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Recent Statistics
  • Apr Return: 0.04%
  • YTD Return: -22.68%
  • Annual CROR:1 1.65 %
  • Worst DD:2 -22.71%
  • Losing Streak:3 -22.68 %
  • Sharpe Ratio:4 0.13
  • Min Investment: $150,000
  • AUM:5 $450,224
  • Calmar Ratio:6 N/A
The Absolute Momentum Strategy will attempt to achieve profits from directional, trend based movements in the underlying futures contracts being traded. WAMs trading strategy is technical in nature. The strategy was developed from analysis of patterns of actual price movements, and is not based on analysis of supply and demand factors, general economic factors, or world events. However, in rare instances Mr. Reavis may intervene in the exit of a profitable strategy if global news would negatively affect the position to preserve capital.


WAM looks for trends in the markets in multiple time frames very short (intra-day/ swing), medium term (weeks) and long term (months). The overall goal of looking at the markets in multiple time frames will be to attempt to lower investment volatility and consistently produce a favorable return stream over time. The strategy will also consistently seek to measure correlations between different markets over different time periods to efficiently manage risk in an attempt to generate alpha for investors. The strategy currently trades a diverse grouping of futures contracts in agriculture, softs, precious metals, currency markets, energies, stock indices and bond markets. These contracts will generally be traded on major US futures exchanges such as the CME, COMEX, CBOT, NYMEX and ICEUS. WMA reserves the right to trade other products and or contract types on other exchanges should an appropriate opportunity arise.

The strategy employs strict money and risk management techniques, typically a new position will not risk more than 1.4% of the nominal account value for medium to long term trades and 0.3% of the nominal account value for intra-day and swing trades. WAM will employ various exit strategies to capture profits which include but not limited to pivot points, trailing stops and Fibonacci retracements.

William (Bill) Reavis has been developing and trading rule-based strategies since 2007 when he worked with a 3rd party system vendor. With his advanced technical training with the US military and a dual degree in economics and management Bill has excelled at the implementation of rule based trading. After years of rigorous analysis Bill founded a CTA in 2013, utilizing what he determined to be the best strategies developed. After a number of successful years, starting in 2015, Bill decided to partner with Walsh Trading, INC as Head of Asset Management and launched a new CTA in Walsh Asset Management.

Accounting Notes: Futures trading is speculative and may result in losses. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The performance of the Program since January 2014 is presented; please note: From January 2014 through December 2015, the performance represents the results of client accounts with the trader (William Reavis) via his previous firm name. This performance has been pro forma adjusted to account for the maximum fees to be charged by Walsh Asset Management. The results presented from 2014- 2015 are only representative of the record of Bill Reavis as trader and are in no way related to the Absolute Momentum Strategy, and are only for illustrative purposes. The performance from January 2016 on represents the performance of accounts traded by Mr. Reavis pursuant to the Program by name Absolute Momentum Strategy.


  • Trading Methodology
    95% Systematic
    5% Discretionary
  • Style Sub-Categories
    Momentum
    Pattern Recognition
    Trend Anticipatory
  • Trading Style
    100% Trend Following
  • Market Allocation
    Diversified
  • Holding Period
    20% Long Term
    40% Medium Term
    30% Short Term
    10% Intraday
  • Sector

    Contracts
    Futures

Performance From Jan 2014 through Dec 2015 represents the results of client accounts traded by William Reavis, Pro Forma adjusted to account for the maximum fees to be charged by Walsh Asset Management. Performance from Jan 2016 represents the Client Accounts participating in the Absolute Momentum Strategy.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecROR Max DD
2017 -11.75% -6.27% -6.56% 0.04%   -22.68% -22.71%
2016 -3.91% 8.95% -3.24% 6.54% -0.60% 0.47% 0.37% -2.29% -8.21% 2.97% 17.75% 1.06% 18.88% -10.31%
2015 7.14% -2.47% 4.02% -6.37% -0.06% -1.83% -1.56% 0.81% -2.76% -1.83% 8.22% 0.00% 2.36% -12.98%
2014-8.46% 2.69% 6.77% -1.88% -2.80% -2.48% 3.06% 2.02% 13.84% -8.47% 6.54% 3.00% 12.22% -8.47%

Years2014201520162017 YTD
ROR12.22%2.36%18.88%-22.68%
Max DD-8.47%-12.98%-10.31%-22.71%


PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. THERE IS A RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.

Program Information
  • Start Date: Jan-2014
  • New Money: Yes
  • Min Investment: $150,000
  • Fund Minimum: $150,000
  • Notional Funds: Yes
  • NFA Member: Yes
  • NFA Number: 0491922
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • AUM:5 $450,224
  • Annual CROR:1 : 1.65%
  • Worst Drawdown:2 -22.71 %
  • Losing Streak:3 -22.68 %
  • Sharpe Ratio:4 0.13
  • Calmar Ratio:6 N/A
  • Margin:7: 0.15
  • Mgt Fee: 1.00%
  • Incentive Fee: 10.00%
  • Other Fees: None
  • Avg Comm:8 $25
  • Max Comm:9:
  • Round Turns:10 5,500
Additional Information
  • Other Memberships: None Listed
  • Correlations: AG CTA Index: 0.522 | AG Systematic CTA Index: 0.484 |
  • Track Record Prepared By: Turnkey Trading Partners

    Accounting Notes: Futures trading is speculative and may result in losses. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The performance of the Program since January 2014 is presented; please note: From January 2014 through December 2015, the performance represents the results of client accounts with the trader (William Reavis) via his previous firm name. This performance has been pro forma adjusted to account for the maximum fees to be charged by Walsh Asset Management. The results presented from 2014- 2015 are only representative of the record of Bill Reavis as trader and are in no way related to the Absolute Momentum Strategy, and are only for illustrative purposes. The performance from January 2016 on represents the performance of accounts traded by Mr. Reavis pursuant to the Program by name Absolute Momentum Strategy.

