Do you personally apply a specific Money Management philosophy and if so, can you provide your perspectives on which is most effective. Do you have a perspective on this?
Ryan seems convinced that Fixed Ratio is the most effective method out there to maximize gains while managing risk. Money management is important because it allows you to control risk emotions.
My method has evolved over time. I read my trade logs and still do and I learned from my mistakes. I tend to stay away from anything that is rigid and I prefer to be very fluid. After years of trading, it suits my personality. Consequently, I tend to write about the different strategies and mindsets I have during various market scenarios.
This is the day-to-day thought process I go through. The Risk Managers want specifics and they watch for deviations. They have specific rule sets. When I traded for a fund, I felt handcuffed.
I understood why they had measures in place. There were times when it kept me out of trouble and there were times when I wish I had the latitude to spread my wings. I also use less capital until a trend reveals itself.
There are many more examples and tactics that I use. When my confidence is high and I have a strong bias trend , I buy premium and I am willing to increase my size. I also have another article where I discuss hedging option positions during a swift decline like we had in February. When the market is in a transition, I like to get to a cash position.
That allows me to build my portfolio and to see things objectively. I also disclose my current trading strategies in my Daily Stock Option Strategy section. In the last few weeks I have been short OTM call spreads on regional banks, restaurants and retail. I was not convinced that the SPY would breakout above SPY and this strategy helped me control risk and make money as the market rolled over.
Feel free to leave a comment on it or any other worthwhile read. If your portfolio manager had taken an underweight position in a sector of the index which has been exhibiting many of the characteristics of a bubble. If you were to create an overlay portfolio which would enable you to gain exposure to the sector should the rally continue, what sort of call option strategy would you undertake? Posted by Pete Stolcers on June 19, Option Trading Question "I noticed you haven't written much about Money Management as a critical element to trading effectiveness.
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