative terms
    47.00000
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • N of observations
    121.00000
  • Mean of predictor
    0.29974
  • Mean of criterion
    0.50191
  • SD of predictor
    0.10855
  • SD of criterion
    0.38766
  • Covariance
    -0.00374
  • r
    -0.08896
  • b (slope, estimate of beta)
    -0.31771
  • a (intercept, estimate of alpha)
    0.59714
  • Mean Square Error
    0.15035
  • DF error
    119.00000
  • t(b)
    -0.97428
  • p(b)
    0.55656
  • t(a)
    1.03155
  • p(a)
    0.44016
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    -0.96340
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for beta
    0.32799
  • Lowerbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    -0.54909
  • Upperbound of 95% confidence interval for alpha
    1.74337
  • Treynor index (mean / b)
    -1.57980
  • Jensen alpha (a)
    0.59714
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (parametric)
  • assuming log normal returns and losses (using central moments from Sharpe statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.03678
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.04634
  • assuming Pareto losses only (using partial moments from Sortino statistics)
  • VaR(95%)
    0.01410
  • Expected Shortfall on VaR
    0.03039
  • ORDER STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of return rates
  • Number of observations
    121.00000
  • Minimum
    0.90475
  • Quartile 1
    0.99124
  • Median
    1.00513
  • Quartile 3
    1.01512
  • Maximum
    1.07151
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.97326
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.99940
  • Mean of quarter 3
    1.00927
  • Mean of quarter 4
    1.02827
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.02388
  • Number outliers low
    3.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.02479
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.91883
  • Number of outliers high
    3.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.02479
  • Mean of outliers high
    1.06288
  • Risk estimates for a one-period unit investment (based on Ex
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    0.20509
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.02430
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.03863
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    0.05452
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    0.03028
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.04491
  • DRAW DOWN STATISTICS
  • Quartiles of draw downs
  • Number of observations
    10.00000
  • Minimum
    0.00065
  • Quartile 1
    0.00326
  • Median
    0.00902
  • Quartile 3
    0.02809
  • Maximum
    0.29003
  • Mean of quarter 1
    0.00157
  • Mean of quarter 2
    0.00400
  • Mean of quarter 3
    0.01930
  • Mean of quarter 4
    0.11624
  • Inter Quartile Range
    0.02484
  • Number outliers low
    0.00000
  • Percentage of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Mean of outliers low
    0.00000
  • Number of outliers high
    1.00000
  • Percentage of outliers high
    0.10000
  • Mean of outliers high
    0.29003
  • Risk estimates based on draw downs (based on Extreme Value T
  • Extreme Value Index (moments method)
    1.14354
  • VaR(95%) (moments method)
    0.14345
  • Expected Shortfall (moments method)
    0.00000
  • Extreme Value Index (regression method)
    8.26323
  • VaR(95%) (regression method)
    4.43524
  • Expected Shortfall (regression method)
    0.00000
  • COMBINED STATISTICS
  • Annualized return (arithmetic extrapolation)
    0.60026
  • Compounded annual return (geometric extrapolation)
    0.69862
  • Calmar ratio (compounded annual return / max draw down)
    2.40880
  • Compounded annual return / average of 25% largest draw downs
    6.01018
  • Compounded annual return / Expected Shortfall lognormal
    15.07650
  • Analysis based on DAILY values, last 6 months only
  • RATIO STATISTICS
  • Ratio statistics of excess log return rates
  • Statistics related to linear regression on benchmark
  • VAR (95 Confidence Intrvl)
    0.03700
  • DRAW DOWN STATISTICS
  • Risk estimates based on draw downs (based on Extreme Value T
  • assuming Pareto losses only (using partial moments from Sortino statistics)
  • Last 4 Months - Pcnt Negative
    0.75%
  • Strat Max DD how much worse than SP500 max DD during strat life?
    -347148000
  • Max Equity Drawdown (num days)
    89

Strategy Description

SP 500 Index Futures Strategy Description:

There is only one guarantee about the stock market...prices will fluctuate.

Every day global markets move up and down as stocks react to economic news, earnings reports, analyst ratings, monetary policy, geopolitics and world events.​​

While typical investment strategies only generate profits when stocks go up, our mission is to help traders build wealth regardless of market direction.

Our tactical long/short strategy identifies near-term market trends to capitalize on both rising and falling prices, enabling us to profit in bull and bear markets.

By design, our strategy is focused solely on Micro E-mini S&P 500 Index Futures (MES).

S&P 500 Index Futures offer an efficient and cost-effective way to gain market exposure to the S&P 500 Index, a broad-based, capitalization-weighted index that tracks 500 of the largest companies of the US economy.

We leverage the power of S&P 500 Index Futures to maximize the profit potential of each trade and the total return on investment (ROI). We believe futures trading offers unique advantages such as greater leverage, efficient markets, low commissions and tax benefits.

Unlike some Trade Leaders who trade multiple strategies or multiple asset classes, we keep things simple by trading one strategy and one asset class. Our singular focus allows us to remain disciplined in our approach and consistent in our performance.


