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Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Golfers and Traders

By | January 30th, 2015|Categories: Futures Trading 101, Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , |

If you follow my posts here, from time to time, I compare golfers and traders.  The similarities are really quite incredible. In the case of both golf and trading, there are online forums where its mostly unsuccessful traders and golfers who participate, yet talk like they know everything.  These forums are also infested with some "gurus" [...]

How I turned $10,000 into $200,000 in 3 months, then Blew it

By | January 29th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Hey, Scott Cole here. If you've been an occasional visitor to this site you've probably read that I started trading futures over twenty years ago, and have had some experience as a broker and as an execution trader with a hedge fund.  I've also mentioned that I learned the Turtle Trading System back then and that [...]

Short Term Price Patterns and Trend Following

By | January 28th, 2015|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trading Tactics, Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Traders are constantly on the look out for new strategies that will give them some sort of an edge.  This is why I think it is important to study the strategies of a variety of traders as these other ideas may help you boost your bottom line. One area of research I've been involved with off [...]

The Discretionary Criteria for the Turtle Trading System

By | January 27th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

Because of the nearly legendary status among traders attained by Richard Dennis and the Turtles, it was widely held that he must have taught them some magical trading system that was traded mechanically.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  You can find the mechanical Turtle Trading System rules here.  If you are familiar with these [...]

The Turtle Trading System Rules

By | January 27th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , |

Well, you can find the Turtle Trading System mechanical rules at numerous places online, but I thought I would provide my readers with the rules here as well. While I don't believe you should run out and start trading this system right away, I believe these rules provide a solid foundation for anyone who wants to [...]

Trend Following is NOT a short term trading strategy

By | January 26th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , |

I often surf the internet to see if there is any new and worthwhile information about trading out there, and I am usually disappointed.  The markets pretty much do the same things they've been doing for centuries....they go up, they go down, they trend, or they don't trend. One idea I often come across when surfing [...]

Trend Following is clearly not dead

By | January 25th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , |

I suppose it was only a matter of time before trend following strategies really came back with a vengeance.  From 2009 through mid-2014, the markets have simply been brutal for medium term trend followers such as the Turtles. Longer term trend followers such as Dunn Capital Management and Mulvaney Capital Management were able to generate strong [...]

Trend Following System Test

By | January 20th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , |

I recently conducted a comparison test between Turtle Trading System III and a global trend following program I developed personally through my own research. If you are unfamiliar with the Turtle Trading System, it involves a fairly straightforward channel breakout strategy traded across a diverse portfolio of futures markets.  Turtle Trading System III combines systems I [...]

Updated test of Turtle Trading System 1

By | January 18th, 2015|Categories: Trading Strategies, Trend Following General|Tags: , |

As we've discussed, 2014 was a pretty good year for trend followers, and it was the best year in several for the former Turtles who still manage money as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs). With that in mind, I thought I would conduct an updated test on the Turtle Trading systems, of which there are three. Turtle [...]

Real Trend Following Performance Results

By | January 17th, 2015|Categories: Trend Following General|Tags: , , , , , , |

One thing I often mention in my posts is that if you want to develop your own trading strategy, you should learn about the strategies of real professional traders.  By "real" I am referring to the commodity trading advisors (CTAs) who manage money. A great place to start is Autumngold.com.  There, you can find the performance [...]

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