about Performance by Larry
Anyone who has been in the investment business
more than a week knows that there is no shortage
of lavish performance claims by all sorts of
publications. To put it bluntly, there is a lot
of exaggeration in this field and you should be
skeptical of every performance record you see.
I'm especially wary of those charts showing up
and down arrows which perfectly identified every
buy and sell point since the publication began.
If even a handful of the ones I've seen over the
years were true, all the money in the world (if
not the universe) would be in the hands of those
people fortunate enough to follow the advice
being sold for a mere pittance.
The well documented truth is that the average
stock portfolio over a long period of time makes
about 11% per year. An enormous amount of time
and money is spent every day trying to beat that
average. Some of the brightest and best financed
people in business spend their careers working on
Wall Street. You may be one of them. You also may
have a real job, a real life, and a real family
that occupies your time. If so, can you compete
with the pros? Yes, if you are willing to take
responsibility for you investments and devote
some serious attention to your portfolio. That's
probably what brought to this page. Our initial
goal was to develop a system that would produce a
15% annual rate of return. Most people using our
hedge portfolio system today should be doing at
least twice that well.
The key question now is whether Trendvest can
help you make more money than you could using
your own methods or the assistance of other
services. For most people, I believe the answer
is yes. We have an excellent record of helping
both professional and private investors for what
seems like an eternity in electronic publishing.
We first went online with NewsNet in 1984 and I
can remember, not so fondly, of routine "all
nighters" transmitting text files over a
1200 baud modem from ten p.m. until five or six
a.m. Very few electronic publishers have been
around that long.
Trading Simulator Example
There are many ways to look at investment
performance, but only one should really matter to
you -- the bottom line profits you make with your
real time, real money portfolio. The charts you
see on this page will give you an indication of
how accurate Trendvest Ratings have been over the
years. They can't predict how much money you'll
make using them. Every investor has his or her
own unique investment situation: amount of
capital, commission costs, quality of executions,
markets traded, holding periods, etc.
If you would like to like to get an idea of
the real net profits you personally would likely
make using the Trendvest System, please check out
our Trendvest Trading
Simulator. It offers the most realistic way
for investors to test the Trendvest System using
parameters based on their own particular
situation. The following screen illustrates how
our hedge system has worked under actual
portfolio management conditions since our first
publication on December 31, 1983. It shows how an
investor could have turned $100,000 into
$5,081,263 in less than 14 years starting with a
hedge of 20 long and 20 short stock positions.
This period covers our entire published history
with lots of market ups and downs (the crash of
1987, for example).