Trading Results Overview – April 2021

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Dear Traders,

the month of April ended up in clear negative territory as 6 out of 9 systems closed in a loss. 

The upbeat results in February (108%) and March (+20%) did not see a continuation during last month unfortunately.

Summary of All Systems in April 2021

The best results were seen in our options trading and the Zeus EA (PAMM) with +8% and +7%. The SWAT EA on the DAX 1 hour chart managed to almost earn +5%.

Other EAs ended up in the red but the loss was minimal: SWAT EA EUR/USD 1H ended up at -1.7%, ecsLIVE at -3%, and LOA EA at -1.15%. Small losses with these 3 EAs.

The biggest hits occurred on Ultima EA and Rush EA from Mislav Nikolic with -21% and -32% showing quite a weak performance for that month. Although we should add that Ultima EA managed to book gains of more than 50% in quarter 1 2021.

SystemPerformance
April 2021
Draw-down
April 2021
Total running performance (end April 2021)
SWAT EA EUR/USD 1H-1.73%4.92%+14.73%
SWAT EA DAX 15M-12.89%14.32%-10.63%
SWAT EA DAX 1H+4.9%3.0%+10.49%
Zeus EA (PAMM)+7.3%33.39%+44.3%
ZEA Retail (€2,5k per account)+2.73%0.85%+71.5%
ecsLIVE-3.01%6.59%+29.2%
LOA EA-1.15%5.83%-36.87%
Ultima EA (Bull Capital)-21.59%21.59%-6.83% (4.2020)
+608% (8.2019)
Rush EA (Bull Capital)-32.65%39.32%-41.49%
Options+8.4%
Total Last 3 Months+76.41%
Total April 2021-49.69%
Total March 2021+20.5%
Total Feb 2021+108.6%

Zeus EA 

The Zeus EA managed to show its best month yet with +7.3%. The floating loss during the month of April ended up well and the account recovered within one week. 

Performance+7.32%
Total performance+44.3%
Win Rate64%
Reward-To-Risk0.7:1
Draw-Down33.39%
Net Pips-23.7k

 

What’s the main take?

The floating loss created a decent draw-down of about 33%. But the draw-down was only seen in open trades and not in closed trades. Within a few days, the gap was closed and even profits were booked. Read more about how the Zeus EA draw-down was removed here.

Both Zeus EA accounts (first and second accounts) remain consistent month after month.

SWAT EA 

The best result was visible on the DAX 1H chart with almost +5%. The worst result was undoubtedly on the DAX 15M chart with a double digits loss. The EUR/USD 1H closed at -1.7%

SWAT EAEUR/USD 1HDAX 1HDAX 15M
Performance-1.73% +4.9%-12.89% 
Total performance+14.73%+10.49%-10.63%
Win Rate42%50%18%
Reward-To-Risk1:12.3:11.8:1
Draw-Down4.92%3.0%14.32%
Net Pips+19+280-260

 

What’s the main take?

The 1 hour charts are off to a decent start after about 3 months of live trading. Both of the 1 hour charts combined managed to make +25% by the end of April. Despite the decent start with the DAX 15M chart, the loss in April means that the total result for the DAX 15M also went into negative territory.

Live Webinar Discusses the Performance

Feel free to also check out the webinar recording of our live webinar. Here we discuss the performance in April 2021.

ecs.LIVE (by cammacd.BlackWidow)

The Black Widow signals on ecs.LIVE saw a good win rate but the losses on the last day of the month erased the gains from earlier in April.

Performance-3.01%
Total performance+29.2%
Win Rate64%
Reward-To-Risk0.5
Draw-Down6.59%
Net Pips-1.1k

 

What’s the main take?

Profit taking at the end of the month created some last minute losses. Based on this, Nenad created a new approach when trading the month end.

Ultima EA 

The Ultima EA from Mislav Nikolic and Bull Capital had a fantastic first quarter 2021 with more then 50% gains. Unfortunately, the good vibes did not show themselves in April which saw a decent loss appear.

Performance-21.59%
(3% risk per setup)
Total performance-6.83% (4.2020)
+608% (8.2019)
Win Rate30%
Reward-To-Risk0.7:1
Draw-Down21.59%
Net Pips-281

 

What’s the main take?

The main question is: how will the rest of the second quarter perform? A weaker start to Q2 is something that can occur after strong results from January to March. But considering the slow performance since June 2020, we would really welcome a strong push in Q2 2021.

Rush EA 

The Rush EA from Mislav Nikolic had a good start in April. But the second half saw a string of losses that sent the account downwards.

Performance-32.65%
Total performance-41.49%
Win Rate27%
Reward-To-Risk1.4:1
Draw-Down39.32%
Net Pips-352

 

What’s the main take?

A weak month for the Rush EA places its recovery from February 2021 with +45% again under pressure.

LOA.EA

The LOA.EA managed to close to break-even this month. But that is little good news for this system as the results for 2020 and 2021 remain weak.

Most of the month the EA was actually in positive territory. Unfortunately, the last few days wiped out the gains and saw the month end up in the red.

Performance EUR/AUD-1.15%
Total performance-36.87%
Win Rate42%
Reward-To-Risk1.3:1
Draw-Down5.83%
Net Pips+29

 

What’s the main take?

The LOA.EA overall performance remains very weak as the system struggles to start a recovery.

Options Trading 

Inexhaustible upside force. This month will be archived with additional SP500 daily records. Considering the persistent and strong upward trend, we placed the most attention on retracement movements in order to take entries with the trend. 

Among the four closed signals, TCOM stands out with a 143% profit closed, the best individual result since the Swing Service service started. 

UAL and PG appear to be currently in the profit zone, with UAL that could further increase the current 50% if the news from the American economy continues to be positive. 

AU, the latest operation currently in progress, is struggling to get out of its initial position. However, being a precious metals mining sector company, it could move positively in the short term. For liquidity reasons, we choose a longer expiry. This could be an advantage for those wishing to manage the educational signal with subsequent adjustments in order to follow its progress.

Performance +8.4%
Win rate75%
Reward to risk1.68:1
Draw-Down/Loss1.65%

 

What’s the main take?

Six out of seven educational signals were buy calls, of which three are still on the market. The result of the month, although not definitive, is currently very positive: the average percentage profit stands at 42%.

Check out our option strategies from options expert Marco Doni !

Thanks and good trading,
Carlos Cordero
Mislav Nikolic
Marco Doni
Nenad Kerkez
Chris Svorcik
ECS team

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