The Jones Falls Financial Blended Investment Model, managed by Todd Schoenberger, takes long and short positions in oil and gas, precious metals and real estate Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) based on signals from its proprietary model and discretionary overlay.

Models for each of the portfolios derive trading signals based upon the historical quantitative relationships between the Advance/Decline Line of the respective model index versus the Advance/Decline Line of the S&P 500. However, discretionary overlay exercises ‘veto power’ over the signal.

Todd states: “As a result, Jones Falls Financial will analyze exogenous actors that may impact the normal quantitative relationships between indices, but not be reflected in historical numbers, thereby clouding the efficacy of the signals.”

Q1-2017 Delta Trades

(red: closed position; green: live trade)

(Play 1)  Gain: 13.87% in two days

1/3/2017 Trade #2017-0001BUY: PROSHARES ULTRA GOLD MINERS (GDXX).
* (Order filled after posting the trade to the site. Executed at $39.38, closed at $39.78).
1/4/2017 Trade # 2017-0002HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA GOLD MINERS (GDXX).
1/5/2017 Trade # 2017-0003SELL: PROSHARES ULTRA GOLD MINERS (GDXX).
* (Order filled after posting the trade to the site. Executed at $44.84.)

(Play 2) 

1/5/2017 Trade # 2017-0004BUY: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).
(Order filled after posting the trade to the site. Executed at $44.34.)
1/6/2017 Trade # 2017-0005—HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).
1/9/2017 Trade # 2017-0006—HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).
1/10/2017 Trade # 2017-0007—HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).
1/11/2017 Trade # 2017-0008—HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).
1/12/2017 Trade # 2017-0008-HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS (DIG).

(Play 3)

1/11/2017 Trade # 2017-0008—BUY: PROSHARES ULTRASHORT GOLD MINERS (GDXS).
(Order filled after posting the trade to the site. Executed at $18.06.)
1/12/2017 Trade # 2017-0009—HOLD: PROSHARES ULTRASHORT GOLD MINERS (GDXS).