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Monthly Archives: March 2014

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The Fascination With The Turtle Trading System

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: Trend Following General|

The single most popular post on this website, by far, is the one titled "Is The Turtle Trading System Dead?"  There is a clear fascination with the Turtles and the trading system they were taught by Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt. There is also a clear fascination with the trading approach known as Trend Following.  Since [...]

Trading Competition Is Fierce

By | March 22nd, 2014|Categories: Market Comments, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , |

Recently, I've conducted a bit of research into how many of the commodity trading advisor and hedge fund firms are trying to improve their performance.  What I've discovered is that they are all basically trying to do the same thing. Virtually every sizable firm out there is hiring, or has hired, quantitative analysts or software engineers [...]

Coffee – The End of the Trend

By | March 20th, 2014|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , |

Well, with today's price action, it's clear that most trend following traders are bailing out of this nice coffee move.  The market has now made multi-week lows, and today's action was the widest range day to the downside since the market peaked on March 12.  See the chart below. This was a heck of a nice [...]

Trend Following – How Much Equity To Risk Per Trade

By | March 9th, 2014|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

In virtually every trading forum you will see the advice offered that you shouldn't risk much more than 2% of your equity per trade.  Unfortunately, most people don't realize exactly where that figure comes from, or if it is even valid. The fact is, the amount you risk per trade is dependent upon a few factors... [...]

The Value of a Mentor

By | March 7th, 2014|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trend Following General|Tags: , , |

Very few people become successful traders without developing a relationship with a mentor.  The Market Wizards books written by Jack Schwager really spell this out.  The majority of those interviews mention the influence of a mentor of some kind. Consider this list of traders... Monroe Trout and Toby Crabel both worked for Victor Niederhoffer Victor Niederhoffer [...]

Coffee Continues To Roll

By | March 5th, 2014|Categories: Market Comments, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

May Coffee futures surged nearly 17 cents today, or over $6,000 per contract, as the market reversed yesterday's losses and made new highs.  See the daily chart below... May Coffee Futures 2014   This is one of those dream trends for a trend follower that can make the whole year.  In my previous post, [...]

Still a Great Market For Trend Followers

By | March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Market Comments|Tags: , , , |

Because of my own personal history with this market, Coffee is still one of my favorites.  For trend followers, it is a must market to trade in your portfolio, but keep in mind, it is still a frustrating market, prone to many false breakouts. About every ten years or so, coffee will make a huge move [...]

Trend Followers Rebound in February

By | March 2nd, 2014|Categories: Market Comments, Trend Following General|Tags: , , |

After a difficult start to the year, when most equity markets took a nosedive in January, trend followers enjoyed a strong rebound in February.  U.S. equity indexes rallied to new highs, and some trend followers with a longer term outlook were able to take advantage of the move. New trends in a number of markets heated [...]

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