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1000 Professional Trading Principles

Risk Management


[Total 57 Lessons 21H:35M] 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

1200 Risk Mgt Introduction We review the major components of Risk Management and how we will break out the core elements of Risk


1205 Risk Mgt Defined & R Multiples A review of basic Risk Mgt. and how R Multiples will form the basics of your plan


1210 Risk Mgt Guidelines & Sample Portfolio We review key areas within Risk Management and then apply them against a sample portfolio to help with your understanding


1215 Risk Mgt 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?


1216 Risk Mgt Position Sizing -Part II What is Position Sizing and how important this is to Risk Management


1220 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


1225 Position Sizing Requirements What does the trader need to do in order to accurately and properly use Position Sizing requirements


1230 Position Sizing-Drawn Downs Defined Drawdowns are discussed and shown how they are calculated as well as why they are important


1235 Position Sizing Models Some of the most popular Position Sizing Models are discussed along with how to calculate them


1240 Position Sizing – Fixed Units 117 Position Sizing – Fixed Units


1245 Position Size – Fixed Percentage A short discussion of using Fixed Percentage methods to calculate your Position Size


1250 Position Size – Volatility Adjusted A short discussion on how to use Volatility Adjusted calculations to determine your trade Position Size


1251 Using Volatility to Adjust Position Sizing I review and discuss how to adjust position sizing using Volatility. This is my favorite methodology


1255 Risk Mgt Summary & R Multiples I discuss how you calculate R Multiples and summarize what Risk Management really is all about


1260 Risk Mgt Summary Models I discuss the more popular Risk Mgt. Models that exist in today's markets


1265 Risk Mgt Dynamic Hedging I review and detail the difference between Strategy and Tactical Hedging techniques


1300 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


1305 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


1310 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


1315 Trading Plan Trading Goals In Trading Goals we review what goals do you want to accomplish in this year


1320 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


1325 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


1330 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


1335 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


1340 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


1345 Trading Plan 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


1350 Dynamic Hedging Defined A definition of hedges and the difference between dynamic and tactical hedges is reviewed


1360 Dynamic Hedging Tools A review of some of the tools the trader can use as they review their positions for possible hedge set-ups


1370 Hedging - Using Options 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


1375 Hedging - Using Covered Calls 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


1380 Hedging - Using Long Puts 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


1385 Hedging - Using 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


1390 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



1395 Hedging Highlights in Review Here in this session I highlight using options to hedge various position structures; -from vertical spreads to stock positions I touch on ways to hedge your position using Options.


1410 Charting -- 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


1420 Charting - Key Patterns I review the common Charting patterns and what they mean


1422 Indicators - Moving Averages Different types of moving averages are reviewed and discussed


1425 Indicators - MACD 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


1427 Indicators - RSI We discuss the Relative Strength Indicator, how it is built and the best way to use it in your day to day trading activities


1430 Charting - Common Set-Ups I review some of the common Charting Indicators such as EMAs, RSIs and MACDs


1440 Charting - Divergences Here I review one of my favorite and one of the most probable trade indicators currently in use today


1450 Charting - Tend Lines & 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


1460 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


1470 Charting - Ichimoku In this session I will discuss the important elements of the Ichimoku Charts and how best to deploy them for successful results.


1500 Market Awareness - 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.


1510 Market Awareness - 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.


1520 Market Awareness - 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


1525 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


1530 Market Awareness - 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


1540 Market Awareness - Equity Correlations In this session I review the major US Equities by looking at few key correlations to help determine the market cycle and money flows.


1550 Market Awareness - Global Markets In this session I review the major Global Markets looking for pockets of strength or weakness.


1560 Market Awareness - Volatility I review key concepts you need to understand as you review how Volatility is current positioned. This helps you judge Fear & Greed and also help anticipate the market's overall mood.


1570 Market Awareness - Credit Cycles Credit Markets really are the main driver of the Equity Markets and as such you need to understand how to interpret interest rates, Yield Curves and how it could impact the market and the resulting Equity price action


1580 Market Awareness - Commodities In reviewing the overall Commodity Markets you are looking for signs of inflation and imbalances between supply and demand and in this session we review how that is best done.


1590 Trading A Bear Market In this session I will review what makes a bear market, where are the traps, hedging techniques, market dynamics and ways to actually survive with proper planning.


1600 Trading Morpheus Across All Time Frames In this session I will review how we are using the SuperTrend and Hull Moving Average to trade across many different timeframes; from day trading to swing trading to position trades.

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