Markman Capital Insight

Gemini Update: May Madness

The Gemini Futures System logged a memorable May, with three of its programs knocking out great performances for members.

-- Gemini 252, which times the S&P 500 E-minis, was up 9.2% gross in May via six separate successful forays, four long and two short, each gaining 1.39% to 2.5% gross.
-- Gemini SGX, which times the Russell 2000 E-minis, was up 13.8% gross in May via five separate forays, four long and one short, each gaining 2.8% to 3.5% gross.
-- Gemini TY, which times the 10 Year Treasury Note futures, was up 2.3% gross via two campaigns, both long.

For the full year, the systems are all beating their benchmarks by sizeable margins.

-- Gemini 252 is +39.5% gross year to date, and 82.1% since May 2014.
-- Gemini SGX is +73.96% gross year to date, and +123.32% since May 2014.
-- Gemini TY is +36.26% gross year to date, and +60.5% since inception in October 2014.
-- Gemini VF1 is +33.2% gross year to date, and +65.4% since May 2014.

Gemini systems achieves above-market gains like these by treading what its developer calls a Sequence Path -- a dynamic trail through the market chaos that allows it to alternate long and short positions without cognitive biases toward a bullish or bearish point of view. Although the Sequence Path winds through a lot of underlying complexity, its twists and turns are easy to follow.

The Gemini algorithm does not form a point of view on the direction of the global economy or corporate earnings. It only weighs proprietary measures of sentiment, momentum, breadth and participant sociology to determine whether optimists or pessimists are likely to gain an upper hand in the near term, and then reacts appropriately. The algorithm views the market as a non-linear system that must be evaluated heuristically.

Gemini SGX was rated the #1 newsletter in the country in April for one-year performance by Hulbert Financial Digest, a unit of Dow Jones. It was the sixth month in a row that the system was listed in the top four. Furthermore, Gemini SGX is currently ranked among the top five performing futures services in the country by Striker Securities in every time category: Past month, three months, six months, year and lifetime.

 If you would like to learn  about subscribing to a Gemini futures service, call us at (206) 651-4566.

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Past results are no guarantee of future returns. All accounts may not achieve comparable results. Futures trading involves the risk of substantial loss. "Gross" results do not include the cost of subscription or brokerage commissions. 

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.