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Standard Program (Fully funded)

  • CTA Name : Calaveras Trading & Investments
  • Program Name : Standard Program (Fully funded)
  • Start Date : 1997-10-01
  • Trading Strategy
  • Systematic : 100%
  • Discretionary : 0%
  • Fundamental : -
  • Technical : Yes
  • Diversified Market Strategy : Yes
  • Sector Specific Strategy : -
  • Trade Duration
  • Long-Term : Yes
  • Mid-Term : -
  • Short-Term : -
  • Multi-Term : -
  • Markets Traded
  • Stock Index : -
  • Interest Rates : Yes
  • Currencies : Yes
  • Metals : Yes
  • Energy : Yes
  • Grains : -
  • Meats : -
  • Softs : -

Calaveras Trading & Investments

Standard Program (Fully funded)

There is no performance data for this program

Calaveras' "Standard" approach has been specifically developed for the smaller investor with $50,000-100,000 of risk-capital to invest. The number and volatility patterns of markets traded have been selected with the smaller investment-unit in mind, allowing even the smaller investor to benefit from the diversification and returns that Managed Futures can provide as part of a balanced investment portfolio. The "Standard" programs utilize a "Technical" "Trend-following" approach to investing in futures markets based on a computer model developed by Mark van Stolk. The traditional "fundamental" approach to investing presumes that an investor is able to obtain information that is unavailable to other investors and that will give him/her an advantage in predicting price movement. "Technical" traders, such as CT&I, believe that all information is rapidly distributed and that it is impossible to consistently gain advanced knowledge of market-moving events. However, as knowledge becomes available and investors react to it, the information will be immediately reflected in price activity - i.e. renewed interest in buying will start to drive-up prices. These changes in price activity are used by "Technical" traders to make their investments decisions. Calaveras' investment technique uses such "Technical" information in a "Trend-following" approach, based on the concept that once prices start moving in a direction (either up or down), they will continue moving in that direction, reinforced by investors "jumping on the bandwagon". This will perpetuate the trend until unfavorable price-action convinces investors to abandon the trade. CT&I has developed its computer model to 1) determine when a price movement is significant enough to implement a trade, 2) to establish its measure of the "Market Pain Threshold" at each stage of the trade where price-activity justifies exiting the trade and 3) to carefully manage risk throughout the trade. This model has proven itself in testing and in actual trading over the past four years and is strictly adhered to. (Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance). "Technical" traders, by the nature of their analyses, are able to follow a large number of markets, while "Fundamental" traders must focus on a small number of investments in order to research the information needed to invest. This gives "Technical" traders the opportunity to diversify their investments over a larger number of carefully selected markets, using "portfolio theory" to reduce volatility (risk) and provide more consistent returns. Calaveras has carefully selected the markets traded in this program to optimize diversification within the limitations of the account size.

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