Trading Record

Rio Verde Trading

The following information is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Rio Verde Trading and the author make no claim that anyone can or will achieve similar results in their trading.

I have back tested this system as far back as 1998, in some cases, as I was developing it into a useable trading system. I have been trading this system myself for the last ten or so years. This trading record is documentation of my actual trades since marketing the system to the public as The 74% Solution. I am documenting my trades so that you can see how the system performs in todays market. Sometimes not very well, but that is the nature of all trading systems, despite many claims to the contrary.

On each trade, I have posted the Return On Investment (ROI) for that trade, which will give you a better idea of this system’s potential.

In addition to this trading record I also document each trade in more detail along with some pertinent market commentary on the Blog page.

2014 – 2017 Trade Summary to Date

62 Total Trades.
Net Income To Date $1,090.40 / 62 Trades Equals $17.59 Per Trade.
46 Winning Trades = 74.2%.
16 Losing Trades = 25.8%.
Largest Winning Trade $386.00.
Largest Losing Trade $-659.90.
Total Number of Days in Trades; 255 Days.

Actual Trades for Year 2017

Trade 62
March 27: Bought to open 20 SPY at 233.65, net $4,675.00.
March 28: Sold to close 20 SPY at 234.90, net $4,696.00.
Net Profit $21.00, ROI 2.3%

Trade 61
March 20: Bought to open 20 SPY at 236.78, net $4,737.60.
March 21: Bought 20 SPY at 2133.97, net $4,681.40.
March 22: Sold to close 40 SPY at 234.02, net $9,358.80.
Net Loss $-60.20, ROI -6.37%

Trade 60
March 6: Bought to open 30 IWM at 137.59, net $4,129.70.
March 7: Bought 30 IWM at 136.69, net $4,102.70.
March 8: Bought 30 IWM at 135.78, net $4,075.40.
March 9: Bought 30 IWM at 135.27, net $4,060.10.
March 10: Sold to close 120 IWM at 135.71, net $16,283.
Net Loss $-84.90, ROI -8.16%.

Trade 59
February 24: Bought to open 40 IWM at 138.66, net $5,548.40.
February 27: Sold to close 40 IWM at 139.90, net 5,594.00.
Net Profit $45.60, ROI 2.55%

Trade 58
February 14: Bought to open 50 TLT at 119.53, net $5,9787.50.
February 15: Bought 50 TLT at 118.98, net $5,951.00.
February 16: Sold to close 100 TLT at 119.65, net $11,963.00.
Net Profit $33.50, ROI 1.33%

 

Trade 57
January 30: Bought to open 25 SPY at 227.62, net $5,692.50.
January 31: Bought 25 SPY at 227.59, net $5,691.75.
February 1: Sell to close 50 SPY at 227.58, net $11, 377.00.
Net Loss $-7.25, ROI -0.24%.

Trade 56
January 9: Bought to open 40 IWM at 134.78, net $5,392.20.
January 10: Sold to close 40 IWM at 136.40, net $5,443.60.
Net Profit $51.40, ROI 0.92%

Actual Trades for Year 2016

Trade 55
December 1: Bought to open 40 IWM at 131.20, net $5,250.00.
December 2: At the open bought 20 IWM at 130.61, net $2,614.20.
December 2: At the close bought 60 IWM at 130.84, net $7,852.40.
December 5: Sold to close 120 IWM at 133.16, net $15,977.20.
Net Profit $260.60, ROI 4.7%

Trade 54
October 31: Bought to open 50 QQQ at 117.11, net $5,857.50.
November 1: Bought 50 QQQ at 116.06, net $5,805.00.
November 2: Bought 100 QQQ at 115.06, net $11,508.00.
November 3: Bought 50 QQQ at 114.04, net $5,704.00.
November 4: Bought 50 QQQ at 113.69, net $5,686.50.
November 7: Sold to close 300 QQQ at 116.50, net $34,947.
Net Profit $386.00, ROI 7%.

Trade 53
October 28: At the open, bought to open 30 SPY at 213.00, net $6,392.00.
October 28: At the close, bought 30 SPY at 212.85, net $6,387.50.
October 31: Sold to close 60 SPY at 212.71, net $12,760.60.
Net Loss $-18.90, ROI -0.34%

Trade 52
October 14: Bought to open 45 IWM at 120.54, net $5,426.30.
October 17: Sold to close 454 IWM at 120.48, net $5,419.60.
Net Loss $-6.70, ROI -0.12%.

