Find out which systems produced the greatest gains
(Gainers) and the smoothest equity curves (Smoothies).
||eMiniZ miniSP (a) from Mesa Software|
||Stafford Daytrader SP (h) from Stafford Trading|
||Venus TBond (a) from Trading Systems Online|
||Polaris miniND, miniSP (a,h) from Theseus Trading|
||Turbo Trader Professional miniRL (h) from Mr. Index Trader|
||Orion miniRL (h) from Inspired Trading Systems|
||Tanker miniCL (a) from Mariner Systems|
|Note: (a)=actual; (h)= hypothetical.|
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JULY in Review
During July the S&P 500 index fell
about 3%, but for a few of the systems we track it was a good month, with four
making a profit. In the one-month
Top Gainers table
including commissions and cost of system), the average one-month profit was
10% of conservative account size.
Bear in mind that this gain
is for the TOP-performing systems that we track.
To see how the top systems have performed over the past year, you can look
at the numbers in the one-year Top Gainers table. These numbers give the
cumulative profit over the last 12 months, and the average this month for our Top
Gainers was 18% of conservative account size. Turbo Trader and
BounceMDRL 2miniRL took the top spots by a large margin,
followed by Seasonal ST miniND and BounceMDRL 2miniMD.
Compass, Impetus, and Polaris also made the table.
Again, these gains are for the top-performing systems that we track.
Note that the one-year percentage is not annualized, and some of the newer systems
may have achieved a high percentage profit (or loss!) in much less than 12 months.
We interviewed Mr. Index Trader, a trading system developer whose systems
have frequently appeared in the Top Gainers tables on Futures Examiner. His systems
include Frequent Trader, Flash, and the newly released Turbo Trader. In this interview
he shares some of his insights about trading systems, and some of his future plans.
Read the interview.
We enjoy hearing from you. Please send us your
Notices from Developers
2007-Jan: Turbo Trader is again open to new clients.
2006-Jun: Axiom Index: The developer, Lincoln Fiske, does not
recommend trading miniND (or miniSP) any more, because he feels that they do not
2006-May: Turbo Trader is now closed to new clients, because of the
large number of contracts being traded.
2006-Apr: Frequent Trader: The developer, Mr. Index Trader, no longer
recommends trading Russell systems such as Frequent Trader that enter in the
afternoon only, because he feels that the market has changed.
Note to developers: Please send us any notices that you would like to have
posted in this column.
Awards for 2006: Top Gainers & Smoothies
We are pleased to announce the 2006
winners of our annual awards for Top Gainers and Smoothies
awards are presented for those systems that placed in the long-term
and one-year Top Gainers and Top Smoothies tables for results to the
end of 2006-Dec. The winners are summarized in the table below.
Please refer to the
on our website for details. We offer our
congratulations to the system developers and brokers
their accomplishments. Please note that these awards are based on
, but do not allow for financial risk or
trader's (emotional) behaviour so they should be considered
| Top Gainers and Smoothies: Positions for 2006 (Actual results) |
|| Top Gainer
|| Top Smoothie |
|| One-year |
| AxiomIndex-miniMD ||4||-||4||-|
| BounceMDRL-2miniMD ||2||3||2||2|
| BounceMDRL-2miniRL ||1||2||1||1|
| Compass-SP ||3||-||5||-|
| Delphi-miniMD ||n/a||6||n/a||n/a|
| Impetus-miniRL ||8||4||7||3|
| Polaris-miniND ||9||9||n/a||n/a|
| Polaris-miniSP ||6||7||n/a||n/a|
| SeasonalST-miniND ||7||5||6||4|
| SeasonalST-miniSP ||5||8||3||5|
| TurboTrd&Pro-miniRL ||n/a||1||n/a||n/a|
1. The numbers indicate the system's position in the Top Gainers
and Smoothies tables for results to the end of 2006-Dec;
"1" = top position, etc.
2. The notation "-" indicates that the system did not place in this
3. The notation "n/a" indicates that there was not enough data for
inclusion in this table. Long-term Top Gainers require 18 months
of results, and Top Smoothies require 24 months of results.
Page last updated 2007-Aug-20
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