QB Pro return -6.59% for November. My goal of hopping on board the commodity trends was late to the party. Starting October 1, QB Pro traded a mix of AUD, CAD and NZD. That portfolio mix resulted in losses because those currencies have remained range bound from October until today.
Although QB Pro is a mean reversion strategy on the H1 charts, its performance depends massively on long term trends. My biggest challenge on the first of every month is to make sure that my portfolio allocation makes sense for the current environment.
CAD is still near the upper end of where the current trend peaked. I see no fundamental or technical reason why the CAD trend is topped out. Yes, I may need to sit through some minor up and down months; the price might consolidate around 1.30 to 1.33. Then again, it might start zooming upward again. Whenever the trend resumes, I fully expect CAD to continue its trend in the same direction.
The strongest trend in the market right now is CHF weakness. There are plenty of fundamental reasons to dislike CHF. An interest rate of -0.75% is chief among them. But… that’s also old news. Nothing on CHF fundamental front has changed. I feel like I’m rationalizing, so I’m just going to skip the analysis and go with what the chart says. The USDCHF is trending up and, as of a few days ago, broke through the previous high before the collapse of the EURCHF peg.
Recent backtests of the QB Pro system on a CHF portfolio look excellent. The backtest below only covers the most recent 3 months.
I feel like we’re in a good position portfolio-wise. This is not an empirical observation. It’s more of a feeling. It feels like my likely downside is limited, that if I do lose, it’ll be small. And if I do win, that it’ll look a lot like my earlier winning streak.
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