You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Andreas F. During bull and bear markets, there is a group of hedge funds and professional traders which have been consistently outperforming traditional investment strategies for the past 30 odd years. They have shown remarkable uncorrelated performance and in the great bear market of they had record gains. These traders are highly secretive about their proprietary trading algorithms and often employ top PhDs in their research teams.
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Hard cover and Kindle available on Amazon! When was the last time you read a trading book written by a real hedge fund manager? Did that book give you any details on actual trading methods? Think back to the last few trading books you read. Were they written by professional authors, bloggers and lecturers? If they were, they were likely better written than mine. They were probably more entertaining and offered easier solutions and quicker gains. I manage institutional money.
I trade for a living. My point of view will probably be very different from the other trading books you might have read. Following the Trend is a book for professionals or those determined to become professionals. I will take you on a ride through my world.
The world of large scale systematic, trend following futures trading. Some of this world is excellent. Some is a complete nightmare. My book will show all of this without bias. You will get all trading rules. Yes, no additional rules will be for sale on this website. Trend following is all about finding the right indicators. You need to carefully experiment with variations of oscillators and moving average lines.
Finding the right settings are key. The best thing is to invent your own indicators and settings. Trend following trading systems are extremely complex. You should have a Ph. A few thousand bucks should do it. The entry and exit rules are critical. Spend all your time developing the exact entry and exit criteria. Use the optimizer in your back testing software for this. Or pay a blogger to help you. You can do professional trend following on just a few instruments.
Trend following on individual stocks works great in up and down markets. As long as you have the right indicators. Once you have a great trading system, everything is really easy. Just follow the signals. Take the trade once per day and hang out on the beach the rest of the time.
The money will be rolling in. Buy and sell rules are almost irrelevant. There are not a whole lot of different ways that trend following can be done. The exact method or indicator you use does not have a big impact. Constructing a robust trend following trading system is not terribly difficult. The key part of professional trend following is diversification.
Trade all asset classes and plenty of markets in each. Trade live stock. Trade lumber. Trade soybeans. Trade the Bund. Trade platinum. Trade natural gas. Trade everything. At the same time. The biggest single factor for your bottom line is your asset mix.
How you chose your asset classes and markets is the key decision point. Often you will have big losses. The day to day volatility can be severe at times. Sometimes you get periods of a year or more when you just keep losing. Learn to overcome these problems and you will have a big profit potential. Outperforming the equity indexes are easy.
Outperforming mutual funds is even easier. What people fail to realize is that the reward to risk ratio on equity indexes is horrible. Beating them is no feat.
We are shooting much higher. That means that at the worst point you had lost over 11 years of normal performance. But the equity market always goes up in the long run. During the same period the core strategy presented in the book gained Learn proper trend following. The professional way. Your reward will be very high annual compound returns at very acceptable drawdowns. It will not be easy. It will not be quick. But it will be profitable.
Are you impressed by the big CTA hedge funds? The ones managing hundreds of millions showing big positive returns during bull and bear markets? They are extremely secretive about what they do and how they trade. Can you keep a secret? I can tell you what they do. And I can prove it. I will show you how to reverse engineer these funds. They are trend followers and there are not many ways to do that.
They all look different but they are in fact the same. Take one robust trend following trading strategy. Just one.
Then vary asset mix, time frame or risk factor. Just these three variables. This is enough to replicate most large CTA funds with correlations of up to 0. Buy my book. First of all. This is just another book about trading. Unusual things always attract attention. Even though you say about other authors that they never write truth, you yourself wrote a book being the same author with the same ideas. But not all the people are stupid not to understand it. Second of all.
Would you tell me, please. Why some so called traders, investors or fund managers become book writers? What changes in their mind and brain that they turn from investors to writers? I very much doubt. They will never give you a complete business plan of their business. If not stupid. Third of all. This item relies on the previous item.
Following the Trend : Diversified Managed Futures Trading
Hard cover and Kindle available on Amazon! When was the last time you read a trading book written by a real hedge fund manager? Did that book give you any details on actual trading methods? Think back to the last few trading books you read. Were they written by professional authors, bloggers and lecturers? If they were, they were likely better written than mine. They were probably more entertaining and offered easier solutions and quicker gains.
Following the Trend: Diversified Managed Futures Trading
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