Trading Profits in relations to Time and Accuracy

The size of profits of a trading system, is related to time and accuracy. They are inter-related and it is not possible to get the best out of all 3 factors in any trading system. Before I elaborate further, I shall define what these 3 factors mean. Size of profits - I am referring to the average amount of profits the system will earn per trade. Time - The average length of time you held … [Read more...]

Minimize loss = Position Sizing and Stop Loss Limit

William O’Neil said that, “The whole secret to winning the stock market is to lose the least amount possible when you’re not right.” A successful trading system hence must be able to reduce losses in order to preserve the capital as much as possible. Losing 10% of your capital will need 11.1% to bring you back to your original capital. The problem about trading is that you can never be 100% … [Read more...]

Buy and hold is not as easy as you think

I am not against buy and hold strategy. Instead, I believe it can really bring you great wealth - note that the world’s richest investor is a buy and hold strategist. Many investors are familiar with this strategy and often practise it, but not many are successful. Here are some of the reasons that may have caused their failure: 1) Fail to plan for future money needs Many people are myopic … [Read more...]