DOGS OF THE SEASON investment strategy > DOTS+C
The original DOTS strategy based on buying 4 stocks in autumn and selling them in spring can be improved by adding cryptocurrency like bitcoin to the portfolio.
Here is the improved performance:
[PERFORMANCE CHART]
The average annual gain is +41.5%.
Performance table of this improved strategy:
YearProfitPortfolio
2017 +61.9%
BIIB, BIVV*, DG, DIS, LUV
Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 20, 2017 (+15.9%)
bitcoin
Oct 11, 2016 - Jun 14, 2017 (+327%)
ether
Oct 21, 2016 - Apr 22, 2017 (+304%)
2016 +1.9% AAPL, DSW, GBX, GILD
Oct 16, 2015 - Apr 25, 2016 (-6.8%)
bitcoin
Oct 14, 2015 - May 10, 2016 (+79.8%)
2015+14.3% ALK, BBBY, CTSH, HON
Oct 23, 2014 - May 1, 2015 (+20.0%)
bitcoin
Oct 10, 2014 - May 19, 2015 (-36.9%)
2014+34.4% INT, MSFT, TRW, WMT
Oct 16, 2013 - May 9, 2014 (+10.6%)
bitcoin
Oct 11, 2013 - Apr 28, 2014 (+247.7%)
2013+105.7% EWBC, INGR, OIS, ORCL
Nov 26, 2012 - Apr 22, 2013 (+10.5%)
bitcoin
Nov 6, 2012 - May 1, 2013 (+964.2%)
2012+30.8% AAPL, BKI, FRX, ROST
Oct 17, 2011 - Apr 20, 2012 (+28.1%)
bitcoin
Oct 23, 2011 - Apr 28, 2012 (+55.6%)
You can verify my performance on Twitter, bitcoin blockchain (search "dogsoftheseason") and HotStockMarket (archive).
The portfolio consists of 85% stocks and 15% cryptocurrency. Until season 2016/2017, bitcoin was the only cryptocurrency in the portfolio with 10% share. In 2016 ether (the second cryptocurrency by market capitalization) is also a part of the portfolio.

I call this strategy DOTS+C (Dogs of the Season + crypto). The season I'm referring to is the period from autumn to spring during which I hold stocks & cryptocurrency. From spring to autumn I hold cash.

You've probably heard of
‘Sell in May and Go Away’
Well, the same seasonality effect that is found in US stocks and confirmed by several academic studies, is also found in cryptocurrency price movement.

I use technical analysis to determine exact dates in autumn and spring to buy and sell stocks and cryptocurrency.

Don't be scared to use this (or any) strategy because of one bad season. In 2014/2015, bitcoin lost almost 37%, but in the next year it gained almost 80%.

If you want to find out more about the stock selection process, check out the original DOTS strategy, contact me or wait for my book ☺.