TrendCompass is among the few reports I look at every day. I find it’s an excellent proxy for what the CTAs are doing. Having this information in real time has proven very helpful.

Lee Robinson, CIO of Altana Wealth Ltd. and co-founder, CIO of Trafalgar Asset Managers (client since 2011)

I-System TrendCompass daily reports: crystal clear market gudiance on more than 100 financial and commodities markets including crude oil, copper, gold, wheat, coffee, cotton, Nikkei 225, S&P500, Euro, Yen and dozens of others.


Financial industry generates thousands of research reports each and every day, producing an overwhelming glut of information. Instead of adding to your reading pile, we analyse market trends and deliver the final product of our research: clear, executable daily decisions. You’ll need seconds, not minutes per day to digest TrendCompass reports.


Our reports are generated by the I-System, probably the very best trend following model ever built. I-System is the product of more than 20 years of passionate and uncompromising obsession with quality. We have tested its effectiveness in the most rigorous way possible: by managing real money portfolios and comparing their performance to that of the world’s leading “managed futures” funds or Commodity Trade Advisors (CTAs). Since our track record’s inception in 2007, I-System has consistently outperformed its benchmarks (audited). Read more about the I-System


For decades, commodities trading advisors (CTAs) have relied on systematic trend following as one of the most successful strategies in active investment trading. Many institutions like JPMorgan, Nomura and Rabobank pay close attention to the CTAs. Nomura’s analysis found that CTA net buying often triggers major market moves in equities and treasuries. Rabobank’s analysts affirmed that, “CTAs have long been key in understanding price action in commodities markets,” and that understanding CTA market flows “can provide a strong edge in today’s highly systematized markets.” TrendCompass delivers this edge – reliably and in real time!


A reliable and effective trends auto-pilot provides invaluable decision-support. Even only as a ‘reality check’ or a source of ‘second opinion’ to market analysts, TrendCompass gives you the guidance to navigate the markets profitably, confidently and with a peace of mind.

Screen-grab of a typical S&P500 strategy from I-System’s interface shows up-trends in blue and downtrends in red. Onset of a down-trend is a signal to reduce or hedge your market exposure. It is equally important to know when to start adding to your exposure again. During the 2008 bear market, we achieved a 27% positive net return thanks to I-System strategies like this one. The authenticity of our results was audited by KPMG.

What you get

We worked hard to make our reports intuitive and easy to read so you can review them in just a few seconds each day. They consist of a summary page followed by a detailed breakdown per market showing trading signals and/or trend reversals per each individual trading strategy.

Summary page

Detailed markets & strategies breakdown

Standard reports

Standard reports available, as of April 2020 are listed below. In order to help familiarize you with TrendCompass reports, the first month is free of charge with no further obligations on your part.


Major Markets report covers 15 key global financial and commodities markets with a total of 180 I-System strategies (12 strategies per market).

MARKETS COVERED: Equity indices (S&P500, Nikkei, DAX, FTSE 100), treasury futures (US 30-yr Bond, US 10-yr Note, German Bund), key FX pairs (USD/EUR, USD/GBP, USD/YEN), major commodity markets (Brent Crude Oil, NYMEX Light Crude Oil, Copper, Gold, and Silver). Twelve I-System strategies are included per each market (total of 180 individual strategies).
SUBSCRIPTION: 3,000 Eur per month or 30,000 Eur if paid annually.


MARKETS COVERED: S&P500 eMini futures, Russell 2000, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq 100, US 30-year T-Bond, US 10-year T-Note (12 strategies each)
SUBSCRIPTION: 600 Eur per month or 6,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: Brent Crude Oil, Gas Oil, NY Light Crude Oil, Heating Oil, RBOB Gasoline, USD/EUR (twelve I-System strategies per market). The USD/EUR is included due to the strong correlation between the oil price and the US dollar.
SUBSCRIPTION: 2,000 Eur per month or 20,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Palladium (twelve I-System strategies per market).
SUBSCRIPTION: 2,000 Eur per month or 20,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: Corn, Wheat, Oats, Soybeans (twelve I-System strategies per market).
SUBSCRIPTION: 2,000 Eur per month or 20,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: Coffee, Cocoa, Cotton, Sugar, Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (twelve I-System strategies per market)
SUBSCRIPTION: 2,000 Eur per month or 20,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: USD against the EUR, YEN, GBP, CAD, BRZ, ZAR, MEX (12 strategies each)
SUBSCRIPTIONS: 500 Eur per month or 5,000 Eur if paid annually


MARKETS COVERED: Brent Crude Oil, Gas Oil, NY Light Crude Oil, Heating Oil, RBOB Gasoline, Natural Gas, Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Palladium, Corn, Wheat, Oats, Soybeans, Coffee, Cocoa, Cotton, Sugar, Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, S&P500 eMini futures, Russell 2000, Nikkei 225, DAX, FTSE, US 30-year T-Bond, US 10-year T-Note, German Bund, Long Gilt. Number of strategies per market varies with the total being 493 strategies.
SUBSCRIPTION: 4,000 Eur per month or 40,000 Eur if paid annually

Custom portfolios

We can customize reports for clients who wish to track a different selection of markets, a larger number of strategies, or follow a particular selection of strategies (for example, a preference for short-cycle trends). We’ll endeavor to accomodate any such request. In case of such customized portfolios a one-time setup fee of 500 Euros may apply.


TrendCompass is among the few reports I look at every day. I find it’s an excellent proxy for what the CTAs are doing. Having this information in real time has proven very helpful

Lee Robinson, CIO of Altana Wealth Ltd. and co-founder, CIO of Trafalgar Asset Managers (client since 2011)

With TrendCompass, I found my ‘lighthouse’ which has been extremely valuable as a timely indicator of big market waves. It’s very helpful in my swing-trading strategy as it helps me keep positive focus through my daily trades

Irina Litvak, investment trader, Cayman Islands

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2. STANDARD REPORTS: PUBLISHER produces a variety of “TrendCompass” reports (REPORTS). For each market included therein, the REPORTS convey daily trading recommendations based on systematic trend-following strategies as generated by PUBLISHER’s proprietary I-SYSTEM technology. Such trading strategies are believed to be similar to those used by many Commodities Trading Advisors (CTA) or Managed Futures funds.

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