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Big ED

  • CTA Name : Defender Capital Management, Inc.
  • Program Name : Big ED
  • Start Date : 2002-04-01
  • Trading Strategy
  • Systematic : -
  • Discretionary : 0%
  • Fundamental : -
  • Technical : Yes
  • Diversified Market Strategy : -
  • Sector Specific Strategy : -
  • Trade Duration
  • Long-Term : -
  • Mid-Term : -
  • Short-Term : -
  • Multi-Term : -
  • Markets Traded
  • Stock Index : -
  • Interest Rates : Yes
  • Currencies : -
  • Metals : -
  • Energy : -
  • Grains : -
  • Meats : -
  • Softs : -

Defender Capital Management, Inc.

Big ED

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Program Description: DCM's trading style is strictly technical. The system employed for managed accounts is comprised wholly of static rules for determining entries and exits based on price activity. DCM's trading system is a trend-following system coupled to a set of shorter term trading rules. Its profit goal is to establish a position as a persistent market move begins and simply stay with the move until it reverses direction. However, such persistent moves are not always present in the market, and many trend following systems fall victum to market congestion or choppiness while waiting for a trend to develop. Therefore, while the system's overall objective is to return profits over time, its energy, rules and focus are almost exclusively toward the management of risk from trade to trade. The systems starting point is to take a trade in the current market direction. But it goes further and makes an initial assumption on every trade that it has made a mistake about the market's direction. When an entry point is determined before the trading session opens, the system also determines a loss/reversal point. If the market hits that point, the system will reverse and try again to the other side. If the market doesn't hit that loss point but also doesn't display profitable behavior, the loss point is tightened frequently so that losses are reduced in congesting markets.

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