Trend Following Lessons from Jesse Livermore
Remember, you do not have to be in the market all the time.
Profits take care of themselves – losses never do.
The only time I really ever lost money was when I broke my own rules.
Throughout all my years of investing I’ve found that the big money was never made in the buying or the selling. The big money was made in the waiting.
Reasonable people act unreasonably when they are afraid. And people become afraid when they start to lose money, their judgement becomes impaired. This is our human nature in this stage of our evolution. It cannot be denied. It must be understood.
The successful speculator must always have cash in reserve, like a good general who keeps troops in reserve for exactly the right moment, and then moves with great conviction, and commits his reserve armies for final victory, because he has waited until all the odds are in his favor.
I believe that the public wants to be lead, to be instructed, to be told what to do. They want reassurance.They will always move on masse, a mob, a herd, a group, because people want the safety of human company. They are afraid to stand alone because the pressure is to be safely included within the herd, not to be the lone calf standing on the desolate, dangerous wolf-patrolled prairie of contrary opinion.
Think about these immortal words. Nothing ever changes. Internalize these thoughts from Jesse Livermore and you will be on your way to be a better trend follower
Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money