The end of each month is the time to run the system to see if there are any changes in positions. Here are the directions for each asset:
The changes are only to shorts: SPY, VWO, SCZ, IRJ, DBA, which are now longs. The number of shares is the same as before.
Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to post portfolio snapshots from investopedia.com. Their system failed me this morning when I attempted to cover and go long. The quotes were not updated for some ETFs, so I was unable to execute trades. I have decided to abandon investopedia.com. I can only report that my end of July balance was $980,243.14, so I was down 1.98% for the month.
It would probably be easiest to keep track of my portfolio via a spread sheet and post monthly updates to this blog. However, I want to avoid any appearance of hindsight and I believe that it is important to use an objective trading simulator to honestly report my results. Sometime this week, I will choose a new simulator.