FOLLOWING THE TREND

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Following The Trend

Author : Andreas F. Clenow
ISBN : 9781118410851
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 2008 they had record gains. These traders are highly secretive about their proprietary trading algorithms and often employ top PhDs in their research teams. Yet, it is possible to replicate their trading performance with relatively simplistic models. These traders are trend following cross asset futures managers, also known as CTAs. Many books are written about them but none explain their strategies in such detail as to enable the reader to emulate their success and create their own trend following trading business, until now. Following the Trend explains why most hopefuls fail by focusing on the wrong things, such as buy and sell rules, and teaches the truly important parts of trend following. Trading everything from the Nasdaq index and T-bills to currency crosses, platinum and live hogs, there are large gains to be made regardless of the state of the economy or stock markets. By analysing year by year trend following performance and attribution the reader will be able to build a deep understanding of what it is like to trade futures in large scale and where the real problems and opportunities lay. Written by experienced hedge fund manager Andreas Clenow, this book provides a comprehensive insight into the strategies behind the booming trend following futures industry from the perspective of a market participant. The strategies behind the success of this industry are explained in great detail, including complete trading rules and instructions for how to replicate the performance of successful hedge funds. You are in for a potentially highly profitable roller coaster ride with this hard and honest look at the positive as well as the negative sides of trend following.
Category: Business & Economics

The Trend Following Bible

Author : Andrew Abraham
ISBN : 9781118407745
Genre : Business & Economics
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A proven approach to trading success based on the best commodity trading advisors Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. The Trend Following Bible shows individual traders and investors how to profit from this approach by trading like today's top commodity trading advisors. In this book, author Andrew Abraham stresses the importance of a disciplined, consistent methodology, with stringent risk controls, that allows you to catch big trends, while limiting losses on unprofitable trades. By trading in this manner, he shows you how to successfully achieve market-beating returns over the long term and multiple your trading capital along the way. Reveals exactly how top commodity trading advisors operate and how individuals can incorporate these methods into their everyday trading endeavors Addresses key issues like position sizing and risk control, which are critical to trading success, but often underemphasized in other trading literature Highlights how to effectively execute the trading strategies outlined Engaging and accessible, The Trend Following Bible will put you in a better position to profit as you make more informed trading decisions.
Category: Business & Economics

Follow The Trend

Author : James R. Boyd
ISBN : 9781452084138
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The time spent completing this book was so enjoyable because during those thinking and writing hours, I was able to awaken many, many memories from my childhood and from later years as I grew into the person I have become. There are times when awakened memories elevate our spirits during rough periods, just as they often provide a chuckle when our lives are going well. And reminiscing about the "good old days" as well as the ones that were not so good can help any of us come to a better understanding of who and what we are today, and why. Writing this book has given me peace of mind because of a promise I made to myself more than thirty years ago. It is not the intent of the book to teach anyone. I simply hope that by reading it, somewhere along the way someone just might be able to connect with the joy, the happiness, the sadness, and all of the other emotional ups and downs, included. We all face good times and bad times in life. While the details may vary from person to person, there is a commonality to our lives, which allows us to identify with the each other's highs and lows, successes and failures, trials and tribulations. A section of the book discusses learning to think for oneself. Not thinking, or allowing those in the media and the political arena to fill our minds with lies or useless nonsense has become more prevalent in our society. A discussion of many of the tactics and techniques used to misinform, misguide, or misdirect the public is included with personal perspectives gained from decades of work, study, and thought.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Investing With The Trend

Author : Gregory L. Morris
ISBN : 9781118726693
Genre : Business & Economics
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Investing with the Trend provides an abundance of evidence for adapting a rules-based approach to investing by offering something most avoid, and that is to answer the “why” one would do it this way. It explains the need to try to participate in the good markets and avoid the bad markets, with cash being considered an asset class. The book is in three primary sections and tries to leave no stone unturned in offering almost 40 years of experience in the markets. Part I – The focus is on much of the misinformation in modern finance, the inappropriate use of Gaussian statistics, the faulty assumptions with Modern Portfolio Theory, and a host of other examples. The author attempts to explain each and offer justification for his often strong opinions. Part II – After a lead chapter on the merits of technical analysis, the author offers detailed research into trend analysis, showing how to identify if a market is trending or not and how to measure it. Further research involves the concept of Drawdown, which the author adamantly states is a better measure of investor risk than the oft used and terribly wrong use of volatility as determined by standard deviation. Part III – This is where he puts it all together and shows the reader all of the steps and details on how to create a rules-based trend following investment strategy. A solid disciplined strategy consists of three parts, a measure of what the market is actually doing, a set of rules and guidelines to tell you how to invest based upon that measurement, and the discipline to follow the strategy
Category: Business & Economics

