Trading Systems Performance for April 2021

Below is a performance summary for our trading strategies for the month of April 2021. To learn more about the strategies and to follow along in real-time with their signals, please visit the Trading Systems page.

System performance for April

Strategy April Year to Date
Merlin +9.90% +22.88%
Lamorak +3.10% +16.02%
60/40 Benchmark +3.58% +5.27%

See Performance Disclosures: Monthly Performance.


Merlin closed trades in April

Closed Trades Return on Signal R-Multiple
FLWS 20.29% 1.62
ZLAB 29.53% 1.58
YETI 27.05% 1.5
EFX 16.52% 1.88
JOE 5.27% 0.5
AMSC -32.08% -1.16
VHC 25.80% 0.5
IRTC -39.28% -1.6
LPL 16.56% 1.85


Merlin varies position size based on the individual stock, so R-Multiples are important measures of account impact.


Lamorak closed trades in April

Closed Trades Return on Signal
MTCH 2.24%
INTC -2.59%
LMT 2.35%
JD 4.00%
MRK 1.81%
ATVI 0.25%
WDAY 1.91%
XEL -0.94%
PFE -3.88%
NXPI -0.35%
CERN -0.15%
TMO 2.08%
VRTX 1.57%
DXCM 1.14%
LULU 0.10%
DOCU -0.31%
AMZN -2.02%
NVDA -9.43%
PYPL -4.31%
LMT -0.30%
AAPL -2.50%
AMD 4.37%
ISRG -1.51%
NFLX -1.05%
NEE 0.80%
MRVL 0.14%
FOXA 0.13%
PCAR 0.13%
ILMN 7.30%
DIS 0.17%
ZM 4.67%
MTCH 5.36%
TSLA 14.36%

Lamorak equal weights position size across all trades, so no R-Multiple are necessary to compare signal profitability.


Trading system commentary

42 closed trades | 64% winners

Both of our trading systems continue to really enjoy this market environment, especially Merlin, which is coasting on its long exposure and riding the broad uptrend in stocks. Even though it feels uncomfortable to stay long a frothy market, this system will continue to take profits in stretched positions and deploy that cash immediately back into lower risk more actionable long setups.

Lamorak has to work harder to keep pace in strong uptrends, so the fact that it’s posting these types of numbers is something I’m really happy to see.

If you’re looking for professional evidence-based strategies to help you trade individual stocks and ETFs, visit our Trading Systems page to learn more.

Evan Medeiros

Evan is the founder of the Trade Risk. With 25 years of coding experience and a B.S. in computer science, Evan brings a systematic discipline to investing in the stock market.

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