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Are you interested in using computerized trading systems to do the trading for you? Do you need an efficient on-line order execution platform for futures and foreign exchange? Are you interested in using the services of a Commodity Trading Advisor or Pool? Trade Center, Inc. has the ability to provide you with futures clearing services that meet your needs. At TCI you can have your portfolio professionally managed or make the decisions yourself. Call us and let one of our experienced brokers create a portfolio for you. 

System Due Diligence
The Search for Reliable High Performing Futures Systems
TCI system experts take the time and have the know-how to research and analyze the effectiveness of established and newly developed Futures Trading Systems. Of the hundreds of systems offered, only a few systems stand the test of time. To find these worthwhile systems TCI engages in ongoing system due diligence thoroughly examining the development and performance history of prospective futures trading systems. For a futures system to be included in the TCI Library of Futures Systems it must pass our exacting standards of professional system development and performance.

System Selection
Identifying The Right System(s) To Meet Investor Needs
A thorough knowledge of systems is necessary in order to match the right system(s) to a particular investor's goals for risk/return. TCI professionals are fully conversant with the distinctive performance characteristics of trading systems in the TCI Library of Systems. As part of the process of portfolio customization, TCI professionals patiently assist investors in understanding key system features—time horizons (long-mid-short-term), markets traded, trading logic, signal generation, entry and exit strategies and role of protective stops.

System Portfolio Construction
Tailoring Single/Multi-System Portfolios
TCI professionals assist clients in the construction of futures portfolio intended to achieve superior investment results with less relative risk than traditional buy-and-hold strategies. Taking a Total Portfolio view, your TCI advisor will guide you through a portfolio planning process including investment goal setting, risk analysis, portfolio asset allocation, market diversification, asset balancing and portfolio sizing, capitalization and leveraging. TCI professionals serve as a portfolio advisors to clients who are the ultimate decision makers in a fully disclosed, open process of knowledge exchange and professional guidance.

System Money Management
Applying Customized Money Management Strategies
Attempts to increase portfolio effectiveness should include well-defined money management strategies dedicated to increasing the probability for successful capital preservation and growth. TCI sugggests money management strategies consisting of portfolio rules that help manage portfolio sizing, capital funding and withdrawals, the setting of portfolio risk parameters and the setting of per trade risk filters. Furthermore, money management should not be static. It should be an ongoing process monitoring and responding to the changing financial circumstances and goals of investors.

System Administration
System Set Up and Signal Generation
TCI has developed a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for futures system administration. Our state-of-the-art, fully secure and redundant technology environment has been built to deliver accurate and timely trading signals for all systems administered by TCI. Relying on multiple data streams, the latest contract adjustors, database supports and aggressive strategies to provide uninterrupted service, TCI clients can rest assured that all trade signals will be recognized and swiftly acted upon. Furthermore, for clients wishing to track and monitor trading system software on their own PC or laptop, TCI will provide a desktop version of the platform to clients.

System Order Execution
Accurate/Rapid Order Entry
TCI's proprietary order management system is designed to fulfill high volume order demand accurately through rapid order entry on various domestic and global futures exchanges. Relying on our unique technology tools, orders are processed in accordance with specific instructions set forth in each client's portfolio. Employing the advantages of our highly reliable online trading platform and network of floor brokers, TCI routes order directly to the floor of the world's exchanges with advanced checking and auditing processes to ensure reconciliation of all orders and fills.

System Order Integrity
TCI uses A.P.S. (average pricing system) to assure that all client orders receive the same average price fills.

System Performance Monitoring
Custom Selection of System to Fit the Needs of Individual Investors
TCI Account Executives monitor portfolio performance on a daily basis. Portfolio monitoring includes, but is not limited to ensuring that all system trade signals are executed, that order fills are reported promptly and accurately, that portfolio composition is continually reviewed, that money management rules are updated to account for changing market or investor conditions, that risk parameters are in line with portfolio instructions. Clients also benefit from value-added analytics contained in TCI's SystemTrac reports showcasing hypothetical standardized portfolios performance, equity curves and advanced evaluation metrics.

Self Directed Trading Services
For clients preferring to trade independently or to self-administer a trading system on their own, TCI offers self-directed futures brokerage services utilizing LEO-WEB an advanced electronic order platform for futures. This secure, fast, reliable and efficient system is backed by the integrity of Refco, LLC a member of all North American futures exchanges, with affiliations for clearing on all futures exchanges around the world.

Designed by traders for traders, LEO-WEB uses a combination of the fastest possible methods of order routing, putting TCI traders in direct contact with electronic markets and traditional open-outcry markets. Order validation and risk screening processes are fully automated, so your orders are routed straight-through to their destinations. In some markets, such as the S&P500, orders are routed to CUBS terminals directly down in the trading pit. In addition, E-Mini orders are routed directly into the GLOBEX system. This translates into nearly instant contact with the markets and filled orders reported in seconds.

Being able to efficiently enter orders and receive confirmations is a prime feature of LEO-WEB. The order screens are easy to manage as is the fill reporting process. Markets move swiftly, so LEO-WEB has been engineered to allow clients to quickly fill out the order screen, review their transactions, transmit it to the floor and get their confirmations - efficiently.

Technical support, order help, and fills are available online or by telephone. TCI brokerage offers competitive rates based on markets and service levels. We pride ourselves on building long-term client relationships by offering quality service and support to experienced and less experienced traders. Rates are determined in discussion with you're your Broker Representative.

November 9, 2004, 5:05 am