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It has been a while since I offered my stock pick newsletter, but I have now gone one better with my latest mechanical Trading System

  • 41% Return Since November 2007
  • 47% Win Percentage (Nov 07)
  • Max drawdown of 9% (Nov 07)
  • Blend of Ultra Long & Short Index ETFs
  • Trade Signals delivered by Email (EoD)
  • Free registration to Zignals required
  • $0.00 per month
  • You will find this strategy in the Top 20 Trading Strategies Leaderboard in the Zignals Dashboard
  • The strategy is called "ETF Heaven - Medium" and was created by user "Z_Strategy"
  • Other strategies can be found by searching for component stocks in our MarketPlace or by searching for a user; 'Z_Strategy' or 'fallond'
  • I'll be posting new of other strategies for other markets as they become available. In particular, FX, Commodities, European and Indian Trading Systems

    Design your own Trading Systems and earn real money and reputation!

    Zignals Stock Alerts offer price, volume and fundamental alerts. Fundamental alerts include analyst projections, upgrades and downgrades delivered to your email address or SMS phone

    New tag and note features allow you to manage large number of alerts and send a personalised message as part of the alert trigger

    Alerts also support the new Fundamental System created stocklists. Now you can combine a dynamic stock list created by the fundamental stock screener with a price and/or volume stock alert; for example - find when a dividend yielding stock of 5% or more has a bullish cross of a 50-day and 200-day MA.

    Create your own free Stock Charts. Add technical and price overlays, save your charts or post them to Twitter.

    Create your own profiles of indicators, add annotations or offer a Trading Idea and make real money.

    Create your own stock screen for US, Canadian (soon), UK, India, NYSE Euronext, Frankfurt, Dublin or Australian stocks.

    Activate your stock screen by creating a Fundamental System. Fundamental Systems are a fund type which notify you at the end of each day of the changes in the stocks meeting the criteria of your scan.

    The dynamic stock lists created by the Fundamental System can be used as the basis of your stock alerts

    Zignals offers the only multi-currency portfolio manager on the web with Euro, Dollar and Sterling Support.

    Get detailed analytics on the performance of your portfolio, including FX impacts to position profit and loss, and use it as a basis to improve your trading

    Supports Forex, energy and precious metal commodity based portfolios too.

    Powerful new Trading System builder with rich technical tools. Create your own trading system around any one of our global stock exchanges, forex data, or energy and precious metal commodities.

    To receive the trade signals, publish it to our marketplace and in addition you will have the potential to earn money from subscribers.

    Extensive backtest, risk management and exit strategy tools built-in.

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    Tuesday, May 05, 2009

    Twitter Advertising on Site

    $25 Basic Advertising; indefinite period

    There are a number of cost effective ways to take up advertising on my site.

    I do not support link exchanges. However, I do provide free third-party links to sites which link and send traffic to my site (as measured by Google Analytics); 25 free links are available but they can't be bought nor exchanged. Sites are ranked in order of traffic received; Cobrasmarketview has top spot having sent to me a staggering 14,712 visitors since March 2008. Finviz, TickerSense, The Kirk Report and TraderMike round out the top 5.

    The cheapest is to buy a scratchback link for $25. I give these links prominent placing just right of my main content on the initial page load. Just 5 links are available for purchase. To give an example of its affordability and return, on June 10th 2009 I took a screengrab of the number of clicks the no.1 spot received over the previous day. As the snapshot shows, 'Big Moving Stock', chalked up 9 click throughs


    The duration at which these links remain active depends on the frequency at which they are purchased. For example, the no. 1 spot stayed in place for just over a month while the no. 5 slot ('day trades and swing'), which got 4 clicks yesterday, has been attracting traffic for 6 months. All funds collected from Scratchback purchases are channelled through KIVA.org. Your support has helped sponsor 130 projects as of September 2009.

    To put the CPC of Scratchback in perspective, assuming a 6-month lifespan of a link, costs are as follows:

    1 click a week: $0.95
    5 clicks a week: $0.19
    7 clicks a week: $0.14
    10 clicks a week: $0.10
    20 clicks a week: $0.05

    On average, expect the CPC to fall into the $0.10-0.20 range over the lifespan of your link.

    Twitter advertising at $100-$350 per month; flexible content

    The second option is a new feature I am trying which allows financial service companies, newsletter providers or other bloggers run their Twitter feeds on this site. This offers a great deal of flexibility to the acquirer; for example, you could put a link to a subscriber-only daily stock report, a link to a new service, a PR news release or take advantage of Super Chirp to post trade signals.





    I had planned to allow the Flash widget from Twitter as an embed. But for all its gloss it's donkey slow (REAL slow....) so instead I have opted for the Java FriendFeed widget as the alternative.

    The styling of the widget will be as for my current Friendfeed with the most recent link displayed.

    Scale: 200 x 200
    No of posts displayed: 1
    Requirements: FriendFeed is preferred although alternatives will be considered as long as they don't slow the page load.

    Once the widget is created it should be sent to me by email for approval.

    Adult sites will not be accepted and there is to be no profanity.

    The four rates based on location in the right-hand margin are as follows:

    $350 / month
    $250 / month
    $200 / month
    $100 / month

    These rates will be subject to review on January 1st of each year.

    Rates to be paid by Paypal as a monthly subscription. I will offer a 10% discount on 6-month prepurchase or 20% discount on the full year for all four options.

    Traditional Banner advertising at $300-500 per month.

    I am looking at CPC options but if I was to go down this road there would still be a nominal monthly charge to book the space (thinking $50/month for leaderboard and $20/month for the post banner). There would also be a minimum quarterly return required to keep the ads listed (if the ads aren't generating revenue from click throughs it's not benefiting me or the advertisier). For now, the basic rates are:

    Leaderboard 728 x 90 (GIF) positioned beneath links at $500 per month

    Banner 468 x 60 (GIF) located at bottom of each post at $200 per month

    Facts and Figures for potential Advertisers

    The following data is taken from Quantcast for the site.

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