The Average Investor's Blog

A software developer view on the markets

The Weekly Update

Posted by The Average Investor on Jan 2, 2011

Happy new year to everyone! The markets ended 2010 on an up-note. All our positions are still intact:

Asset Symbol Position Date In Gain
Nasdaq 100 ^NDX Long 2010-09-03 18.58%
Emerging Markets EEM Long 2010-07-23 15.77%
US REIT VNQ Long 2010-07-23 10.92%
S&P 500 ^GSPC Long 2010-09-30 10.20%

Looking briefly at the performance over the course of 2010, it looks like buy-and-hold has slightly outperformed trend following techniques. For instance, Nasdaq 100 grew by 17.55% for the year. Although the gains of the last trade stood already at 18.58%, the annual gain is a less, since this trade was preceded by three losing trades.

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