Trade management or money management? Often times it is confusing. I would refer to money management when choosing how to treat all of capital available for trading. For instance, trader wants to increase his lot size per each trade only after the capital has increased by 20%. However we would talk about the trade management when trader decided to move his stop loss to break even as soon as the trade has moved certain amount of pips in his favor. These are just two simple examples to illustrate the difference between both.
By knowing the proper ways of how to implement trade management based on a specific strategy trader can improve his overall performance significantly. Trade management is used mainly for 3 reasons which are to protect capital, to increase profits and to improve entry and exit.
These two articles will cover following techniques:
- Pyramiding ( averaging in or averaging up )
- Scaling in ( averaging down )
- Scaling out ( averaging out )
- Trailing stops
- Martingale and anti-martingale