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The Impulse Strategy2022-07-05T21:46:24+00:00

TRADE ALERT SERVICE

Impulse
Strategy

This strategy uses Elliott Analysis to identify stocks likely to move higher or lower to specific price targets. Option positions are used to capture leveraged profit from these moves while managing risk. Primary options strategies used include Butterflies, Directional Spreads or straight Calls/Puts. Where Elliott Wave analysis shows an expected impulse then our analysis uses Fibonacci levels to determine likely price targets. We then assess which option strategy is most appropriate.

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Impulse alert features

Overview

Strategy commenced

– December 2017

Primary option strategies

– Butterflies
– Vertical Spreads
– Long Puts / Calls

Capital Required

– Suggested $10,000
– Minimum $5,000

Trade Frequency & Duration

– 3 to 4 trades per month
– Avg. trade duration 50 days
– Maximum 10 open positions

How often are trade alerts published?

The Impulse Strategy typically delivers 3 or 4 new trades per month, with a maximum of 10 open positions at any one time.

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What is the duration of an Options trade.

What is the typical duration of a trade?

Trades can be over as quickly as a few days or they may need to be adjusted and therefore last for several months. Statistically, the average is about 50 days being a mix of these two. A typical trade would therefore be in the window of 1 to 2 months.

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How much capital
do I need to start?

We suggest starting with USD$10,000, however this strategy can be traded with a minimum USD$5,000.

If you have a larger account size, you may be interested in a “HighValue” subscription. These include trade alerts for opportunities that exceed risk management criteria for our entry level Premium subscriptions.

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How much capital do I need to start trading.

How will I
manage risk?

Risk management is our primary consideration when it comes to our trade alerts service and educating you on our trading strategies.

In general, our risk management guidelines recommend that you risk no more than 5% of available trading capital in any position. We therefore never exceed a position value of $500 per trade for our premium services.

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Impulse Strategy Performance

Summary Statistics

Figures Assume $5,000 Starting Capital

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Monthly CAGR %
Performance Summary
PeriodTotal TradesWinning TradesWin Rate %Cumulative ReturnMonthly CAGR %Avg. Trade SizeAvg. Days per TradeAvg. P/L per TradeWin:Loss RatioMax Draw-
down
Max.
Consec. Winners
Max.
Consec. losers
All16713983.2%742.1%4.0%$40645.954.8%4:1-23.4%193
2018302686.7%283%11.9%$42725.6128%6:1-7.5%162
2019372472.7%127%7.1%$37842.870%2:1-23.4%83
2020463983.0%108%6.3%$40268.235%4:1-23.1%192
2021393790.2%185%9.1%$40643.162%9:1-10.6%191
2022161381.3%37.7%5.4%$43332.127.2%3:1-9.2%122

 

Monthly Portfolio Returns

Non-compounded returns based on starting capital, reset each year. Results attributed to the month and year the trade was marked as closed.

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
201818.6%64.0%3.3%15.2%21.0%6.0%23.8%26.3%9.2%51.7%1.3%42.7%
20190.0%50.0%5.6%-14.5%8.8%3.0%6.4%9.0%27.0%5.1%3.3%23.4%
202039.3%-10.2%-7.4%5.8%-20.5%4.5%9.7%38.5%0.5%3.1%18.9%26.4%
202157.5%22.6%5.4%0.0%-1.3%20.4%40.2%13.0%17.7%7.4%0.3%2.0%
2022-7.0%8.6%5.5%14.9%5.2%10.4%
Monthly Trade Returns

Returns based on initial entry debit or net initial margin requirement if a credit position.

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2018193.8%381.6%34.0%64.5%115.9%72.8%142.9%101.03%209.1%105.0%3.4%70.5%
20190.0%500.0%22.9%-34.1%45.3%50.0%22.3%58.4%96.8%16.5%6.3%57.7%
202089.7%-21.8%-34.5%40.1%-123.3%75.7%17.2%66.4%5.5%24.6%37.9%46.7%
2021172.7%46.7%52.9%0.0%-3.7%47.1%98.8%52.4%40.5%18.8%5.8%27.8%
2022-19.3%44.1%20.2%46.2%56.5%55.0%
Individual Trade History

Example Historical Trade Format

Trade ID: 204

OLLI

Long Call
EWO Impulse
Strategy
WIN

1 x Contracts
17 Jul20
1Call

Entry
Apr 23, 2020
3.20 Db Fill

Exit
Apr 27, 2020
4.80 Cr Fill

3 Days in Trade
50%
Return in
Capital
$160 P&L

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