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Money Management Strategies for Futures Traders

ISBN: 978-0-471-52215-7
288 pages
March 1992
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Distills complex theories for the benefit of the average trader with little or no background in finance or mathematics by offering a wide range of valuable, practical strategies for limiting risk, avoiding catastrophic losses and managing the futures portfolio to maximize profits. Numerous topics are explored including: why most traders lose at the futures game most of the time; why most mechanical trading systems are apt to fail; the probabilistic approach to trading; how to make stop-loss orders work for, rather than against you; the pros and cons of options versus futures trading; and how to limit risk through diversification.
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Table of Contents

Understanding the Money Management Process.

The Dynamics of Ruin.

Estimating Risk and Reward.

Limiting Risk Through Diversification.

Commodity Selection.

Managing Unrealized Profits and Losses.

Managing the Bankroll: Controlling Exposure.

Managing the Bankroll: Allocating Capital.

The Role of Mechanical Trading Systems.

Back to the Basics.

Appendices.

Index.
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