Created specifically to generate capital
Sterling Energy and Trading Co., Inc. (SETCO) has been created specifically to generate capital appreciation based on the trading strategies, disciplines and management of the Sterling trading team with their focus on selected equities.
This team has been strategically assembled for their unique experience as both members of the NYSE and best-‐‑ in-‐‑ class market makers.Our traders bring an exclusive advantage and insight into trading, and have been working together for over two decades, generating over $1.5 billion in trading revenue in the past 10 years alone. They have a sophisticated and rare understanding of all the US and Foreign Stock Exchanges, along with the relationships that have been developed with over 75 years of combined market making.
Developed trading strategy
SETCO has developed a trading strategy capable of generating profits in both Bull and Bear markets by targeting mispriced stocks, developing a thesis for the future movement of a selected stock, then capitalizing when the market reacts in accordance with the team’s view. Our traders maintain a “watch list” of 20 to 30 longs and shorts from differing sectors (energy, financials, retail etc.) with near-term and medium-term catalysts.
SETCO seeks outsized performance while maintaining tight risk controls with a 3-5% hard stop loss. Our targets for monthly results range from 5% gains to less than 1% losses.
Our traders pay close attention to market sentiment knowing when stocks go up on negative news and down on the positive news, there is potential for either a pause or reversal of their recent trend. Seamless communication and familiarity between our traders is evident on the floor as they monitor trading positions and watch lists in real time and hold an end of the day synopsis every trading day.
Typically 5-15 longs and 5-15 shorts • Positions held for approximately 3-5 days • Limit leverage exposure (except in certain hedged environments ) • Net exposure within -50% short to 50% long maintained by position discipline along with market hedging, strict risk management tools that mitigate systematic risk • Max “group” exposure to 25% net long or short