The DIVERSIFIED OPTION WRITING STRATEGY PROGRAM engages primarily on the selling or writing of options (puts and calls) on futures contracts in a diversified market portfolio. Currently, the targeted markets are: Crude Oil, Corn, Treasury Bonds, Euro Currencies and Gold. However in the future, WhiteRiverGroup (WRG) may also trade a broader portfolio of commodity markets.
On some occasions, the Diversified Option Writing Strategy program may also trade commodity futures outright. Many times the futures position will be initiated through the assignment or delivery of the underlying commodity futures of an option. For instance, if WhiteRiverGroup thinks that Gold futures prices are overbought and will decrease in value, WRG may choose to sell a call option on the gold futures contract with a strike price relatively close to the current gold futures price. If the gold option expires in-the-money, the underlying futures contract will be delivered and a short futures position will be held by the WRG client.
The advisor's trading strategy is discretionary. Although technical analysis goes into defining trading strategy, it is not the sole defining factor. Fundamental factors, including inflation view and economic indicators, are also taken into account.
Due to the volatile nature of futures contracts, the Advisor intends to adhere to strict money management principles to increase the opportunity for long-term success of each trading program. Position exposure and the potential percentage loss that a client's portfolio may incur in unfavorable market moves are continuously monitored. The Advisor reserves the right to modify the investment process as market conditions require.
The Advisor reserves the right to maintain significant amounts in cash, particularly when the Advisor believes a client account should follow a temporary defensive posture, or when the Advisor determines that opportunities for investing are unattractive.