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Learn to Trade Stocks as a Trend Follower

Does Trend Following Work on Stocks? This paper is being released exclusively first on the TurtleTrader collection of sites.

A word from Bruce Terry, President of Weston Capital Investment Services:

In theory there is no difference…The biggest problem for CTAs is that they did too good of a job. They were so successful that there was no need to look to expand into equities. But now with capacity concerns, certain strategies struggling and the breaking down of the barrier with the introduction of [equity futures]…Originally in the 1950s, technical models came out of studying stocks. [CTAs] applied these to futures. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, stocks were quiet and futures markets took off. That is how the CTA market started…It has come full circle. People are beginning to apply these models to stocks once again.

Main LEAPS® and Single Stock Futures FAQ

Many traders only trade stocks. If you are a stock trader, and have no desire to trade futures or currencies, it is not a problem. Many of our clients trend follow on stocks alone — nothing else. A full description of LEAPS and Single Stock Futures as a trend follower, along with frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Read what two great traders say about stock trend following:

A example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with Trend Following include:

U.S. Stocks

World Stocks

There are many more exchanges and many more stocks. This is an example listing only.

Brokers Make You Broker: Refco

Unfortunately, Refco made decisions that have killed it. We sincerely hope all investors are able to “get out” whole, but the entire event does demonstrate yet again the risk inherent in a free market. There will be good players and bad players.

A quick read from Business Week and from Time on Refco.

Spread Betting

Spread betting is similar to futures trading. It is regulated by the Securities and Futures Authority (SFA). The SFA is the British equivalent of the American CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) rolled into one.

Spread betting is not one market. It is a style of trading that applies to many markets. Spread bettors can use trend following to trade shares, metals, oil, currencies, etc.

What are some spread betting specifics?

  1. Frequently asked questions in Adobe .pdf
  2. Markets to trade listing in Adobe .pdf
  3. Spread betting jargon in Adobe .pdf
  4. Broker example #1
  5. Broker example #2

Questions? Email.

Trade Softs Like Cocoa, Sugar, Coffee & Orange Juice with Trend Following

Examples of softs that can be traded with trend following include:

Comprehensive Market List

An example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with trend following include:

Mutual Funds- Trend Following with Stocks

Jerry Parker, a Turtle, comment on stocks.

Leon Cooperman comment on stocks.

Mutual Funds

Examples of Mutual Funds that can be traded are here.

Read about Donchian influence on trend following with mutual funds.

An example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with trend following include:

U.S. Stocks & Options

World Stocks & Options

Trade Metals Like Gold and Silver with Trend Following

Examples of metals that can be traded with trend following include:

Comprehensive Market List

An example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with trend following include:

Trade Meats Like Pork Bellies and Live Cattle with Trend Following

Examples of meats that can be traded with trend following include:

Comprehensive Market List

An example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with trend following include:

LEAPS Options

Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS®) are long term options available on over 1000 equities and 11 indexes. LEAPS® provide investors with a longer term view of the market as a whole or on an individual stock. As with traditional short term options, LEAPS® are available in two types, calls and puts.

Main LEAPS® and Single Stock Futures FAQ

A full description of LEAPS and Single Stock Futures as a Trend Follower, along with frequently asked questions, can be found here.

LEAPS® Options Video

Video Clip #1 on LEAPS® (Quicktime)
Video Clip #2 on LEAPS® (Quicktime)

Trade Interest Rates and Bonds with Trend Following Techniques

Examples of interest rates and bonds that can be traded with trend following include:

  • Treasury Bond Futures
  • 10-Year Futures
  • 2-Year Futures
  • Fed Fund Futures
  • Five-Year Futures
  • Municipal Bond Futures
  • Bobl (Germany)
  • Bond 3 Yr. (Australia)
  • Bond 10 Yr. (Australia)
  • Bono (Spain)
  • BTB (Italy)
  • Bund (Germany)
  • JGB (Japan)
  • Long Gilt (UK)
  • Notionale (France)
  • Bankers Bill (Australia)
  • BAX (Canada)
  • Euribor (Europe)
  • Eurodollar (USA)
  • Euroyen (Japan)
  • Short Sterling (UK)
  • Example global contracts to trade with trend following.

Comprehensive Market List

An example list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with Trend Following include:

Trade Stock Indices as a Trend Follower

Examples of indices that can be traded with trend following include:

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • QQQ
  • NASDAQ 100 Index
  • NASDAQ 100 E-Mini Index
  • SP400 Midcap Index
  • Mini Value Line
  • S&P Mini
  • S&P500 Stock Index
  • NYSE Composite Index
  • TSE 300
  • CBOE Mexico Index
  • CAC40
  • Dax Index
  • IBEX 35
  • Milan
  • BEL20
  • NIKKEI 225
  • Hang Seng Stock Index
  • Sing Straits Times
  • ASX All Ordinaries
  • Jakarta Composite

A partial list of markets and exchanges around the world to be traded with trend following include:

U.S. Stocks

World Stocks

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