Futures trading systems and commodity trading bear a high degree of risk. People can and do lose money. Hypothetical results have many inherent limitations. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Please read the disclosures & disclaimerspage.
HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM. ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.
No representation is being made that any account will achieve similar results to any actual account numbers or hypothetical numbers cited herein or at the TradingVisions site. Results can vary significantly from brokerage to brokerage, depending upon many factors not under the control of TradingVisions. The contents of this e-mail are provided for informational purposes only, and this is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities. While the information contained herein is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee its completeness or accuracy.
Unless otherwise stated, hypothetical results reported by TradingVisions are those generated by the latest version of the systems and recommended portfolios, including the specific rules and parameter settings. It is therefore not advisable, nor is it the intended purpose, to use these hypothetical results as a guide to what past results should have been achieved by utilizing the version of the systems or recommended portfolio in effect at a past time. In some cases, slightly different entry and exit times and prices may be used in leased and/or purchased copies of the trading systems, in an attempt to lessen the impact of multiple orders reaching the market at or close to the same time. While over time and an extended number of trades these differences have in the past tended to be small and immaterial, they may in fact prove to have a material impact or over shorter timeframes have a material impact. Portfolio recommendations may change without notice, and TradingVisions has neither the right nor responsibility to change what is traded in client accounts.
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The Vista Futures Portfolios: the Power of Diversification
One of the simplest, most powerful ways to increase successful investing may be to diversify, which helps maximize returns & minimize drawdowns. Utilizing TradingVisions' WFO (walk-forward optimization) series, the Vista Portfolios provide an easy way to achieve diversification through carefully constructed combinations of the TradingVisions systems & the markets they trade.
The WFO System Series
Walk-forward optimization (WFO) helps give a much more realistic idea of a system's robustness and what can be expected in realtime performance because it is based on testing over a period of data, then applying the best parameters to the next period of data and recording those results, and then repeating the process by moving forward in time. These cumulative recorded results are therefore out-of-sample and unoptimized, and are therefore much more likely than traditional optimization to show realistic performance. Additionally, using TradeStation's Walk-Forward Optimizer with the same protocol for all the systems helps to ensure consistency and minimizes curvefitting. For further details, please click here.
Ideal versus Real Performance
One of the most significant issues in system trading is "real" versus "ideal" performance numbers. To view a discussion of this, please click here.
(To view a discussion of this table, please click here.)
A Heartfelt Thank You!
After more than twenty years as a system developer and trader, it's time for me to step aside. I'm very grateful to my clients and for the opportunity to have been a part of this business. Starting October 1, 2022, the systems are no longer available for lease, except through Striker.com. However, through December 15, 2022, you may purchase the open source systems for as little as $375 each.
Lincoln Fiske Jr.
Please consider the risks of trading futures systems by viewing our Disclosures here.
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