Frequently Asked Questions:

I just became a BANC Trade Alerts member, what should I do?
• Purchase TQQQ with 25% of your portfolio for your “B” Buy and Hold allocation. There are no trade alerts for this position.
• You will receive buy/sell alerts via email and text message for all trades (“ANC” portion of “BANC”)
• At the end of each week, you will receive a BANC Newsletter to summarize how the BANC System is performing to help you benchmark your performance
• If you’re interesting in joining the BANC Discord Server, join here: https://banctradealerts.memberful.com/account/discord/authorize

How do I use the BANC Trade Alerts to repeat the expected results published in Performance?
• The BANC System’s performance is based on:
• 25% of your money goes into buy and hold TQQQ (B) – “Buy and Hold”
• 25% of your money goes into the Aggressive Trade Alert (A) – “Aggressive Trade Alert”
• 25% of your money goes into the Neutral Trade Alert (N) – “Neutral Trade Alert”
• 25% of your money goes into the Conservative Trade Alert (C) – “Conservative Trade Alert”
• Performance is most consistent when 25% is allocated to each of the four components in the BANC System – (B) Buy and Hold,  (A) Aggressive Trade, (N) Neutral Trade, (C) Conservative Trade

Can you help me understand the Performance Data?
Probability of Win: Percent of times when you will make a profit in a trade
Number of Trades: a buy and sell alert = 1 trade and 2 alerts (1 buy alert, 1 sell alert completes a trade)
Yearly Returns: % return for each year
Maximum Gain: Maximum profit from a single trade
Maximum Loss: Maximum loss in a single trade
Maximum Loss excluding 9/11: Max loss excluding the 9/11 event in 2001
Totals: Total % return for each trade (non compounded). Note: compounded results are much higher
Buy/Sell Alerts: Average number of alerts provided each week
Numbers of Days in Trade: Average numbers of days in each trade after a buy alert is sent

What is the expected number of days that could pass without a Buy or Sell alert?
• In 21 years of back tested data the following has occurred:
• 10 or more days passed without a buy/sell alert 33 times in 21 years
• 15 or more days have passed without a buy/sell alert 9 times in 21 years
• 20 or more days have passed without a buy/sell alert 4 times in 21 years
• Buy and Hold averages 87% higher returns during periods of no buy/sell alerts
Note: 25% in Buy and Hold is an integral part of the BANC System for this reason

Does the BANC Trade Alerts System work in all markets?
• Yes, the BANC System is designed to work in all markets (up, down, or sideways).
• The algorithms are designed to compliment each other and work in any market conditions (bear markets, bull markets, sideways markets).

Is there a BANC Trade Alert for shorting the market?
• No, none of the algorithms or trade alerts short the market.
• BANC Trade Alerts are designed to work in all market conditions with no need to short the market.

I lost money on a BANC Trade Alert, what should I do?
• Don’t be afraid of losses or drawdowns. Losses or drawdowns in the market often lead to the next trade which will make more money and recover losses as time goes on.
• It is not suggested to let a losing trade scare you out of taking the next trade alert as losses typically are followed by very profitable gains for following trade alerts.

Can I use BANC Trade Alerts with my own percentage allocations for each trade?
• Yes, the BANC system suggests 25% for each component of BANC (B – Buy and Hold, A – Aggressive Trades, N – Neutral Trades, C – Conservative Trades) but you can use the data and allocate your own personal percentages for each trade alert.
• The TQQQ ETF is triple leveraged of QQQ, so review the data and decide on your own risk level and the percentage allocations you prefer for each trade.
• The data is provided in Performance so you can be as aggressive or conservative as you would like.
• We suggest being consistent – constantly varying percentages into each trade alert can vary your results from what we publish.

Why are trade alerts sent after the market closes?
• We must be certain the algorithm issues a buy/sell alert to ensure the best possible results for our customers.
• By waiting for the market close, we can ensure accurate data and allow our algorithms to process the proper alerts to send.

Can I use the BANC Trade Alerts for options trading?
• We do not suggest using options due to the high risks associated. We believe the BANC System performs very well with shares of TQQQ and do not suggest using options. If you choose to use options, please understand the risks associated with options trading.

What happens if two trade alerts are sent at once? For example, an Aggressive and Neutral buy alert in the same day?
• In this scenario, buy 25% for each alert sent.
• For example: if you get an Aggressive buy alert and a Neutral buy alert, put both allocated amounts in the trade (25% Aggressive + 25% Neutral = 50% TQQQ total purchased)

What is in the BANC Trade Alerts email newsletters?
• The email newsletters will show how the BANC System is performing YTD and will also summarize the previous weeks’ status. You will be able to use the newsletters to baseline your performance to the BANC System and keep track of the current status of each trade alert.

I just signed up, how will I know what alerts I missed or when to enter my Buy and Hold (B) position?
• The email newsletters sent each week will summarize where the BANC System is currently at with each trade. The Buy and Hold (B) position should be purchased as soon as you become a BANC member and start following the BANC System.

When should I rebalance my account?
• It is up to you when you want to rebalance your % allocations, but the most logical time would be after a sell alert is sent. The BANC System always assumes 25% in Buy and Hold (B) TQQQ – so you can rebalance as needed at your own discretion.

Should I use a stop loss on the “B” Buy and Hold or any of the trade positions?
• No stop losses, “B” is always a hold and the trade alerts will have sell alerts for when to exit.

Should I use LIFO or FIFO for the BANC System?
• Please consult a tax professional regarding what is best for you and your trading strategy. Besides tax implications, BANC Trades should be performed with FIFO.

BANC Trade Alerts seems so easy to use, what’s the catch?
• It’s that simple! Review the data, decide what percentage to allocate to each trade alert, and when you get the buy/sell alerts execute the trades as soon as you can.
• Take control of managing your own money, have some fun, and make some money!