Well, I can't do anything about the latter (other than to promise that's not the case), other than to rely on the trust built up over the years and report the trades. So, here goes. Everything this year follows the Chaikin Checklist, long or short. We don't trade often, but we use a consistent set of rules, which I'll cover in tomorrow/Wednesday's video.
Here are the trades still open in my Chaikin demo account
Here are the trades I've closed out.
These links are dynamic and should update in real time as we add new trades or close out old ones. These are only my trades, and I expect AA will share his separately. (He takes checklist trades mostly from the short side).
You'll notice my position size varies widely. That's because i'm taking them in various accounts of different values. My sizing rule is consistent across all accounts when it comes to directional, individual company stock trades: I'm sized to lose no more than 1% - 2% of net liquidating account value if stop is hit and to not have any one position exceed more than 10% of my portfolio value at any given time.
One further note about this affiliate site. For the past 18 months, we have not profited through affiliate sales (that's where we drive subscription business to Chaikin and they pay us a small commission). Chaikin was recently sold, and they have suspended affiliate sales and discounts/free trials we pass on to our followers. They still give us access to the app for promotional consideration. While our business relationship with the Chaikin team has all but disappeared, our enthusiasm for the app and the results it has brought us over the years, remains high. We like to trade and enjoy making these videos, as well as collaborating with traders who use the Chaikin model. We think what Marc and his son, Eric, have built is truly a remarkable way to model the market and make smart, well timed bets.
Thanks for holding us accountable, Peter.