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these are the original Turtle Trading System rules as taught by Richard Dennis purports to be an expert on the “Turtle Trading Rules,” and on trend following!. The Turtle Traders' system is a trend following trading system developed in the 's. The original Turtle Model traded in 21 futures instruments but due to. Dennis and Eckhardt's two weeks of training were heavy with the scientific method—the structural foundation of their trading style and the foundation on which.
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Classic book: Free Trend Following eCourse: Finally, in Metals the best candidates are always Gold, Silver and Copper. Since turtle trading is a long-term undertaking with a limited number of successful entry signals, you should pick a fairly broad group of futures. I always watch and trade the same futures.
So, for risk management your survival depends on choosing the right position size. The key in turtle trading is to use a volatility-based risk position which remains constant. Program your position-size algorithm so that it will smooth out the dollar volatility by adjusting the size of your position according to the dollar value of each respective type of contract. This works very well. The turtle trader enters positions which consist of either fewer, more-costly contracts, or else more, less-costly contracts, regardless of the underlying volatility in a particular market.
This method ensures that trades in different markets have similar chances for a particular dollar loss or gain. N is calculated as the exponential moving day True Range TR. Described simply, N is the average single-day price movement in a particular market, including opening gaps.
N is stated in the same units as the futures contract. In shorthand:.
Daily N is calculated as: To determine the size of the position, program your turtle trading system to calculate the dollar volatility of the underlying market in terms of its N value. And, during times when I feel more risk-averse than normal, or when my account is more drawn-down than normal, I set 1 N as equal to 0.
You can program your algorithms to perform N-size and unit calculations weekly or even daily. Position sizing helps you build positions with constant volatility risk across all the markets you trade.
You must ensure that the fractions of position size will allow you to trade at least one contract in each market. Small accounts will fall prey to granularity.
The beauty of turtle trading is that N serves to manage your position size as well as position risk and total portfolio risk. The N calculations above give you the appropriate position size. And, a mechanical turtle trading system will generate clear signals, so automated entries are easy. Breakouts are signaled when the price moves beyond the high or low of the previous day period. In spite of the round-the-clock availability of e-mini trading, I only enter during the daytime trading session.
If the last breakout, whether long or short, would have resulted in a winning trade, I do not enter the current trade. And, if traded, I consider a breakout a loser if the price after the breakout subsequently moves 2N against me before a profitable exit at a minimum 10 days, as described below.
To repeat: I only enter trades after a previous losing breakout. By adhering to this caveat, you will greatly increase your chance of being in the market at the beginning of a long-term move.
Some turtle traders use an alternative method which involves taking all breakout trades even if the previous breakout trade lost or would have lost. But, for turtle trading personal accounts I have found that my drawdowns are less when adhering to the rule of only trading if the previous breakout trade was or would have been a loser.
When I receive an entry signal from a breakout, my mechanical trading system automatically enters with an order size of 1 unit.
The mechanical trading system keeps adding to my holding until the position limit is reached, say at 4N as discussed earlier. I prefer limit orders, although you can also program the system to favor market orders if you wish. I buy the first unit at Then, if the price move continues, I buy the third unit at [ Finally, if gold keeps advancing I buy the fourth, last unit at [ Turtle trading involves taking numerous small losses while waiting to catch the occasional long-term changes in trend which are big winners.
Preserving equity is critically important. So, for long positions I set the stop-loss at 2N below my actual entry point order fill price , and for short positions the stop is at 2N above my entry point.
This usually means that I will place all my stops for the total position at 2 N from the unit which I added most recently.
Yet, in case of gaps-on-open, or fast-moving markets, the stops will be different. The advantages of using N-based stops are obvious — The stops are based on market volatility, which balances the risk across all my entry points.
My mechanical trading system is programmed to exit at a day low on my long entries, and at a day high for short positions.
If the day threshold is breached, my system exits from the entire position. The mechanical trading system helps overcome my greed and emotional tendency to close out a profitable trade too early. I let my mechanical trading system make those decisions for me. Still, my pet mechanical trading system works very well. Turtle trading algorithms offer a quick way to build your own do-it-yourself mechanical trading system which is simple, easy-to-understand and effective. If you have the discipline to keep your hands off and let your mechanical trading system do its job, turtle trading may be your best choice.
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