I read as much as I can, but pay the most attention to the charts. The GUSH/DRIP charts I use are below.
Here are live links for you; http://schrts.co/gCanMRjH http://schrts.co/WJjREfSi
The upper bar chart for each ETF has three EMA's, red, green, and blue. The 13 day EMA is the most important. The 8 is an early indicator, the 21 is a late confirmation indicator. The lower GUSH:DIAL chart is a 13 day slope of the equity compared to a stable value fund with the ticker symbol DIAL. What I pay attention to is the slope chart. I look for the first derivative of the slope to change from positive to negative, and again from negative to positive. https://sites.google.com/a/g.horrycountyschools.net/shuford-s-site/ab-calculus/chapter-3/3-3
I buy the day after the first derivative from down to up is identified, and sell the day after the up to down derivative is identified. I identify the derivative with a red horizontal line, and identify the first day after, the buy/sell day, with a yellow highlight collum.
The actual performance of all this is measured as follows;
For the 3 month duration shown on these charts and starting with a $1000 amount...
$1000 - 16%
= $840 (GUSH on 25SEP) +7.1%
= $899 (DRIP on 2OCT) +6.8
= $960 (GUSH on 16OCT) +8.8%
= $1045 (DRIP on 2NOV)
Yeah, the past 3 months covered in the above charts shows I am up just $45 for every $1000 at risk. A paltry 4.5%. It has been a tough 7-8 months for the GUSH/DRIP pair. But so far this year, I am up actually ~30%. In years past, when the GUSH/DRIP pair were true 3x EFT's rather than the 2X they are now, I exceeded 100%/year several times.
This works with many other 3x ETF pairs too, such as FNGU/FNGD, SOXL/SOXS, TQQQ/SQQQ, FAS/FAZ, BOIL/KOLD, AGQ/ZSL, UCO/SCO, and LABU/LABD.