PTI Securities & Futures LP Announces 2008 Results for Its Protected Index Program®

Chicago, IL, February 18, 2009 --( PTI Securities & Futures L.P., a leading Chicago-based securities and money management firm, announced today that its S&P 500 Protected Index Program® had a 4.94 percent loss for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008. This compares to a 36.52 percent loss by the S&P 500 Index for the same period. [1]

For one-year, three-year, five-year and ten-year periods, the Protected Index Program® (PIP) has yielded a higher return compared to the return of the S&P 500 during the same periods. The S&P 500 index (SPX) had a 10.11 percent cumulative loss for the latest 10-year period, the PIP program had a 40.00 percent gain during this time. And, for the three-year period, the SPX had a 21.24 percent loss, while the PIP program had a 12.70 percent gain.

“Investors in our PIP program were relieved and quite pleased that they weathered the stock market turbulence of 2008 with only a small loss,” said Thomas Haugh, PTI’s founder and chief investment officer. “While typical American stock investors experienced ‘hurricane-sized’ damage to their portfolios, PIP investors had the equivalent of a ‘misting rain.’”

With the weakening economy and market turbulence, Haugh expects stronger interest in the PIP program in 2009 and 2010.

“Given the staggering losses many investors incurred last year, we are seeing long-term investors eager to find strategies to lessen and define the risk that they accept,” added Haugh. “If the market ‘roughed them up badly’ last year, they are pretty sensitive now and don’t want to repeat that nightmare anytime soon.”

PTI Securities & Futures attributes the strong performance of its PIP program to the plan’s underlying investment philosophy. The three-pronged approach includes:

1. Diversification using exchange traded funds (ETFs) as the core position. ETFs provide the investor the diversification of an index fund and the opportunity to modify their risk profile to be consistent with their investment objectives.

2. The PIP Program provides a customized level of principal price protection through the purchase of long-term put options (LEAPS, Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities), which permit a longer-term trader to gain exposure to a prolonged trend in a given security with a lower overall risk profile.

3. PTI Managers then sell shorter-term call options to offset the cost of the put allowing investors a cost effective method of achieving a level of price protection.

About PTI Securities & Futures LP
Established in 1991, PTI Securities & Futures L.P. is a leading money management and securities firm. Headquartered in downtown Chicago, and with an office in Glendale, Arizona, PTI Securities is led by Tom Haugh, principal, and Dan Haugh, president. Together, PTI’s senior management has a combined professional experience in financial investing of nearly 200 years. Independently owned PTI is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), National Futures Association (NFA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

To learn more about the Protected Index Program® and the company’s other investment and money management services, visit or call toll-free 1-800-821-4968.


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[1] The performance of PTI’s Projected Index Program (PIP) is derived from actual returns of the largest accounts using the S&P 500 (SPY) and reflects the return of over 30 percent of the assets invested in the PIP program.
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