The Global Basic program trades approximately 15 domestic and international commodity interests, 9 of these are either long or short interest rate contracts reflecting interest rates in Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. The balance of the commodity interests followed are currencies, grains, metals and energies, both foreign and domestic. It utilizes five intermediate time-frame models. These five models have been selected for their ability as a group to provide a high return for the amount of exposure or time that a position is held. It should be noted that there will be times when there is significant correlation between markets within a market sector or between market sectors, possibly in an adverse direction to positions held in the client’s account. Clients of the Global Basic program should be aware that this factor alone, although there are others, will lead to periods of extreme volatility and possibly very large drawdowns in an investor’s equity. The Global Basic program will, at times, have a significantly higher margin to equity ratio than the Worldwide Program, and at other times will trade very lightly due to the selectivity of its models. During periods of higher margin to equity ratios, CCM attempts to counterbalance the inherent increased volatility one would expect with this higher ratio by using five models with relatively short focus. These models have stringent entry techniques when evaluating initial risk and quick acting initial exit techniques. By industry standards these models would probably be classified as intermediate rather than short-term.
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