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Swing Trading the Stock Indices (STSI).
The objective of this strategy is to exploit the constant swings in the market. These swings occur not only in a non-trending environment, but when the market is making a directional movement, as well. Typically even strong directional movements are interrupted by retracements and consolidations. Depending upon the specific opportunity, the Advisor will trade both long and short, accordingly, to maximize the benefit from market movements. The mini S&P 500 index, the mini Nasdaq 100 index, the mini Dow Jones index and the Dow Jones index futures will be the main vehicles of choice. However, the Advisor maintains the right to use other indices or other futures contracts as well as other trading strategies, should there be a need to do so. The Advisor will trade both trends and ranges. In range trading, the duration of each trade is typically shorter and the trades will be in both directions. In strongly trending markets the trades may be more extended in time, and mainly in the direction of the trend. For the most part, systematic day trading is not a part of this strategy.
It is the Advisor's opinion that stock indices are more suitable for swing trading than individual stocks. The Advisor assesses the risk of every situation in advance of putting on the trade. He generally seeks a minimum of 2:1 reward-to-risk ratios except in special situations or when following certain indicators or chart patterns with high statistical probabilities of success. Investors should have sufficient risk capital to meet the starting minimums stated below. In the Advisor's opinion, a minimum of 6 months should be allowed to experience a full cycle of the strategy before evaluation performance.
Swing Trading the Stock Indices - Minimum Starting Value Required *
Regular Program $50,000
Lesser amounts may be accepted solely at the discretion of the Advisor.
*Stated minimums are net of any front-end fees.
TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF PROFIT NO MATTER WHO IS MANAGING YOUR MONEY. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. THERE IS UNLIMITED RISK OF LOSS IN SELLING OPTIONS. AN INVESTOR MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE COMMODITY TRADING ADVISOR'S CURRENT DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT BEFORE INVESTING.