June gave our real money account an unaltered balance. Almost without exception, we achieved winning trades, but a trade that has not yet been closed is eroding profits.
We started with a balance of $122,318.74 in June and stood at $121,860.20 on June 28, which represents a 0.37% loss.
- Short Call on Natural Gas (NG) $308.80
- Short Mexican Peso $126.00
- Complex Put Butterfly on the Russell 2000 (RUT) $567.00
- Short Call on Lean Hogs (HE) $708.80
- Futures Spread on Oats (ZO) and wheat (ZW) $3,816.50
- Short Puts on Soybeans (ZS) $876.30
- Short Put on Gasoline (RB) $653.80
- Strangle on Beyond Meat $960.60
- Covered Put on Oats (ZO) $468.10
Thus, we closed nine trades in June and had only one loss. The total realized result amounts to a profit of $7,549.70 and is quite impressive. But why did we not make a leap forward in our real money account in June? This is all about a particular trade: our gold-silver spread; he eats up the profits. You’ll find out why we still cling to it in this article.
June performance in comparison
The following picture shows when we compare our account with the known benchmarks:
Current positions in our real money account
These positions are currently open:
Screenshot from 29.06. at 13:37
Our equity positions look rather mixed, but almost all are long-term investments. The position in Cotton (CT) is currently under pressure and could soon be stopped out. Overall, the entire real money account is significantly burdened by the gold-silver spread (GC and SI), but we are holding on to it. Find out more in this article.
Overview of past 3 months reports
Here you can find the individual reports of our real money account over the last 3 months: