Saturday, December 03, 2022

Current trades update and more potential setups

In this recent post I mentioned a couple of potential set ups I was watching as well as including the charts highlighting some recently taken trades. Here is an update, plus a few more setups which I've added to my watchlist.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Top 10 most read blog posts

It is amazing to me that, since starting this blog back in 2008, it has now received one million page hits.

The blog has morphed from initially being more of a diary of my own thoughts and my trading, to talking more about the general concepts involved in trend following.

While trading is one of the most popular keywords on any internet search, trend following is more of a niche area. To many, it is a marmite approach to the markets - you either love it or hate it.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The expectancy gap and performance leaks

When trading, you are free to construct your own methodology and set of rules to use - what markets to trade, triggers for entries and exits, how much equity to risk etc. That's the easy part.
For the majority of us, the difficult bit is ensuring you keep operating within that framework.

Building your own approach to the markets and the decisions and actions you take are entirely within your own control. But you have no control over what the markets do. Ideally, you want to react to the market's price movements, and trade within the confines of your carefully constructed framework.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Some recent entries and current watchlist charts

I have a number of specific rules which govern the type of price set ups I look for. To help me identify these I have developed and refined scans over a number of years.

My original scan codes only identified price breakouts at the point they occurred. This meant I had to be in front of the screen and see these pop up in real time so that I could get in close to the breakout level. I've now been able to re-code these so I can identify these set ups prior to breakout.

This enables me to enter stop orders on a Good Til Cancelled basis on the market open.