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State of Trend Following in August

September 17th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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A late edition of the State of Trend Following report, showing a strong return for August and a YTD figure back in the black.

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Trend Following Wizards – July

August 20th, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

A slight negative month for the Wizards in July, leaving 2018 in slight negative mode also.
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State of Trend Following in July

August 6th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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Slightly positive month for the State of Trend Following, with the YTD slightly negative.

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Trend Following Wizards – June

July 27th, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

Slightly negative month for Wizards last June, who close the year-half in negative territory.
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State of Trend Following in June

July 9th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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Slight positive uptick in the State of Trend Following Performance report last month, leaving the YTD performance in negative territory at half-time.

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Trend Following Wizards – May

June 22nd, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

Negative month for the Wizards for a mildly negative YTD so far.
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State of Trend Following in May

June 14th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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Positive May return for the State of Trend Following, with a YTD performance slightly negative.

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Trend Following Wizards – April 2018

May 23rd, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

Slight positive month overall for the Wizards, last April, with a slightly negative YTD performance.

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State of Trend Following in April

May 4th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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Negative month for Trend Following Wizards in April, along with the YTD performance.

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Trend Following Wizards – March 2018

April 23rd, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

A few strong positive results offset a large proportion of the Wizards returning negative results last month to limit the index’s loss – closing March at nearly break-even.

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State of Trend Following in March

April 10th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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A fairly neutral month for the index after the up-and-down start of the year, leaving the index in slight negative mode for the year.

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Trend Following Wizards – February 2018

March 29th, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

February saw a strong set of negative results, in unison for all Trend Following Wizards in this report, taking the composite YTD index in the red.

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State of Trend Following in February

March 6th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following

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The State of Trend Following index opened the year with strong returns, but February brought the index down with a strong negative performance.

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Trend Following Wizards – January

February 21st, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

The year started strongly for the Trend Following Wizards. All funds but one reported a positive performance for an aggregate return of +6.23%.

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State of Trend Following in January

February 6th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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The State of Trend Following index starts the year with a strong performance to bounce back from the 2017 lows.

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Trend Following Wizards – December 2017

January 18th, 2018 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

The Wizards finished the year on a positive note, with December taking the index back to positive territory to finish the year just above zero.

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State of Trend Following in December

January 9th, 2018 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

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Near-perfect neutral month for the State of Trend Following index to close the year just in negative double-digit territory. 2017 was not the best year for the strategy. Let’s see what 2018 has in store. Happy new year to all readers and best wishes for profitable trading.

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Trend Following Wizards – November

December 28th, 2017 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

Mixed results for the Trend Following Wizards last month, with a slight negative trend, both year-to-date and for the month.
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State of Trend Following in November

December 8th, 2017 · the State of Trend Following, Trend Following

November was down for the index, sitting just below the negative double-digit line before year-end. It looks like the State of TF will end in the red in 2017, unless a strong bitcoin-inspired December rally lifts the index back in the black.

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Trend Following Wizards – October 2017

November 28th, 2017 · Trend Following, Trend Following Wizards

October was a very good month for the Trend Following Wizards, with the average index back to levels close to break-even for the year.

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Below are the full results as of end October 2017: [Read more →]

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