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Results From Actual Accounts

The following results are taken from actual Gain Capital accounts trading the indicated algorithms.

LIVE ACCOUNTS: EQUITY CURVE

This data is taken from the four accounts that we use to track the live returns. This equity curve shows the month to month net liquidating value of the indicated accounts.

THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE THAT IS OFTEN OBTAINABLE IN FUTURES TRADING CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THE USE OF LEVERAGE CAN LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS.

THIS BRIEF STATEMENT CANNOT DISCLOSE ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY FUTURES INTERESTS

LIVE ACCOUNTS: SUMMARY

This data is taken from the four accounts that we use to track the live returns.

Performance Analysis
Starting Account Balance $40,075
Ending Account Balance $161,486
Total $ Gain* +$121,411
Return on Initial $40,075* +302%
Began Trading Live 1 February 2017
Last Updated 22 January 2020
Draw-Down
Worst $ draw-down (closing month to closing month)** -$25,448
Period Draw-Down Seen Jan 2018 – Apr 2018
Account Details
Trading System Used The Swing Trader
Instruments traded ES/TY
Number of Contracts Traded (Entire Period; Non-Compounded) 4
100% Automated Trading (No Discretionary Trades) Yes
Performance Analysis
Starting Account Balance $46,740
Ending Account Balance $167,028
Total $ Gain* +$120,288
Return on Initial $46,740* +257%
Began Trading Live 1 February 2017
Last Updated 22 January 2020
Draw-Down
Worst $ draw-down (closing month to closing month)** -$39,579
Period Draw-Down Seen Jan 2018 – Jul 2018
Account Details
Trading System Used S&P Crusher
Instruments traded ES/TY
Number of Contracts Traded (Entire Period; Non-Compounded) 4-5
100% Automated Trading (No Discretionary Trades) Yes
Performance Analysis
Starting Account Balance $22,101
Ending Account Balance $47,308
Total $ Gain* +$25,207
Return on Initial $22,101* +114%
Began Trading Live 10 April 2019
Last Updated 22 January 2020
Draw-Down
Worst $ draw-down (closing month to closing month)** -$3,533
Period Draw-Down Seen Feb 2019 – Mar 2019
Account Details
Trading System Used Pro Trader
Instruments traded ES/TY
Number of Contracts Traded (Entire Period; Non-Compounded) 1
100% Automated Trading (No Discretionary Trades) Yes
Performance Analysis
Starting Account Balance $12,339
Ending Account Balance $21,745
Total $ Gain * +$9,406
Return on Initial $12,339 * +76%
Began Trading Live 10 Apr 2019
Last Updated 22 January 2020
Draw-Down
Worst $ draw-down (closing month to closing month) ** -$1,803
Period Draw-Down Seen Sep 2019 – Nov 2019
Account Details
Trading System Used The Wave Trader
Instruments traded ES/TY
Number of Contracts Traded (Entire Period; Non-Compounded) 1
100% Automated Trading (No Discretionary Trades) Yes

*These results include the broker/clearing fees ($6.50 per RT/All-In) but do not include the license fee AlgorithmicTrading.net charges for the use of it’s algorithms.

**Estimated maximum closing month to closing month $ draw-down, based on account trading 4 contracts. Note that heavier losses than indicated are possible. Maximum Draw down can be used to determine the measure of risk involved with any given trading system. It represents the maximum peak to valley loss (closing month to closing month) seen on the account during the indicated trading period. 

Commodity Futures, Trading Commission Futures, Derivatives and Options trading has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures and options markets. Don’t trade with money you can’t afford to lose. This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures, options, or any other assets. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results. AlgorithmicTrading.net is not registered with the NFA as a commodity trading adviser. All information provided is impersonal and not tailored to any individuals specific needs. These algorithms are traded on your personal computer or through a letter of direction using one of our NFA registered brokers. Individual results may vary depending on when an individual starts, the number of contracts they are trading and the broker they are using. 

THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE THAT IS OFTEN OBTAINABLE IN FUTURES TRADING CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THE USE OF LEVERAGE CAN LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS.

THIS BRIEF STATEMENT CANNOT DISCLOSE ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY FUTURES INTERESTS

2019 Performance Review

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Trading futures involves substantial risk of loss and is not appropriate for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Performance Numbers

Are these actual performance numbers from someone ONLY trading your algorithms?

Yes. These accounts were opened with Gain Capital and have traded only the systems indicated, with the number of contracts stated throughout the entire period.

Does this include all fees?

The performance numbers DO include the fees the broker charges (per trade commissions) and the clearing fees. It does not include the fees AlgorithmicTrading.net charges.

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AlgorithmicTrading.net provides trading algorithms based on a computerized system, which is also available for use on a personal computer. All customers receive the same signals within any given algorithm package. All advice is impersonal and not tailored to any specific individual's unique situation. AlgorithmicTrading.net, and its principles, are not required to register with the NFA as a CTA and are publicly claiming this exemption. Information posted online or distributed through email has NOT been reviewed by any government agencies — this includes but is not limited to back-tested reports, statements and any other marketing materials. Carefully consider this prior to purchasing our algorithms. For more information on the exemption we are claiming, please visit the NFA website: http://www.nfa.futures.org/nfa-registration/cta/index.html. If you are in need of professional advice unique to your situation, please consult with a licensed broker/CTA.

DISCLAIMER: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Futures trading has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in the futures markets. Don't trade with money you can't afford to lose. This is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this website or on any reports. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Unless otherwise noted, all returns posted on this site and in our videos is considered Hypothetical Performance. HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM. ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.

With the exception of the statements posted from live accounts on Tradestation and/or Gain Capital, all results, graphs and claims made on this website and in any video blogs and/or newsletter emails are from the result of back-testing our algorithms during the dates indicated. These results are not from live accounts trading our algorithms. They are from hypothetical accounts which have limitations (see CFTC RULE 4.14 below and Hypothetical performance disclaimer above). Actual results do vary given that simulated results could under — or over — compensate the impact of certain market factors. Furthermore, our algorithms use back-testing to generate trade lists and reports which does have the benefit of hind-sight. While back-tested results might have spectacular returns, once slippage, commission and licensing fees are taken into account, actual returns will vary. Posted maximum draw downs are measured on a closing month to closing month basis. Furthermore, they are based on back-tested data (refer to limitations of back-testing below). Actual draw downs could exceed these levels when traded on live accounts.

CFTC RULE 4.41 - Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under — or over — compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown.

Statements posted from our actual customers trading the algorithms (algos) include slippage and commission. Statements posted are not fully audited or verified and should be considered as customer testimonials. Individual results do vary. They are real statements from real people trading our algorithms on auto-pilot and as far as we know, do NOT include any discretionary trades. Tradelists posted on this site also include slippage and commission.

This strictly is for demonstration/educational purposes. AlgorithmicTrading.net does not make buy, sell or hold recommendations. Unique experiences and past performances do not guarantee future results. You should speak with your CTA or financial representative, broker dealer, or financial analyst to ensure that the software/strategy that you utilize is suitable for your investment profile before trading in a live brokerage account. All advice and/or suggestions given here are intended for running automated software in simulation mode only. Trading futures is not for everyone and does carry a high level of risk. AlgorithmicTrading.net, nor any of its principles, is NOT registered as an investment advisor. All advice given is impersonal and not tailored to any specific individual.

* Published percentage per month is based on back-tested results (see limitations on back-testing above) using the corresponding package. This includes reasonable slippage and commission. This does NOT include fees we charge for licensing the algorithms which varies based on account size. Refer to our license agreement for full risk disclosure.