Trader of the Month (March): Giuseppe Wins with a €12,600 Profit in One Month! Here's how he did it

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In this video, we talk in detail about the trading performance of the winner of our "Trader of the Month" contest for March 2023 and 4 other traders who did a great performance:
-Giuseppe, the winner, with a profit of €12,600, a return of +46% and a drawdown of only -2%
-Francisco, who earned $36,070 (with a return of +40.85%)
-Immanuel, who earned €19,570 (with a return of +20.86%)
-Alessandro, who earned €16,330 (with a return of +18.5%)
-Marco, who earned $10,850 (with a return of +14%)

The contest is reserved for Unger Academy® students and rewards the participant who achieved the best live trading performance with a €1,000 Amazon gift card (click here if you want to learn more about the contest).

With performances like those, the question arises as to how they traded the markets so we can be inspired for our live trading.

That’s why today’s video is especially rich in valuable tips, ideas, and lessons for us systematic traders!
By watching the video, you’ll discover:
-All the details about the trading performance of Giuseppe and the other 4 traders
-On which markets they traded, with what kind of strategies, and with what risk profile
-Their advice for those approaching live trading

Enjoy! 😉



Hey everyone! Welcome to this brand new video. One of the coaches at Unger Academy here, and today we're going to be looking in detail at the results of the March Trader of the Month contest.

We'll see which student had the best overall performance, and also have a look at the performances of those who did not win but still achieved very good results.

We will also try to give trading advice based on their direct experience in the markets over the past month, so basically we're going to see what worked best and then try to see if it's something we can use for our live portfolio.

What is the Trader of the Month

As a reminder, the "Trader of the Month" contest is reserved exclusively for Unger Academy students who can enter each month by submitting their live results and compete to win a €1,000 Amazon gift card.

Marco, who earned $10,850 (with a return of +14%)

Alright! So let's get started. First, I want to tell you guys that your trading performance has really been impressive this month.

We received so many good statements that picking the winner was pretty difficult.

On this slide, we see Marco, who excelled by earning $10,851, which is 75% of his account's initial balance, with a 14% drawdown, which is certainly in line with the return he was able to achieve.

Well, compared to the return he earned, this is actually a very good drawdown.

I asked a few questions to Marco who has been a student of ours for about a year.

And just keep in mind that he went live only three months after he started off.

So, Marco, kudos for the effort, which I think was also reflected in the results you achieved.

Currently, he only has a few strategies in his portfolio that he has developed using the Unger Academy templates. That's partly because, let's say, after a year, it's difficult to accumulate an extensive portfolio of strategies. And he selects them manually.

An interesting thing Marco told me was the importance of diversification.

He explained how he had started using just a few systems because he didn't have too much capital available at the time.

And then of course, slowly but surely he added more systems, knowing that if he used them simultaneously, the broker would reject some orders because of excessive margin usage.

The moment he introduced this diversification, he began to see different results.

Because you see, just relying on a couple of systems, as we have said many times, is just simply not enough.

You could say that you are at the mercy of chance, okay?

Instead, as the systems increase, they start to work with each other simultaneously and manage to create an equity curve that is certainly smoother.

Marco's advice to me for those approaching live trading is to start with caution.

Now Marco went live after three months, you can imagine he's certainly an enthusiast, right? One who has taken the plunge.

Here he recommends not to be in a hurry and maybe start with paper trading for a little time and then go live when you feel ready and have more awareness.

Alessandro, who earned €16,330 (with a return of +18.5%)

Let's turn to Alessandro, who made a profit of €16,329 in March, which is a return of 18.54% on his account, with a really low drawdown of just 3.3%.

We have a very smooth equity curve, I would say.

Here we see the difference with the benchmark, that is to say, the major stock indexes.

Look at the Sharpe Ratio of just of 6%. So really good results for Alessandro as well. Congratulations also to you on these results!

Immanuel, who earned €19,570 (with a return of +20.86%)

Now let's move on to Immanuel's statement, who earned €19,570 last month, achieving a 20% return, with an incredible drawdown of just 1.53% of the account.

And there we go, we see an extremely smooth equity curve. Again, the benchmark is really far away showing a Sharpe Ratio of 7.36.

What can I say? As I anticipated, these are truly remarkable results.

If we think that these are returns that you can be satisfied with, quote-unquote, on an annual basis, here we get them in one month with a drawdown of 1.53, which is almost unbelievable.

What futures have contributed to this performance?

The most important ones are Gold, the Nasdaq and the Dax.

So, we see that Immanuel is also working with large contracts because of his capitalization, so not micro contracts.

Francisco, who earned $36,070 (with a return of +40.85%)

Alright, on to Francisco, an old acquaintance of ours, because he has already been interviewed, so this is not the first time that he has produced such results.

This month he has made a profit of an impressive $36,000, which is a 40% return, with a drawdown of 7.27% which is very modest if compared to the return.

