Core Trading Systems: Market Outperformance and Absolute Returns by Dr. Ken Long
Truly Core Trading Systems:
- Do you have a retirement account with limited allocation choices and restrictions on how often you can switch funds?
- Do you consider yourself an investor rather than a trader but would believe you could manage your money more actively to improve your returns?
- Do you want some portion of your equity generating consistent returns on an intermediate and long-term basis?
- Do you want to diversify your returns across time horizons and need some great longer-term systems?
- Do you have a demanding full-time job but want better returns than your money manager or advisor has provided?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then the eLearning course, Core Trading Systems: Market Outperformance and Absolute Returns, is probably a good fit for your needs.
Over the last decade, Dr. Ken Long has taught Van Tharp Institute workshops about trading systems with intermediate to long-term holding periods. Over those years, his trading systems have improved dramatically. In the last few years, he has designed what he considers his best intermediate trading system, and interestingly enough, it has a very simple set of rules.
As a continuous learner himself, Ken reads constantly and has focused some of that time over the years on intermediate / long-term system development – from both a traditional orientation and from some more unconventional sources. By combining a lot of various ideas he has gathered from academic research, from analysts, from his personal investing experience, and from his Tortoise Mastermind group of traders, he has created a group of trading systems that enables someone to outperform the market on a consistent and long-term basis – all with a minor amount of work. “Minor” amount of work, in this case, means an hour per month – or less. Ken’s systems require adjustments to positions as often as once a month or as infrequently as once a year.
For each system he presents, Ken provides the logic, academic research on the strategy, the long-term results and his personal experience trading the system.
Core Trading Systems
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Core Trading Systems:
Systems and Market Conditions
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In this video, you will see a clip from the course.
Ken discusses the importance of matching your
system to the current market conditions.
How Good Are These Systems?
They are excellent for retirement accounts and other money you don’t want to risk and manage on weekly or daily basis actively. Most of the traders in Van Tharp’s Super Trader Program use some variation of one of Ken’s intermediate/long-term trading systems. Additionally, Ken has had professional money managers backtest the systems, and now a number of them manage significant amounts of client money with them. Ken himself has personally traded each of these systems with his own money over various periods of time, and he uses his most recently developed longer-term system for his retirement money. These truly are core systems for a number of successful traders’ portfolios.
Is This Course Right for You?
Investors and traders have at least two qualities in common—they value their time, and they want returns. In the new streaming version of his Core Trading Systems course, Dr. Ken Long presents six trading systems that require little time to execute and earn returns that provide consistent returns that beat the market consistently.
One of the primary objectives of longer-term systems is that they require less management than shorter-term systems. Ken’s Core Systems can be operated largely outside of market hours in less than an hour per month. One system requires adjusting its positions only annually—that’s less than an hour a year!
Further, these systems do more than beat the market. Actually, lots of managers can make that claim – if they are down 25% and the market is down 30%, they still “beat the market.” With the systems that Ken teaches, however, you can start to understand how to generate what’s known as absolute returns. How? Ken shows it’s really not all that complicated through several exercises and lots of research – his research and that from a number of academics, analysts, and money managers.
How many ideas worth thousands of dollars each would it take for this course to make sense for you? Apply a Tharp Think principle and consider a reward to risk ratio of 3:1. You can quickly recognize that this course presents a high R multiple potential with all the knowledge, systems and tools it delivers to you. And because it’s now online, your ratio goes even higher with the significantly lower cost in terms of your money, time, and travel.
Whether you consider yourself an experienced trader, an intermediate investor, or someone just getting their feet wet in the markets, you’ll find that Ken teaches simple, logical, effective, and profitable methods you can use immediately. Ken understands the concerns and challenges of being an investor – that’s how he started out. He’s committed to your success with your longer-term money.