Eckhardt Trading Company Need help with terms? United States Type: Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 0237054 Program Past 12 Months Aug YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits Evolution Strategies 0.32 3.64 12.36 -27.11 $ 155.1M $ 20,000k 42316 Evolution Strategies 1.2X 0.18 3.51 16.35 -40.39 $ 38.4M $ 10,000k 23417 Global Financial 8.53 -16.15 $ 10,000k 4886 Global Financial Plus - -5.49 $ 10,000k 4380 Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial. CTA Introduction The objective of ETC is to achieve appreciation of its clients’ assets through speculative trading of “Futures Interests”. ETC trades futures contracts on U.S. and non-U.S. exchanges, options on futures contracts, forward contracts in metals traded on the London Metal Exchange, and may trade currency forward contracts in the interbank market and EFPs in currencies (collectively, “Futures Interests”). The exact nature of ETC’s methods is proprietary and confidential. The following description is, of necessity, general and is not exhaustive. ETC’s trading approach is the product of over 40 years of research on futures price action, risk management and trading system development. Its diverse systems are melded in accordance with the modern mathematical theory of risk. ETC’s systems are technical in origin and, while ETC employs both trend following and non-trend following systems, the overall approach is primarily trend-following. They are not based on the analysis of fundamental supply and demand factors. ETC’s trading approach is predominantly applied in an algorithmic or mechanical manner. Occasionally, discretion and judgment may be used; and is usually employed for risk management purposes. Discretion also may be utilized in connection with the timing of the entry of orders in the markets traded.