PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. TRADING IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS IS SPECULATIVE AND NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. AN INVESTOR CAN POTENTIALLY LOSE MORE THAN THE INITIAL INVESTMENT. BEFORE INVESTING, ONE MUST REVIEW THE MOST RECENT DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OF ASCENDANT ASSET ADVISORS, INC.
Investors looking to maximize portfolio exposure continue to increase their use of managed futures as an integral component of a well diversified portfolio. With the ability to go both long and short, managed futures are highly flexible financial instruments.
Using regulated listed contracts we trade markets globally; we have access to all listed futures and options products.
With over nine years of experience, our management team has traded through the most volatile market conditions.
Using individually managed account liquidity and transparency are key. Clients have access to accounts and cash out at any time. Daily statements provides transparency required by most sophisticated investors.
Ascendant Asset Advisors, Inc. is a commodity trading advisor based in Los Angeles, California that seeks to generate an above average return for our clients through utilization of Managed Future programs. Through strategies and systems matured from valuable trading experience, Ascendant focuses on managing risk exposure and return expectations. Currently, Ascendant manages trading programs for qualified investors that write covered and uncovered options on liquid managed futures contracts. Our investment programs offer returns which are not typically correlated to the direction of the stock market.
-Use notional funding if desired
-High Performance Potential
-Opportunity to Enhance Portfolio Returns
-Potential to Lower Overall Portfolio Risk
-Enjoy daily liquidity and daily transparency
-Opportunity to Profit in Variety of Economic Environments
ASCENDANT ASSET ADVISORS IS A REGISTERED COMMODITY TRADING ADVISOR WITH THE CFTC AND MEMBER OF NFA
Use of Leverage
Ascendant employs a significant degree of leverage within the Volatility Rider Program. Ascendant seeks a significant degree of leverage and may use most or all of available margin. Utilizing a large percentage of available margin may result in either enhanced gains or losses. If the markets move in a favorable direction, the use of greater leverage increases the potential rate of return. However, if the markets move in an unfavorable direction, a highly leveraged account may experience greater losses than an account using less leverage would. Also, a highly leveraged account is more vulnerable to potential losses as a result of a margin call than one utilizing less leverage.
Out of Money Options
Selections of options, strike prices and expiration dates is one of the primary strategies of the program. Generally, the program writes options on futures contracts that are “out of the money” that AAA believes will expire worthless if held until maturity and, thus, generate income in the account. (AAA may elect to close out short positions by buying them back prior to expiration.) Options that are further out of the money are less risky and consequently yield a lower premium than options that are closer to or “at the money.”
In the Money Options
AAA may also write options with strike prices that are closer to being “in the money”. Options that are closer to being in the money will yield a higher premium, thereby generating more income in a Client’s account. However, such options will also incur a higher degree of risk that they will be exercised by the option holder at a loss to the Client if the financial markets move against the position.
AAA may trade on more than 10 different futures markets. This may include interest rates, currencies, stock indices, metals, agriculture, and energies. All short positions will be covered forming a credit spread. While no options positions in this program will be naked there can be no assurance that client accounts in this program will achieve their objective, or that the client accounts will not incur losses. Futures and options trading is a high risk investment that should be made after consultation with independent qualified sources of investment and tax advice.
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