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Money management with optimal stopping of losses for maximizing the returns of futures trading
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
(English)Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

By using money management, an investor may determine the optimal leverage factor to apply on each trade, for maximizing the profitability of investing. Research suggests that the stopping of losses may increase the profitability of a trading strategy when returns follow momentum. This paper contributes to the literature by proposing the first money management criterion that incorporates optimal stopping of losses. In an empirical trading study, we are able to substantially improve the profitability when using this criterion, relative to the existing criteria. We conclude that money management should incorporate stopping of losses when returns follow momentum.

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money management, futures trading, stopping of losses
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88354OAI: diva2:715246
Available from: 2014-05-02 Created: 2014-05-02 Last updated: 2014-05-05Bibliographically approved

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