Senior Market Strategist
Contact Bill Dixon
Series 3 Licensed
Bill began his career working with a firm of technical commodity traders specializing in the treasury and metal markets. In 2006 he moved over to Lind-Waldock as a broker. Bill joined RJO Futures in 2011.
Metals, energies, long and short option strategies, treasuries, stock indices, grains, softs and currencies.
While Bill's background emphasizes technical analysis, he believes that it is very important not to ignore the fundamentals. He uses the fundamentals to develop an overall bias on the direction of the market for long- and short-term trading strategies. From there, he analyzes the charts to determine exactly which approach will provide his clients with a disciplined strategy that allows them to attain their goals, but will not exceed their risk tolerance.
Strengths and Trading Philosophy
Bill is well-versed in numerous strategies involving futures, options on futures and methods that employ a combination of the two. He feels this works to his clients' advantage because there is no perfect system, and some trades tend to have a higher probability of success under certain circumstances than others. In his opinion, it is important to have a disciplined plan in place, but also be able to adapt in order to take advantage of a shift in market conditions.
What has been rewarding for one individual may or may not be suitable for another. Good trading involves knowing your personal limits and applying the discipline to operate solely within them. I feel it is extremely important to determine early on exactly what styles of trading fit your individual personality. My goal is not only to assist my clients in doing just that, but also to supply them with the knowledge and tools they need to be able to recognize opportunities when they're out there and avoid markets when opportunities are scarce.