Markman Capital Insight

Gemini 252 spanks index, ahead 35% gross year-to-date

Gemini 252 just completed a two week, two-contract trade sequence. The system shorted one S&P 500 E-mini contract on May 14 and shorted another four days later. On Tuesday, the system took advantage of the sharp decline by covering the two contracts for a $350 gross profit, or +1.56%, in the model $22.5k portfolio.

The system is now up 35.02% gross following a series of quick, timely raids this year. Compare that to the 2.2% gain of the broad market, for which you would have to be fully invested for all five months.

The Gemini approach to markets really turns everything the financial media tells you about markets on its head. It shows a well-designed system can successfully time the markets, and the best buy-and-hold time frame for index investing is more like a few days than a few years.

You might say that Gemini is like streaming your music from Spotify or Pandora while other approaches to markets are like buying vinyl records. The algorithm leverages the latest in computer hardware, software development and behavioral science research to help you profit from volatility rather than being victimized by it. Yes, it is more expensive. And yes, it is riskier. But here is a crazy idea; isn’t it time you challenged yourself to invest for peak performance?

-- Jon D. Markman

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