Trading methodology:

Our strategy is discretionary, not automated. We enter trades and manage positions as we observe price action in real-time. Trades are executed as price reacts to specific support/resistance levels we have mapped out as part of our daily trade plan. We use several technical indicators to guide our exit/entry points as each trade develops.

The maximum number of MES contracts we will hold at any given time is 12. When we have strong conviction in a trade we will enter the position full-sized with 12 contracts, but we may also scale into a position (adding 4 or 6 contracts at a time) as we monitor price action in real-time.

Once we are fully sized (12 contracts) we will always have a stop loss in place. The stop loss will typically be 15-20 points away from our entry and will often be placed just above/below a key support/resistance level. The stop loss is wide enough to give our trade room to work while also exercising proper risk management. We may not have a stop loss in place initially if we are scaling into a position, but we will always have a stop loss in place on any positions held overnight, regardless of position size.

Regardless of position size, profit takes are managed where we typically take 75% profit at our first target. Our first profit target will usually be 5-10 points although this can vary based on volatility and price action. After our first profit target is achieved we will adjust our stop loss to ensure that we never go red once we’re in a winning trade. Once profitable we typically leave a 25% risk-free runner where we will lock-in more profits if price reaches our next target. If we are fully sized, we may leave a 10% risk-free runner which we let run indefinitely and we typically move our stop loss above/below the closest major swing high/low on the 15-minute chart.

If we have a large realized profit we will allow a little more latitude with our runners, especially if we are in a powerful trending market. We may add to our winning position (smaller size) while ensuring that we do not put any large realized profit at risk, or we may exit our runner manually before our stop loss triggers if our remaining runner has a large realized gain of 25 or 50+ points.

Since markets chop between support/resistance levels far more frequently than they trend in one direction, the vast majority of our trades will be completed at the first or second profit target before our stop loss is triggered and we exit the trade. Our goal is to aim for modest gains (think singles & doubles instead of home runs) and generate positive returns to consistently outperform the market.

On most days we will average 1-3 trades per day, but this is not a hard rule and we do not force trades if the set-ups we’re looking for are not present. We may execute more trades if market conditions present actionable opportunities, but on other days we may simply hold a runner or pass on the day entirely if market conditions are not ideal. While most of our trades are completed intra-day, we will occasionally hold positions overnight with a firm stop-loss in place. This is common if we have locked in a profitable trade and are holding a risk-free runner.

We rarely hold a full position heading into a major news event or economic data release such as FOMC, CPI, NFP, etc. Although we may hold a profitable runner heading into one of these events, we believe it is a best practice to trade the price action after these events, not before.

Like any trading strategy, drawdowns are a part of doing business. While our historical performance demonstrates the majority of our trades are profitable, we don’t always get it right. When a trade is moving against us and hits our stop loss, we will exit the trade for a loss, analyze what we learned and move on to the next opportunity. When the market doesn't present a clear advantage, we simply wait on the sidelines and remain in cash until the next opportunity presents itself.


About us:

As a former licensed broker with a major firm, we have more than 20 years of industry experience in the financial markets (both retail and institutional) trading a variety of asset classes including stocks, options and futures. Several years ago we branched out on our own to found TAG Capital, LLC - a small-family owned firm located outside of Raleigh, NC.

Our firm’s primary focus is equity research and analysis where we maintain a diversified equity portfolio as part of our core investment strategy. With our equity investments, we have a firm belief that the secret to building wealth is ‘time in the market’ as opposed to ‘timing the market’. Market timing is difficult and takes years of practice with a disciplined approach. Our market timing efforts are reserved solely for S&P 500 Index Futures where we trade the larger ES contract in our own account and also the smaller MES contract (through the C2 platform). The majority of our profits from trading S&P 500 Index Futures are funneled into our larger equity portfolio where we invest regularly through dollar-cost-averaging.

In addition to our passion for investing, we are equally passionate about delivering a positive customer experience. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out through the Collective2 Message Center. We do our best to reply to messages in a timely manner, but as a general rule we typically don’t review messages between 8AM - 4PM EST during market hours to ensure we remain focused on price action and managing any open positions.

Tom G.
Founder/Chief Investment Officer
TAG Capital, LLC

Summary Statistics

Strategy began
2024-01-05
Suggested Minimum Capital
$30,000
Rank at C2 %
Top 5.9%
Rank # 
#394
# Trades
239
# Profitable
198
% Profitable
82.8%
Correlation S&P500
-0.089
Sharpe Ratio
0.81
Sortino Ratio
1.09
Beta
-0.33
Alpha
0.14
Leverage
8.22 Average
12.59 Maximum
Summary
Higher leverage = greater risk.

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Leverage is the ratio of total notional value controlled by a strategy divided by its Model Account equity. Generally higher leverage implies greater risk.

Example of calculation:
The Strategy buys 100 shares of stock at $12 per share.
The Model Account equity during that day is $5,000.
The leverage is: $1200 / $5,000 = 0.24

This is a useful measurement, but it should be considered in context. This measurement doesn't take into account important factors, such as when multiple positions are held that are inversely correlated. Nor does the measurement take into account the volatility of the instruments being held.

In addition, certain asset classes are inherently more leveraged than others. For example, futures contracts are highly leveraged. Forex positions are often even more leveraged than futures.

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