Trade 51
September 9: Bought to open 30 SPY at 212.88, net $6,388.40.
September 12: Sold to close 30 SPY at 216.50, net $6,493.00.
Net Profit $104.60, ROI 1.64%.

Trade 50
September 1: Bought to open 35 SPY at 217.19, net $7,603.65.
September 2: Sold to close 35 SPY at 218.38, net $7,641.30.
Net Profit $37.65, ROI 0.50%.

Trade 49
June 13: Bought to open 35 SPY at 205.47, net $7,298.45.
June 14: Bought 40 SPY at 208.02, net $8,322.80.
June 15: Bought 40 SPY at 207.78, net $8,313.20.
June 16: Sold to close 115 SPY at 208.40, net $23,964.
Net Profit $29.55, ROI 0.5%.

Trade 48
May 13: Bought to open 60 QQQ at 105.58, net $6,336.80.
May 16: Sell to close 60 QQQ at 106.77, net $6,404.20.
Net Profit $67.40, ROI 1.07%

Trade 47
May 5: Bought to open 40 SPY at 204.92, net $8,198.82.
May 6: Sell to close 40 SPY at 205.82, net$8,230.80.
Net Profit $32.00, ROI 0.51%

Trade 46
April 29: Bought to open, at the open, 60 QQQ at 106.119, net $6,369.14.
April 29: Bought, at the close, an additional 60 QQQ at 105.78, net $3,348.80.
May 2: Sold to close 120 QQQ at 106.65, net $12,796.
Net Profit $78.06, ROI 1.25%.

Trade 45
April 11: Bought to open 45 QQQ at 108.62, net $4,889.90.
April 12: Sold to close 45 QQQ at 109.44, net $4,922.80.
Net Profit $32.90, ROI 0.67%.

Trade 44
March 23: Bought to open 45 IWM at 106.93, net$4,813.85.
March 24: Sold to close 445 IWM at 107.27, net $4,825.15.
Net Profit $11.30, ROI 0.26%

Trade 43
March 8: Bought to open 50 IGV at 95.3195, net $4,767.975.
March 9: Sold to close 50 IGV at 96.02, net $4,799.00.
Net Profit $31.02, ROI 0.756%

Trade 42
February 10: Bought to open 20 SPY at 185.26, net $3,707.20.
February 11: Bought 20 SPY at 183.05, net $3,663.00.
February 12: Sold to close 40 SPY at 186.48, net $7,457.20.
Net Profit $87.00, ROI 2.6%.

Trade 41
February 4: Bought to open 30 QQQ at 101.48, net $3,046.40.
February 5: Bought 30 QQQ at 98.26, net $2,948.90.
February 8: Bought 35 QQQ at 96.84, net $3,391.40.
February 9: Bought 35 QQQ at 96.39, net  $3,375.65.
February 10: Sold to close 130 QQQ at 96.65, net $12,562.50.
Net Loss $-199.85, ROI -5.65%

Trade 40
January 11: Bought to open 30 IWM at 103.45, net $3,105.50.
January 12: Bought 30 IWM at 103.32, net $3,101.60.
January 13: Sold to close 60 IWM at 103.85, net $6,229.00.
Net Profit $21.90, ROI 0.7%

Trade 39
January 5: Bought to open 30 QQQ at 109.40, net $3,284.00.
January 6: Bought 30 QQQ at 108.51, net $3,257.30.
January 7: Bought 30 QQQ at 104.79, net $3,145.70.
January 8: Bought 30 QQQ at 105.06, net $3,123.80.
January 11: Sold to close 120 QQQ at 104.22, net $12,504.40.
Net Loss $-306.40, ROI -10%

Trade 38
January 4: Bought to open 20 SPY at 201.37, net $4,029.40.
January 5: Sold to close 20 SPY at 201.47, net $4,027.40.
Net Loss $-2.00, ROI -0.066%

Actual Trades for Year 2015

Trade 37
December 11: Buy to open 80 IEV at 39.81, net $3,186.80.
December 14: Buy 80 IEV at 39.76, net$3,182.80.
December 15: Sell to close 160 IEV at 40.07, net $6,409.20.
Net Profit $39.60, ROI 1.197%

Trade 36
December 9: Buy to open 20 SPY at 205.00, net $4,102.00.
December 10: Sell to close 20 SPY at 205.68, net $4,111.60.
Net Profit $9.60, ROI 0.32%

