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In this series of Q&A posts, I’ll post some of the comments and questions under my ads or articles, as well as the answers to them.

This one is from the end of December 2021.

Comment

Still underperformed the market this year. The market made over 100% in the last year and half, while you are up 130% in the last 3 years. Nothing to brag about.

Answer

1. My profit for 3.15 years is not 130% but 158% https://reallyeasytrade.com/trading-statistics-for-3-years/

2. My trading is market neutral, meaning a steady flow of profits from year to year. Whereas the S&P500 may not make any money for 10+ years and has a very low historical profit of 7% annually above inflation with monstrous drawdowns of 50%+.

3. You can’t compare returns for different time periods, the profit for 3.15 years should be compared with the profit for the same 3.15 years. 158% vs 77% SPY.

4. You can’t just compare absolute returns relative to each other; you need to compare profit (CAGR) / risk (MaxDD):

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Final return: +158.47% or +35.2% per year. Max drawdown: 23.4%

*This post was updated on Dec 25, 2021.

This is a combined statistic of my two brokerage accounts. This year I changed my broker Exante. Now I’m with IB. Below are trading statements in pdf format.

2019 – return +30.6% per year, max drawdown 12.6%.
2020 – return +28.1% per year, max drawdown 23.4%.
2021 – return +49.8% per year, max drawdown 6.5%.

**For the first 2 years I had very high transaction costs, overnight rates and borrow rates with my previous brokerage account: total impact is -7.5% per year vs -3% per year now. Had I used IB immediately, the return would have been about 4% per year higher in 2019 and 2020. Do not repeat my mistakes.

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