Trading System FAQ
What markets does your system trade?
Our trading system is designed to trade 38 major commodity, currency and stock index futures markets:
|Agriculturals||Corn, Oats, Wheat, Rice, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil|
|Meats||Feeder Cattle, Live Cattle, Hogs|
|Energy||Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Natural Gas, Unleaded Gas|
|Metals||Copper, Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver|
|Softs||Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Lumber, Orange Juice, Sugar|
|Currencies||Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, US Dollar Index|
|Stock Indices||S&P 500 E-Mini, Dow Jones, NASDAQ E-Mini|
|Interest Rates||Treasury Bond, Treasury Note, Eurodollar|
What time-frame does your system trade?
The system uses daily price charts to generate signals. Trades are generally left on the market for between several days and several weeks should the trend move as expected.
Do the trading performance statistics shown on this website allow for commission charges?
The performance figures shown on this website do not include commission fees as these may vary depending on the account size being traded. Similarly, slippage may vary for the same reasons, and also varies greatly between markets depending on trading volume.
How does the system work?
The trading system uses more than a dozen technical analysis tools as well as Elliott Wave Theory, Gann, and Fibonacci.
What kind of returns can I expect?
Are your trading systems "curve fitted"?
No. Although computers are used to plot indicators, the systems are logical. For example, they might enter a trade when a long-term moving average is up, an over bought indicator is given, and momentum starts to turn upwards. There are more than a dozen indicators that need to 'line up' in order for a trade to be triggered.
Competitor's curve-fit trading systems are constantly being adjusted to show show artificially high performance. Our indicators always use the same parameters.
How much of a commodity do you trade at a time ?
In order to spread our risk between markets, we try and buy and sell an even value of a range of commodities.
The figures shown are based on buying or selling an approximate value of $50,000 of a commodity where possible. For example, if Oats is trading at 200, a single futures contract has a value of $10,000 (200 x $50 per point). Therefore, we would buy or sell 5 contracts...
If the S&P E-Mini is trading at 1000, a single futures contract has a value of $50,000 (1000 x $50 per point). Therefore, we would buy or sell 1 contract...
If Gold is trading at 800, a single futures contract has a value of $80,000 (800 x $100 per point). Depending on the amount of capital at risk will determine if we can trade this market. For example, if we can place a protective stop loss at 780, this risks $2000 which is well within the 5% of equity we are prepared to risk on a position (5% of our $100K account size is $5000 maximum risk).
What is the capital required to trade your system?
The capital required to trade our system can be a personal issue depending on the percentage of equity you are comfortable risking on a position.
We usually risk around 2-3% of account equity on a trade and a maximum of 5%.
If you are not comfortable risking this percentage of capital on a trade, then we would recommend using a larger account size. (For example, a $50K account trades a single futures contract trade risking $5000 to a protective stop loss order. This risk is 10% of account equity. If the account size was $100K, then the same futures trade would risk only 5% of account equity. Or if the account size was $200K then the same trade would risk only 2.5% of equity.)
The most amount of trades we have had on the markets at one time is fifteen. Therefore, based on this model, to cover all the markets our system follows would require $100,000 in trading funds. (Margins vary depending on volatility, etc.)
However, it would be possible to trade with lesser sums by limiting the number of contracts or markets traded.
Similarly, to trade multiple contracts of each position could require additional funds.
Our performance is also based on trading standard futures contracts. There may be alternative methods of trading our recommendations using different trading products. For example, options on futures, e-mini futures, CFDs, financial spread bets, etc.
Remember that only investment capital should be used. Past performance is in no way a guarantee of future performance. And that investing in futures carries a high degree of risk.
How much do your trading signals cost?
The system's recommendations are currently charged at the low price of $99 per month. Plus, we have set up our payment forms so that you are not charged until after your 30 day trial is completed. To subscribe, click here.
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