The Benefits Of Managed Futures

Performance: Since managed futures programs have the potential to profit in both up and down markets, they tend to outperform traditional investments like stocks and mutual funds during market downturns as can be seen in the accompanying graph. Please note that futures trading involves risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone.

Diversification: Because managed futures programs can profit in bear markets and given the lack of price correlation between commodities and equities, they provide the benefit of diversification for those holding a long only portfolio of stocks or mutual funds. This paper by the CME Group revisits a famous Harvard professor’s study on managed futures.

Security Of Funds: When you invest in a managed futures program with a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), your funds are secure since the CTA does not have physical access to your funds, but simply the authorization to trade your funds on your behalf.

Better Tax Rate On Trading Income: You will pay a lower tax rate if you are a US based trader actively trading futures compared to stocks or options. This is because profits from futures are treated as 60% long term capital gains and 40% short term capital gains, regardless of the holding period.

The Benefits Of Trading With Acumen

While there are many benefits to trading with our algorithms, the main benefits come from the time put into developing the code and the automated nature of the systems.  The impartial, precise to the second execution of the code is highly efficient and performs faster than any human trader could.  In addition, this automation negates many of the negative human emotions that tend to hinder discretionary trading such as bias, fear, fatigue, impatience, and overconfidence.  Manual trading can simply not compare to a quality automated trading system in terms of efficiency or effectiveness.

Furthermore, trading manually can be very stressful, and we all know that high levels of stress can be very bad for your health.  If you really give it some thought, it simply doesn’t make sense to potentially exert such a great deal of stress and emotional energy by trading manually when in all likelihood you will underperform our automated trading systems.

So relax, and let us do the trading for you.  Automate your trading, simplify your life.

Fully Automated

Our algorithms automatically trade the markets for you.

Automate Your Trading

We can fully automate your trading so that you can stay disciplined and avoid negative human emotions, such as fear, that hinder discretionary traders. No need to keep your eyes glued to the screen anymore!

Trend Following

Follow the major market trends with our algorithms.

Follow The Major Trends

Our algorithms take advantage of trending market conditions and attempt to ride these trends for as long as possible while keeping safeguards in place. We aspire to catch all major trends in an instrument.

Direction Neutral

Our algorithms make money in both up and down markets

Direction Doesn't Matter

Our systems attempt to profit on both long and short trades on a purely technical basis, so you can make money regardless of market direction while avoiding the pitfalls of market bias.

Day Trading

All of our algorithms trade on an intraday basis.

Day Trade With Us

We trade on an intraday basis, so you can take advantage of lower day margins while never having to worry about margin calls. Lower margins allow for efficient use of capital & potentially higher gains.

The Many Benefits Of Our Algorithms

Why Us?

Acumen Algorithms is a Florida Limited Liability Company that is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA ID # 0491413). We provide 2 different algorithmic programs that utilize a short term trend following strategy: Global Intraday Trends Program, Global Diversified Trends Program.
We aspire to improve the lives of our clients by improving their trading results and helping them achieve their financial goals. Furthermore, we desire to communicate as openly and transparently as possible with our clients, the only limitations to this being that we can not divulge any overly specific and proprietary information regarding our algorithms.
All of our algorithms utilize a trend following strategy that aims to ride out trends in financial instruments for as long as possible while optimizing profits. Our fully automated algorithms trade in both long and short positions on a short term basis. We also do not manually intervene in any individual trades, as we prefer to make continuous adjustments to the algorithm itself to impact and improve our trading.
As a newly registered Commodity Trading Advisor, we aspire in the near term to deliver a high level of performance in our algorithmic programs to our clients. If we are successful in achieving this objective, we will eventually establish a strong reputation in the managed futures industry which will allow us to accumulate a high degree of assets under management.
Our founder, Nick Kitcharoen, is highly analytical by nature and has a passion for trading and developing automated trading systems. He is a finance person first and a developer second, as he worked for many years in corporate finance conducting financial analysis and providing recommendations in order to improve financial results. His view is that having a strong intellectual curiosity and attention to detail, while avoiding complacency, is absolutely vital for the continuous improvement of our algorithms. Mr. Kitcharoen holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.
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