In this chart, we see the trend of the account’s equity curve, which is a little jerky, let’s say, which doesn’t surprise me very much.

Because Francisco works on Binance, so with cryptocurrencies, and we know that cryptocurrencies are capable of extreme movements even in the same day.

So, if trading systems enter in breakout and manage to go to target, there are cases where multiple systems, going to target, create a jump in the account in one day that’s really remarkable.

I would also like to add that in my experience trading cryptocurrencies, I can assure you that it isn’t easy to achieve such results in a moment like this.

So really good for Francisco too! Congratulations to you as well!

Giuseppe, the winner, who earned €12,600 (with a return of +46% and a drawdown of -2%)

And now on to the winner of the contest, Giuseppe, who managed to earn €12,605, which is a 45.77% return, in the month of March.

And all ofthis in a single month and, what’s even more impressive, with a drawdown of 2.07%, so a practically non-existent drawdown. Excellent job, Giuseppe!

I would first look at the trend of the equity curve, which is definitely very smooth.

And then look at the difference with the benchmarks, which are the stock indexes. It’s an impressive gap.

After that, as I mentioned earlier, I would look at the Interactive Brokers certified drawdown of 2.07%, and the symbols, so the underlying assets, that contributed the most to that performance.

In the first place, we see the Micro Dax, Micro Mini SP 500, Micro Nasdaq, Micro Dow, and Micro Crude Oil.

So, as you may have guessed, Giuseppe relies on micro contracts precisely to have, without a huge trading account, as much diversification as possible.

However, the indexes, I would say, lead the way.

On the negative side, we’re seeing somewhat disappointing returns, let’s say, particularly in currencies.

One last note, I’ve never seen a Sharpe Ratio of 14 in a real statement!

Okay, now let’s move on to what Giuseppe did to achieve this performance.

So, I asked him a few questions because as you can imagine, I was very curious.

Giuseppe has been a student at Unger Academy for a little over two years and has been live since January 2023, so he was happy to point out that it did take some time to get going.

So, he’s spent a lot of time learning, and he feels he’s only been ready since January of this year.

But in the meantime, he’s managed to develop a portfolio of a whopping 280 strategies, 95% of which, he told me, are templates from Unger Academy. Very impressive!

This strategy portfolio, of course, can’t be managed manually and therefore he relies on our Titan software for the monthly selection of the systems to be used live.

He also relies on the Million Dollar Database as a guide for building his systems.

He used some of the triggers in these strategies as a starting point to develop his own systems.

Not only that, he also drew inspiration from the trading insights and tips he found in our YouTube videos.

All the more reason to subscribe to our channel!

Let's close this parenthesis and move on.

Giuseppe's risk profile is a conservative one.

He tries to minimize drawdowns, especially using Titan with conservative settings.

That’s the first thing Giuseppe thinks of, and the 2.07% drawdown demonstrates this.

Nevertheless, he managed to achieve this result of +45%, which is incredible compared to the drawdown.

As for the instruments used, we have already mentioned that he relies almost exclusively on micro futures, for diversification reasons.

We know how important diversification is within a portfolio.

Now that there are micro futures, I would say it is possible to trade even with modest capital.

Giuseppe then pointed out to me that in some months, Titan selects up to 40 strategies to be used simultaneously in live trading.

Regarding the markets used, we have seen that the stock indexes lead the way.

However, there are also trading systems that work on metals, currencies, and energy.

I then asked him if there was one system he preferred over the others, a workhorse if you will, and he told me that the last month the breakout systems, volatility breakout systems, did very well on the Micro Nasdaq.

So, for those of you who haven’t yet developed breakout systems for the Nasdaq, I can confirm that it is a very interesting underlying to trade with breakout logic.

Finally, as we have already seen, Bias Finder is also used in addition to Titan.

I’d like to remind everyone that Bias Finder is a proprietary software program that allows you to identify seasonal biases in the various time series that you feed it.

So, with the Bias Finder, it’s possible to identify seasonally recurring behaviors in the various futures.

So Giuseppe, thank you very much for being willing to share your live experience with us.

And of course, congratulations again because you don’t see accomplishments like this every day! So nicely done!


So, if your goal is to achieve live trading results like the ones we have just seen and if you’d also like to participate in this contest dedicated exclusively to Unger Academy students for a chance to win a €1,000 Amazon voucher each month, then click on the link below.

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Thank you so much for watching, and I will see you next time! Bye bye!

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Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger here and I help retail traders to improve their trading, scientifically. I went from being a cog in the machine in a multinational company to the only 4-Time World Trading Champion in a little more than 10 years.

I've been a professional trader since 2001 and in 2008 I became World Champion using just 4 automated trading systems. 

In 2015 I founded Unger Academy, where I teach my method of developing effecting trading strategies: a scientific, replicable and universal method, based on numbers and statistics, not hunches, which led me and my students to become Champions again and again.

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