position sizing and volatility.

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by minmike, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. minmike


    What methods do others use with regarding position sizing and volatility?

    I have some systems that that look pretty good on paper, but if the profits/loses from the more volatile periods were brought more in line with the profits/loses in the less volatile period, it would look much better.

    1-3 day holding periods. I don't use stops so I can't control it that way. I don't really like the idea of using the vix due to its directionality.

    Any other ideas/theories that people could suggest would be greatly appreciated.

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