About The founder...
He's has been a professional trader, analyst and systems developer for the last 19 years. He's had numerous media appearances for his market analysis expertise including many appearances on WebFN and MarketTalk in addition to being a weekly guest on the Jeff Wyman Show. He's also been quoted in various financial publications. After graduating Cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance, Decision Science and Information Systems disciplines, he was ready to dive head first into the realm of trading and systems analysis, into which he'd already put many years into systems development. He traded his own private account for two years before his methodologies became such that he had more time on his hands and he needed another challenge. He decided to give the fruits of his hard work to the masses and became a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager for one of the nation's fastest growing Investment Research Advisory firms. After providing intuitive research, analysis and market commentary for four years, as the Lead Market Analyst and Senior Research Analyst, he left to start The MiniAnalyst.com.
The focus of this website is very simple. To make our clients money. Although you'll get very accurate and timely market analysis and commentary delivered on a daily basis, the real focus is to make consistent money over time, as our results clearly demonstrate. And with 19 years of steadfast market discipline to provide discretion when required, in conjunction with accurate market timing commentary and analysis daily, as well as offering autotrading for those without the time to trade themselves...all at a great price hundreds, even thousands less than our competitors, you can see why the choice is clear...The MiniAnalyst.com.
Our results are neither backtested, nor actual. We never backtest (optimize) our systems. This ensures we have a robust strategy that will continue to perform in perpetuity. Most of our systems have been running for several years, which in and of itself is a testament to our methodology. As a result, we simply pull the trades the system has made from each specific TradeStation Report on a monthly basis. This assures a proper and representative fill report. We also use $25/rt commissions and slippage in all our monthly performance reporting. The reason we pull directly from TradeStation each month is that, as stated, it's the most representative method of how the system has performed. We target real returns of 100-200% with routine drawdowns (DD) of 30%, while some portfolios and/or individual systems can have 50%DD's. The key is to recognize this is high-risk high-return risk-speculative trading. There is risk of loss in all trading. As part of any well-balanced portfolio at most: 10-20% of total risk capital should be invested in our form of trading. Drawdowns may vary greatly from the above based on intramonth drawdowns and the "emotional" desire to quit. System trading requires no emotion with a steady set of parameters going in so you don't quit on an intramonth DD of 30-50%. Again, these DD's will occur and may not be reflected in the monthly totals you see above.
THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITIES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. IN CONSIDERING WHETHER TO TRADE OR TO AUTHORIZE SOMEONE ELSE TO TRADE FOR YOU, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING: UNDER CERTAIN MARKET CONDITIONS, YOU MAY FIND IT DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE TO LIQUIDATE A POSITION. THIS CAN OCCUR, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN THE MARKET MAKES A "LIMIT MOVE". THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE THAT IS OFTEN OBTAINABLE IN COMMODITY TRADING CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THE USE OF LEVERAGE CAN LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS.HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY COMMODITY TRADING ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN, IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL COMMODITY TRADING PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR COMMODITY TRADING PROGRAM. ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL COMMODITY TRADING PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL COMMODITY TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL COMMODITY TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL COMMODITY TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR COMMODITY TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL COMMODITY TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE COMMODITY MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC COMMODITY TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CAN NOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL COMMODITY TRADING PERFORMANCE RESULTS, AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL COMMODITY TRADING RESULTS.Disclaimer: Futures and Forex trading involves risk and is not for all investors. Past performance is NOT indicative of future results. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as an offer to buy, sell, or hold and securities of futures. This is intended for informational purposes only. Trading involves risk and should be pursued with risk capital only!