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Trend Following: How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets, New Expanded Edition

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Discover the investment strategy that works in all markets whether they are going up or down--now with the proof to back up the promises.

  •  Profiles 10 traders who have made huge fortunes with trend following including John W. Henry, whose profits bought the Boston Red Sox!
  • Presents key concepts and shows how to apply trend following in your portfolio.
  • New! 100+ pages of detailed, easy-to-understand charts from the world's top Trend Followers: all you need to prove out this strategy, and use it even more profitably!

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
  • Premium Website
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-134550-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-134550-8

How did John W. Henry quietly become rich enough to buy the Boston Red Sox? How have traders like Keith Campbell, Bill Dunn, Jerry Parker, and Salem Abraham consistently generated immense wealth in bull and bear markets? The key is trend following -- the only strategy proven to consistently make money. Michael Covel reveals the "underground" network of little-known traders and hedge fund managers who've been following trend for decades. He introduces its fundamental concepts and techniques, showing why market prices contain all the information investors need, and how to understand price movements well enough to profit from them. Using 100 pages of easy-to-understand charts from top trend followers, Covel proves the strategy works -- and shows why only a technical system based on following price trends can win over the long term. Covel presents more than a decade's worth of data:  even more backtested trend following results.  Covel thoroughly debunks misinformation and failed advice. This timely book capitalizes on today's intense volatility and uncertainty to give investors what they're desperately searching for: a strategy that really works.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Trend Following.

2. Great Trend Followers.

3. Performance Data.

4. Big Events in Trend Following.

5. Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box.

6. Human Behavior.

7. Decision-Making.

8. Science of Trading.

9. Holy Grails.

10. Trading Systems.

11. Conclusion.

APPENDICES.

Introduction to Appendices.

Appendix A: Fidelity Wealth-Lab Pro(tm).

Appendix B: Performance Guide.

Appendix C: Short-Term Trading.

Appendix D: Personality Traits of Successful Traders.

Appendix E: Trend Following Models.

Appendix F: Trading System Example from Trading Recipes.

Appendix G: Modern Portfolio Theory and Managed Futures.

Appendix H: Critical Questions for Trading Systems.

Resources.

Endnotes.

Bibliography.

About the Author.

Index.

Updates

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