December 2016 Pre-trade Analysis Tuesday December 6th 4:23 PM Posted in: Daily Blog Start Trading December may prove to be a bit challenging members to navigate as the month under-performs compared to averages for the Core Strategy. Specifically, December shows a lower winning history and average return, however, keen-eyed traders will note that these metrics are concentrated in target profits beyond 40%. This suggests taking a more frugal approach for the month: Focus on quick profits in the 30% - 40% range instead of the broader range outlined in our target guidelines. Key Stats 123 Total trades 99 Winning trades 80% Winning history 69% Average return Risk vs Reward December performs on par with the statistical averages for the Core in the 30% - 40% target profit range. Successful Picks No individual recommendation sticks out as a clear winner for the month (YHOO is no longer traded as a pick). Stock Plays Wins Winning History Average Return AAPL 7 6 85.71% 25% AMZN 12 11 91.67% 72% BRCM 6 4 66.67% 42% DIA 13 10 76.92% 91% EBAY 6 5 83.33% 121% GOOG 6 5 83.33% 40% IBM 10 8 80.00% 43% QQQ 13 11 84.62% 68% YHOO 5 5 100.00% 81% Keep in mind we may no longer trade options for some of the stocks listed here. Remember, no matter how great the statistics are or how good past trades were, you must set realistic limit orders to trade this strategy profitably. We highly recommend member's focus on our own target profit goals! As always, make money and happy trading!