Author Archives: Capitalist88

Trade Management – trailing & scaling

Greetings, and welcome to the last post in my series on trading tactics! Trade management is what you do between the time you decide on a position to the point at which you exit the position. It includes the issues … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 8/5/2017

Greetings! The account was up 10.88% this week to 143% of inception value. I’ll be writing the final post in my series on trading tactics this week, a discussion of how I manage a single trade from initial entry through … Continue reading

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Risk Management – stops and position sizing

Greetings! In the last two posts of this series on trading tactics, I discussed overall money management; the allocation of funds among various accounts, financial instruments, and strategies. That was the big picture. Now it’s time to zoom in and … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 7/29/2017

Greetings! The account was down 14.68% this week to 129% of inception equity.  Looks like a classic case of “can the market stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent?” The specific falling knife that I’ve tried to catch over … Continue reading

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Money Management – allocation by strategy

Greetings! In the previous post on money management, I discussed the overall allocation of assets across various trading and investment accounts and vehicles. Here, I’d like to drill down a bit and concentrate on money management within a single vehicle. … Continue reading

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Money Management – the strategic triad

Greetings! This is the first of three planned posts on the subject of trading tactics. I’ll be covering money management this week, followed by risk management and trade management over the upcoming two weeks. The boundaries between these three subjects … Continue reading

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Weekly update – 7/22/2017

Greetings! The account was up 1.18% this week, bringing the equity to 151% of inception value.  I’ll be starting my series of posts on trading tactics this week, so the first post should be up shortly!  Nothing else to report, … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 7/15/2017

Greetings! The account was down 4.23% this week to 149% of inception value.  Last week I mentioned my concern about the volatility in the account due to an issue with my money/risk management rules.  The problem was that my initial … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 7/8/2017

Greetings! The account was up a whopping 15.06% this week, bringing the equity to another all-time high of 156% of inception value.  I’m a bit concerned about the volatility in the account over the past couple of weeks however; you … Continue reading

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Weekly Update – 7/1/2017

Greetings! In a welcome change from last week’s big decline, the account was up 5.48% this week to 135% of inception value.  The short NZD/CAD position went back into profitable territory and I’ve locked in part of that profit with … Continue reading

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