Hi guys, Christmas and year-end are around a corner and I thought maybe I could be among the first with an end-of-year review…
For reasons of relevance and clarity, I don’t speak about my strategies here, but about the derived Darwins. Those interested in the details, know where to find them…
I started my day-trading NIB in January and swing-trading experiment NUN in February, so it’s not a full year I spent on Darwin ex so far, but I already met my performance target of 20% p.a. . 2018 was a very difficult year for me day-trading, due to the lack of volatility for extended periods. I spent many days in a row, watching, without putting on a single trade. Strange, as I describe myself as strict day-trader. As effect of the low vola my day-trading strategy NIB lags behind my swing-trading NUN and phases of inactivity can clearly be seen in my equity curve. I am confident, that volatility will return one day and day-trading will find its justification again.
Over the year I understood, that both my strategies combined, are equally valuable bricks for my account. Like two horses for one carriage: When one gets tired, the other one can compensate for it.
NUN…what can I say. It was a longtime dream, to do something quite opposite to day-trading and run a strategy, like I would as hedge fund manager. So I started this swing/long term experiment in February and at first it looked mediocre, to call it the best, but when I fine-tuned some screws and turned the chart upside down, I found some promising tracks off the woods… I discovered some very fresh things here and am so excited about all the improvements i’m still working on I want to implement over the time.
At this point I want to say, how much I thank my investors, which, despite my still average score, put real money on the table, to show how much they trust their judgment. You guys inspire and empower me very much and I’m so looking forward to the great things that will happen to us next year! Thank you!
A relaxing and inspiring holiday season and a great start 2019 to everyone!
(I copied this text in the thread for NIB too, so no need to click it)