Trade 35
November 11: Buy to open 30 QQQ at 113.10, net $3,395.00.
November 12: Buy 30 QQQ at 111.98, net $3,361.40.
November 13: Buy 30 QQQ at 109.94, net $3,300.20.
November 16: Sell to close 90 QQQ at 111.35, net $10,020.50.
Net Loss $-36.10, ROI -1.11%

Trade 34
November 6: Buy to open 20 Spy at 210.03, net $4,202.60.
November 9: Buy 20 SPY at 208.02, net $4,162.40.
November 10: Sell to close 40 spy at 208.54, net $8,340.27
Net Loss $-24.73, ROI -0.81%

Trade 33
September 29: Buy to open 35 QQQ at 99.59, net $3,485.65.
September 30: Sell to close 35 QQQ at 101.52, net $3,551.20.
Net Profit $65.55, ROI 2.22%.

Trade 32
September 22: Buy to open 30 IWM at 113.88, net $3,418.40.
September 23; Buy 30 IWM at 113.36, net $3,402.80.
September 24: Buy 30 IWM at 113.11, net $3,395.30.
September 25: Buy 30 IWM at 111.14, net $3,336.20.
September 28: Buy 30 IWM at 108.18, net $3,247.40.
September 29: Sell to close 150 IWM at 107.61, net $16,141.50.
Net Loss $ -659.00, ROI -18.3%.

Trade 31
August 13: Buy to open 30 IWM at 119.56, net $3,588.80.
August 14: Sell to close 30 IWM at 120.37, net $3,609.10.
Net Profit $20.30, ROI 0.57%

Trade 30
4 August: Buy to open 15 SPY at 208.93, net $3,135.95.
5 August: Sell to close 15 SPY at 210.04, net 3,148.60.
Net Profit $12.65, ROI 0.4%

Trade 29
23 July: Buy to open 20 SPY at 210.45, net $4,211.00.
24 July: Buy 20 SPY at 208.37, net $4,169.40.
27 July: Buy 20 SPY at 207.05, net $4,143.00.
28 July: Sell to close 60 SPY at 209.15, net $12,547.00.
Net Profit $23.60, ROI 0.7%.

Trade 28
21 July: Buy to open 30 IWM at 124.55, net $3,738.50.
22 July: Sell to close 30IWM at 124.75, net $ 3,740.50
Net Profit $2.00, 0.053%.

Trade 27
26 June: Long 40 QQQ at 109.34, net $4,375.60.
29 June: Long 40 QQQ at 106.87, net $4,276.80.
30 June: Sell to close 80 QQQ at 107.12, net $8,567.60.
Net Loss $-84.80, -0.99%.

Trade 26
8 June: Long 40 QQQ at 105.22, net $4,330.80.
10 June: Sell to close 40 QQQ at 109.53, net $4,379.20.
Net Profit $48.40, 1.12%.

Trade 25
26 May: Long 40 IWM at 123.32, net $4,934.80.
27May: Sell to close 40 IWM at 124.80, net $4,990.00.
Net Profit $55.20, 1.12%.

Trade 24
29 April: Long 40 QQQ at 109.31, net $4,374.40.
30 April: Long 40 QQQ at 107.73, net $4,311.20.
1 May: Sell to close 80 QQQ at 109.04, net  $8,721.20.
Net Profit $35.60, 0.39%.

Trade 23
25 March: Long 30 SPY at 205.82, net $6,176.60.
26 March: Long 30 SPY at 205.33, net $6,161.90.
27 March: Sell to close 60 SPY at 205.75, net $12,343.
Net Profit $4.50, 0.036%

Trade 22
6 March: Long 100 XLK at 42.42, net $4,244.00.
9 March: Sell to close 100 XLK at 42.59, net $4,257.00
Net Profit $13.00, 0.31%

Trade 21
27 February: Long 40 SPY at 210.97, net $8,440.80.
2 March: Sell to close 40 SPY at 211.87, net $8,472.80.
Net Profit $32.00, 0.379%

Trade 20
28 January: Long 70 QQQ at 100.67, net $7,047.90.
29 January: Sell to close 70 QQQ at 101.90, net $7,132.
Net Profit $84.10, 1.19%.

Trade 19
13 January: Long 30 SPY at 201.99, net $6,060.70.
14 January: Long 30 SPY at 201.16, net $6,035.80.
15 January: Long 30 SPY at 199.37, net $5,982.10.
16 January: Sell to close 90 SPY at 201.78, net $18,159.20.
Net Profit $80.60, 0.44%.

