Hello denizens of Evil Speculator! Just as Mole is off to visit his indigenous peoples of Austria, I’m back from a week of honoring my Fucks Given Reduction (FGR) process in the California desert at Lightning In A Bottle (LIB). Fresh and ready to go deep into some stuff you can actually use to trade with. As a bonus to my Cali trip, I got to spend a time in Venice with a man who goes by the moniker The Trip Advisor, who is behind-the-scene responsible for the biggest hit Post Malone has.
Living in Europe I mostly follow the index futures as the underlying cash indices only offer me mostly supplementary context during the RTH session. Although I do enjoy trading stocks and in particular their options the limited trading hours are not just challenging (and sleep depriving) for someone located in Spain but it puts strict limits to the type of activities or systems one is able to pursue as a trader. And this spells particularly true in the type of market we have increasingly found ourselves over the past few months:
I didn’t feel particularly inspired to post a market update today, so let’s mix things up a little and talk about trend trading. I wager that you’re familiar with the careers of world renowned trend traders like Ed Seykota, Tom Basso, Richard Dennis, or Bruce Kovner, which means you probably understand the basic paradigm behind ‘buying high and selling low’.
Yesterday’s little shake out provided us with new context which we can now leverage to tighten down our trailing stop. To some this may appear counter intuitive – why would one run a loose trailing stop and then raise it after a new spike low is in place? Well there is in fact method to my madness.