AMID Proprietary Algorithm Systems

Our systems:

These are intraday breakout systems that trade from a portfolio of futures markets – 20 markets for SCORE and7 markets for STARTER. The systems trade only one trade per market per day and all trades are exited by the end of the day’s trading session.

For SCORE, the average number of trades per month for the portfolio of 20 markets is 33 round turns, or about 1.6 trades per day (based on 16-year and 5-year studies).

For STARTER, the average number of trades per month for the portfolio of 12 markets is 1 round turns, or trades per day (based on a 5-year study).

These systems are auto-traded based on trading instruction files the developer sends. The files’ trading instructions are downloaded to a platform and auto-executed on behalf of our clients’ accounts – under a letter of direction agreement.

Markets traded:
  • SCORE (All) STARTER
  • 6A - Aussie Dollar
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  • 6E - Euro currency
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  • CL - Crude Oil
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  • CT - Cotton
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  • ES - S&P 500 e-mini
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  • GC – Gold
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  • HG - Copper
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  • HO - Heating Oil
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  • KC – Coffee NG - Natural Gas
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  • NKD - Nikkei 225
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  • NQ – E-mini Nasdaq 100
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  • RB - RBOB gasoline
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  • SB - Sugar
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  • SI - Silver
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  • E-mini TF - Russell 2000
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  • YM – Mini $5 Dow Jones
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  • ZB – 30- year T-bonds
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  • ZM - Soybean Meal
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  • ZS - Soybeans
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  • ZW - Wheat
The Developer:

“Dave” attended North Carolina State University at Raleigh starting in 1965. He initially majored in mathematics and eventually graduated with honors with a degree in physics and then earned a Master’s degree in statistics in 1974.

He began his professional career working for Lockheed and the Johnson Space Center. After the first few years working on early projects, he was named a Principle Scientist – Lockheed’s highest technical level. He went on to design a management information system for NASA’s Shuttle Program and was appointed manager of the Shuttle Tape Recorder Laboratory, which involved developing the computer program that recorded all the data, voice and payload data during the shuttles’ flights. He then became a founding member of Lockheed’s scientists specializing in developing “expert systems” – the equivalent to artificial intelligence – which were computer programs designed to mimic the decision making skills of experts in a given field.
Along the same time line, Dave had been interested in stocks and futures as a private investor and in 1986, he read A. J. Frost’s & Robert Prechter, Jr.’s Elliott Wave Principle, the definitive work on scientific wave theory. In Dave’s words, “All the skills in pattern recognition, statistics and expert systems that I had acquired were suddenly connected and applicable . . . “That same year, Dave was hired by Robert Prechter to work at Elliot Wave International (EWI) and to head the EWAVESTM project, essentially programming an expert system based on Elliott Wave Principle, which is still utilized by EWI today.

After working on EWAVES continuously between 1986 and 1999, Dave spent nearly 4 years away from EWI, applying his years’ work and experiences to trading futures and developing and building trading systems. In 2003, he began his work with live futures trading and in February 2013, he turned his full time focus on the trading systems. “All my skill as a statistician, knowledge engineer, and commodities analyst has been poured into the systems.” 1

To further quote Dave’s auto-bio. He has “acquired the experiences and skills that make [him] uniquely qualified to develop expert trading systems that are mechanical, artificially intelligent, and perform extraordinarily well across a broad spectrum of futures markets.”

Additional information:

This is a subscription-based trading system.

Cost: $400 per month to trade all of the markets traded above with one contract per each daily signal for SCORE.

$400 per month to trade all of the markets traded above with one contract per each daily signal for STARTER.

Commissions: $30 per round turn + applicable exchange fees

Account size: For STARTER $5,000

For EPIC: Recommended: $15,000;

For SCORE: Recommended: $15,000

Forward and back tested results are available

Currently AMID is offering Algorithm systems which have achieved great returns for the year.

SCORE SYSTEM

NET, for clients’ live accounts trading the entire month’s trades and after deducting commissions and system fees.

Recommended Account Size: $45,000; minimum: $36,000:

 

  2014 2015
Jan. 2014 $2,200 ($6,347)
Feb. $10,390.00 ($50)
March $4,150.00 $3,702
April ($3,127.00) $3,675.00
May $7,604.00 $1,590.00
June ($1,391.00) ($2,126.00)
July $5,468.00 $1,999.00
Aug. ($3,723.00) $7,464.00
Sept. ($2,964.00) ($8,233.00)
Oct. $4,610.00 $3,486.00
Nov. ($11,991.00) ($2,963.00)
Dec. $2,198.00  
YTD $13,424.00 $2,197.00
STARTER SYSTEM

NET, for clients’ live accounts trading the entire month’s trades and after deducting commissions and system fees

Recommended Account Size: $21,000; minimum: $18,000

 

  2014 2015
Jan. 2014 $930 ($3,918.00)
Feb. 12,500 ($1,162.00)
March $4,200.00 $5,308.00
April ($3,700) $3,240.00
May $6,400.00 $5,096.00
June $500.00 ($4,156.00)
July $3,000.00 $2,115.00
Aug. ($2,145.00) $7,796.00
Sept. ($6,093.00) ($7,323.00)
Oct. $2,160 $4,000.00
Nov. ($8,399.00) ($2,400.00)
Dec. $5,620  
YTD $14,973.00 $10,058.00
Disclaimers:

This trading system, like any other, may involve an inappropriate level of risk for prospective investors. THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. Prior to purchasing or leasing a trading system from this or any other system vendor or investing in a trading system with a registered commodity trading representative, investors need to carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for them in light of their own specific financial condition. In some cases, futures accounts are subject to substantial charges for commission, management, incentive or advisory fees. It may be necessary for accounts subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets. In addition, one should carefully study the accompanying prospectus, account forms, disclosure documents and/or risk disclosure statements.

The information contained in this report is provided with the objective of “standardizing” trading systems performance measurements, and it is intended for educational /informational purposes only. All information is offered with the understanding that an investor considering purchasing or leasing a system must carry out his/her own research and due diligence in deciding whether to purchase or lease any trading system noted within or without this report. This report does not constitute a solicitation to purchase or invest in any trading system which may be mentioned herein.

The risk of trading can be substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Transactions in securities futures, commodity and index futures and options on futures carry a high degree of risk. The amount of initial margin is small relative to the value of the futures contract, meaning that transactions are heavily “leveraged”. A relatively small market movement will have a proportionately larger impact on the funds you have deposited or will have to deposit: this may work against you as well as for you. You may sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and any additional funds deposited with the clearing firm to maintain your position. If the market moves against your position or margin levels are increased, you may be called upon to pay substantial additional funds on short notice to maintain your position. If you fail to comply with a request for additional funds within the time prescribed, your position may be liquidated at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit.

RISK DISCLOSURE: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading financial instruments can be substantial, and you should carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of your financial condition. Day trading on margin or short selling may result in losses beyond your initial investment. Options trading is highly speculative and contains a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors.