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Trading Secrets: Killer trading strategies to beat the markets and finally achieve the success you deserve, 3rd Edition by Louise Bedford

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Chapter 18: Warning! Measure or go broke

In this chapter, you will learn that:

• Measuring your performance is an essential component of effective trading. The best traders track their key performance indicators each month. The rest go broke.

• One of the most important measurements to conduct on a monthly basis is charting your equity curve. This is one of the purest ways to show whether you are making a profit or a loss over time.

• Other more advanced measurements involve calculating your expectancy. You will need at least three to six months of trading results to complete this calculation with any reliability.

Now, I know that you probably expect me to tell you in this chapter that if you’re not making 60 per cent per annum, then you’re ...

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