The Daily Decision for 7.17.17 - LEADERS Model +13.7% YTD


The Early Take on the Market:
China's economy, activist activity in a little company named Procter & Gamble, earnings, and of course, the circus in Washington are in focus this morning. The good news is China's GDP growth rate came in above expectations. Bloomberg reports that a rebound in China's industrial output, which rose 7.6% in June from a year earlier, which far exceeded economists' estimates for a 6.5%. Earnings will likely take center stage as it's a big week with Blackrock reporting today, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America tomorrow, and Morgan Stanley due on Wednesday. Stocks start the week at fresh all-time highs. Now the key for the bulls will be to avoid the dreaded "breakout fake out."

Turning to our portfolio...

LEADERS Model: The LEADERS model currently holds Technology, Healthcare, and Materials. As for performance, we continue to be pleased as the LEADERS model is up +13.7% ytd compared to 9.6% for S&P 500.

CORE EXPOSURE Model: The CORE model's exposure remains largely in line with today's target at 50% vs. 70%. We will be looking for a confirmation of the breakout to increase our exposure level.

TRADING Model: We currently hold trades in the Eurozone, a dividend-payer ETF, and the emerging markets. We have several trading ideas in the hopper this week.

How To Use the DDTS Models: We trade the 3 models independently to allow for the use of the models on a standalone basis. If we were to choose just one model to follow, it would be the LEADERS for growth orientation, the CORE for a more conservative, risk managed approach, and the TRADING model for an opportunistic "value-add" approach.



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Current Portfolio Summary
The LEADERS Model

Position
Target
Exposure
ETF
Symbol
% of
Model
Date
Purchased
Purchase
Price
Current
Rating
Health Care Select Sector SPDR 33.3% XLV 33.3% 6.14.17 $77.84 Buy
Technology Select Sector SPDR 33.4% XLK 33.4% 12.1.16 $46.64 Buy
Materials Select Sector SPDR 33.3% XLB 33.3% 3.17.16 $52.38 Buy
The CORE EXPOSURE Model

Position
Target
Exposure
ETF
Symbol
% of
Model
Date
Purchased
Purchase
Price
Current
Rating
ProShares UltraPro S&P (3X) 50% UPRO 16.67% 12.1.16 $80.79 Buy
The TRADING Model

Position
Target
Exposure
ETF
Symbol
% of
Model
Date
Purchased
Purchase
Price
Current
Rating
iShares Eurozone ETF 20% EZU 20% 5.11.17 $40.25 Buy
First Trust Value Line Dividend Fund 20% FVD 20% 5.11.17 $28.88 Buy
iShares Emerging Markets ETF 20% EEM 20% 6.19.17 $41.57 Buy



Target Exposure Explained
This column is the goal percentage in terms of the overall exposure for the model. This is shown due to the fact that we utilize leveraged ETFs.

% of Model Explained
The number shown in this column represents the percentage of the the model this position represents.

Current Rating Explained
This is our rating for the day. The Current Rating tells you what action we would take if we did not currently hold the position. A "Buy" rating means we would be willing to purchase the position at current prices. A "Strong Buy" suggests this would be our first choice to buy. A "Hold" rating indicates we would not make new purchases at current levels. And a "Sell" rating indicates we will likely exit the position in the near-term.

Positions Can Change
Positions often change during the trading session. Remember that we will send a Trade Alert via SMS Text Message and/or Email BEFORE we ever make a move in the models.

About the Daily Decision Trading Service
Our easy-to-follow Daily Decision Trading Service is a modern, pro-level, multi-strategy, multi-manager approach that is made up of three models:

- The CORE Model
- The LEADERS Model
- The TRADING Model


We start with THE CORE Model holdings. This risk-managed position is designed to provide the appropriate level of exposure to the U.S. stock market given the current risk/reward environment and makes up one-third of the overall DDTS portfolio. The goal of the CORE is to give us "the forest" and to stay in tune with the market's big, important moves. And when the bears come to call, the CORE is designed to take defensive measures by moving into capital preservation mode.

Next, we allocate one-third of the overall DDTS portfolio to THE LEADERS Model. This model focuses on the top sectors in the market. Because in short, when technology, biotech, the banks etc., start to heat up, we want to make sure we have an overweighted exposure to the market leaders.

And finally, one-third of the DDTS portfolio consists of THE TRADING Model. This model seeks trading opportunities based on swing-trading and mean-reversion strategies. These are designed to be short-term positions and the primary goal is simple: to add value via an opportunistic approach to trading!

When combined, the three models represent a modern, multi-strategy, risk-managed portfolio.

Wishing You All The Best in Your Investing Endeavors!

The Front Range Trading Team



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Posted to Daily Decision Trading Se... on Jul 17, 2017 — 9:07 AM
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