100 Risk Management

Risk Management

[Total 53 Lessons 16H:44M] In this Course, we will explore all areas of Risk Management to include defining what it really means. We will look at defining your R-Mulitples, Position Sizing, Building a Trading Plan, and looking at some simple hedging techniques to prevent significant losses in large market moves to the downside. And finally, as bonus material, we will look at Charting Techniques and key indicators you can use to help in your trade bias determination.

Course Content

Lessons Status

101 Risk Management Introduction We review the major components of Risk Management and how we will break out the core elements of Risk


103 Risk Management Defined & R Multiples A review of basic Risk Mgt. and how R Multiples will form the basics of your plan


105 Risk Management Guidelines & Sample Portfolio We review key areas within Risk Management and then apply them against a sample portfolio to help with your understanding


107 Risk Management Position Sizing No review of Risk Management is complete without covering Position Sizing. Here we discuss perhaps the most important part of overall risk that answers the question; How Much?


109 Position Sizing Defined I discuss what is and what is not Position Sizing as well as reviewing why it is one of the most crucial elements in overall Risk Management


111 Position Sizing Requirements What does the trader need to do in order to accurately and properly use Position Sizing requirements


113 Position Sizing-Drawn Downs Defined Drawdowns are discussed and shown how they are calculated as well as why they are important


115 Position Sizing Models Some of the most popular Position Sizing Models are discussed along with how to calculate them


117 Position Sizing – Fixed Units 117 Position Sizing – Fixed Units


119 Position Size – Fixed Percentage A short discussion of using Fixed Percentage methods to calculate your Position Size


121 Position Size – Volatility Adjusted A short discussion on how to use Volatility Adjusted calculations to determine your trade Position Size


123 Risk Management Summary Defined & R Multiples I discuss how you calculate R Multiples and summarize what Risk Management really is all about


125 Risk Management Summary Models I discuss the more popular Risk Mgt. Models that exist in today's markets


127 Risk Management Summary Dynamic Hedging I review and detail the difference between Strategy and Tactical Hedging techniques


129 Risk Management Summary Position Sizing Defined What is Position Sizing and how important this is to Risk Management


131 Risk Management Summary Position Sizing Volatility Adjusted I review and discuss how to adjust position sizing using Volatility. This is my favorite methodology


133 Trading Plan Overview I talk about what is a trading plan, what is not a trading plan and the benefits it can bring to your trading career


135 Trading Plan Steps I outline the components or steps a trader needs to incorporate into their overall trading plan. I review each of these steps in summary form only


137 Trading Plan 1 Know Yourself: Know Your Purpose We discuss the key components about why you want to trade and what are your trade objectives


139 Trading Plan Trading Goals In Trading Goals we review what goals do you want to accomplish in this year


141 Trading Plan Markets, Instruments & Timeframes As part of your trading plan development you will need to ID what markets you will trade, what instruments (assets) you will trade in those markets and of course the timeframes with which you will conduct your trades


143 Trading Plan Tools of the Trade We cover the tools, the technology and the services you will use in the Trade Plan year to help you achieve your objectives


145 Trading Plan Trading Routines Routines are very important for any trader and here we cover those routines you will use Before the Markets Open and After the Markets Close. We will also cover those routines you will use during the trading day as well as monthly, quarterly and annual routines


147 Trading Plan Risk & Money Management This is considered the most important component of your Trading Plan. In this section of your plan you will cover how you will deal with Risk and for Money Management we'll look at your Position Sizing algorithms....also included is a Spreadsheet that will help get you started


149 Trading Plan Trade Strategies, Set-Ups, Entries & Exits Here we go into more detail on the individual trade strategies you'll use to accomplish your Trading Goals for the Plan Year. For each Strategy you will outline your entry and exit techniques


151 Trading Plan My Personal Golden Rules The final section of your Trading Plan will be outlining those personal rules you will following in the course of your trading activities during the Trade Plan Year


153 Dynamic Hedging Defined A definition of hedges and the difference between dynamic and tactical hedges is reviewed


155 Dynamic Hedging Tools A review of some of the tools the trader can use as they review their positions for possible hedge set-ups


157 Dynamic Hedging-Moving Averages Review Different types of moving averages are reviewed and discussed


159 Dynamic Hedging-MACD Review A complete discussion of the MACD technical indicator and how it is built and the best ways it can be used to help in your trading decisions


161 Dynamic Hedging-RSI Review We discuss the Relative Strength Indicator, how it is built and the best way to use it in your day to day trading activities


163 Market Early Warning Vitals We discuss in this section how you can use various asset classes to help you determine how the overall market is trending. What you are looking for here are early warning signals as to the underlying strength of the markets


165 Option Hedging Techniques Overview I review some of the various methods a trader can use to hedge current equity trades as well as how to add more short deltas or long volatility to your Portfolio


167 Covered Call Option Overview Here we cover the concept of Covered Calls, and how they can be used to help you hedge a stock position. We cover both ITM, ATM and OTM Calls and the trade-offs in each


169 Long Put Option Overview A discussion of how best to use Long Puts and ways they can be deployed to protect existing stock positions as well as offering overall Portfolio protection


171 Using E-Mini S&P 500 Futures A discussion of how best to use E-Mini Futures for the S&P 500 to help provide downside protection. I review the trade-offs on how best they can be deployed


173 Using VIX and Volatility Futures A review of how you can hedge your portfolio using either options on the VIX or VXX as well as short review on how best to deploy Volatility Futures


175 Chart Types I discuss and show the differences between Bar Charts and Candlestick Charts as well as how to read thema. Bar Charts I review how to read and interpret a Bar Chart b. Candlestick Charts I review how to read and interpret a Candlestick Chart and common Candlestick patterns


177 Chart Patterns I review the common Charting patterns and what they mean


179 Chart Indicators EMA RSI MACD I review some of the common Charting Indicators such as EMAs, RSIs and MACDs


181 Chart Divergences BUDs and BEDs Here I review one of my favorite and one of the most probable trade indicators currently in use today


183 Chart Trend Lines and Price Channels In this session I will discuss the importance of being able to identify trend lines and price channels as well as using them to help you determine


185 Charting Buds & Beds One of the most important ways to identify when price action will get weaker or stronger is with Divergences. In this session I discuss how we used both bullish divergences (we can them BUDs) or bearish divergences (we call them BEDs) to help set up our trades


186 Charting Ichimoku In this session I will discuss the important elements of the Ichimoku Charts and how best to deploy them for successful results.


187 Market Analysis - Business Cycles In this session we will take a look at the normal market business cycle and which sectors tend to led or lag price action depending upon where in the Economic Business Cycle the markets are located.


188 Market Analysis - Sector Rotation I continue discussions around Business Cycles by looking at the S&P Sectors and how money generally flows from Sector to Sector depending upon where in the Business Cycle we are located.


189 Market Analysis - US Indexes In this session I review the major US Indexes from a market analysis perspective to help determine longer term bias and key levels to watch for


190 Market Analysis - Breadth In this session I review market breadth to determine the levels of price action participation or lack thereof to support the recent moves either up or down


191 Market Analysis - Equities In this session I review the major US Equities by looking at few key correlations to help determine the market cycle and money flows.


192 Market Analysis - Global In this session I review the major Global Markets looking for pockets of strength or weakness.

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