Simple logic: Both entry and exit logic are straightforward in identifying the trend and trend change.
Robustness: The walk-forward optimization results show considerable consistency of returns over years of dramatically changing markets. This increases confidence in the likelihood that strong performance may continue.
Low Correlations: Correlations with a number of the other TradingVisions systems are low, providing sensible opportunities for combinations into portfolios.
Peace of Mind: Early in a move, the protective stop is moved to lock in a profit, thus reducing the risk window to shorter periods and also ensuring that healthy winners aren't allowed to become losers.
Staying Power: Compared to daytrading systems, the advantage of holding positions is that AXIOM Index is able to capture larger period movements. Additionally, by designing the system to run nearly wide open after locking in an initial profit, the market is allowed breathing room, limiting premature exits and yielding larger winning trades.
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AXIOM Index is a mechanical, trend-following, swing system that is recommended for the emini NASDAQ. It employs a unique entry mechanism that utilizes a proprietary channel built upon the confluence and mutual confirmation of a number of trend cycles. The system may be leased and traded through designated broker-assist programs or TradeStation brokerage accounts. AXIOM runs on the TradeStation platform and was officially released April 21, 2004, when it was submitted to Futures Truth for third-party tracking. No change has been made in the proprietary channel logic since release.
AXIOM Index II WFO
On May, 2013 TradingVisions released AXIOM Index II WFO, which incorporates several changes to AXIOM Index made over the last two years, a change to the volatility filter, and most importantly, a walk-forward optimization protocol (see details here). Re-optimization of only the exit stops is done once a year, and the resulting best values are used to trade for the next year. The greatest strength of WFO is that it allows us to report years of out-of-sample, unoptimized results (see examples below), which is almost as valuable in evaluating a system's performance as an actual trading record. Seeing an out-of-sample history helps to verify the validity and robustness of a system much more powerfully than a traditional backtest optimization report, because the results are generated by applying the system rules and parameters to new data that's forward in time. AXIOM II NQ has been traded in my personal account since May 4, 2013.Striker Securities, where I have my accounts, tracks and posts daily the actual account results of my and my clients trades, net of the commission and lease fees. Here is the summary of trading, as of late July, 2020.
Actual Trading Results, Net of Commissions & Lease Fees
Lease or Purchase
AXIOM Index WFO can be leased for $19-$65/month/e-mini contract and traded through designated brokers or TradeStation., or on a limited basis it may be purchased with the logic fully revealed.
To view hypothetical performance reports, click here.
Futures trading systems and commodity trading bear a high degree of risk. People can and do lose money. Hypothetical results have many inherent limitations. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Please read thedisclosures & disclaimerspage.
HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM. ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE 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 OF 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.
No representation is being made that any account will achieve similar results to any actual account numbers or hypothetical numbers cited herein or at the TradingVisions site. Results can vary significantly from brokerage to brokerage, depending upon many factors not under the control of TradingVisions. The contents of this e-mail are provided for informational purposes only, and this is not an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities. While the information contained herein is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee its completeness or accuracy.
Unless otherwise stated, hypothetical results reported by TradingVisions are those generated by the latest version of the systems and recommended portfolios, including the specific rules and parameter settings. It is therefore not advisable, nor is it the intended purpose, to use these hypothetical results as a guide to what past results should have been achieved by utilizing the version of the systems or recommended portfolio in effect at a past time. In some cases, slightly different entry and exit times and prices may be used in leased and/or purchased copies of the trading systems, in an attempt to lessen the impact of multiple orders reaching the market at or close to the same time. While over time and an extended number of trades these differences have in the past tended to be small and immaterial, they may in fact prove to have a material impact or over shorter timeframes have a material impact. Portfolio recommendations may change without notice, and TradingVisions has neither the right nor responsibility to change what is traded in client accounts.
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