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DISCLAIMER:  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. 

 

ACTUAL RESULTS SHOULD BE VIEWED WITH CAUTION, BECAUSE PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. 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 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 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 OR TO 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.

A common phenomena I call “system trading blindness” is one of the biggest obstacles towards long-term trading success and is one of the key reasons why so many system traders fail.

It usually appears in 3 stages and the last one is the hardest...

One of the most difficult decisions that every automated trader has to make is when to turn the system off because its performance is starting to be questionable and when to turn the system back on because it is getting back to profits. In thi...

A couple of years ago I made a fundamental mistake: until then I had my portfolio focused mostly on index futures markets. For years I have had with this approach really nice results. But that year, I experienced how frustrating it can be, to...

In today’s article, I will give you 5 very simple, yet very important tips that are helping me today to better results of my ATS. I didn't do any of these things in the beginnings and it was a big fault - you should avoid such a mistake.


1. Re...

With broader diversification and better portfolio management, I am getting more and more close to avoiding from losing quarters. Yet, sometimes they can also come, and I must say that for me they have a positive value - I can always learn some...

Some traders ask me if I use 3D optimization charts for my own trading. Do I have good experience with this tool? Would I recommend it for robust ATS development? The answers are quite simple: NO!


I have spent a lot of time with it, so I can e...

This one is going to be a bit longer, but a really serious one, definitely applicable to most traders, as I´ve had the chance to witness it during the years of my trading career.

Generally, in trading, you have to face many challenges every sin...

The biggest problem of the trading industry is that it’s, unfortunately, full of dishonest people (mainly brokers and vendors) who constantly feed you with totally unrealistic promises and expectations (just to sell you their products).

An aver...

In the past, I used to be like most of the ATS traders and developers: I put an enormous amount of energy into each single strategy and had a vision of getting a perfect, smooth, stable equity. Yes, sometimes perfectionism is a good thing. Man...

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"Tomas has been a professional trader for more than a decade and I have had the privilege of monitoring his accounts in action since 2006. His systems are performing as some of the best I have ever monitored and executed. I have been in the trading industry since 2002 and worked with many developers from all over the world. Tomas is definitely the one to consider."

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