In this update, we want to show you how our $100,000 real money account did in July. Spoiler alert: It went great!
Short review of June
June did not go particularly well. We reduced the account by $3,106.66, down 3.19%. The biggest losses were due to our Soy Crush and the heavily fluctuating Russell 2000.
Account boost in July
In July, we earned $16,008.94, up 17%. That’s a remarkable result, considering our conservative money and risk management.
While the Soy Crush and the fluctuating Russell 2000 were responsible for the losses as late as June, most of the gains came from these same positions in July.
In addition, some of our calendar spreads and options were in Take Profit.
Overview of closed trades
We closed the following trades in July:
- Platinum (PL) with a loss of $1,140.47
- Butterfly in the Russell 2000 (RUT) with a loss of $673.00
- WeightWatchers (WTW) with a profit of $342.68
- Lean Hog’s (HE) Calendar Spread with a profit of $186.00
- Butterfly in the Russell 2000 (RUT) with a profit of $380.00
- Micron (MU) with a loss of $30.92
- WTI Oil (CL) Calendar Spread with a gain of $2,108.92
- Natural Gas (NG) Calendar Spread with a profit of $1,289.46
- Cocoa (CC) with a profit of $680.00
- Butterfly in the Russell 2000 (RUT) with a profit of $1,539.80
- Butterfly in the Russell 2000 (RUT) with a loss of $449.60
- Butterfly in the Russell 2000 (RUT) with a profit of $3,060.00
So, let’s say, from realized profits, we have $7,301.87.
Trading performance in July
If you look at the overall picture and compare it to the usual indices, then we are currently doing very well:
But even the contrast from when we started our $100,000 real money account looks positive:
We have a long dry spell behind us, but our target of 30% (time-weighted) is more than realistic. Currently, we lack about 10%.
Current positions in our $100,000 real money account
This is the current state of positions:
As you can see, we currently hold shares totaling approximately $46,000. This exceeds our rule of investing in stocks with 30% of the account. However, you must remember that Facebook is not an investment, but a very short-term trade. If you exclude Facebook, you’ll see that we stick to our rule and are slightly in the plus with stocks.
Our Soy Crush is not really getting started yet, but it is important to stay patient with this.
Things are looking better with our combos, which all record in plus.
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