The Trend Following Bible: How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk

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There is no easy way to make money in today's markets. If you'relooking for get-rich-quick advice or the holy grail of trading, theonly thing you're really doing is wasting time and money. In orderto truly excel at this difficult endeavor, you have to work hard,stay focused, and follow a method that will put the odds of successin your favor.

Nobody knows this better than author Andrew Abraham—acommodity trading advisor with over eighteen years of experienceusing trend following ...

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Overview

There is no easy way to make money in today's markets. If you'relooking for get-rich-quick advice or the holy grail of trading, theonly thing you're really doing is wasting time and money. In orderto truly excel at this difficult endeavor, you have to work hard,stay focused, and follow a method that will put the odds of successin your favor.

Nobody knows this better than author Andrew Abraham—acommodity trading advisor with over eighteen years of experienceusing trend following techniques to compound wealth and managerisk. And now, in The Trend Following Bible, he sharesvaluable insights, from the perspective of a professional whotrades for a living, of what you need to know and internalize tobecome a consistent and successful trend trader over time.

Written with the serious trader in mind, this unique guideskillfully puts trend trading in perspective. It discusses thedevelopment of a robust trading plan, which is applicable to alltime frames and markets, details how to manage the inherent risksof trading, and reveals how important patience and discipline arein order to see your plan through.

Along the way, Abraham explains the psychology behind successfultrend trading, provides practical examples of traders who haveapplied it, and addresses the underlying principles you'll need toknow in order to make this approach work for you—from tradingthe best markets, betting small, and using stop-losses to tradingwith the trend, cutting losses, and avoiding overtrading.

Trend trading is a journey filled with ups and downs. But bytaking the ideas found here, and applying them to your ownpersonality and risk tolerance, you'll discover what it reallytakes to capture trends and make money with them in the longrun.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118407745
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/17/2012
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series, #592
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW ABRAHAM is a commodity trading advisor at the firmhe founded, Abraham Investment Management. He specializes in trendfollowing, utilizing stringent risk management techniques to limitlosses, and capturing a small number of major trends to drivereturns. Abraham has been trading for his account and with otherCTAs since the mid-1990s. He has written for a number of industrypublications including Technical Analysis of Stocks &Commodities, Investment Advisor magazine, and SeekingAlpha.com.Abraham speaks regularly at Traders Expo and other trading industryconferences and has done webinars for MetaStock and Reuters.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: My Journey as a Trend Follower 1

Chapter 1 Get a Savvy Start: Can Yon Really Make a Living as a Trend Follower? 9

Chapter 2 Getting the Most Out of This Method 25

Chapter 3 Why Trend Following? 35

Chapter 4 How Successful Trend Followers Trade 49

Chapter 5 Managing the Risks when Trend Following 81

Chapter 6 Your Complete Robust-Trading Plan 95

Chapter 7 Trend Breakouts 107

Chapter 8 Trend Retracements 121

Chapter 9 The Trend Follower Mindset 137

Chapter 10 My Trading journal 161

Conclusion 193

Disclosure 195

Index 197

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