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We track the Commercial Traders via the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions Commitment of Traders weekly report. The Commitment of Traders report breaks down the market's players into four main groups:
Commercial Hedgers - Producers or, consumers of a given commodity.
Non-Commercials - Typically commodity funds, including Commodity Index Funds.
Large Speculators - Commodity Trading Advisors as well as large traders.
Small Speculators - Exactly what the name implies.
For our purpose, we track the Commercial Hedgers. Our idea is that, in a value driven futures market, no one knows fair value like the people who produce it or, have to use it. In fact, it is precisely their sense of value that provides the commodity market's rhythmic meanderings that swing traders love so much. Let's face it, producers know when their product is overvalued and it should be sold just as well as end line users know when they should be stocking up at low prices.
Traders We Follow
ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.