Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and your trust in me and my work for the past two years and especially in 2015.
2015 has been another very challenging trading year and I hope that my outlooks, views and trading ideas have made a significant contribution to your investment portfolio.
Some of the highlights in 2015 have surely been my call for more downside in precious metals when Gold and Silver then dropped -7.20% (Gold) and -10% (Silver). Key was also the downside breakout in EURUSD where I called lower lows and could take a profit of almost 500 PIPs. On the Equities side, my Idea in late 2014 to buy LinkedIn shares really kicked in and ended in a profit of over 20% in a little less than 2 months. Nevertheless, of course there have not only been profits, but with the crucial discipline, a detailed trade plan in hand and given profit/risk parameters among every of my ideas, I was able to assess risk correctly and proved my ability to achieve absolute return no matter how volatile the markets are.
Remember: there are always opportunities out there, but is the potential profit worth the risk for that particular trade? This is the very first you should ask yourself before you invest any cash in the markets. Trading is not about being right all the time, it is about to make money and this goes hand in hand with risk management. Have a plan and stick to it!
In my CHF 100k REVIVE INVESTMENTS (Trading Ideas) CHF portfolio, I achieved an absolute return of +22.36% this year when started following my ideas 1st January 2015 onwards. Since inception in January 2014, the portfolio has made an absolute return of 64.22% with a maximum drawdown of only 6.99% and a maximum gain of 19.93%. In other words, if one started to invest in January 2014 CHF 100’000 and only followed my trading ideas, the portfolio would now be worth over CHF 164’000.
Having looked back to a very exciting 2015, I am looking forward to 2016 and wishing you and your family a wonderful, healthy and prosperious New Year.
See you in 2016 and happy trading!