GPAM SSOS January 2017 monthly performance: +1.96%

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GPAM SSOS YTD +6.40% December 2016 -1.46%

Dear Investor,

Yet another year of Greg Placsintar Asset Management trading has finished.  Unfortunately, the last month of the year was negative for the Seasonal Spread and Option Strategy (Dec 2016, –1.46%) because of the deviation in the Live Cattle Feb Apr spread.  However, we still managed to end yet another year with positive returns.  This is the 8th positive year in a row for our Seasonal Spread and Option Strategy (PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS).

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GPAM SSOS YTD +7.98% November 2016 +1.53%

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GPAM SSOS YTD +6.35% October 2016 +1.40%

Dear Investors,

We are now in the last quarter of the year. Our Seasonal Spread and Option strategy is up YTD 6.35%. Although it has been a positive year, we are beneath our anticipated return thus far due to the conditions for seasonal strategies not being optimal. Below, you can see a comparison of our strategy with the performance of the SP 500, the Agricultural Trader Index and the Diversified Trader Index Since 2009

(Past performance is not indicative of future results):

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Why Seasonal Spread And Option Strategy ?

Why Seasonal Spread and Option Strategy ?

1. Diversification and a low correlation with other programs

SSOS is a good opportunity for professional portfolios searching for diversification. SSOS boasts low correlation with other investment strategies and most indices.

2. Risk Management

For GPAM risk management is one of the most important elements of the strategy but we also focus on returns. We are continually adjusting our strategy in order to achieve an adequate risk return ratio.

3. Low margin to equity and easily accessible

Trading Spreads involves less margin, for this reason our strategy employs, on verage, just 10-15% of the margin available in an account. Our strategy is therefore accessible at a low minimum investment of $50k, which can be invested using a notional investment of just $25k due to the low margin to equity.

4. Special trading strategy (Spread Trading)

Seasonal spread trading with futures is a unique trading style. We focus on seasonality (plating, heating, driving, grilling season) to predict market moves. These moves tend to be cyclical and re-occur year on year.

The strategy is not directional, and we are trading futures, not options like most similar spread trading strategies.

5. Professional team

We have a deep knowledge of the markets that we trade and we use a fundamental methodology combined with strict management. We are always looking for new opportunities in these rapidly changing and volatile markets.

6. Seven years of positive track record

Since conception in 2009 our strategy has performed consistently with every year providing a positive return. As most of the products that we trade demonstrate cyclical performance, we are likely to have better and worse years but our goal will always be a median AROR of between 15 and 20%.

Thank you for your trust.

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GPAM SSOS YTD +3.07% July 2016 +1.37%

Dear Investor,

Attached you have of latest update. The month of July was positive +1.37% we are up 3.07% in 2016. The market is slow during this summer but we was able to take same profits in our seasonal strategies. Now we are waiting for September to see an increase in the market volume to set up or new seasonal spreads for the next few month.

If you would like to download the performance report please click here.

Thank you for your trust.

Thanks,

Gregory Placsintar 
Principal/Head Trader
Miguel Sanz Castello
Back Office

 

THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITIES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD, THEREFORE, CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE THAT IS OFTEN OBTAINABLE IN COMMODITY TRADING CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THE USE OF LEVERAGE CAN LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

GPAM SSOS YTD +1.68% June 2016 -1.08%

Dear Investor,

Another month has passed, it’s unbelievable we are not approaching the middle of July! This month in the Seasonal Spread Option Strategy we were down -1.08% and the market remains very difficult. During the month we were forced to stop out one of our long term trades. Specifically we were long the Kansas City Wheat against Chicago Wheat. Before I continue, in case you are not familiar with this trade in our strategy, we typically trade on the long side the Kansas City wheat contract because we generally believe the actual Kansas City wheat underlying the futures contract is of better physical quality and thus should be worth more relative to the Chicago wheat (of lesser quality in our opinion) contract.  Unfortunately, this year, in this spread, we have not been correct with our assumption. We were stopped out while long as the spread between Kansas City and Chicago wheat touched a new historical low for the July contract forcing us to take losses.
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GPAM SSOS YTD 2.79% MAY 2016 -0.57%

Dear Investors,

Our performance is still flat, what we are making in one trade we are losing it in another. Same markets are very directional not favoring seasonal. We focus a lot in out risk management. Hope this conditions will change soon favoring out trades.

If you would like to download the performance report please click here.

Thank you for your trust.

Thanks,

Gregory Placsintar 
Principal/Head Trader
Miguel Sanz Castello
Back Office

THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITIES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD, THEREFORE, CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE THAT IS OFTEN OBTAINABLE IN COMMODITY TRADING CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THE USE OF LEVERAGE CAN LEAD TO LARGE LOSSES AS WELL AS GAINS. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.