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Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Trend Following Portfolio Construction

By | December 26th, 2013|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Over the last several years, the performance among trend following commodity trading advisors (CTAs) has varied significantly.  However, if you've had a chance to read Andreas Clenow's excellent book "Following The Trend" you'll understand that, in general, trend followers are doing the same thing when it comes to their overall trading strategies.  All of them have [...]

The Three Keys To Successful Trend Following

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

Most people who are new to trading are most likely to believe that the key to successful trading is some sort of holy grail trading model.  This is why most people are willing to spend a lot of money on a trading system without really knowing how the markets work, or having a clue about money [...]

How Trend Following Really Works

By | December 20th, 2013|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

I've been writing this blog for about six months or so now, and I pay attention to what my visitors are reading while here.  It's pretty clear that most people are trying to find some winning system that will work in whatever market they are trading, and that misses the point completely when it comes to [...]

Trend Following is Volatile

By | December 12th, 2013|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

One reason why most new traders are unable to stick with a trend following approach to trading futures is that the approach results in volatile returns.  Quite frankly, there is really no way around this, because no matter what strategy or system you employ, or how many systems you employ in your program, markets don't always [...]

The difficulties of Trend Following

By | December 10th, 2013|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

Given the number of books espousing the benefits of trend following in recent years, you would think that this approach to trading is simple and easy.  Just hop on board a trend, ride it for all its worth, and make a ton of money.  The authors of these books and articles point to lots of successes [...]

A Classic Turtle Breakout

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Market Comments, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , |

If you trade futures with a trend following approach, you should be long the British Pound, especially after last week's price action, which resulted in a new breakout. If you employ a strategy similar to the Turtle System 1 type of breakout, the breakout in the British Pound was a classic breakout.  Have a look at [...]

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