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My 27 years in the futures markets has been well spent monitoring the various indicator packages and systems that professional and retail clients use. There certainly is no “Holy Grail,” but there are basic parameters that potentially may warrant a higher probability of success on trades. I place a strong emphasis on a client’s financial goals and apply money management to keep those goals in perspective. My personal desires to trade successfully were found in a trading room set up for the floor brokers coming up off the CME Floors after each trading day. Charts, hand graphed, were hanging out of their stuffed pockets. These charts were the only technical guide that these “pit warriors” had in formulating their trades.
For me, 1979 began as part owner of a metal’s recycling company. Chemical tanks were used for the X-Ray film collected from the hospitals and environmentally controlled furnaces were uses to melt the gold fingers from the old computers, usually purchased from the US Government as scrap.
Then, in 1984, I began to get involved in the commodity markets by attending numerous classes in technical analysis. As a registered broker, I attended Market Technicians Association functions. I was selected as broker for many CTA’s such as top “Turtle” Michael Cavallo, along with vendors recommending as broker to their indicator packages and reports. I have been quoted in Concensus Newsletter and have given market updates on “Tiger Financial News Network.” I have also conducted webinars for FX Street on Fibonacci and Advanced Technicals, and plan to continue sharing trading ideas and strategies through further webinars.
I primarily focus on the most liquid markets. Execution is vital to implement strategies according to ones trading model.
I derive the trading model upon the initial client consultation. The most important part is to keep the discipline within the trade model. I like to use seasonal guidelines and will often spread trade to garnish a differential between various commodities or months. I believe in waiting for the ‘perfect’ scenario before entering the marketplace. In addition, each position has a stop loss strategy with a risk in mind. On the flipside, trailing stops or timely exits are in place upon the culmination of each trade.
Risk/Money Management View:
I will employ stops for outright futures positions. Options spread strategies may also be used, depending on the forecast for the market. Even quiet flat markets may use butterfly spreads to take advantage of a small range of trading.
Technical and/or Fundamental Focus:
I concentrate on technical analysis, primarily breaking down charts by using various moving averages, momentum, stochastics and RSI indicators. I read and listen to any fundamental factors that may impact the markets. Market psychology is another factor that I will include in my analysis.
Articles Written by Leslie Burton:
- The Future of Managed Futures… Past, Present and Future!
- The US Dollar and Inflation!
- Twelve Essential Steps To a Winning E-mini Strategy!
- Futures Spread Trading: The Anatomy of a Classic Corn-Wheat Spread!
- The US Dollar Index: A Currency or the Pulse of the Futures Markets?
- Why Hedge with Gold in 2011?
"Why I Chose DT" Responses from Leslie's Clients:
THESE TESTIMONIALS ARE FROM SELECT CUSTOMERS. THEIR EXPERIENCES MAY NOT BE TYPICAL OF WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO ACHIEVE, AS RESULTS MAY VARY. CLAIMS CONTAINED WITHIN TESTIMONIALS HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED. CUSTOMERS WERE NOT PAID OR COMPENSATED IN ANY WAY FOR THEIR STATEMENTS.
Past Webinars and Events
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