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Chicago, Illinois
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Esignal
Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, Crude
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You are going to laugh at this, but a friend of mine did a backtest of the following Newsletter:

The Gartman Letter

The author, Dennis Gartman, is an alleged trader...although in 15 years of trading its not known if he ACTUALLY does any trading.
He is also a TV personality.

The backtest was done based on Mr. Gartmans big picture calls...meaning whenever he published a letter or came on TV saying "Its time to go long this market" OR "Its time to short this market"...and the backtest was done on SP500 futures, on Gold, and on Oil.

The results?


And not even a "little" wrong...he was wrong for almost 10-20% moves...HUGE moves in futures markets.

You could make a lot of money take the other side of the trade from Mr. Gartman.

I do hope he comes on BMT and addresses this post.

bakeyser View Post
I was just wondering if anyone has ever come across some real, actually experienced, profitable newsletter? I have checked so many out online that my head is spinning. I thought that I would throw it out to the rest of you, most of whom are far more experienced traders than myself.

Around 5% move the market. 10% try to follow the 5%. The rest provide liquidity.
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