striker report February, 2014 
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A Brief History of Striker Securities, Inc.
The rise of computer trading across global markets has given investors unprecedented access to new opportunities in trading commodity futures. The proliferation of computerized trading strategies also brought with it a demand for clear, accurate, unadulterated information about how these systems actually perform under live market conditions.

Striker Securities, Inc. was created to meet this demand. Since its foundation with computerized trading in 1998 at the Chicago Board of Trade, Striker has provided investors with professional execution of trading programs and accurate information about trading performance. Since the start, Striker has posted actual trading results of third-party trading systems at

Careful investing requires access to accurate information; it also requires the presence of a steady, reliable hand at the helm. An independent introducing broker, Striker was incorporated based on a simple principle: put the client's interests first. In line with this directive, brokers at Striker are not allowed to trade their own accounts and there is no house trading. The entire team full focus and attention is on giving clients the best trading execution possible. Striker's experienced team of brokers carefully monitors a variety of third-party trading programs for both system developers and retail traders in order to ensure the best possible fills.

Striker's commitment to the client's interest has attracted trading system developers from around the world eager to access the company's expanding global clientele. Striker's international team has also caught the attention of individual traders looking to leverage the Striker experience in their own trading efforts. For traders and developers alike, Striker's dedication to straight talk and professional execution has proved a winning combination.

In the heady days of the 1990's, Striker's modest, customer-based approach looked quaint to brokers with more personal ambitions. But time has validated Striker's approach; while many giants have fallen to greed and over-extension, Striker remains the gold standard for trading execution and reporting. A vanguard in the consumer protection trend, Striker's dedication to transparency has expanded to include information about developments in commodity trading regulation and related topics via the company's monthly Striker Report. In volatile markets, Striker remains a steady beacon, shedding light on trading performance.

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There is a risk of loss in trading. It is the nature of commodity and securities trading that where there is the opportunity for profit, there is also the risk of loss. Commodity trading involves a certain degree of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Derivative transactions, including futures, are complex and carry the risk of substantial losses. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Please read additional risk matters on our web site, It is important you understand all the risks involved with trading, and you should only trade with risk capital. This communication is intended for the sole use of the intended recipient.

About this report The information and links on this website are for informational purposes. The risk of trading can be substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Striker is a member of the National Futures Association ("NFA"), the Managed Funds Association ("MFA"), and the National Introducing Broker Association ("NIBA"). Striker is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), and was formerly registered with the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Additionally, Striker is a former member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation ("SIPC"). FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities business in the United States. Please read Striker Disclosure Statement for the additional disclosure.

The trading performance cited throughout our web site is based on actual trading history, unless otherwise noted. The starting account balance is based on the system developer recommendation. Striker tracks actual performance by recording and maintaining each trade ticket for each system generated. The performance information assumes that no additions or withdrawals have been made. The rate of return for all systems disclosed in the Striker Report is cumulative from the day the system actually started trading at Striker. We maintain a "life" track for all 3rd party systems. We do not necessarily base our records on any particular client account. No one particular customer has achieved these results. The percentage returns reflect inclusion of commissions and fees.The actual percentage gains/losses experienced by investors will vary depending on many factors, including, but not limited to: starting account balances, market behavior, the duration and extent of investor participation (whether or not a client takes all signals for a system) in the specified system and money management techniques.

Striker is a revolutionary concept in action: an international, professional team of brokers dedicated to trading only for clients. It bears repeating: unlike most other brokers, Striker does NOT trade futures for itself or any of its employees. This policy has been in place from the start in order to guarantee that our entire focus remains on the interests of our clientele. Striker believes that when brokers are allowed to trade for themselves (or have in-house trading practices) there is a strong potential for conflict of interest, as the broker may place more importance on his own trading activities (or that of his firm's) than on those of his clients. Finally, Striker has no financial ties to system developers, so there no bias or pressure on how we report the actual trading results posted in our client section. This section is designed specifically for Striker's clients, so they may audit their results on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.