Diversity CL

Diversity CL

A rules based strategy for crude oil. No management fees – No incentive fees.

The Diversity Trading System was developed in 2014 and is one of our favorite swing trading systems. Buy/Sell signals are generated when high probability price patterns are evident. Stops and profit targets are dynamic and based on market volatility.

Key Details

  • Strategy type: Swing Trading
  • Markets Traded: Crude Oil
  • Lease and Commissions: $50 per month / $10 per trade
  • Min. Account Size: $10,000


Out of Sample Performance Since Released (December 2017)


Start Date Ending Balance Avg. Return MAR Max DD Longest DD Sharpe Win/Loss Rate R3 Trades
Jan-18 190.27% 29,604.22 3.27 58.3% 2.8 mths 2.02    66.3% / 33.7% 24.85 92

Trade Chart

Equity Curves and Drawdowns

Monte-Carlo simulations

Risk Profile

Monthly Returns

Performance Numbers

Trading Performance

CAGR % 190.27%
MAR Ratio 3.27
RAR % 119.33%
R-Squared 0.555
R-Cubed 24.85
Avg Margin to Equity Ratio 33.87%
Daily Return % 0.6875%
Average Monthly Return % 10.9357%
Daily Geometric Return % 0.2922%
Daily Standard Deviation % 7.71%
Annualized Daily StandDev % 124.49%
Monthly Standard Deviation % 22.14%
Annualized Monthly StandDev % 76.71%
Daily Downside Deviation % 4.48%
Daily Sharpe Ratio 0.088
Daily Geo Sharpe Ratio 0.037
Modified Sharpe Ratio 1.71
Annual Sharpe Ratio 2.02
Monthly Sharpe Ratio 0.48
Robust Sharpe Ratio 1.56
Daily Sortino Ratio 0.152
Annual Sortino Ratio + ∞  
Monthly Sortino Ratio 1.15
Calmar Ratio 6.47
Maximum Total Equity Drawdown % 58.27%
Longest Total Equity Drawdown (months) 2.79
Average Max TE Drawdown % 32.96%
Average Max TE Drawdown Length (months) 1.75
Maximum Monthly Total Equity Drawdown % 29.42%
Maximum Monthly Closed Equity Drawdown % 18.57%
Maximum Closed Equity Drawdown % 51%
Average Closed Equity Drawdown % 10.5%
Round Turns Per Million 5900
Round Turns 97
Total Trades 92
Start Account Balance 10000
Total Win Dollars 77961.72
Total Loss Dollars 58357.5
Total Profit 19604.22
Earned Interest 0
Margin Interest 0
End Closed Equity 29604.22
End Open Equity 0
End Total Equity 29604.22
Highest Total Equity 30649.22
Highest Closed Equity 30649.22
Total Commissions 2425
Commission per Round Turn 25
Total Slippage 7070.78
Slippage per Round Turn 72.89
Total Forex Carry 0
Total Dividends 0
Total Other Expenses 0
Fees Incentive Accrued 0
Fees Management Accrued 0
Fees Incentive Total 0
Fees Management Total 0
Capital Adds Draws Total 0

Win/Loss Statistics

Wins 61 (66.3%)
Losses 31 (33.7%)
Total 92 (100%)
Winning Months 8 (61.5%)
Losing Months 5 (38.5%)
Total 13 (100%)
Average Risk Percent 13.07%
Average Win Percent 8.57%
Average Loss Percent 11.2%
Average Win Dollars 1278.06
Average Loss Dollars 1882.5
Average Trade Percent 1.9%
Average Trade Duration 3.12
Average Trade Dollars 213.09
Profit Factor 1.34
Percent Profit Factor 1.5
Expectation 0.15


Risk Disclosures

Commodity Trading involves high risks and you can lose a significant amount of money. Commodity trading is not suitable for many investors. Any performance results listed in all marketing materials represents simulated computer results over past historical data, and not the results of an actual account. All opinions expressed anywhere on this website are only opinions of the author. The information contained here was gathered from sources deemed reliable, however, no claim is made as to its accuracy or content. Different testing platforms can produce slightly different results. Our systems are only recommended for well capitalized and experienced futures traders.

CFTC-required risk disclosure for hypothetical 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 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 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 or to 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.