Two Men at a Meeting

                At CFS we are committed to providing non-correlated positive long-term results with measured risk for our clients.  As an experienced advisor providing diversification away from traditional market holdings, CFS has achieved success through extensive and rigorous attention to research to meet the demands of today’s dynamic financial markets.

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Roger Pegorsch is the founder of Commodity Futures Services.   He was born on October 11, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio.  His Alma Mater is the University of Toledo.   Roger began his career at E.F. Hutton & Company in 1968.  In 1970 he relocated to Chicago and worked as a broker for Heinold Commodities in the Chicago Board of Trade building.   In 1972 Roger founded Commodity Futures Services.  Over the years CFS has evolved into an asset management firm specializing in non-discretionary macro trading.  Roger was also advised and was in charge of hedging for the Agricultural Division of Pfizer, Inc. in 1975 and 1976.   In the fall of 1979, while working at Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, Roger entered an international competition forecasting future commodity prices.  It was sponsored by Commodity Perspective Chart Service.  Roger won the competition and was named their 1979 “Chartist of the Year”.

               

Throughout the 1980’s, Roger and CFS committed significant resources to research and development.  R & D and non-discretionary systematic trading became their edge.   In 1994, Roger met Bill Dunn and Pierre Tullier of DUNN Capital.  DUNN is a Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor, based in Stuart, Florida.  Joining forces, in August 1995 launched Integrated Price and Time System (IPATS).  Over the next 18 years IPATS produced a compounded annual rate of return of 13 percent, including a 134% profit in 2008.  This resulted in Roger and CFS being named by Futures Magazine as one of the top 10 traders in both 2008 and 2009.

               

CFS performed extensive research from 2013 through 2019, producing a short-term and much more complete version of IPATS.  This program, The Amalgamated Price and Time System (APATS) began trading in December 2019.  APATS employs rigorous applied research methods and design quantitative computer driven trading models across various time horizons.

 

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

A large percentage of commodity traders lose money.  One of the major reasons is the traders are unable to accept that the “Market is Always Right”.  Many traders analyze a commodity market, whether fundamentally or technically, and make certain assumptions.  They stubbornly overstay their positions, thinking that they are right and the market wrong.  We, at CFS, follow, not fight, market prices.

 

APATS utilizes parameters that are based on historical market trends and volatility and our portfolio management limits exposure in “choppy” directionless markets; while increasing holdings in extended price trends.

Another mistake losing traders make is overtrading.  CFS accepts manageable losses and expects large profits.  If one over trades during losing periods, funds will not be available for any large profits that may follow.

 

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