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Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Should Trend Followers Really Trade As Many Markets As Possible?

By | June 28th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Market Comments, Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the main tenets of the trend following doctrine is that a trader must trade a very diversified portfolio so that at any given time they may be able to catch a trend.  As a result, many trend followers will trade as many as 60 global markets or more. The trouble is, not all markets [...]

Trading System or Discretionary Trading?

By | June 27th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I've found that most people would like to take the discretionary element out of trading altogether.  This includes professionals and individual private traders alike.  Unfortunately, there is no Holy Grail trading system that is going to work all the time.  The markets simply do not cooperate that way.  When a system or edge is discovered, many [...]

10 Reasons Why Most Traders Lose

By | June 26th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies|Tags: , , , , , , |

The futures industry generally estimates that 90% of all traders are unprofitable.  I've spoken to a broker who's been in the business for 30 years who says he has never seen anyone be profitable in the long run.  The statistics for day traders, traders and investors in the stock market aren't much better.  I've compiled a [...]

How to Make Money Trading

By | June 25th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

                 Ah yes, therein lies the question… how to make money trading?  Every single day, in countless online trading forums and discussion groups, people are asking this question, and in return they might get a hundred different answers.                 The trading business reminds me of the world of golf.  Everyone is looking for the holy grail. [...]

Reasons why most “traders” lose

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The futures trading industry basically tells you that up to and over 90% of all traders are unprofitable.  Today I read a post on a forum by a "trader" who lost 75% of his trading equity, which included some client money, probably from friends, in TWO DAYS!  The individual posted what he thought were the reasons [...]

How To Learn How To Trade

By | June 24th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I occasionally venture into various trading forums to get a feel for current market sentiment and to learn what is on the minds of traders of all levels of experience.  What I tend to find is that most people have no idea how to get started.  Questions you will typically find include "what do you think [...]

Why Trend Following Works

By | June 22nd, 2013|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Over the years I have participated in a number of newsgroups and forums dealing with trading, and there is a common theme that runs through them all…virtually none of the people participating in these forums are trend followers.  Yet, the trading industry itself will tell you that over 90% of traders are unprofitable in the long [...]

How Professionals Trade Futures

By | June 22nd, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Futures Trading Pit Professional traders approach trading in a different manner compared to the average person.   They first determine their trading doctrine, which is their overall approach to trading in the markets.  They then develop strategies in accordance to this doctrine in order to achieve long term success.  Finally, the professional trader develops tactics [...]

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