“That is a nice wish list strategy. Check back in a few years when you learn its not viable…”

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I would say my strategy is entering in low volatility/quiet moments and exit when the crowd gets lively. I heard a statistic that stocks (which is the only asset class I trade at this time) trend less than 20% of the time. I am not certain if this stat is true, but I feel more comfortable trading short terms ranges.

Although the S&P 500 has consolidated a few years before this breakout, I have heard MANY people calling Trend Following dead. Though they are just opinions with no evidence, I am starting to think that not everybody needs to follow a trend to make money with minimum stress. I have tried many times to let my profits run without a final target and have given away paper profits often for either a scratch or a 1 R loss. I am aware this is a personal problem as well, but I think I would like a slower equity curve with smaller profits but with a higher win rate.

That is a nice wish list strategy. Check back in a few years when you learn its not viable.

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