Starting January 1, I’ll be off the races in my new hedge fund. And I’ve got some important new tricks up my sleeve.
After spending more than twenty years developing my approach to investing and trading, I’ve found that each proposed trade/investment (equity, options, cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding, etc) starts with questions like these:
Why will the trade work?
What can go wrong?
What’s the timeframe?
What’s the best way to play it?
What’s the downside risk to the trade?
What’s the potential upside of the trade?
I’ve recently developed an algorithmic program to help me answer these questions and develop a quantitative, repeatable process doing so. The WiNR Ratio it kicks out estimates the likely annualized returns adjusting for risk/reward.
Likewise, whenever I analyze an equity investment opportunity with a time frame of at least three years, I use several fundamental metrics to get a sense of the company’s valuation:
Projected 2-3 year forward P/E ratio
Projected 2-3 year topline growth rate
Dividend yield (if any)
Those inputs, along with other proprietary metrics including ways of measuring a company’s “Revolution Factor” go into an algorithmic system that calculates what I call the WilPOWR Rating.
These new programs and the fact that we now have a repeatable, quantifiable, trackable process of analysis, trades and investments in these proprietary systems gives us yet another potential edge for the hedge fund.
I’ll be using my new WiNR Ratio and WilPOWR Rating algorithmic systems to help me analyze investments and trades from now on, including when people ask me to analyze an idea. You can ask me questions about the new hedge fund or anything else in this week’s Live Q&A Chat for Trading With Cody subscribers. Hit reply to this email for more information or to send me your question. Or join me in the Trading With Cody Chat Room or at (Dial-in: 641-715-0700 Access Code: 709981) tomorrow morning at 9am ET.