Discover how to maximize the effectiveness of your trading techniques by applying the right money management techniques
Money management is a central element of trading the financial markets, especially in uncertain times. Yet investors often misinterpret the central concepts of money management. To manage risk and obtain optimal rewards from your trades, you will benefit from a deeper understanding of how the professionals manage money. The Successful Trader’s Guide to Money Management describes the operating methods that seasoned investors use. With this book, you’ll avoid the common mistake of focusing too much on entry levels and stop-losses, and you’ll learn to consider the impact of proper money management on your final portfolio results.
Successful traders focus on risk management, avoiding opening positions that are too large with respect to the total capital they have available. Packed with practical examples and with special focus on money management or position-sizing, The Successful Trader's Guide to Money Management offers a comprehensive coverage of widely practiced risk management models, examining their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how to use the most effective operating models, including the Fixed Fractional, Fixed Ratio, and Percent Volatility models. This book also provides a thorough analysis of portfolio management models. These essential tips will nudge you toward a more winning position as you enter your next trades.
- Learn how the professionals manage money and avoid common trading mistakes
- Design a trading system that minimizes risk and maximizes reward through correct position sizing
- Understand the most important money and portfolio management models, including Fixed Ratio, Percent Volatility, Fixed Fractional, and more
- Equip yourself to trade smarter, individually or with a broker, on equity, derivatives and Forex markets
For individual and institutional investors alike, this book is a ticket to more solid trading strategy, especially in uncertain times.
CHAPTER 1: Martingale and Anti-Martingale
1.1 The Right Stake
1.4 More Examples
1.5 A Miraculous Technique?
CHAPTER 2: The Kelly Formula
2.1 Kelly and Co.
CHAPTER 3: A Banal Trading System
3.1 Analyzing a System Based on Moving Averages
3.2 Applying the Kelly Formula
CHAPTER 4: Money Management Models
4.1 Fixed Fractional Method
4.2 Optimal f
4.3 Secure f
4.4 Fixed Ratio
4.5 Percent Volatility Model
4.6 Levels for Changing the Number of Contracts
CHAPTER 5: Refining the Techniques
5.1 The Importance of the Trader’s Temperament
5.2 Reduced f
5.3 Aggressive Ratio
5.4 Asymmetric Ratio
5.5 Timid Bold Equity
5.6 Equity Curve Trading
CHAPTER 6: The Monte Carlo Simulation
6.1 Using Monte Carlo Simulation
6.2 Maximum Loss
CHAPTER 7: The Work Plan
7.1 Using a Work Plan
CHAPTER 8: Combining Forces
8.1 Using a Combination of Systems
8.2 Portfolio Money Management
8.3 Which Capital?
8.4 The Effects of Portfolio Money Management
CHAPTER 9: Money Management When Trading Stocks
9.1 Tading in the Stock Market
CHAPTER 10: Portfolio Management
10.1 A Portfolio Approach
10.2 Some Improvements to the System
CHAPTER 11: Discretionary Trading
11.1 Trading Criteria and Definition
11.2 An Example: Mediaset
11.3 Adjusting Volatility During the Trade
11.4 Trading Futures
CHAPTER 12: Questions and Answers
I.1 The Impact of a Trading System on Planning
I.2 The Trading System
II.1 Understanding the Type of Strategy
APPENDIX III The Advantages of Forex
APPENDIX IV: Online Trading
IV.1 The Trader
IV.2 Trading Profits
IV.3 Systematic or Discretionary?
IV.4 Choosing the Broker
IV.5 Which Platform?