Pacesetters

Author : Benny Perez
ISBN : 1883893690
Genre : Christian life
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Category: Christian life

Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies

Author : Ann C. Logue
ISBN : 9780470945032
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.24 MB
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Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies provides anyone interested in this quick-action trading for income with the nuts and bolts information and advice and, most importantly, a step-by-step plan of action for getting started in the day trading market. It includes information on the ins and outs of day trading; understanding the short-term markets; and raising capital and protecting one's principal investment. It also helps readers understand how to manage risk and keep emotions in check, as well as provide sample trading plans. This Canadian edition features information on the best online brokerage firms, offers helpful Canadian resources, and covers the unique tax issues Canadian traders have to face.
Category: Business & Economics

Day Trading For Dummies

Author : Ann C. Logue
ISBN : 1118051815
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 55.63 MB
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Day trading is undoubtedly the most exciting way to make money from home. It's also the riskiest. Before you begin, you need three things: patience, nerves of steel, and a well-thumbed copy of Day Trading For Dummies—the low-risk way to find out whether day trading is for you. This plain-English guide shows you how day trading works, identifies its all-too-numerous pitfalls, and get you started with an action plan. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty of daily trading practices, it gives you the knowledge and confidence you'll need to keep a cool head, manage risk, and make decisions instantly as you buy and sell your positions. Learn how to: Set up your accounts and your office Connect with research and trading services Plan and research trades carefully and thoroughly Comply with regulations issues and tax requirements Leverage limited capital Cope with the stress quick-action trading Sell short to profit from price drops Evaluate your day-trading performance Use technical and fundamental analysis Find entry and exit points Use short-term trading to establish a long-term portfolio You'll also find Top-Ten Lists of good reasons to go into day trading, or run from it in terror, as well as lists of the most common (and expensive) mistakes day traders make. Read Day Trading For Dummies and get the tips, guidance, and solid foundation you need to succeed in this thrilling, lucrative and rewarding career.
Category: Business & Economics

Building Smart Teams

Author : Carol A. Beatty
ISBN : 9781452266763
Genre : Business & Economics
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Building Smart Teams is an essential guide to creating a smart team fast. Based on research results from close to 2,000 individuals organized in more than 250 teams, Building Smart Teams identifies the three critical skill sets that teams need and shows how to transfer these skills to a group. The authors' research and experience shows that, by concentrating on these three critical skills sets, a group is almost certain to become a high performing team quickly. Within this model, there is ample room for teams to discover their own unique culture, performance strategies, and paths to success.
Category: Business & Economics

Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling

Author : Michael J. Pyrcz
ISBN : 9780199358830
Genre : Mathematics
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Published in 2002, the first edition of Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling brought the practice of petroleum geostatistics into a coherent framework, focusing on tools, techniques, examples, and guidance. It emphasized the interaction between geophysicists, geologists, and engineers, and was received well by professionals, academics, and both graduate and undergraduate students. In this revised second edition, Deutsch collaborates with co-author Michael Pyrcz to provide an expanded (in coverage and format), full color illustrated, more comprehensive treatment of the subject with a full update on the latest tools, methods, practice, and research in the field of petroleum Geostatistics. Key geostatistical concepts such as integration of geologic data and concepts, scale considerations, and uncertainty models receive greater attention, and new comprehensive sections are provided on preliminary geological modeling concepts, data inventory, conceptual model, problem formulation, large scale modeling, multiple point-based simulation and event-based modeling. Geostatistical methods are extensively illustrated through enhanced schematics, work flows and examples with discussion on method capabilities and selection. For example, this expanded second edition includes extensive discussion on the process of moving from an inventory of data and concepts through conceptual model to problem formulation to solve practical reservoir problems. A greater number of examples are included, with a set of practical geostatistical studies developed to illustrate the steps from data analysis and cleaning to post-processing, and ranking. New methods, which have developed in the field since the publication of the first edition, are discussed, such as models for integration of diverse data sources, multiple point-based simulation, event-based simulation, spatial bootstrap and methods to summarize geostatistical realizations.
Category: Mathematics