Gap Trading Strategy Performance

Gap Trading Strategy Performance

Gap Trading is a short term trading strategy.

  • Short term trade - hold a position for one day to up to two months.  
  • Superior Performance - Gap trading strategy has returned 11% per annum  
Trade Date Stock Entry (Buy) Price Sell Price $Gain %Gain
3/13/17 KMG $39.75 $52.00 $12.25 30.8%
3/16/17 STLD $36.12 $36.44 $0.32 0.9%
3/9/17 PPSI $7.35 $6.80 ($0.55) -7.5%
3/1/17 BGCP $10.85 $11.95 $1.10 10.1%
3/1/17 PLD $55.50 $58.00 $2.50 4.5%
3/1/17 SCHN $20.4 $24.00 $3.60 17.6%
Total Gain 11.3%

Here are the pictures that tell the story….

KMG – A 30.8% gain in 44 days

STLD – A 1% gain – (not much to see here) – in 30 days

PPSI – A loss here of -7.5% (it happens)

BGCP - A 10.1% gain in 2 months

PLD – A 4.5% gain in 45 days

SCHN – A nice 17% gain in 15 days