Hi there, you are just witnessing the start of this trend trading blog, an attempt to help the small trader in the markets, ourselves included.
Trend trading, this is the holy grail in trading for ordinary people. You may have heard that there is no holy grail in trading, and that is of course true, but if there is one nonetheless, then it is trading the trend.
True is of course also that this is not true for the big players. A minority of market participants has severe advantages over the average guy, so that their holy grail is elsewhere but not in trading systems for trends. Moreover, because these traders have generally more capital, trend trading doesn’t work for them as good as it does for the rest of us.
The little trader’s secret is the stop loss technique and that complements favorably trend trading. This is the first step to a real trading system. Unfortunately for the mighty market sharks they can’t execute stop losses because of their larger position sizes. Here we have the rare occurrence of an advantage for the private trader.
There are trends and you can work with a stop loss system, which should be sufficient to make money with no end. This is the nice part of the message. You probably know the not so nice one. Theory and reality differ, especially with earning money the easy way.
At this point Zen Trade tries to come in. The enigmatic club of TS could be described as seasoned trend traders, who know how to do it and yet… it remains difficult – at least it is not easy.
We have some favorite systems and methods, but on the other hand, there is a need for flexibility and evolution. This part of TT got started, by writing this very post, in order to explore the space of trend trading systems and find alternative ideas. Hopefully we are going to benefit ourselves from this endeavor.
May the gods of riding the market tides be with you,