We recently closed the books on our first year of trading and wanted to share our results with the rest of the world. We’re happy to report our Forex Trading Service gained +21.8% while our Futures Trading Service increased +43.5%. Considering the S&P 500 returned less than 1% over that same time, you’ll understand why we’re so excited with these results. The partnership between Maxon Capital Group and Sentrade has proven to be a huge success as we continue to see remarkable performances based off his trading models.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a step back and remind everyone how we make money in the markets here at Maxon Capital Group. Sentrade identifies price patterns in Forex and Futures markets and develops a set of trading rules designed to result in a profitable trading strategy. Once the trading rules are in place, the strategy can be optimized through backtesting and verified through the use of out-of-sample data. The end result is a systematic trading model that can generate trade orders at the click of a button. Sentrade only uses his best trading models for our Forex and Futures trading services, and the results over the past year certainly speak for themselves.
Let’s take a closer look at these results and see how our second year of trading is shaping up so far.
Forex Trading Service Results
Even though our Forex Trading Service gained +21.8% during the first year of trading (based on 60k unit position sizes), the path we took to obtain those results had some twists and turns. As can be seen by the equity curve below, our Forex trading models had a strong close to 2014 but stumbled out of the gate in early 2015. We regained our footing by late winter and recovered all our losses before midyear. After spending the better part of summer trading sideways, our Forex trading models kicked in to high-gear and spent the rest of the year closing one profitable trade after another. Not only did our Forex trading models close the year at new highs but they continued to outperform after the New Year. Our Forex models have already closed out an additional +7.2% in 2016 with no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Futures Trading Service Results
As shown by the equity curve below, our Futures Trading Service experienced some challenges as it worked its way to a +43.5% gain during the first year of trading. After making new highs in early spring, our Futures trading models went through an abnormal period of underperformance that came to an abrupt end late summer. At that point, the historical performance of our Futures trading models reemerged and we quickly regained all our losses. Much like our Forex trading models, our Futures trading models pressed to new highs before years end and made an additional move higher as we ushered in 2016. As a matter of fact, our Futures models have already closed out an additional +4.4% in 2016 and we’re sitting on an additional +16.8% in unrealized gains.
It often pays to be patient when it comes to trading. Even though our trading models go through periods of underperformance, the key is to have the conviction and discipline to see the trades through to their eventual success.
We’re pleased to announce that we’re opening up an additional 20 seats for both our Forex and Futures Trading Services. Sign up now to get started on your free two-week trial before these seats fill up.