Trade 18
31 December 2014: Long 30 QLD at $137.03, net $4,111.90.
2 January 2015: Long 30 QLD at $135.87, net $4,077.10.
5 January: Long 30 QLD at $132.27, net $3,969.10.
6 January: Long 30 QLD at $128.64, net $3,862.20
7 January: Sell to close 120 QLD at $131.55, net $15,786.
Net Loss $-233.90, -1.46%.

Actual Trades for Year 2014

Trade 17
16 December: Long 40 SSO at $117.79, net $4,712.60.
17 December: Sell to close 40 SSO at $122.76, net $4,909.40.
Net Profit $196.80, 4.18%

Trade 16
10 December: Long 40 SSO at $124.69, net $4,988.60.
11 December: Sell to close 40 SSO at $125.16, net $5,005.40.
Net Profit: $16.80, 0.34%.

Trade 15
17 November: Long 40 IWM at $115.86, net $4,635.40.
18 November: Sell to close 40 IWM at $113.30, net $4,651.00.
Net Profit: $15.60, 0.34%.

Trade 14
23 September: Long 40 SSO at $118.80, net $4,753.00.
24 September: Sell to close 40 SSO at $120.84, net $4,832.60.
Net Profit: $79.60, 1.67%.

Trade 13
15 September: Long 40 QLD at $124.77, net $4,991.80.
16 September: Sell to close 40 QLD at $126.70, net $5,067.00.
Net Profit: $75.20, 1.5%.

Trade 12
28 July: Long 50 IWM at $113.08, net $5,655.00.
29 July: Sell to close 50 IWM at $113.20, net $5,659.00.
Net Profit: $4.00, 0.07%.

Trade 11
17 July: Long 60 IWM at $112.38, net $6,743.80.
18 July: Sell to close 60 IWM at $114.11, net $6,845.60.
Net Profit: $101.80, 1.51%.

Trade 10
3 June: Long 60 IWM at $111.88, net $6,713.80.
4 June: Sell to close 60 IWM at $112.45, net $6,746.00.
Net Profit: $32.20, 0.48%.

Trade 9
28 April: Long 60 IWM at $111.20, net $6,673.00.
29 April: Sell to close 60 IWM at $111.16, net $6.668.60.
Net Loss: $-4.40, -0.07%.

Trade 8
7 April: Long 45 SSO at $102.28, net $$4,603.60.
8 April: Sell to close 45 SSO at $103.08, net $4,637.60.
Net Profit: $34.00, 0.74%.

Trade 7
26 March: Long 25 IWM at $114.54, net $2,864.50.
27 March: Long 25 IWM at $114.21, net $2,856.25.
28 March: Long 25 IWM at $114.30, net $2,858.50.
31 March: Sell to close 75 IWM at $116.45, net $8,733.75.
Net Profit: $153.50, 1.79%.

Trade 6
7 March: Long 25 UWM at $90.48, net $2,263.
10 March: Long 50 UWM at $ 90.60, net $4,531.00.
12 March: Sell to close 75 UWM at $ $88.92, net $6,668.00.
Net Loss: $-126.00, -1.86%.

Trade 5
11 March: Long 40 IWM at $117.88, net $4,716.20.
12 March: Sell to close 40 IWM at $118.35, net $4,733.00.
Net Profit: $16.80, 0.36%.

Trade 4
28 January: Long 45 QLD at $94.70, net $4,262.50.
29 January: Long 55 QLD at $93.31, net $5,133.05.
30 January: Sell to close 100 QLD at $96.40, net $9,639.00.
Net Profit: $243.45, 2.59%.

Trade 3
27 January: Long 50 SSO at $95.07, net $4,754.50.
28 January: Sell to close 50 SSO at $96.34, net $4,816.00.
Net Profit: $61.50, 1.29%.

Trade 2
21 January: Long 50 SSO at $101.89, net $5,095.50.
22 January: Sell to close 50 SSO at $101.90, net $5,094.00.
Net Loss: $-1.50, -0.029%

Trade 1
6 January: Long 40 SSO at $100.04, net $4,002.60.
7 January: Sell to close 40 SSO at $101.07, net $4,041.80.
Net Profit: $39.20, 0.98%.

2014 Trade Summary

17 Total Trades.
Net Income for 2014, $956.55/17 Trades Equals $56.27Per Trade.
14 Winning Trades = 82.4%.
3 Losing Trades = 17.6%.
Largest Winning Trade $243.45.
Largest Losing Trade $126.00.
Total Number of Days in Trades; 86 Days.

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