Have you ever moved a stop loss further away in a bid to give it more room to breathe? Worried that by allowing it to hit you will seal the fate and have to take a loss? How tempting it is to move that stop and keep things alive. This week I discuss this psychological hurdle many traders face, and how to overcome it.
The Trading the Trend podcast was created by active trader Chris Chillingworth to share insight, ideas, tips and experience on how to improve as a trend following trader. Self described as a british bearded trend follower who likes rock music, wine and formula one racing.
Trend Following is a strategy that does not make predictions on the stockmarket, but instead looks at reacting to what the price of a market is actually doing. There is no attempt to be right, on the contrary, Trend Followers expect to be wrong most of the time. They focus on killing losses quickly and letting winners run to ensure profitability.
Trend following does not utilise fundamental data to form opinions on what the markets are about to do. It is all about finding a system that works and focusing your energies on executing it accurately.