From the Inside Flap
There is no easy way to make money in today′s markets. If you′re looking for get–rich–quick advice or the holy grail of trading, the only thing you′re really doing is wasting time and money. In order to truly excel at this difficult endeavor, you have to work hard, stay focused, and follow a method that will put the odds of success in your favor.
Nobody knows this better than author Andrew Abraham a commodity trading advisor with over eighteen years of experience using trend following techniques to compound wealth and manage risk. And now, in The Trend Following Bible, he shares valuable insights, from the perspective of a professional who trades for a living, of what you need to know and internalize to become a consistent and successful trend trader over time.
Written with the serious trader in mind, this unique guide skillfully puts trend trading in perspective. It discusses the development of a robust trading plan, which is applicable to all time frames and markets, details how to manage the inherent risks of trading, and reveals how important patience and discipline are in order to see your plan through.
Along the way, Abraham explains the psychology behind successful trend trading, provides practical examples of traders who have applied it, and addresses the underlying principles you′ll need to know in order to make this approach work for you from trading the best markets, betting small, and using stop–losses to trading with the trend, cutting losses, and avoiding overtrading.
Trend trading is a journey filled with ups and downs. But by taking the ideas found here, and applying them to your own personality and risk tolerance, you′ll discover what it really takes to capture trends and make money with them in the long run.
From the Back Cover
Praise for The Trend Following Bible
"I like Andy′s statement that trading has to fit one′s personality. Everyone is different. I′ve met quite a few successful traders over the twenty years I′ve been trading professionally. Ironically not one person uses the same system. What Andy does capture are the true building blocks of building a successful trading system."
Ken Kinkopf, President, Kinkopf Capital Management, LLC
"I have been registered in the futures industry since 1987, and the information on trend following provided by Andrew Abraham is some of the most comprehensive and easy to follow that I have seen. Andrew provides pure information with no hidden agendas. He does not hide the risk nor simplify the work a trader needs to do. Discipline and patience, two of the most key elements in money management, are stressed. I would highly recommend that anyone serious about trading should read this book."
Chuck Bohm, Pioneer Futures Inc.
"Where I feel that Andy′s insight is so valuable is that he is an active practitioner. He gives us views, and posts articles, that highlight the discipline and self–belief needed to be successful in this arena. Trend following sounds so simple; looking at a chart is easy to say, in hindsight, that we would have bought there and sold here. Now tell me where we are going tomorrow. Andy′s blog shows us that trend following is about percentages. Increasing your chances of calling the future direction of a market correctly over time, and having an exit plan in place before one takes a position. I encourage anyone with exposure to the markets, regardless of experience, to read this!"
Benjamin Smith, ADM Investor Services International
"The best investors are not afraid to share their trading plan with others as they know that there is no secret recipe in all this, that risk management and discipline are really 95% of the battle. Clearly Andy is not afraid of providing his."
Gerald Rehn, Principal, Rehn Capital Management, LLC
"Andy gives a structured, simple, and concise way to understand trend following and, most importantly, the discipline and patience this strategy needs in order to work. I really enjoyed his personal views and risk management tools that have kept him in trading for many years."
Eduardo Frid, EF Financial Services
"Right on Andy!"
Todd Miller, Availeth Capital, LLC
"Andy′s explanation of trend following is extremely informative and should be very useful for any individuals who hope to begin trading in a trend following strategy. One of my favorite aspects of his book is that he is relaying the message that trend following and trading are, indeed, work. So many individuals have the wrong impression entirely as to what it is that a trader or trend follower does with his or her time. As with any other career path, trading takes time, research, and extraordinary effort in order to be successful. I would highly recommend that any individual interested in trend following read Andy′s blog as well. The information is accurate and effective."
John David McDonnell, RCO Financial, Inc.