The Analytical Trader

Stop seeing half the picture! Use both types of analysis to determine proper entry into well-defined trades. We will likely lose more often than when we win, but the wins will be big and the losses small. The goal is to find trades with limited downside and good upside, usually about a targeted 10% over two weeks.


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About Alan Brochstein

Before I became the leading “Cannabis Financial Analyst” in the marijuana industry, I spent decades on the inside of the investment industry as a portfolio manager. Prior to earning my CFA charter in 1997, I worked in NYC for Kidder, Peabody, & Co.…

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All-time Performance 34.68%
365 Day Performance 0.00%
YTD Performance 0.00%
90 Day Performance 0.00%
Total Closed Trades 172

Recent Closed Trades

Symbology Position Quantity Entry Exit P/L ($) P/L (%) Entry Date Exit Date
URI Short -350.00 $89.30 $95.17 $-2,054.50 -6.57% 03/05/2014 03/31/2014
AVP Long 2,000.00 $15.20 $14.41 $-1,580.00 -5.20% 03/03/2014 03/31/2014
FULL Long 3,500.00 $8.89 $8.69 $-700.00 -2.25% 03/10/2014 03/27/2014
AEO Long 2,400.00 $13.51 $12.99 $-1,248.00 -3.85% 03/11/2014 03/24/2014
MASI Long 1,150.00 $26.62 $28.16 $1,771.00 5.79% 02/26/2014 03/11/2014
AEO Long 2,200.00 $14.48 $14.08 $-880.00 -2.76% 03/04/2014 03/10/2014
FULL Long 4,000.00 $8.16 $9.00 $3,360.00 10.29% 02/28/2014 03/04/2014
ROSE Long 700.00 $42.64 $45.74 $2,170.00 7.27% 02/25/2014 03/03/2014
URI Short -400.00 $77.96 $87.31 $-3,740.00 -11.99% 02/06/2014 03/03/2014
PRIM Short -900.00 $32.52 $31.52 $900.00 3.08% 02/11/2014 02/28/2014
Options and stocks involve substantial risk and are not suitable for all investors. Subscribers are urged to evaluate any strategy prior to use to understand the risks and suitability for their personal investment use. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options prior to investing in options.

If you engage or plan to engage in auto-trading of any strategy, please refer to All About Auto-Trading.

This portfolio is a sample “paper” portfolio for informational and educational purposes only recommended by Alan Brochstein as representative of The Analytical Trader and is not tailored to the individual circumstances or investment needs of any subscriber. This portfolio does not represent an actual portfolio held by Alan Brochstein, and the performance of this portfolio is not necessarily the performance experienced by Alan Brochstein with respect to [his/her] securities holdings and trades. Alan Brochstein may have a financial interest in the recommendations [he/she] makes as [he/she] may hold or trade some of the same securities for [him/her]self, family members and [his/her] clients.

It should not be assumed that future recommendations will be profitable or will equal past performance. As with any potential opportunity to earn profits, there is a risk of loss.