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   What we offer
  • Powerful COT (Commitment Of Traders) indicators
  • Seasonal analysis based on years of statistical observations
  • Swing trading strategies with clear oversold/overbought signals
  • Automated pattern recognition - short term trading strategy

Independent market research and proprietary COT indicators.

  • Our IMPA position trading system provides weekly buy and sell trigger selections in 45 futures markets.
  • The IMPA analysis combines fundamental and technical data, providing one of the most thorough and advanced futures trading systems available online today!
  • Our core IMPA studies incorporate powerful statistical tools & analysis of the C.O.T. data.
  • Our price derived strategies include proprietary pattern recognition systems and automated daily buy and sell signals with stops.
  • Our systems, data, graphs and charts are all online! No additional software or charting services are necessary for you to begin using our strategies!
Read what some of our clients have to say!  
   Membership Benefits and Contents
All members have access to position trading strategies and data, as well as swing trading and day trading strategies!
  • IMPA Position Trading Strategies - IMPA stands for "Individual Market Participant Analysis" and is a unique form of COT analysis. Floyd Upperman is the designer and developer of all Floyd Upperman and Associates ("FUA") strategies and indicators provided on this site. The IMPA position trading system tracks and identifies unique market conditions based on the week to week positioning of market participants as reported by the U.S. government in the weekly commitment of traders report. Floyd's approach combines the best in traditional technical analysis with a unique fundamental analysis that qualifies and quantifies the technical analysis! The fundamental analysis is derived from the weekly commitment of traders data, and is tracked and graphed using FUA proprietary software to identify and highlight statistically significant conditions and events.
    The IMPA is a professional position trading system designed for and by an off-floor position trader. Floyd Upperman, the designer and developer of all FUA strategies is an off-floor position trader, swing trader and intra-day trader in multiple markets including U.S. equities and indices.
    Automated Buy and Sell selections are provided weekly based on the positioning of market participants. This data combined with proprietary price measures is a crucial element in IMPA "setup" trades.
    Together these core strategies (fundamental and technical analysis) are used to identify significant turning points in the markets. Using this approach we are able to isolate most longer-term trading opportunities and/or major tops and bottoms while also assessing shorter-term price fluctuations (for swing trades). Floyd's latest swing trading indicators (OB/OS oscillators) are derived from a "detrending" process using residual data extracted from a proprietary trend-line plot. Examples are available in the free chart area of the website. Be sure to review the Fastbreak futuresource article which shows how the IMPA identified the April 2000 top in the Nasdaq!
  • Swing Trading strategies, indicators and methods - Intermediate term trading approaches. There are a number of intermediate term "swing trading" strategies, patterns, methods and approaches provided online to members and discussed regularly in the daily and weekly reports. Furthermore there are several online indicators that signal short-term turning points, including the new detrended studies! We also provide automated reports that signal short-term buying and selling opportunities based on specific patterns. The entry, stop and risk ($) are all provided daily in any of the 45 markets we track that currently exhibit any of our specific patterns.
  • Intra-day S&P and Emini trading These strategies are complex, requiring live intra-day data. This service is an extended service. FUA provides daily updates and a live message board for those interested in short-term trading the S&P, Emini, QQQ and other markets as well. Specific short-term strategies, measures and many examples are provided to members online. However, live data is required to follow the strategies.

All of the trading systems and indicators include methods and specific strategies for containing risk, managing profits and managing losses, thus in the long run effectively maximizing the returns!


Risk Disclosure

No trading system can guarantee profits. Hypothetical trading results can be unreliable. Futures contracts are volatile and risky.

Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain inherent limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been actually executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown anywhere on this website.

Futures trading involves risk and may not be suitable for all types of investors. Trading is a very risky business, and people do lose money trading futures contracts and options on futures. There are NO implied guarantees or promises of success made on this web site anywhere. Floyd makes no guarantees for success. Past performance is not a guarantee of future profits or future success. The markets are volatile and constantly changing. To survive in this business, you must learn to respect risk and learn to contain it! We do this using specific rules and methods for handling risk. First however risk must be recognized and acknowledged!  All types of futures trading is risky!  No trade is risk free and trading is not Floyd's only means of income! 

Floyd Upperman is a registered full time commodity trading advisor, private investor & futures trader. Floyd is recognized throughout the world by a growing audience of professionals for his work with the U.S. government Commitment of Traders data or COT.  He is registered with the National Futures Association as a CTA and principle CTA of Floyd Upperman & Associates, a professional Commodity Trading Advisory Service. NFA# 0281183

  "I can't imagine trading commodities without this data! This is the missing link"
J.T., private trader

"I don't know how you can make it (IMPA system) any better... This is the BEST system I have ever seen. "
R.K. Part-time futures trader

"Dear Floyd, Well I have read the manual and studied lots & lots of charts... all I can say is wow - I finally found it - !!! THE SYSTEM (the only system) ... Finally FA & TA in one package! Thanks, Subscribing for life now please...from way down under"

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