Risk Management Lessons

The Importance of Following a Rules-based Trading Framework

We at the Trade Risk are big believers in rules-based investing. Everything we do — from the way we analyze markets; build scans, trading tools, and quantitative systems — are all based on having rules. Throughout this article we’re going to make the case for why that’s so important and why you, too, should be…

How to Trade Meme Stocks

Meme stock trading has become a very emotional topic for a lot of traders. If you’ve been trading for a long time, then chances are, you think of meme stocks as a joke or a passing fad that won’t be around for much longer. If you’re brand new to markets, then you probably want to…

Position Size Versus Stop Loss Tug of War

A couple of weeks ago, I had a Skype consultation with “Bill.” He’s a new trader who started over the past few months but not a stranger to markets, having actively invested in mutual funds and his retirement for a long time. On our call, we covered a wide range but there was one topic…

How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies

How to Develop Simple Swing Trading Strategies lays the foundation for developing short- to intermediate-term overnight trading strategies. We’ll start off discussing what the goals of swing trading are and then move into some of the recommended steps to go about creating a strategy from scratch. There are no holy grails we’ll be uncovering, but…

How to Position Size When Swing Trading

One of the first things I do after waking up in the morning is check the pre-market quotes on my phone. Usually still in bed, and more often than not, half asleep. Waking up on the west coast at 5:30 AM is still a challenge after living in Massachusetts nearly all my life.