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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Actual Account Trade Results: 7+ Years
Striker Securities posts daily actual trade results at their site. These include 2 TradingVisions systems with over 7-year histories. Results are from the Striker site and are net of $19.52 commissions and $65/month lease fee:
Striker also tracks the two systems together as the Vista II-b portfolio, again net of commissions+$96 lease fees:
Clients leasing directly with TradingVisions & referred as new to Striker get $15 all-in commissions & lease fee of
$75/month (3-month minimum), increasing the II-b results by over $5,850.
Low Lease Pricing
In order to lower trading costs to our clients, help improve returns, & incentivize trading portfolios, we've lowered our lease rates from 15%-60%. At from $19 to $55 per contract per month (3-month minimums), our rates are among the lowest in the industry. Vista VII, for example, includes 7 contracts & is just $145 per month (3-month minimum). And when you lease for 6 or more months, you can earn up to 3 free months, further reducing your costs. For information, see the lease form 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.
Access Our Site in Your Language
Thanks to Google, it's now easy to translate each page of the TradingVisions site into your own language. Use the dropdown box at the left, where it says, "Translate This Page."
Create Your Own Portfolios
Portfolio Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet that has all the hypothetical performance data for the TradingVisions WFO systems. It allows the user to try different portfolio combinations. If you'd like to try it, please click here.
MES & MNQ micros can be traded with the TradingVisions system & portfolios at Striker at one-tenth the lease fees and $2.50 roundturn all-in commissions. Micros are also available to TradeStation clients of TradingVisions, but only if leased as 10 micro contracts at the one e-mini contract lease fee rate. Micros have the advantage of allowing for much smaller account size capitalization.
Choose a brokerage option. There are three possibilities: 1.) trade through a brokerage with whom TradingVisions currently has a broker-assist relationship (you may choose from the list here.), 2.) place trades yourself for your TradeStation Securities account; you receive the encrypted, time-limited strategy and trade using the TradeStation platform; 3.) use your existing brokerage and have trades executed by Striker Securities, with a small “give-up” fee added to trades (not available for TradeStation Securities or Interactive Brokers accounts).
George Pruitt, of Futures Truth Magazine, has named EarlyBird & Impetus--two of TradingVisions early offerings--to the list of all-time Top Ten Daytrading systems.
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TradingVisions has offered since 1999 a diversified array of completely automated futures trading systems. They may be leased for $19-$55 per month per e-mini contract (3-month minimum). Trades can be automatically executed through a designated brokerage's broker assist program or by using the TradeStation trading platform.
All systems are tracked by Futures Truth, an independent company that monitors system performance and makes the results available to investors. Our systems are frequently in the FT Top Ten performance lists.
The developer, Lincoln Fiske Jr., trades the systems in his personal account. For information about him, click here.
Please consider the risks of trading futures systems by viewing our Disclosures here.
Completely automated signals.
Low subscription fees.
Top-ten rankings by Futures Truth.
Commitment: Traded by the developer in his personal accounts.
If you have an account with any futures broker, you can easily trade our systems in your existing account by paying a nominal give-up fee per trade. Check with TradingVisions for information.
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.
The Vista WFO 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 WFO Portfolios provide an easy way to achieve diversification through carefully constructed combinations of the TradingVisions systems & the markets they trade.
A Word on Published Trade Results
Many brokerages have actual trade results of our systems posted online that are primarily from my personal accounts, which are traded just as client accounts. Please be aware that these results often use much higher commissions+ fees than are available for regular clients, and these high rates artificially reduce results--sometimes drastically-- compared to the realistic slippage+ commission rates we use in our TradeStation and Vista Portfolio reports. Also, the lease fees deducted in the published results are typically higher than the rates available directly through TradingVisions. Lastly, though it happens rarely, the brokerage I use does occasionally miss executing a trade, and this can also cause differences between their posted results and the hypothetical results.
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