Commodity Trading Systems Background

Futures Trading Basics

The addition of managed futures to your portfolio does not mean the portfolio will be profitable or that it may not experience substantial losses or volatility. Please also note when viewing research material and studies performed in the past they may not be indicative of current time periods or of the performance of any individual CTA.

Understanding the basics in selecting good alternative investment is important. Below are links to help answer your questions.

Why Futures Trading?

While Managed Futures Trading is new to some, banks, corporations and mutual fund managers have used futures markets to manage their exposure to price change for decades. Futures markets make it possible for these companies “to hedge” or transfer their risk to other market participants, including speculators, who assume this risk in anticipation of making a profit.  Read More... 

Why Systems Trading?

Worldwide Futures Systems specializes in portfolio building utilizing commodity trading systems and Commodity Trading Advisors ("CTA") as an alternative investment strategy to the standard stock and bond portfolio.  Read More...

Evaluation and Selection

The decision to add a futures investment to a portfolio is an easy one. The more difficult decision is how to achieve success in doing so. At Worldwide Futures Systems, we suggest portfolios with what we consider to be the appropriate return and, more importantly, risk level for our clients. Read More...

Portfolio Building Portfolio Building

Create a watch list from programs you follow and build multi-manager portfolios. Just set an allocation amount and leverage for each manager and you can immediately see what their combined performance would look like. Get More Information..

Commodity Trading Exectuion

Execution is Critical to Systematic Trading 
When looking at the performance of a system Worldwide Futures Systems feels the most important factor in deciding on a brokerage or commodity trading system is execution. This is especially true in regards to short-term or day-trading systems which trade in higher volume, execution in every trade signal is essential to the systems success. Read More...

Slippage

Once the decision to begin futures system trading has been made, one key factor in the quest for the right system and broker for you is “slippage”. Slippage can make or break account performance, often being the difference between a good year and a poor year. Read More... The addition of managed futures to your portfolio does not mean the portfolio will be profitable or that it may not experience substantial losses or volatility. Please also note when viewing research material and studies performed in the past they may not be indicative of current time periods or of the performance of any individual CTA.

 

All information, communications, publications, and reports, including this specific material, used and distributed by Postrock Brokerage, LLC ("PRB") shall be construed as, or is in the nature of, a solicitation for entering into a derivatives transaction. PRB does not distribute research reports, employ research analysts, or maintain a research department as defined in CFTC Regulation 1.71.

This website contains information that has been prepared by CME Group, a third-party that Postrock Brokerage LLC believes to be reliable. At this time we have not however independently verified any of the information contained in the CME presentations we have included at our site. Please review and utilize this material at your own risk noting that all Futures and Options trading involves the risk of loss. Also that the use of managed futures in an investment portfolio may not mean that you as an investor will be profitable, not experience losses, and/or be able to materially reduce overall return volatility.  The addition of managed futures to your portfolio does not mean the portfolio will be profitable or that it may not experience substantial losses or volatility. Please also note when viewing research material and studies performed in the past they may not be indicative of current time periods or of the performance of any individual CTA.  Please also note that while CTA Index's may have outperformed the stock market in times of crisis, the CTA Index does not include the entire universe of CTAs.  Also, the CTA index is not the performance of any individual CTA therefore performance may differ greatly.

An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your investment experience, trading objectives, financial resources, and other relevant circumstances. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS

Worldwide Futures Systems is a registered branch office and dba of Postrock Brokerage, LLC [NFA ID: 0413763]

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