Over Leverage When Trend Following
Even though today was a Sunday I was very busy discussing with industry financial managers my new upcoming book, The Bible of Compounding Money- Investing with World Class Money Managers. I had one interesting conversation with an emerging manager. He told me he was throwing in the towel due to huge draw downs. The fact is that the majority of new emerging managers as well as traders blow up due to one reason…Over leverage! When I speak about 1% risk per trade, many scoff and think I am a pansy. The reality is during good periods…these managers and traders who take on excessive leverage do GREAT! However during tough periods…They go out of business…
My words of wisdom, Simply is under trade. There is a draw down out there that can stop you from trading. Trend Following is really never easy. However it is a marathon and you need to pace yourself and manage the risks when investing.
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