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5 Systems in a Drawdown

5 Systems in a Drawdown

We all have our good days and our bad days, and this goes for algos as well.

Our sister site, Foremost Capital just published a blog post reviewing 5 Commodity Trading Advisors in a Drawdown that, in our opinion, are worth a good look. Foremost Trading site focuses on brokerage and algo trading, so we thought we’d ask the same question of the algorithms on the iSystems website.

iSystems houses nearly 1600 trading systems for your review. Traders and developers add new programs to the site almost every week. The iSystems site itself provides an incredibly powerful search and filter tool. You can take that list of 1600 and whittle it down to a handful in a matter of minutes.

Naturally, among the most important criteria are measures of risk. And drawdown is a common risk metric. The “Current Drawdown” looks at current performance of a system and measures its distance beneath the last equity high. While we’d all love systems that make money all the time, risk and volatility are part of the trading experience. Yet as an investor looks through iSystems to find the “best” algorithms, they may pass over some good systems that show a less than appealing current drawdown only to miss a potential recovery.

With that in mind, we want to draw your attention to five systems we feel are worth remembering even though they currently show a modest drawdown. Click on the links below for up to date performance.

  1. Joseja 2 Mini Nasdaq
  1. Diamond Mini DJ 707
  1. Emidia Mini Nasdaq
  1. Cirus ST Mini-Dax
  1. TRC2 Mini-Dax

Please give us a call so we can discuss with you why tracking a system that is in a drawdown may be worth your time. We enjoy talking markets, feel free to call anytime! 888-818-0880

What is an Automated Systems Role in a Portfolio?

What is an Automated Systems Role in a Portfolio?

With our schedules becoming busier by the minute and technology continually advancing, wouldn’t it be nice to have assistance with your trading?

Automated Trading systems have revolutionized the trading world and have become exceptionally popular in trading commodities.

Systems are Reaching New Highs  Automated trading systems account for large volumes of transactions in commodity futures. System growth stems from it’s rapid trading speed and ability to perform faster than the manual actions of a human.

According to the CME group, this revolutionized way of trading has made it next to impossible for an investor to execute trades without the assistance from a system. The CFTC noted that these systems are dominating many commodity markets. Automated trading for grain and oilseed rose 39 to 49 percent from 2012-2016. Metals spiked 46-54 percent and oil jumped 54-63 percent!

Systems have taken over the commodity trading world allowing for real-time, rapid trade transactions. Although these platforms may be intimidating, they are not to be ignored and should be utilized to assist basic trading fundamentals. Systems can offer a variety of options from sophisticated trading to the execution of large orders. Automated systems permit users to trade multiple accounts or various strategies at one time. This has the potential to spread risk over various instruments while creating a hedge against losing positions.

Information taken from Financial Times article 10/9/17, Automated Trading of Commodity Futures Accelerating and Ranchers and Fund Managers, ‘Algos’ Cause a Stir by Gregory Meyer.

Interested in Learning More About Systems Trading?

Join us on Thursday November 9th at 3:30PM CST to learn more about a specific Automated Trading System, InvestiQuant! Senior Account Executive, Pete Rives is joining InvestiQuant’s VP of Research, Rob Hanna in our first ever webinar titled: 2008 the Price of Correlation Risk. Systems

Who is InvestiQuant? 

InvestiQuant is a modern trading platform that utilizes automated portfolios that trade on your behalf! Their investments included multiple strategies across a wide variety of markets. The system takes advantage of intraday opportunities in equity index and bond futures markets.

This webinar will highlight:

  • The surprising correlation of stocks, bonds and commodities in 2008
  • The significance of drawdowns and recovery ramifications
  • An introduction to non-correlated managed futures.

Sign up HERE to secure your spot! A special offer is available for all registrants! Not free during a weekday? No worries! Register at the link above and a recording will be sent to webinar registrants within 24 hours of the presentation!

 

Note: InvestiQuant is a third-party system developer and not a member of the NFA. As such, InvestiQuant can and does provide trading signals from their proprietary trading software. InvestiQuant cannot make individualized trading or account management recommendations. Foremost Trading, LLC executes signals generated by InvestiQuant’s proprietary trading software. Investors should thoroughly review any investment and consider their own financial capabilities before investing.

Disclaimer: The risk of trading futures and options can be substantial. Trading foreign exchange carries a high degree of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. All information, publications, and reports, including this specific material, used and distributed by Foremost Trading, LLC shall be construed as a solicitation. Foremost Trading LLC does not distribute research reports, employ research analysts, or maintain a research department as defined in CFTC Regulation 1.71. This website contains information obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but such information has not been independently verified and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Foremost Trading, LLC. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Any mention of performance in any context whether actual or hypothetical is no guarantee of future results. Phone calls to and from Foremost Trading, LLC or its DBAs may be recorded. Email sent through the internet is not secure. Email is not private and is subject to review by the Firm, its officers, agents, employees and regulators. Your Privacy is important – Privacy Policy.

The Donald: Unemployment rate might very well be over 40%

Love him or hate him, The Donald is dominating the discussion and making us think. I won’t get into how he came up with that number or his politics but what does a 40% unemployment rate mean for our children, grandchildren, and ourselves? I don’t have grandkids yet but coming from a large family of nine, I remember my Dad always joked he wished he could have grandkids first.

