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CMR is not a ‘guru’ course or a get rich quick scheme- it’s a community & framework based on decades of successful, disciplined trading at the highest level using COT reporting, proprietary charts & expert risk management. At Crowded Market Report you will learn how to perfectly time your trades using the COT, avoid over-trading, stop losing money, and become a truly successful trader.

Why Join CMR?

Learn how to identify crowded markets and become a more confident & consistent trader.

THE CROWDED MARKET REPORT BREAKDOWN

This report is the most IMPORTANT content we provide and the foundation to the services we provide. It sets the tone of the week and provides the needed insight on how to approach the markets from a CMR/COT standpoint along with Jason’s thoughts on upcoming events and narrative.  The CMR is scheduled for publication on Sundays before 3pm EST. There are weeks where the report is published on Monday due to COT data being delayed until Monday because of U.S. federal holidays. I am proud to say that since inception in January 2021, we have only missed one report and that was due to the CFTC having technical issues and they did not publish the report. Otherwise, a report has been published every week. We hope to continue this performance well into the future.  The CMR will include specific market analysis, a summary section, COT set-ups, active positions and any trades made the previous week. It will also include COT Index data presented in different formats, which are already included in the CMR Index Excel file.

CMR COT CHARTS

We provide the best COT charts available.  We publish the charts the fastest of any service according to our members.  CMR Charts provide the best visualization of trader positioning showing net positions for Commercials, Large Speculators and Small Speculators.

CMR COT charts come in three different formats that provide the same data:

  • Excel – Published the fastest and covers major markets.
  • Webpage – Most Dynamic. Video to the right shows functionality.
  • TradingView – The TradingView charts allow members to view price, positioning and index all on the same chart. 

CMR COT INDEX

A market becomes crowded long or short once it reaches a specific reading on the CMR COT Index which is a proprietary oscillator that was developed through extensive back testing and based on many years of trading experience.  The COT report data is indexed, which means the data for each contract covered is reviewed with a specific look back period that differs for each market/contract.  This process is similar to a Relative Strength Index (RSI) or an oscillator indicator.  The reason the data is indexed versus just looking at the absolute data is the challenge of waiting for absolute data to become crowded, which may take an extended period of time.  

The index is based on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 equals maximum short level (aka max crowded short) and 100 equals maximum long level (aka max crowded long).  As far as the CMR process, any value that is 5 or less, qualifies as having met maximum crowded level short. Similarly, a value of 95 or higher indicates a maximum crowded level long. 

Private CMR Discord Chat Room

Our members range from beginners to portfolio managers – all are welcome, and all find real, lasting value.

The discounting mechanism is positioning, not price.

“At its core, Jason’s trading success is rooted in exploiting the shortcomings in the emotion-based trading decisions of other market participants. He prefers to go short when bullish euphoria over-rules and to go long when bearish sentiment is prevailing.

While market structure, the nature of the participants and the available trading tools have all changed dramatically over time, the one thing that has not changed is human emotion. And it is the perpetuity of human emotions that assures trading opportunities will continue to exist.

To trade like Shapiro, one will have to go against his innate human instincts.”

Brock E.
CMR Member

Even if Jason only shared his trades and methodology–which he does–CMR would be an amazing deal.

But Jason also shares in detail his thought processes as he consistently models his amazing self-discipline and rigor in adhering to his system. The chance to watch and converse with and learn from a true master is what makes this community so incredibly valuable.

M.D
CMR Member

As a retired professional trader, I’ve always been frustrated about just how bad the information is out there for the newbie trader.

I see people being sucked into methods (or more often lack of a comprehensive method) that have no resemblance to how a professional thinks. Jason outlines a coherent method that is a perfect blend of the systematic (to enforce discipline, appropriately narrow the focus of the tradeable universe, and take positive expected value trades) with the discretionary (monitoring the markets action relative to news – the single most unsung hero of trading alpha and what keeps the method from being devoured by machine learning algos). The weekly report covers the systematic aspect, but the very active, lively discord is where the discretionary aspects are discussed, dissected, and debated and the market action interpreted relative to the news. Discussion on risk management and trading psychology is probably (and appropriately) discussed even more. Jason is extremely active and helpful in the chat. The CMR Team works hard to keep adding good content and offering as much value to the subscriber as possible. Even if you decide you never want to be a contrarian, you should at least be reconning how the guy who’ll sell you the top tick thinks. This is a no-brainer.
H.S.G.
CMR Member

I’ve always traded alone in a silo until joining CMR.

The chat allows me to me share ideas and receive perspectives from other experienced traders that I previously would have missed. Jason’s reports and videos either show me something new, confirm my thesis, or tell me to get the hell out of the way of a bad trade. I can’t recall a week where I looked at the report and found nothing of note. Hazem’s quickness with the charts (especially the Friday afternoon pre-closing bell drop) is always appreciated and has helped me take some last minute positions heading into the weekend. I should mention I rarely trade commodities and I’m not always a contrarian trader and yet CMR continues to aid my trading while steering me clear of bad trades. No matter what type of trader you are, there is certain benefit in the reports, charts, videos, and chat. It doesn’t hurt that there’s some pretty funny people in there, too.
LMX
CMR Member

Jason’s intense emphasis on risk management and constant dedication to discipline when it comes to risk taking is truly priceless.

As Jason and many successful traders say; the key to a really good trader is being able to survive and make money even when you’re wrong. Jason & CMR help drive home the importance of risk management at all times and that no matter how difficult it is to be patient, you have to wait for when your system (whatever it is) shows the risk/reward is in your favor. Sometimes this means refraining from trading for quite some time when the favorable setup just isn’t there – the discord chat makes these restless periods of brutal patience not only enjoyable and humorous, but also always educational. Shoutout to Hazem for always crushing it with the charts and running seamless operation in general. Cheers
Tim
CMR Member

Subscribing to the CMR is probably the best risk reward trade I’ve made, the CMR at the end of each week is very useful

and has improved my overall knowledge and view of the market and trading significantly, realizing that it’s all positioning is more revolutionary than it sounds. I now make less trades, I’m less prone to trading around positions that are winning or losing and ultimately, I am starting to see and use some of Jason’s principles in the other instruments I trade. I have only been trading for 3 years now and together with the CMR and Jason being active on the Discord server throughout the day it keeps me focused and relaxed about the market or trades I’m involved with. The caliber and experience of the other traders who are in the CMR community is also extremely high, there are always people who provide useful and actionable input, feedback and ideas, trading can be a disconnected endeavor especially now so for me the CMR and its online community are where I spend a good portion of the trading session as well out of hours as there are traders from all over the world.
Brock E.
CMR Member

The Discord channel taught me so much already, really. Didn’t expect it when I joined. Game changer for me. Thanks a lot for all your work.

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