Black or White
by John Sweeney
40435 County Road 26
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone/fax: 308 635-2808
Product: Fully disclosed futures trading system
Equipment requirements: Pencil and paper or IBM-compatible with 640K RAM, CGA or better
graphics. Runs under DOS 5.0 and OS/2 2.0.
Data formats: ASCII, MetaStock, CompuTrac, CSI
Price: System, $395; software, $300.
How about a trading system that works for less than $1,000? Given how much exotic systems are
being peddled for these days, you might be skeptical. However, according to Futures Truth's evaluation
of the product, Black or White comes in 26th out of 190 in trading Deutschemarks (+152%),53rd in
trading Eurodollars (+91 %),78th in trading cotton (+44%), 84th in trading cattle (+35%) and loses only
when invested in heating oil (-99%). More impressively, it places third in systems traded more than two
years with a 66% annualized return.
At STOCKS & COMMODITIES, we thankfully leave the heavy number-crunching of evaluating trading
results to organizations such as Futures Truth, but when we get in a trading system that is fully disclosed
(the only kind we evaluate), there's nothing we like better than to give it a workout to see how well it handles trading fundamentals—and try it out on our favorite tradable, of course.