Commitments of traders PDF

Commitments of traders PDF- Floyd Upperman

Commitments of traders PDF- Floyd UppermanStrategies for Tracking the Market and Trading ProfitablyBy understanding commercial activity and monitoring its behavior, a trader can potentially forecast significant changes in price direction. Author Floyd Upperman shows you how to use the Commitment of Traders (COT) reports to accomplish this goal

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Author: Floyd Upperman

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Introduction- Commitments of traders PDF

By understanding commercial activity and monitoring its behavior, a trader can potentially forecast significant changes in price direction. Author Floyd Upperman shows you how to use the Commitment of Traders (COT) reports to accomplish this goal. He skillfully explains how to break down the COT data into producers, consumers, and funds so you understand the positions and activities of these key market participants. In addition, he demonstrates how to monitor the COT activity so you can detect position imbalances that could be harbingers of major trend changes and illustrates his techniques for combining traditional technical analysis of price with the COT data.


Schooled in mathematics, statistics, and computer programming, Floyd Upperman entered the semiconductor industry out of college in 1987. His computer programming talent quickly earned him the nickname “Whiz Kid.” After receiving some shares of company stock, he became interested in the market, and his interest quickly bloomed into a consuming passion. During this time, he learned two things: working for someone else would never earn him the financial independence he craved; and none of the available charting software and pricing systems were sophisticated enough to give him an edge as a trader.

Applying his statistical and programming talents to the task of analyzing mountains of market data, Upperman discovered something remarkable: there is an underlying order in the commodity markets not found in the historic price movements of individual stocks. Further, he found that specific patterns in commodity prices are highly correlated to the positions held by participants in the commodity markets. These realizations led to his developing a unique trading and tracking system that exploits an obscure source of readily available but widely neglected data: the weekly U.S. government Commitment of Traders (COT) report.

Now a full-time trader, a registered commodity trading advisor, and the acknowledged leading analyst of COT data, Floyd Upperman makes available for the first time in book from his exclusive, phenomenally successful trading system based on a proprietary forward-looking indicator, Individual Market Participant Analysis (IMPA).

In Commitments of Traders, he will show you:

  • Why merely “following the money” can lead you astray
  • How to identify the turning points
  • Common and costly misconceptions about the COT
  • The seven steps of an IMPA setup trade
  • How to achieve an optimum stop
  • “Plunger patterns” and how to use them
  • How to apply the “fading system”

Commitments of Traders will teach you why the trading activity of commercial institutions as evidenced in the COT report is so valuable in analyzing particular markets. And you will learn how to leverage the COT with technical and fundamental analysis. A priceless moneymaking tool, Commitments of Traders is essential reading for anyone trading in the lucrative futures market.

Table of Contents- Commitments of traders PDF

CHAPTER 1 The Commitments of Traders Report 1
CHAPTER 2 Trading with COT Data 15
CHAPTER 3 Understanding Net-Commercial and Net-Fund Activity 31
CHAPTER 4 The IMPA Setup Trade: The Initial Steps 43
CHAPTER 5 IMPA Setup Trade: Placing the Trade 55
CHAPTER 6 Plunger Patterns 79
CHAPTER 7 Seasonal Influences 95

CHAPTER 8 Swing Trading and Other Strategies 109
CHAPTER 9 IMPA Trade Examples 123


“Floyd has answered for many in this book a way to both understand and use the Commitment of Traders reports. In my thirty-five years as a registered broker and author of my own book, I find that at times someone takes a complex subject and makes it easier to understand. Floyd has done this with his book. Not only does he make understanding the COT easy, but he ties it to some technical trading ideas that readers can try out, using historical data on their own. Truly another good technical book for those looking to understand this often overlooked subject.”
— Ira Epstein, PresidentIra Epstein & Company Futures

“For many years, I’ve had requests from customers seeking information on the Commitment of Traders report but had few resources to which I could refer them. This superb treatment of the subject by Floyd Upperman, full of detailed information and innovative ideas on how to use them [COT] effectively in trading, is the definitive treatment of the subject in my book. I highly recommend it.”
— Edward D. Dobson, PresidentTraders Press, Inc.

“The Commitment of Traders (COT) can be a very powerful trading tool to help anticipate market direction. But all too often it is misunderstood and/or misinterpreted . . . Floyd’s unique analytical interpretations, combined with his trading tools and indicators, will open a door to greater profitability for all traders.”
— Walter Bressert, President Walter Bressert, Inc.

“If you are interested in capturing major market moves, this is a must-read book.”
— Larry Williams, Commodity

About the author

Floyd Uppermanis a full time trader, investor, advisor and businessman. Floyd is recognized throughout the world by a growing audience of professionals for his work with the U.S. government Commitments of Traders (COT) reports. Floyd has been a registered commodity trading advisor (NFA# 0281183) for the last 10+ years and is currently president of Floyd Upperman & Associates.

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