I thought you might be wondering by now… does trend trading really make money?
I lived in London about 11 years ago and that was where I had my first run-in with trend profits. I was working with a multi-billion dollar hedge fund and as I saw the results it was making, my eyes started popping. This fund had a huge staff of people trading this successful trend trading program and they were making so much money it made my head spin.
I’ve got friends here in Chicago who work for trend following funds – very famous funds – and they do quite well for themselves also.
Then, of course, the backtested returns for the Trend Following 101 system are excellent. You can see them here.
Good returns are made up of good individual trades. Here are a few you might find interesting:
Past performance is not an indicator of future results. This warning and disclaimer isn’t just a legal requirement for me. It’s something I take very personally and seriously. You should too.
In fact, I use the idea all the time in our risk management process.
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