Fixed Ratio money management PDF- One trader lost ($3000) during the course of a year trading one contract of system A. Another trader makes $25,000 trading the same system that year. One trader makes $24,000 trading system B one year while another makes from that same system $79,000, both with the same starting capital. What is the difference between these traders?
1) Money management is more powerful than any trading system that it can be implemented to.
2) Money management is more stable than ANY trading system. It is based on math, and math does not change.
3) It is more logical to implement proper money management to a trading system than to trade that system without it. Money management will take you farther with less.
4) The wrong money management applied to your trading could actually hurt the end result.
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RISKING 2% ON EACH TRADE
It amazes me how many vendors in the industry push this money management method. This may be good for managed funds with millions of dollars, but it is totally impractical for individual traders with average accounts. I need only make one illustration to prove my point. If you have a $20,000 account, you cannot trade unless the risk on each trade is at or less than $400. If you have a $50,000 account, you cannot take a trade with a risk of more than $1,000. Further, if your maximum risk is only $1,000 with a $50,000 account, you cannot increase contracts until the account increases to $100,000! You cannot increase to 3 contracts until the account reaches $150,000.
You might be saying to yourself about now that this is simply a more conservative method of money management and that someone may not want to risk more than this. Don’t entertain that thought because it is totally and completely 100% false. I hear all the time how traders want to say money management is simply a matter of preference and that it is going to be different for every trader. To some degree, this is true. But if you take the same account size with the same risk tolerance and the same profit goals, there is only one “best” money management application for that set of circumstances. In geometry, the definition of a line is the shortest distance between two points.
There are other ways to get from point A to point B, but there is only one way that is most efficient to achieve the same results. That is the same way with money management. It is only a matter of preference is one trader doesn’t want to reach point B in the most efficient manner. If that is the case, you should probably hang up your trading shoes. There is a “best” way and it is not a matter of preference. It is a matter of mathematics. Keep that in mind as we continue on.