viernes, septiembre 24, 2010

Dennis Gartman Trading Rules.

Hace tiempo que no repaso las reglas básicas para tener exito en este negocio,... He encontrado una lista y un vídeo bastante bueno de Dennis Gartman.

Creo que no es necesario traducir la lista, siempre lo podéis traducir con el google... He buscado el vídeo con subtitulos pero no lo he encontrado, os recomiendo que al menos escucheis los primeros 2 minutos,... Al final del vídeo menciona incluso a Nick Leeson, el broker que llevó a la quiebra al Barings Bank.


1. Never, under any circumstance add to a losing position…. ever! Nothing more need be said; to do otherwise will eventually and absolutely lead to ruin!

2. Trade like a mercenary guerrilla. We must fight on the winning side and be
willing to change sides readily when one side has gained the upper hand.

3. Capital comes in two varieties: Mental and that which is in your pocket or account. Of the two types of capital, the mental is the more important and expensive of the two. Holding to losing positions costs measurable sums of actual capital, but it costs immeasurable sums of mental capital.

4. The objective is not to buy low and sell high, but to buy high and to sell higher. We can never know what price is “low.” Nor can we know what price is “high.” Always remember that sugar once fell from $1.25/lb to 2 cent/lb and seemed “cheap” many times along the way.

5. In bull markets we can only be long or neutral, and in bear markets we can only be short or neutral. That may seem self-evident; it is not, and it is a lesson learned too late by far too many.

6. “Markets can remain illogical longer than you or I can remain solvent,” according to our good friend, Dr. A. Gary Shilling. Illogic often reigns and markets are enormously inefficient despite what the academics believe.

7. Trading runs in cycles: some good; most bad. Trade large and aggressively when trading well; trade small and modestly when trading poorly. In “good times,” even errors are profitable; in “bad times” even the most well researched trades go awry. This is the nature of trading; accept it.

8. Respect “outside reversals” after extended bull or bear runs.
Reversal days on the charts signal the final exhaustion of the bullish or bearish forces that drove the market previously. Respect them, and respect even more “weekly” and “monthly,” reversals.

9. Keep your technical systems simple. Complicated systems breed confusion; simplicity breeds elegance.

10. Bear markets are more violent than are bull markets and so also are their retracements.

11. Be patient with winning trades; be enormously impatient with losing trades. Remember it is quite possible to make large sums trading/investing if we are “right” only 30% of the time, as long as our losses are small and our profits are large.

12. The market is the sum total of the wisdom … and the ignorance…of all of those who deal in it; and we dare not argue with the market’s wisdom. If we learn nothing more than this we’ve learned much indeed.

13. Do more of that which is working and less of that which is not: If a market is strong, buy more; if a market is weak, sell more. New highs are to be bought; new lows sold.

14. The hard trade is the right trade: If it is easy to sell, don’t; and if it is easy to buy, don’t. Do the trade that is hard to do and that which the crowd finds objectionable.
Peter Steidlmayer taught us this twenty five years ago and it holds truer now than then.

15. All rules are meant to be broken: The trick is knowing when… and how infrequently this rule may be invoked!

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The Gartman Letter's Dennis Gartman on Trading Rules @ Yahoo! Video

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Un saludo.


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