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When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:53 pm
by oem7110
Initial capital is $15000, and keep position sizing at 5000 if capital is growing steadily, I would like to know on when to increase position sizing and how much to increase position sizing.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:31 am
by sluggo
I suggest you invent four or five position size increasing rules, and try them out in backtesting simulations.

Identify the two rules whose backtest results please you the most. Trade half of your money using rule A, and the other half of your money using rule B. For diversification.

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:31 am
by oem7110
Thank you very much for suggestions :>

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:34 am
by sinkpretend
Your position size increase in basically your own idea only you can decide weather to increase it or not for that you need to follow your guts, But I can give you a advise with the decision. If you think that your capital is increasing and its optimum time to increase the position size then formulate all the possibilities that can take you back and once you have completed this feasibility study increase your position size to a minimum of 10% of capital rise or to a maximum of 30% of your capital rise

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:43 am
by adam01barry
Thank you for suggestions.

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:57 pm
by John_Livermore
oem7110 wrote:
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:53 pm
Initial capital is $15000, and keep position sizing at 5000 if capital is growing steadily, I would like to know on when to increase position sizing and how much to increase position sizing.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Personally I use always fiexd % of my current account. You stay always tuned to the size of your account. :wink: If you prefer different % for different trading systems you could also split the account into two and grow them separately.

Re: When to increase position sizing?

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:48 pm
by LewisRulapaugh
sinkpretend wrote:
Fri May 08, 2015 10:34 am
Your position size increase in basically your own idea only you can decide weather to increase it or not for that you need to follow your guts, But I can give you a advise with the decision. If you think that your capital is increasing and its optimum time to increase the position size then formulate all the possibilities that can take you back and once you have completed this feasibility study increase your position size to a minimum of 10% of capital rise or to a maximum of 30% of your capital rise
Great advice, thank you. :)