Lazy trading subscription service
The methodology for this system is here. The subscription service is currently free and entails email alerts for entries, exits and portfolio updates and tracking. The portfolio was funded by Just One Lap founder Simon Brown with R200k in May 2016 and this service will essentially track that R200k as he trades it using the lazy system methodology.
You can register for six months (for free) here.
The idea behind the Lazy Trading System is simple: catch the uptrends of the four main indices on the JSE, while avoiding downtrends.
Using weekly charts, we enter a position on an index that has met our criteria and we hold that position until the trend reverses. The holding period could be as short as a few weeks or as long as a couple of years years, if the trend remains intact for that long.
We only go long. When markets are weak, we move into cash to avoid the downside. We also only put a quarter of the portfolio value into each ETF, which means we often have a lot of cash sitting in the portfolio. Lastly the system does not use any gearing.
We trade the following South African indices / ETFs:
- Indi25 (STXIND)
- Fini15 (STXFIN)
- Resi10 (STXRES)
- MidCap (ASHMID)
We also track the following offshore indices / ETFs:
- S&P500 (CSP500)
- FTSE100 (DBXUK)
- Euro Stoxx 50 (DBXEU)
- Nikkei225 (DBXJP)
Please view our disclaimer here.
The Just One Lap Momentum Portfolio is based on research by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton of the London School of Economics. The research found that stocks moving higher tend to continue moving higher. Their research used the FTSE100 stocks for the period 1900-2009 and gave a 15.3% annualised return, compared to the index return of 4.2%.
We adapted the concept for our local market. We took into account the smaller market and higher costs of the JSE. However, we follow the core concept: if we buy the winning stocks and ignore the others, we can outperform the market.
Ignoring all fundamental information, we simply buy the top movers over the previous twelve months and hold them for a year (using the tax year, March – February). Our universe is the top 100 stocks listed on the JSE. We buy the top50 Top40 stocks, the top 5 MidCap stocks and then the next best five.
NOTE: You trade this portfolio at your own risk.