- Powerful COT (Commitment Of Traders) indicators
- Seasonal analysis based on years of statistical observations
- Swing trading strategies with clear oversold/overbought signals
- Automated pattern recognition - short term trading strategy
Independent market research and proprietary COT indicators.
- Our IMPA position trading system provides weekly buy and sell trigger
selections in 45 futures markets.
- The IMPA analysis combines fundamental and technical data, providing
one of the most thorough and advanced futures trading systems available
- Our core IMPA studies incorporate powerful statistical tools & analysis
of the C.O.T. data.
- Our price derived strategies include proprietary pattern recognition
systems and automated daily buy and sell signals with stops.
- Our systems, data, graphs and charts are all online! No additional
software or charting services are necessary for you to begin using
All members have access to position trading strategies and data, as well
as swing trading and day trading strategies!
- IMPA Position Trading Strategies
- IMPA stands for "Individual
Market Participant Analysis" and is a unique form of COT analysis.
Floyd Upperman is the designer and developer of all Floyd Upperman
and Associates ("FUA") strategies and indicators provided on this site.
The IMPA position trading system tracks and identifies unique market
conditions based on the week to week positioning of market participants
as reported by the U.S. government in the weekly commitment of traders
report. Floyd's approach combines the best in traditional technical
analysis with a unique fundamental analysis that qualifies and quantifies
the technical analysis! The fundamental analysis is derived from the
weekly commitment of traders data, and is tracked and graphed using FUA
proprietary software to identify and highlight statistically significant
conditions and events.
The IMPA is a professional position trading system designed for and by
an off-floor position trader. Floyd Upperman, the designer and developer
of all FUA strategies is an off-floor position trader, swing trader and
intra-day trader in multiple markets including U.S. equities and indices.
Automated Buy and Sell selections are provided weekly based on the
positioning of market participants. This data combined with proprietary
price measures is a crucial element in IMPA "setup" trades.
Together these core strategies (fundamental and technical analysis) are
used to identify significant turning points in the markets. Using this
approach we are able to isolate most longer-term trading opportunities
and/or major tops and bottoms while also assessing shorter-term price
fluctuations (for swing trades). Floyd's latest swing trading indicators
(OB/OS oscillators) are derived from a "detrending" process using residual
data extracted from a proprietary trend-line plot.
Examples are available
in the free chart area of the website. Be sure to review the
Fastbreak futuresource article which shows how the IMPA identified
the April 2000 top in the Nasdaq!
- Swing Trading strategies, indicators and methods
- Intermediate term
trading approaches. There are a number of intermediate term "swing trading"
strategies, patterns, methods and approaches provided online to members
and discussed regularly in the daily and weekly reports. Furthermore
there are several online indicators that signal short-term turning points,
including the new detrended studies! We also provide automated reports
that signal short-term buying and selling opportunities based on specific
patterns. The entry, stop and risk ($) are all provided daily in any of
the 45 markets we track that currently exhibit any of our specific patterns.
- Intra-day S&P and Emini trading
These strategies are complex, requiring
live intra-day data. This service is an extended service. FUA provides daily
updates and a live message board for those interested in short-term trading
the S&P, Emini, QQQ and other markets as well. Specific short-term strategies,
measures and many examples are provided to members online. However, live data
is required to follow the strategies.
All of the trading systems and indicators include methods and specific
strategies for containing risk, managing profits and managing losses,
thus in the long run effectively maximizing the returns!
No trading system can guarantee profits.
Hypothetical trading results can be unreliable.
Futures contracts are volatile and risky.
or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations.
Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not
represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been
actually executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated
for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of
liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to
the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No
representation is being made that any account will or is likely to
achieve profits or losses similar to those shown anywhere on this
trading involves risk and may not be suitable for all types of investors.
Trading is a very risky business, and people do lose money trading
futures contracts and options on futures. There are NO implied guarantees
or promises of success made on this web site anywhere.
makes no guarantees for success. Past performance is not a
guarantee of future profits or future success. The markets are volatile
and constantly changing. To survive in this business, you must learn
to respect risk and learn to contain it! We do this using specific
rules and methods for handling risk. First however risk must be
recognized and acknowledged! All types of futures trading is
trade is risk free and trading is not Floyd's only means of income!
Floyd Upperman is a registered full time commodity trading
private investor & futures trader. Floyd is recognized
throughout the world by a growing audience of professionals for his
work with the U.S. government Commitment of Traders data or
COT. He is registered with the National Futures Association as a CTA
and principle CTA of Floyd Upperman & Associates, a professional
Commodity Trading Advisory Service. NFA# 0281183
"I can't imagine trading commodities without this data!
This is the missing link"
J.T., private trader
"I don't know how you can make it (IMPA system) any better...
This is the BEST system I have ever seen. "
R.K. Part-time futures trader
"Dear Floyd, Well I have read the manual and studied lots & lots
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