Our newsletter is up for the week, and we’re taking it technical. For some managed futures investors, the nuts and bolts behind their trades are of little consequence. They don’t care how they make money; they just want to see results on their end-of-month statements. For others, though, understanding the how makes them feel more comfortable with making an investment. In our experience, understanding how the trading works helps investors establish better expectations, improving the investing experience ten-fold. That’s why we blog and send newsletters- to help investors better understand exactly what it is they’re getting into.
Part of these efforts is the Attain Capital blog, which covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from managed futures specific research to macro-events, economic policy, futures market movements and investing in general. One of our more popular series of posts has related to the ‘anatomy’ of a typical trend following trade, showing what sort of market moves typically cause entries (here and here), as well as what an exit from a trend following trade can look like (here).
After those posts covering the beginning and end of a trend following trade, we began last week putting together another post on the only portion left- the middle. But after finding ourselves a few pages and several charts deep into how the middle of a trend following trade looks – it became clear this was a newsletter-worthy topic. So, without further ado – the middle of the trend following trade…
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