Find Your Way to Trend Following Diversity

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Hi Michael,

I’ve read your books and am now onto the podcasts and really like the stuff. Very helpful. The podcasts are especially great because they can be digested easily while on the treadmill (as Jerry Parker says in your interviews).

So one of the realities of trend following is admitting you don’t know what comes next and to counter this inability to predict the future all markets will be traded to “diversify” hoping that one or two big winners pay for all the losers. In theory this is great. In practice, it can be rather difficult to get enough capital together to actually run a diverse portfolio of futures contracts…I suppose ETFs could work…Thoughts?


The best way to find diversity as a trend following trader, and trading a diversified tracking portfolio, is via one of three instruments:

1. futures
2. leaps
3. etfs (leveraged)

Those give coverage on all market types.