New CTAs often trade for their customers without a written agreement. This is called “Trading Naked” and it presents a profitability problem for CTAs. One reason is because it can hurt your track record. Listen to this episode to find out how, and what you can do about it.
“Fee Compression” is the idea that CTAs should earn less, not more. But it’s just an idea, and it’s one that doesn’t serve CTAs. Listen to this episode to find out why the reasons behind fee compression aren’t valid, so you can prevent fee compression for undermining your profitability as a CTA.
Sometimes, doing less helps you earn more, and avoiding premature registration is one of those times. Struggling CTAs register too early, and they live to regret it. Listen to this episode to find out why Commodity Trading Advisors that delay registration earn more money.
Some CTAs expect to lose money in the first few years. This expectation leads them to overspend, which creates exactly what they expect—losses. Other CTAs expect to be profitable—in the first year of business, and every year after that—and they are profitable. Listen to this episode and learn how to put yourself in the profitable group.