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Welcome to Atlas-35 - one of the most powerful tools for technical and fundamental analysis of commodity futures markets available today.

 

 About Atlas-35

Atlas-35 is a complete commodity futures trading program with buy and sell entries, protective stops, trailing stops and profit targets. The program is based on a true objective trading system and leaves nothing to subjectivity. The system combines proven mechanical technical analysis indicators calculations with sound money management principles. With every trade you will know the precise entry level and whether you are going long or short, how much you need to risk on the trade and when to exit.

 

The key benefits of Atlas-35 are:   

   Totally Technical Trading Decisions. Gives clear BUY or SELL signals.

   Trades only busy, liquid markets, including Yen, Swiss Franc, Crude Oil and US Bonds.

   Attempts to keep Low Equity Drawdowns and conserve your money for winning trades.

   The Affiliated Brokers can enter your orders automatically.

  

 Description/Trading Methodology

Atlas-35 trading program was developed to trade a basket of 35 commodities. It trades all seven commodity groups: the grains, meats, softs, metals, energies, currencies and financials. The Stock Indices Futures group is traded by Chronos-1, Blind Terry and RT Trading Signals trading systems.

 

Atlas-35 uses more than 100 trading systems to perform computerized technical analysis. Each system falls into one of five general classes: Moving Average, Divergence, Pattern, Oscillator, and Trend. Atlas-35 optimizes many individual systems, and arrives at a collection in a Vote Output.  It then runs Back Tests for each system to determine the system efficiency for each commodity market. Atlas-35 will simulate trading on each Trading System and select the best ones to form a consensus and compose trading signals based on the score from the test.

 

This process selects systems that “characterize the efficiency” of the commodity in the Back Test and yields the highest probability trades.  As long as the general system efficiency after the Back Test remains more or less consistent, Atlas-35 will continue to generate excellent signals on the Vote Output from these systems. [See Disclaimer].

 

Each and every day the program downloads historical and current price data and updates the system commodity portfolio with current prices. Based on the Active Trading Model, a systems test is performed on all commodities futures markets in the program portfolio. The trading systems “vote” or confirm one another to generate trading signals, accompanied by the signal relative confidence index reading. After each market is evaluated for strength, weakness and fundamental setup conditions, Atlas-35 produces buy/sell Trading Recommendations.

 

 Risk and Money Management

Atlas-35 also consists of proprietary risk management rules and money management techniques for dealing with both losing and winning trades. The program provides an impressive array of exits (stops) for you to use in managing your trade once you get into it.  Stop is an order to close an open trade if and when the market moves to a given price. The stop includes a price declaration and is considered an order in itself. The system has a stops control utility that allows you to place stops for open orders. [See Disclaimer].

 

The exits in Atlas-35 make judicious use of the concepts of stop units, market volatility, pivot points and trend-lines. It utilizes a combination of exits and the system closes a trade with the first one hit, that is, the most conservative exit. Atlas-35 Risk and Money Management Rules comprise of the following types of exits:

 

Protective Loss Stops are placed below or above the entry price for buy/sell positions respectively, to limit the loss in case of losing trades, every time when a new trade is executed. For each commodity market the Protective Loss Stops are calculated based on: (1) the actual market volatility and (2) medium term pivot-points.  Fixed actual market Volatility Loss Stops are placed at 2 times the Average True Range (ATR) from the previous day's close. The ATR is defined as the average of the price movement over a preset number of days. Pivot-Point Fixed Loss Stop exits a trade when price equals or is less than (in the case of a loss stop in a long trade) an amount calculated by the price at the bottom of the prior pivot point minus the stop level parameter.

 

Breakeven Exit – Once price reaches a profit specified by the threshold level set at 50% of the short term Fibonacci Retracement Projections, the system moves your protective loss stop to your entry price (not including commissions and fees). [See Disclaimer].

 

Profit Objectives are not specified by Atlas-35 exit rules and the system offsets the trading positions on reversing signal. Reversing Signals exits the trade when a signal is generated in the opposite direction. The reversing signal has two functions: to exit the existing trade and to enter a trade in the other direction.

 

Trailing Profit Stop For the purposes of placing Trailing Profit Stop, we calculate minimum targets for the recommended positions. The minimum targets are based on medium term calculations and are projected at 50% Fibonacci Retracement Levels. The Profit Trailing Loss Stop is specified once the price reaches the minimum target. The system will “trail” the stop behind the price by an amount equal to 50% of the minimum target gain.

 

 Performance

(Note: During 2001 Atlas-35 was traded exclusively under Investment Analysis Group brokerage)

  ARCHIVE

Y2000

Y2001

Y2002

Y2003

Annual  +$82,155

Annual +$94,006

Year-to-Date -$956

Year-to-Date

Sep. +$10,220

Jan. +$35,032

Jan. +$2,760

Jan. +$95

Oct. +$26,285

Feb. +$17,491

Feb. +$4,174

 

Nov. +$18,665

Mar. +$27,412

Mar. -$2,386

 

Dec. +$26,985

Apr. -$1,312

Apr. -$10,653

 
 

May +$7,878  

May -$3,726

 
 

Jun. +$1,742  

Jun. +$1,243

 
 

Jul. +$9,876

Jul. +$1,211

 
 

Aug. -$9,281

Aug. +$3,187

 
 

Sep. -$1,424

Sep. -$4,333

 
 

Oct. +$2,910

Oct. +$5,831

 
 

Nov. -$1,853

Nov. +$400

 
 

Dec. +$5,535

Dec. +$1,337

 

 


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DISCLAIMER: THERE IS RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS TRADING.  PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
 

DISCLAIMER: 'HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN INHERENT LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS  DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT ACTUALLY 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 PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN."
 
DISCLAIMER: The use of stop loss order does not guarantee that your losses will be limited to the intended amount. Certain market conditions could make it impossible to execute such orders.