What is a futures trading system?
Simply put, a futures trading system is a method of trading that uses objective entry and exit criteria based on parameters that have been validated by historical testing on quantifiable data. Trading futures markets using a trading system provides the discipline to overcome the fear and greed that prevents a trader from making timely decisions. Each order placed is governed by a pre-determined set of rules from which there is no deviation. These trading systems seek to profit in any market condition, from bull to bear to flat.
How do futures trading systems work?
Futures trading systems come in many different forms. Some are “mechanical” (completely computerized), while others rely on a human to interpret market data and issue signals. These systems can follow a variety of trading styles and methodologies, but all of them use some means to issue a signal to buy or sell a given quantity of a commodity.
Our systems back test known technical edges over many years(in all market conditions) and hundreds to thousands of trades where they have triggered. We write computer programs that mine this price movement data from the last 5-10 years of each of the securities we trade. We then research stop/target combinations to find optimal places to put our stops/targets to achieve good profits, win rates and acceptable drawdowns. Although our signals are automated(except Order Flow Pro), we are watching the trades and managing their entries and exits as they approach their preset stops/targets using trailing stops when prudent. We use our experience and discretion as professional traders to adjust the trades that our algorithms signal when we deem it necessary and to keep our client’s trading capital protected as much as possible without sacrificing good edges.
How Long Will It Take To See Results?
Our systems focus on trading the most active cycles and trends. These cycles and trends fluctuate in length each year, and as a result, it may take a few weeks or months for your account to start showing returns similar to the returns seen in historical performance for each system. Our systems should be viewed and used as an annual investment.
Can the systems be timed?
Subscribers should not attempt to time these systems as the biggest winners can happen after a number of losers. It’s counterintuitive, but, the best time to start trading professionally back tested systems that have large sample sizes of trades taken and solid returns, is after a number of losers as the system’s predicted cycles start to play out again. The only problem with this approach is that these systems can also have long strings of winners that potential subscribers might miss out upon. However, using the recommended account size for each system per contract traded will ensure that drawdowns remain in the range of our back testing and the subscriber will be able to continue trading the systems’ cycles to achieve the outstanding annual returns that we’ve achieved so far.
Who Is It for?
Our systems are for anyone who wants a portion of their money professionally traded for them and does not want to try and analyze the markets, identify trades, and manage positions.
How Much Capital Is Required?
A minimum trading account of $20,000 will work for most of our systems, but the minimum account size is explained in each system’s description.
Why Do I need Alpha Trade Systems?
If your account has not seen substantial growth during both rising and falling markets, then, our automated trading systems are the solution for consistent gains, no matter the market direction. Your money is never tied up overnight sitting safely in your own account. You can withdraw your profits whenever you like.
Can I Make Money In a Falling Market?
Yes, our systems use multiple trading strategies designed for falling prices that allow them to profit during a falling market (bear market). This is done through the use of short selling the various futures contracts we trade.