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What is Futures System Trading?

An automated trading system for futures is a computer program that makes futures trading decisions based on very specific rules and logic. The systems are typically built by system developers with professional trading backgrounds. Utilizing an auto-trading system, removes human emotion from the trade – fear, greed, boredom and fatigue do not come into play.

Who Sees Systems Trading?

  • Investors who want to diversify their portfolio into commodity futures trading but do not have the time to learn how to trade for themselves.
  • Investors who want to diversify their investment portfolio but do not have the risk capital required by most professional Commodity Trading Advisors
  • Traders who find that making daily trading decisions in multiple markets is too difficult to keep on top of without falling into common human emotion traps.

Why Use Systems Trading for Futures?

  • Trading the way that most non-professional self-traders do – unstructured and with unbridled emotions – certainly adds fun and entertainment to the game. But if you are serious about making money, this is not a game. Treating it like a game will, in the end, lose money.
  • All human traders, whether amateurs or professionals, run the risk of letting their emotions overtake the logic
  • When it comes to trading the futures markets, human emotion can cause traders to be inconsistent and undisciplined. The commonly held belief that 9 out of 10 self-traders lose money can be largely explained as a consequence of human emotion.
  • A systems code is emotionless. The system does not believe, feel, worry or obsess over a trade. It simply transacts unemotionally
  • A systems trading platform generates instructions based solely on programmed rules
  • System execution is objective, disciplined, quantitative and scientific

World Cup Advisor

In addition to access to various futures systems, we are also a supporter of World Cup Advisor a platform of futures trading systems. Program and performance information available on the World Cup Advisor platform.

Get Started

To learn more about futures systems trading, contact us online or call 800.376.0810 to speak with a specialist and find a system that fits your risk tolerance and individual goals.

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Your account can be approved within 3 business days, at which point you will direct money to the account.



Finally, you’ll work directly with Icon to determine what programs or strategies best fit your investment portfolio.