Reblog: Trading Tips by Ed Seykota

If you are a trend follower then  you must have heard of Ed Seykota. Ed Seykota was first featured in the book “Market Wizards” and has one of the best track record of all time. In one of the accounts he managed, he had a return of 250,000% over a 16 year period. Comparable to the likes of Warren Buffet, George Soros and William J. O’Neil.

Ed Seykota has an Electrical Engineering degree from MIT and is a systematic trader. His trading is largely confined to the few minutes it takes to run his computer program which generates signals for the next day. I’m sure most traders would like a system that does that.

With such an amazing trader around, it makes sense to pay attention whenever he talks. So here are the 39 best things said from the man him self, Ed Seykota.

Quotes by Ed Seykota

Technical analysis

1. In order of importance to me are: (1) the long-term trend, (2) the current chart pattern, and (3) picking a good spot to buy or sell. Those are the three primary components of my trading. Way down in very distant fourth place are my fundamental ideas and, quite likely, on balance, they have cost me money.

2. If I were buying, my point would be above the market. I try to identify a point at which I expect the market momentum to be strong in the direction of the trade, so as to reduce my probable risk.

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