Commodity System Trading: Your Blueprint for Success
Commodity system trading is a trading method built on defined sets of rules. Throughout our lives, we use sets of rules to guide us along: a diet to lose weight, an exercise routine to get fit or a recipe to prepare a fancy meal.
A surprisingly high percentage of traders, however, enter the commodity markets without the slightest idea as to how they plan to succeed. Systematic trading can offer these traders a guideline for success.
A properly designed commodity trading system is the first building block of a winning trading strategy. It will define how you are going to trade, beginning with the style of trading. It will define the markets you trade and the time frame you will trade in. Of course, the bottom line is… it will tell you when to buy and sell.
A winning trading strategy will also contain a money and risk management component to manage drawdowns and perhaps even a portfolio selection process.
Commodity system trading offers a long list of benefits to traders. The most important is that it awards you the luxury of your time. With a systematic approach to commodity futures trading, you can trade a large number of markets throughout the world in several time zones without being tied to your computer all day.
Also, trading with a system enables you to easily analyze your performance and removes the indecisiveness of when to act.
Of course, nothing is perfect and commodity system trading has its disadvantages as well. These include trading with a flawed system, chasing the latest success (by jumping from system to system) and trading a system in the wrong market environment.
What makes a successful commodity futures trading system?
A successful system is founded on common sense logic with robust parameters and trades with a positive edge. Also, it should not be impossible to trade and so should be easy to follow.
Some misconceptions about commodity system trading are that there is a perfect system or “holy grail”, that open source code is superior to black box code and that system trading removes the emotion from trading.
Learn how you can make money through commodity system trading.
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