SeasonAlgo is the first and only platform designed for seasonal spread trading. Started as personal project for spread analysis, released later publicly for fellow traders, improved with ideas from the community, SeasonAlgo became a professional service available to all spread traders. The whole platform consists of several tightly integrated modules.
Technical analysis of seasonal spreads is not complicated but requires specific tools, which are not available in common retail trading platforms. None of them was designed for seasonal spread trading. Some basic charts and seasonal patterns can be displayed, but either some add-on modules or custom indicators are required. Working with spreads is complicated and slow, with limited functionality. We designed our platform with all seasonal spread trading nuances in mind. Analysis tools include the following:
Continuation and stacked chart are just different visualizations of the same thing, you can use one based on your preference
How and where to look for seasonality? First option is to study each commodity fundamentals which are behind seasonal movements. But this can be very difficult. You have to study each commodity in great detail and do a manual research on your own. And remember, fundamental analysis is the playground of commercials, it’s their bread and butter. You can never match their knowledge and information as retail trader. Second option is to let statistic and computer do the hard work and research for you. Nowadays, with all the computing power, it’s not a problem to use data mining for discovery of seasonal strategies. There are some other companies offering such a research, but none of them have integration with analysis platform and their database with potential seasonal strategies is limited. We give you thousands of strategies and a smart search engine to select the strategies which suit your trading style. Our research of seasonal strategies includes following:
It’ always good to have evidence of your trades. But in seasonal trading, it’s very important. Seasonality is cyclic, which means that next year you can trade the same opportunity. After few years you can have your own portfolio and pick trades only from it. Our portfolio management is integrated in platform and includes following:
It's very important to be notified when some expected or unexpected market situations arise. Broker's platforms usually don't support alerts for spreads. In our platform you can set up alerts for both outrights and spreads. There are two types of alerts:
Backtester in Analyze allows only basic backtesting functionality. Enter and exit of trade are possible only on exact boundaries of seasonal window without any trade management. No stop losses, profit targets, multiple contracts etc. You can backtest only one spread at a time, not to mention difficult comparison of different result. Available retail trading platforms don’t allow seasonal and spread backtesting at all, because of its specific requirements. We feel there is a lot of room for improvement and we already started to work on full feature advanced backtester for seasonal spread trading. Nowadays it’s still concept but we are working on a new version. Currently advanced backtester allows:
Roadmap with enhancement we are working on:
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The risk of loss in trading commodities can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in commodity trading can work against you as well for you. The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains. Past results are not indicative of future results. 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 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.
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