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  • It's In The Sentiment by Ajay Jani

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (28-31): It's In The Sentiment by Ajay Jani Here's a quantitative sentiment index based on trading behavior of the Rydex Sector Funds. With all the debate surrounding the effectiveness of market timing, often the underlying goals of the strategy are forgotten. The principle of market timing is to avoid capital commitments during periods when returns are expected to be subpar and to invest during those times when returns are expected to be above average. Those who complain that they would forgo all of the market's return by missing the 10 best days of the year fai...

  • Risk Management In The Real World by Ajay Jani

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Risk Management In The Real World by Ajay Jani An experienced trader takes his lumps in the market, but still comes out ahead. How? Prudent risk management. In order to generate long-term investment success, traders must adhere to several time-honored trading principles. Bruce Babcock summed up these principles concisely in his Four Cardinal Principles Of Trading: 1 Trade with the trend. 2 Cut losses short. 3 Let profits run. 4 Manage risk. No trading methodology is 100% accurate. Thus, it is important not to place all of your capital at risk on any given idea. When an idea is correct...

  • Simulating Trading Portfolios by Ajay Jani

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Simulating Trading Portfolios by Ajay Jani Trading commodities? Here are the steps to testing a trading system used for a portfolio of commodities. This article also discusses portfolio-level simulations, variable shift testing and money management. A great deal of attention has been focused in recent years on the importance of having a thoroughly back-tested trading system, and for good reason. Only with thorough and conscientious testing can a trader be assured of trading with a system that is profitable over time. Many software companies have recently introduced programs that allow the us...

  • Determining Capital Amounts for Trading by Ajay Jani

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Determining Capital Amounts for Trading by Ajay Jani Last month, Ajay Jani covered several topics crucial to developing a comprehensive trading plan, including the importance of portfolio level simulations and the ability to use risk-reduction strategies to increase profitability. This time, Jani discusses a method to logically determine the amount of capital necessary to begin trading and provides guidelines for developing the mental discipline for trading. Determining the amount of capital required to begin a trading system is usually an afterthought, relegated to the ""unpleasant but nec...







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