What makes Aberration different from other trading systems?
While some systems only trade the currencies, financials, or stock
indices, Aberration trades all eight of the commodity groups. The
exposure to all groups allows the potential for profits from the
“moving” group to make up for losses in other groups. In the
course of a year, based on hypothetical testing, one or more commodities
in each group will make a big move. Aberration endeavors to
Curve-fit systems yield extraordinary performance in
computer testing because the system rules and parameters
have been “tweaked” to fit the data. The more rules and
parameters in a system, the greater the danger of curve-fitting.
The problem with curve-fit systems is that the real time performance
doesn't match the back-tested performance. A clue to a curve-fit
system is one that uses “unique” rules for each market, or different
parameter value for each commodity it trades. Aberration uses
one equation and one entry and exit rule for all 57 commodities.
The equation has only one parameter, and the same parameter value is
used across all 57 commodities. Clearly, Aberration is not a
One of the reasons traders lose money in futures is commissions and slippage. If you are buying and selling every day, for every commodity you have in your portfolio, the impact of your expenditures in commission and slippage (the difference between the price you intend to achieve and that which you were actually filled at) could be the difference between success and failure. Aberration trades each commodity approximately three to four times per year and is in each market only about sixty percent of the time. The intent is to wait until there is a higher probability of success as opposed to staying in the market and hope that success finds you.