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    (P) - Proprietary Trading Results (C) - Client Trading Results

    1. Rate of Returns are calculated from the start date of each program. Usually returns are calculated based on the Annual Compounded Rate of Return method. In some cases returns have been calculated on an Non-Compounded basis. This would occur when a Manager trades based on account unit rather than on account equity.

         The Annual Compound Rate of Return ("Annual CROR") represents the compounded rate of return or each year or portion thereof presented. It is computed by applying successively respective monthly rate of return for each month beginning with the first month of that period.

         Annual Rate of Return ("Annual ROR") is calculated adding each month's return.

    2. The Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown ("Worst Drawdown") is defined as the greatest cumulative percentage decline in net asset value due to losses sustained by the trading program during any period in which the initial net asset value is not equaled or exceeded by a subsequent asset value.

    3. The Current Losing Streak ("Losing Streak") represents the extent of the Adviso'rs current drawdown.

    4. Sharpe Ratio is a risk adjusted ratio that rewards consistancy of returns. Traders are penalized for volatility regardless of whether it is onthe up or downside. The Sharpe Ratios is calculated using a 1% risk-free rate of return.

    5. Assets Under Management ("AUM") represents the current nominal assets traded by the Manager.

    6. Calmar Ratio represents the historical amount gained for each dollar risked. A higher number is better. Unless otherwise denoted the Calmar Ratio is calculated by dividing the 36 month Compounded ROR by the 36 month Peak to Valley Drawdown. Traders with less than 36 months of data or a negative Calmar Ratio will be indicated by N/A.

    7. Margin to Equity ("Margin") represents the average margin as a percent of a fully funded account.

    8. The Average Commission ("Avg Comm") represents the average commission rate of the composite track record. A higher or lower commission rate would increase or decrease the performance accordingly.

    9. Maximum Commission ("Max Comm") is the Maximum Round Turn Rate allowable by the Manager.

    10. Round Turns per Million ("Round Turns") represent the average number of round turns that would be generated in a $1,000,000 account.

  • RISK DISCLOSURE

    PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

    THIS MATTER IS INTENDED AS A SOLICITATION FOR MANAGED FUTURES. THE RISK OF TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND/OR FOREIGN EXCHANGE ('FOREX') IS SUBSTANTIAL. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THIS HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE CAN RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES, AS WELL AS GAINS. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. IF YOU ARE UNSURE YOU SHOULD SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. AN INVESTOR MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CTA’S CURRENT DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT BEFORE INVESTING. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF PROFIT NO MATTER WHO IS MANAGING YOUR MONEY.

    PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. IN SOME CASES MANAGED ACCOUNTS ARE CHARGED SUBSTANTIAL COMMISSIONS AND ADVISORY FEES. THOSE ACCOUNTS SUBJECT TO THESE CHARGES, MAY NEED TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL TRADING PROFITS JUST TO AVOID DEPLETION OF THEIR ASSETS. EACH COMMODITY TRADING ADVISOR ("CTA") IS REQUIRED BY THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION ("CFTC") TO ISSUE TO PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS A RISK DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OUTLINING THESE FEES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND OTHER ASSOCIATED RISKS. A HARD COPY OF THESE RISK DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS ARE READILY AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON EACH CTA'S "REQUEST DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT" BUTTON.

    THE FULL RISK OF COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING CAN NOT BE ADDRESSED IN THIS RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. NO CONSIDERATION TO INVEST SHOULD BE MADE WITHOUT THOROUGHLY READING THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OF EACH OF THE CTAS IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST. REQUESTING A DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT PLACES YOU UNDER NO OBLIGATION AND EACH DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED AT NO COST. THE CFTC HAS NOT PASSED UPON THE MERITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS NOR ON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS. OTHER DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED TO YOU BEFORE AN ACCOUNT MAY BE OPENED FOR YOU.

    PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS SHOULD NOT BASE THEIR DECISION ON INVESTING IN THIS TRADING PROGRAM SOLELY ON THE PAST PERFORMANCE PRESENTED. ADDITIONALLY, IN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION, PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS MUST ALSO RELY ON THEIR OWN EXAMINATION OF THE PERSON OR ENTITY MAKING THE TRADING DECISIONS AND THE TERMS OF THE ADVISORY AGREEMENT INCLUDING THE MERITS AND RISKS INVOLVED.

    AUTUMN GOLD CTA INDEXES ARE NON-INVESTABLE INDEXES COMPRISED OF THE CLIENT PERFORMANCE OF CTA PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN THE AUTUMN GOLD DATABASE AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE COMPLETE UNIVERSE OF CTAS. INVESTORS SHOULD NOTE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO INVEST IN THESE INDEXES.