Trading Risk & Money Management
by Kenneth L. Grant
Book Description: No trader, professional or individual, can afford not to have a solid risk management program integrated into his or her trading system. But finding a precise mathematical model to replace subjective decision-making processes is a challenge. Traditionally, risk management has focused solely on loss avoidance, but in Trading Risk, hedge fund risk manager Kenneth Grant presents some-thing completely new—how to manage a portfolio to minimize risk and increase profits by putting more capital at risk. Trading Risk details a risk management program that can help both money managers and individual traders evaluate which elements in a portfolio are working efficiently and which aren’t. By illustrating an extremely simple set of statistical and arithmetic tools this book can help readers enhance their performance in many financial markets.
The Mathematics of Money Management
by Ralph Vince
Book Description: Every stock, futures, options, and forex markets trader operates under a set of highly suspect rules and assumptions. Are you risking your career on yours? Exceptionally clear and easy to use, The Mathematics of Money Management substitutes precise mathematical modeling for the subjective decision-making processes many traders and serious investors depend on. Step-by-step, it unveils powerful strategies for creating and using key money management formulas—based on the rules of probability and modern portfolio theory—that maximizes the potential gains for the level of risk you are assuming. With them, you’ll determine the payoffs and consequences of any potential trading decision and obtain the highest potential growth for your specified level of risk.
Quantitive Trading and Money Management
by Fred Gehm
Book Description: Quantitative Trading & Money Management provides all the tools a trader needs to best utilize his trading capital. The book explains how to use mathematical techniques to calculate risk/reward possibilities, optimal trading size, profit objectives and stop loss points, In short, Gehm expertly covers every issue involved in converting a market forecast into a trade. This completely revised edition sheds light on a number of recent developments in the markets such as managed future and the growth of financial derivatives. Specific topics include: Recognizing avoiding catastrophic losses; The importance of diversification; Avoiding catastrophic losses; Calculating revenue/cost ratios in trading; Developing a sound trading plan.
Money Management Strategies for Futures Traders (Wiley Finance)
by Nauzer J. Balsara
Book Description: Distills complex theories for the benefit of the average trader with little or no background in finance or mathematics by offering a wide range of valuable, practical strategies for limiting risk, avoiding catastrophic losses and managing the futures portfolio to maximize profits. Numerous topics are explored including: why most traders lose at the futures game most of the time; why most mechanical trading systems are apt to fail; the probabilistic approach to trading; how to make stop-loss orders work for, rather than against you; the pros and cons of options versus futures trading; and how to limit risk through diversification.