I was born in 1971 – we didn’t have helmets, play dates, seat belts, and airbags. We tried out for teams and not everyone made it. We had risk all around us, I fell out of more than one tree and the ramps we built were only determined by our imagination and the wood we could find.

Image courtesy of BliPPEE.com

Image courtesy of BliPPEE.com

Even if Trump is right – or even if most of us can agree the real unemployment rate is at least 20% or higher – isn’t this bad for our country?!

Yes, it’s bad but I think it also provides a great opportunity for those who tune out the negativity. In that unemployment rate, there are those that desperately want to go out and work hard for a livable wage. However, many have given up – mostly because the benefits are better than work that can be found on unemployment.

Imagine if only half the kids showed up for team tryouts?

Would you have a better chance of making the team or worse?

That’s exactly what we have going on in the workforce, only half the people are showing up! The Donald made me think, we need to energize our efforts and remember that if you’re willing to work hard, invest, and take a calculated risk we can have a distinct tactical advantage over those don’t.

Our managed futures research Database and Systems data allows you to view hundreds of programs. These investments are generally not correlated to the stock market and they have the potential to make money in an up, down or sideways markets.

Managed Futures Database

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Let me know what you think of The Donald and where the economy is headed.

The Foremost Trading Team

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Disclaimer: Trading futures, options on futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions (“Forex”), investing in managed futures and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. This website contains information obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but such information has not been independently verified and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Foremost Trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Any mention of performance in any context whether actual or hypothetical is no guarantee of future results. Foremost Trading became a registered ‘dba’ of RCM Alternatives in July of 2020. Please see full disclaimer here: https://www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer/

Algorithmic Trading – Loving These Markets!?

Algorithmic Trading

If you have been paying attention lately, stocks have seen some wild swings – we are talking massive 1,000pt ranges – up 500, down 500 -the types of swings make investors panic and traders lose and make fortunes.

How can you as an investor compete with an algorithm? You don’t have to! 

We have access to a hub of hundreds of algorithms from different developers around the world. Respond to this email or give us a call directly at 888-818-0880 and we can take a look at the current Top 10 Algorithms or the Foremost Favorite Systems together. If we haven’t talked before, you can request a free e-book.

These hubs offer:

  • Performance segmented by backtest, forward test, and actual client trading
  • Risk and Reward Stats such as Max Drawdown, Sharpe Ratio, average winning trade, annual returns, average slippage, and more
  • Trade logs detailing the entry and exit prices for over 500,000 trades from hundreds of systems
  • Equity Curves for a quick visual of how a system has performed

About Us

We are a family-run Forex and futures brokerage firm based in Illinois.  The company was originally founded by Bob Miller who has been in the futures brokerage business for over 35 years. Accounts are held and cleared through some best and largest clearing firms, in my opinion. Here at Foremost, you have real people you can call and email about your trades, parameters – everything and anything.  We’ve heard on multiple occasions from customers like you that the support and personal attention they receive from Foremost, coupled with the large and solid clearing firms, has been a winning combination for them.

At Foremost Trading, we are always looking for successful alternative investment opportunities for our clients.  As the marketplace becomes more and more inundated with alternative investments, it can be quite an undertaking to find the right product to meet your needs.  At Foremost,  we sift through these to find and recommend only the best opportunities to my clientele.

Just call or email for the top 10 algorithms or/and a free e-book on algorithmic trading.

The Foremost Trading Team

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Disclaimer: Trading futures, options on futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions (“Forex”), investing in managed futures and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. This website contains information obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but such information has not been independently verified and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Foremost Trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Any mention of performance in any context whether actual or hypothetical is no guarantee of future results. Foremost Trading became a registered ‘dba’ of RCM Alternatives in July of 2020. Please see full disclaimer here: https://www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer/

Leave the Limbic Out – the iSystems Advantage

iSystems

iSystems is a Futures Auto-Trading System that is purely “mechanical” and completely computerized. These systems are commonly referred to as a “black box” or algorithmic trading systems based on computer software that takes a geeky trader’s logic without his limbic system. The limbic system, “emotional brain” is what brings traders to cry, laugh, or express their touchdown dance. It’s that tricky part of their “real” self that they try to control in their trading. Left unchecked, fear and greed can take you where you don’t want to go with trading. That’s the iSystems Advantage, a logical, systematic way to trade without your limbic system.

At Foremost Trading, we offer over 250 auto-trading systems. Just imagine, each order is dynamically set with a pre-determined set of rules with no deviation or emotions — it is virtually hands-free. You can, however, stop and restart at any time, even mid-trade.

Each system monitors a specific market in real time for the trade signal. Once the system has automatically initiated a trade, the software manages the trade looking for profit while at the same time managing the risk no matter if the market is in a bull, bear, or even a sideways market.

Most iSystems day trade in a designated market. Contact Foremost for a walk-through of iSystems. We analyze and identify which iSystems we feel would be worth considering — and we will gladly share our own personal favorites based on our opinion and analysis! This is the list of the Top Ten iSystems, which by the way is updated daily.

Give us a call, the systems are standing by.

The Foremost Trading Team

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Disclaimer: Trading futures, options on futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions (“Forex”), investing in managed futures and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. This website contains information obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but such information has not been independently verified and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Foremost Trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Any mention of performance in any context whether actual or hypothetical is no guarantee of future results. Foremost Trading became a registered ‘dba’ of RCM Alternatives in July of 2020. Please see full disclaimer here: https://www.rcmalternatives.com/disclaimer/