Trade the QQQ

Invesco's QQQ is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks the NASDAQ-100 index. Its holdings include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many many more. The holdings as of 2023-02-01 are below.

The great thing about trading the QQQ is that because it's comprised of so many holdings it is automatically diversified. And you get to participate in one of the greatest engines of growth in the world -- the US tech sector.

How does it work?

We have developed a trading system to trade the QQQ and its derivative TQQQ. The system is a black box. That is, you can see the output, but you don't get to see the inner components or internal logic.

The system does not trade very often with 2 to 3 round-trip trades per year. Every market day around 5pm EST you will receive instructions about how to adjust your positions at the next market open. This system trades both long and short depending on the current circumstances. There are instances where the instructions will be to close a long position at the next market open, for example, and immediately sell short. Conversely, sometimes you will be instructed to buy to cover a short position and immediately go long. It is your responsibility to maintain a 20% stop loss on every trade. The stop loss for TQQQ is 60% because it is 3x the QQQ. It is not recommended for the faint of heart. Our system has not triggered a stop loss to date.

Oftentimes, a trader's worst enemy is him- or herself. A mechanical trading system is a great way to eliminate emotional trading.

These are the actual trades the system made for QQQ since inception. Most recent trades not shown.
QQQ
DatePositionPriceGainMax
Drawdown
Ending CapitalGain
w/ 2x margin
Ending Capital
Does not include margin interest
2019-06-07Buy174.370.10%$100,000$100,000
2019-09-06Sell188.007.82%$107,82015.64%$115,640
2019-10-18Buy189.591.32%
2020-02-07Sell225.2918.83%$128,122.5137.66%$159,190.02
2020-03-25Buy181.722.41%
2020-06-26Sell242.5733.49%$171,030.7466.98%$265,815.5
2020-08-28Buy288.4910.87%
2021-07-09Sell355.5523.25%$210,795.3946.5%$389,419.71
2021-07-30Buy359.793.24%
2021-10-08Sell361.820.56%$211,975.841.12%$393,781.21
2021-11-05Buy397.565.52%
2021-12-31Sell397.690.03%$212,039.430.06%$394,017.48
2022-03-18Buy341.051.91%
2022-04-18Sell long position and go short336.10-1.45%3.12%$208,964.86-2.9%$382,590.97
2022-07-22Buy to cover short position and go long305.888.99%5.08%$227,750.817.98%$451,380.83
2022-09-09Sell long position and go short302.29-1.17%2.72%$225,086.12-2.34%$440,818.52
2022-10-21Buy to cover short position and go long267.9811.35%3.32%$250,633.3922.7%$540,884.32
Most recent trades, if any, are not shown

Trading Results QQQ

Totals
Starting date:2019-06-07
Starting capital:$100,000
Trade data:10 round-trip trades -- 80.00% wins
Margin:None
Average gain:12.84%
Average loss:-1.31%
Annualized gain:28.19%
Results as of 2022-11-01

Most recent trades not shown

And by popular demand

These are the actual trades the system made for TQQQ since inception. Most recent trades not shown.
TQQQ
DatePositionPriceGainMax
Drawdown
Ending CapitalGain
w/ 2x margin
Ending Capital
Does not include margin interest
2019-06-07Buy13.50.59%$100,000$100,000
2019-09-06Sell16.212520.09%$120,09040.18%$140,180
2019-10-18Buy16.4054.05%
2020-02-07Sell26.74563.03%$195,782.73126.06%$316,890.91
2020-03-25Buy11.058.05%
2020-06-26Sell24.005117.24%$425,318.4234.48%$1,059,936.72
2020-08-28Buy39.322531.26%
2021-07-09Sell63.1460.57%$682,933.75121.14%$2,343,944.06
2021-07-30Buy65.17510.64%
2021-10-08Sell65.3350.25%$684,641.080.5%$2,355,663.78
2021-11-05Buy86.2317.37%
2021-12-31Sell84.315-2.22%$669,442.05-4.44%$2,251,072.31
2022-03-18Buy49.465.32%
2022-04-18Sell long position and go short46.47-6.05%9.25%$628,940.81-12.1%$1,978,692.56
2022-07-22Buy to cover short position and go long30.8833.55%17.55%$839,950.4567.1%$3,306,395.27
2022-09-09Sell long position and go short28.68-7.12%8.19%$780,145.98-14.24%$2,835,564.58
2022-10-21Buy to cover short position and go long18.9833.82%11.22%$1,043,991.3567.64%$4,753,540.46
Most recent trades, if any, are not shown

Trading Results TQQQ 3x QQQ ETF

Totals
Starting date:2019-06-07
Starting capital:$100,000
Trade data:10 round-trip trades -- 70.00% wins
Margin:None
Average gain:42.16%
Average loss:-5.13%
Annualized gain:81.62%
Results as of 2022-11-01

Most recent trades not shown

These results are phenomenal. Again, we must stress that the future is uncertain, and the model may never again have this kind of performance, but that's the risk you take as you invest in capital markets.
The slight discrepancy in the results is due to the fact that the trades are placed at slightly different times. The trades are designed to be placed at the open following each signal. The opening prices for the QQQ and TQQQ ETFs are assumed to be at the start of the regular trading session (9:30am EST) on the following trading day. The E-mini NASDAQ-100 futures open at 6pm EST on the same day the trading signal is generated.

We want to point out three very important aspects of these results: the average loss, average drawdown, and annualized gain. Average loss and average drawdown are extremely important when managing any portfolio. As long-time traders know, your biggest enemy is very often yourself, and it can be difficult to hold a position that is going against you. The worst drawdown that these models (QQQ) experienced was a little over 10% in mid-2020, and those trades ended up being 20%+ winners. Small average drawdowns and losses make it easier to stick to the model. The annualized gains are really just off the charts and compare to an annualized 13% for buy and hold for the same time period. Will it continue? Who knows?

If this works so well, why sell it?

That is an excellent question. First of all, of course we use it to trade, and we reserve the right to trade any of the things we develop. But to get to the question, there is plenty of money to be made in the US market, especially for highly liquid trading vehicles like QQQ and TQQQ. Our membership base will not have a meaningful impact. Our mission is to make professional level tools accessible to many more people.

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