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THS Capital Management - Diversified Trend Following



Principal(s): Thomas Silman
Strategy: Systematic with Discretionary Overlay / Diversified
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Statistics & Program Information

Apr Return   0.34% Worst Drawdown (2)    -0.56% Minimum Investment   $250,000
YTD Return   -0.22% Losing Streak (3)    -0.22 % AUM (5)   $997,785
Annual CROR (1)   N/A% Sharpe Ratio (4)   -1.34 Calmar Ratio (6)    N/A
Trading Methodology
90% Systematic
10% Discretionary
Style Sub-Categories
Momentum
Pattern Recognition
Quantitative
Long Short

Trading Style
100% Trend Following
Market Sector
100% Diversified
Holding Period
20% Medium Term
80% Short Term
Sector
US
Contracts
Futures

Start Date   Feb-2022 Currency   US Dollars Margin (7)   10-15%
New Money   Yes AUM (5)   $997,785 Management Fee    2.00%
Min Investment    $250,000 Annual CROR (1)   N/A% Incentive Fee    20.00%
Fund Minimum    $0 Losing Streak (3)    -0.22 % Other Fees   $25 Monthly Accounting Fee
Notional Funds    Yes Worst Drawdown (2)    -0.56 % Avg Comm (8)   $0.00
NFA Member    Yes Sharpe Ratio (4)    -1.34 Max Comm (9)   
NFA Number    0059943 Calmar Ratio (6)    N/A Round Turns (10)    2,000
Starting Date:  Feb-2022 Currency:  US Dollars
Open to New Investors:  Yes Current Assets:  $997,785
Open to US Investors:  Yes Annual CROR:  -0.88%
Minimum Fund Investment:  $0 Worst Monthly Drawdown:  -0.56
Minimum Managed Account:  $250,000 Current Losing Streak:  -0.22 %
Domocile:   Calmar:  N/A
Subscriptions:  N/A Sharpe Ratio:  -1.34
Redemptions:  N/A US Attorney:  Not Listed
Lock Up:  N/A Offshore Attorney:  Not Listed
Hurdle Rate:  N/A Administrator:  Not Listed
Administraton Fee:  0.00% Prime Broker:  Not Listed
Management Fee:  2.00% Auditor:  Not Listed
Incentive Fee:  20.00% NFA Member:  Yes
Other Fees:  $25 Monthly Accounting Fee FINRA Member:  No
Other Memberships:  None
Type of Fund:
Domicile:
Strategy:
Track Record Prepared By: Compliance Supervisors
Correlations: AG CTA Index: 0.563              AG Systematic CTA Index: 0.749             

P - Proprietary Trading Results * C - Client Trading Result * P&C - Combines Client & Proprietary Trading Results (the accounting notes will identify the time frame for each.

1. Rates of Return: 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 a 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. The Annual Rate of Return ("Annual ROR") is the annualized Mean 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. Start & End Dates: Indicates the Start and End Dates of the Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown.

4. The Current Losing Streak ("Losing Streak") represents the extent of the Advisor's current drawdown.

5. Annualzied Standard Deviation is one way to look at consistency of returns. It measures the degree by which the monthly returns vary from the average (mean) return.

6. Downside Deviation is a measure of downside volatility. It only considers those monthly performance results that are less than the monthly Minimum Acceptable Rate of Return.

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

8. The Sortino Ratio is a risk-adjusted ratio. The higher the number the better. Results are dependent upon the Minimum Acceptable Rate of Return (currently set at 5%.

9. The Sterling Ratio is a risk-adjusted return measurement calculated by dividing the Annualized Compound ROR by the Average Yearly Maximum Drawdown less an arbitrary 10%. The Sterling Ratio is normally calculated using the last 36 months of data.

10. The 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.

11. The Omega Function accounts for the non-normal distributions of returns and takes into account the investor's preferences for loss and gain. Omega is computed directly from the returns distribution and measures the total impact of the moments instead of each one of them individually.

12. Minimum Investment represents the minimum account size.

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

14. The Number of Winning Months represents the months with positive return.

15. The Number of Losing Months represents the months with negative return.

16. The Percentage of Winning Months represents the % of winning months.

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

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

19. 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.

20. Maximum Commisions ("Max Comm") is the Maximum Round Turn Rate allowable by the Manager.

Trading Description, Risk Strategy & Background

The THS Diversified Trend Following program is a Trend-Following program that is primarily systematic, using a proprietary blend of technical indicators, with a discretionary overlay, that generates specific Buy, Sell or No Entry signals in a basket of domestic futures markets.

The Diversified Trend Following Program ($250,000) takes each of the 30 individual derivative markets that are traded. For example, in the energy sector the program could have on crude oil, heating oil, and unleaded gas. There are also multiple markets traded in the grain sector and in the metals sector. Note that during periods of extreme volatility, the system may temporarily reduce position exposure. From time to time the advisor may also utilize long options and option spreads. Once a trade is initiated, strict rules for risk management are implemented which includes, but are not limited to, trailing stop-losses on all positions. The average holding period is between 1 and 15 calendar days and the recommended account minimum is $250,000 with notional funding available. Position sizing is based on volatility and risk. The program has been shown to have a low correlation to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. The Advisor maintains ongoing research into the characteristics of the markets traded.

Trades are initiated when the program's algorithm gives a trade signal. The chart is then examined to make sure that certain parameters have been met in order to make the trade. Stops are entered either before or immediately after entry into a market. Stops are adjusted as needed.

Thomas Silman was born in Great Neck, New York, and attended Cornell University. He received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and did post-graduate work at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to entering the financial industry, Mr. Silman served in the U.S. Army as a Cryptographer where he held a Top Secret Cryptologic Clearance. His duties included analysis of code-breaking techniques, as well as encryption and decryption of very sensitive communications. In 1972, Mr. Silman began his financial career with Reynolds Securities (aka Dean Witter Reynolds) as a dually listed Stock and Commodity futures broker and has been actively trading ever since; initially in NY and later in CA. In 2004 he established THS Capital Management Corp as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and in 2008, Mr. Silman went private, whereby he traded mostly for himself and "Friends and Family" accounts. During this time he developed a trading methodology which he feels has significant merits for investors and in 2018 he began offering his services to the public.

Monthly Performance Since February 2022

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecROR Max DD
2022  -0.47% -0.09% 0.34%   -0.22% -0.56%

Annual Performance

Years2022 YTD
ROR-0.22%
Max DD-0.56%



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

VAMI, Assets under Management & Worst Drawdown

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Monthly Returns

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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.