Sunday, June 15, 2008

Does HingeBuy and HingeSell really work?

Yes, you better believe it!

At the beginning of May, I entered the latest Wall Street Survivor contest.

I selected 5 stocks from the HingeBuy list as longs and 5 stocks from the HingeSell list as shorts the night before the contest opened. Wall Street Survivor provides each player with $100,000 in “cash” for investing in the contest. I placed $10,000 into each stock on the first day of the contest and have not made any trades whatsoever since this time.

The longs were:
Symbol Return
MOS +24.77%
XEC +11.44%
AXYS +6.47%
DAR +5.11%
BMI -7.16%

The shorts were:
Symbol Return
FSNM +25.89%
GSAT +13.29%
CIX +12.48%
LYTS +9.82%
MEDX -2.73%

I did not use leverage (i.e. excess margin) in the contest. The portfolio is currently worth $109,847.18; this is a 9.85% return over a few weeks (or 79.78% on a yearly basis).

Player GregB is currently ranked 373 out of 13850 players. Most other players in the contest trade regularly. My result is not bad for simply picking ten stocks, not trading them, and not using leverage. This shows the power of the HingeBuy and HingeSell automated selection process.

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