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CGTS DAILY FOR THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2009

CLARK'S GATE TRADING SYSTEM

Daily Trades: for Thursday 26 August 2009

Short-Term Trading Emphasis.

What's new today?  Indexes haven't changed much.  We had a lot of sell signals today in our primary trading system: M5 10.  We had mostly small gains -- with a lot of accuracy.  We closed 8 short positions, all with gains between 1.41% and 4.74%.  We closed 23 long positions, 22 winning trades, with gains between .83% and 9.65%.  The one losing trade lost .15%.  We include charts below of a few of these trades.  So, 31 trade (both long and short), 30 winning trades.

This system does not 'specialize' in small gains, even though it does specialize in relatively short trades.  For instance, trading in DOG does not result in a series of 3.69% gains.  Trading DOG in 2009 has resulted in the following returns:

 12    Long       9   01/05/09  01/16/09         +5.28      +7.87%   Exit Long Rule
 13    Long      17   01/29/09  02/24/09         +7.07      +9.68%   Exit Long Rule
 14    Short     24   03/10/09  04/14/09        +12.08     +14.30%   Exit Short Rule
 15    Short     12   04/21/09  05/07/09         +4.14      +5.76%   Exit Short Rule
 16    Short      8   05/18/09  06/03/09         +1.67      +2.50%   Exit Short Rule
 17    Short      7   07/13/09  07/22/09         +4.39      +6.52%   Exit Short Rule
 18    Short      6   08/18/09  08/26/09         +2.26      +3.74%   Exit Short Rule

This disparency between the 3.69% below and the 3.74% above results from brokerage costs figured below.

M5 10 8/26/09     Date
Issue Close @ Opened Gain Opened
cover DOG 58.23 60.459 3.69% 08/18/09
cover MYY 49.92 51.92 3.85% 08/18/09
cover SH 58.07 60.459 3.95% 08/18/09
cover PSQ 50.35 51.07 1.41% 08/07/09
cover QID 25.51 26.19 2.60% 08/07/09
cover REW 31.13 32.59 4.48% 08/07/09
cover SDP 27.71 29.09 4.74% 08/07/09
cover EFZ 63.45 65.6 3.28% 08/12/09
sell ORCl 22.2 21.43 3.59% 08/07/09
sell oex 477.95 460.72 3.74% 08/12/09
sell UTY 399.2 392.63 1.67% 08/07/09
SELL XOI 994.98 957.81 3.88% 08/06/09
SELL AAPL 167.41 165.31 1.27% 08/12/09
SELL BJS 15.45 14.09 9.65% 08/18/09
SELL EPP 36.57 36.27 0.83% 08/12/09
SELL EWG 21.05 20.16 4.41% 08/12/09
SELL EWP 47.53 45.55 4.35% 08/12/09
SELL HON 37.12 35.03 5.97% 08/19/09
SELL QQQQ 40.3 39.88 1.05% 08/07/09
SELL SCOBX 19.43 18.94 2.59% 08/12/09
SELL SCPIX 13.68 13.37 2.32% 08/12/09
SELL GSPC 1028.12 989.67 3.89% 08/18/09
SELL RUT 584.02 556.43 4.96% 08/08/09
SELL MA 206.69 198.17 4.30% 08/18/09
SELL PDLI 9.22 8.78 5.01% 08/18/09
SELL JNJ 60.63 60.72 -0.15% 08/10/09
SELL EWQ 24.27 23 5.52% 08/12/09
sell SAP 47.68 47.08 1.27% 08/12/09
SELL SCGEX 21.88 20.91 4.64% 08/12/09
SELL SCINX 43.31 41.57 4.19% 08/12/09
SELL MOT 7.48 7.28 2.75% 08/13/09



Our daily portfolio is up 8.2% in a little under two months.


        Active Active  
% Gain DAILY   Gain Trades Cost First Trade
4.31% M2F alt   $14,646 34 340000 7/27/09
15.19% M5 10   $57,729 38 380000 6/29/09
6.45% M2F ALT LT   $73,473 114 1140000 7/8/09
74.72% M4 Sum Rev   $7,472 1 10000 8/20/09
8.20% Total   $153,320 187 $1,870,000  




INDEX UPDATE.

Not much new today.  The Dow Jones Transport Index (DJT) is overbought, turning, and should pull back here a bit.  Selling is trying to come in (M4 sum plus 7, 2nd pane).  The series of spikes up and down in the normalized M4 sum plus 7 (bottom pane) indicates consolidation -- and a rough equilibrium between buyers and sellers.  Momentum, 3rd pane, M5 Average Plus, is still positive.

The Hang Seng Index (HSI) should experience more selling at this point.  Trend pattern is negative (lower lows and lower highs); momentum (M5 Average Plus) is negative.

The Nikkei Index (N225) should experience more selling here as well.  Momentum is turning down; selling is trying to come in; M2F alt is also overbought and turning down.

This is not a normal market however -- as we are reminded over and over again.  This market is being buoyed by HUGE money that is terrified of the consequences if it allows the market to reverse and devastate global societies again.  (It seems to me that anyone losing money in this market on the short side might be able to sue in the future when the Information Act proves the Fed was willfully making the markets unfair.)





We're not getting any good buy signals today.


More information on this system can be found at

www.home.mindspring.com/~mclark7/CGTS09.htm

 

 

 

Those interested in reading a draft of 'Turn Out the Lights', my description of the metaphysical causes of the financial collapse, can find it at:

 

www.hoalantrangallery.com/Turnoutlights.htm

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Clark

Clark's Gate Timing System

Hanoi, Vietnam

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