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Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Trend Following Mantra – Cut Your Losses Short, Let Your Profits Run

By | November 29th, 2013|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

If you've done any research or reading about the trend following approach to trading, you have probably read or heard the mantra "cut your losses short, let your profits run." The idea behind this is that in order to be successful, you need to keep your losing trades from getting very big, and you need your [...]

The Turtle Trading System Discretionary Criteria

By | November 28th, 2013|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

One of the most overlooked aspects of the Turtle trading systems taught by Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt to the Turtles in the mid 1980's was the discretionary tactics they employed in their trading.  Due to the success of some of the Turtles as professional money managers, these tactics became overlooked because in the world of [...]

How To Build a Trend Following Program

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Check out this video below and learn the process of how to build your own trend following program.  When you are done watching the video, check out our Online Trend Following Trading Course.   [jwplayer file = "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVFFMXyslU0&feature=youtu.be"]  

The Best Trend Following System!

By | November 25th, 2013|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Is there a "best" trend following system?  Sorry to disappoint, but the answer is a flat out "NO."  Sure, in any given year, one system may outperform another.  Over the long run, none stand out as being superior. In my last post about the 8 Steps to Successful Futures Trading I mentioned that prospective futures traders [...]

8 Steps To Successful Futures Trading

By | November 24th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Most people lose money trading futures.  It is widely thought in the industry that at least 90% of all futures traders are unprofitable.  The reasons are many, and start with the lack of trading capital.  However, the main reason most people lose is that they have not learned enough about the markets before they put their [...]

Trend Following is NOT Dead!

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

There’s no doubt that the last several years have been very difficult for professional futures traders (known as Commodity Trading Advisors, or CTAs) who employ a trend following approach to their trading.  This is especially true of the those CTAs who are known collectively as “The Turtles” as they were part of a group of traders [...]

Former Turtle Trader Closes Trading Business

By | November 20th, 2013|Categories: Market Comments, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

While he was not known as the most successful of the former Turtles trained by Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt, it is not an insignificant event that James DiMaria has closed down his Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) business, as of October 2013.  DiMaria cites the fact that 2013 would likely be his third down year in [...]

Turtle Trading System and Discretion

By | November 19th, 2013|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

About 25 years ago, a legend was created involving a group of traders known as the Turtles.  This group was part of an experiment conducted by Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt to settle a bet.  Dennis felt that just about anyone could be trained to trade well, while Eckhardt felt that trading was more of an [...]

Trend Following and Discretionary Trading

By | November 18th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Tactics|Tags: , , , , |

I've written a few times that small traders have an edge over the big systematic trend followers because smaller traders have the ability to employ discretion, if desired.  Most of the large commodity trading advisors (CTAs) tend to shy away from any use of discretion, because it is difficult to quantify. One area where I think [...]

Trend Following and the Mental Game

By | November 17th, 2013|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

Since I also have experience as a professional golf instructor, I often draw parallels between golf and trading.  In both vocations, you have participants that are clearly head and shoulders above all the rest.  In golf, you have current players such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and retired greats such as Jack Nicklaus.  In the [...]

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