The Power of Position Sizing Strategies: SQN Secrets Revealed – Vantharp Institute


The Power of Position Sizing Strategies: SQN Secrets Revealed empowers you to approach all financial targets thanks to developing position sizing strategies and technical analysis.

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Technical Analysis

Course overview

The Power of Position Sizing Strategies: SQN Secrets Revealed Course uses the system’s simulated results and an Excel-based Monte Carlo simulator to make it possible for you to test some simple position sizing strategies for their influence on their equity curve.


Course outline

  • Calculate your trading system’s System Quality Number score to measure its performance.
  • Apply the SQN® score to determine which position sizing strategies will help you reach your objectives.
  • Learn a simple process for developing a position sizing strategy that you can use for each one of your systems.
  • Use a Monte Carlo simulator to see how different position sizing strategies affect your equity curve.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a position sizing strategy by equity returns and drawdowns so you can reach your objectives.

What will you learn?

  • What good objectives look like
  • How the SQN score is calculated and applied to trading systems
  • What kind of position sizing strategies will work for your objectives and for your systems.
  • You will learn how to use several Microsoft Excel-based tools including a Monte Carlo simulator in order to decrease the uncertainties of the strategies you select.

Who is this course for?

The Power of Position Sizing Strategies: SQN Secrets Revealed is suitable for those who:

  • Don’t know how to create a connection between your goals and the business results you get from your system
  • Don’t know how to achieve goals in your trades


Additional information

Some tips for you to reach the finance target with ease:

  • You can follow some money management guidelines that have been circulating for years.
  • It’s probably better to use nothing, but you can do much better.
  • You can try a bunch of different position sizing strategies and see what you get.
  • This approach can take a long time and can end up being a bit expensive, but if you need simplicity, it could be a good one.
  • You can buy (or develop) some complex software to run many calculations for you.
  • Great approach for a software engineer or a math minor but not so much for the rest of us.
  • You can learn a simple process from a trusted trading education company using probability and simulation to find simple strategies that can help you achieve your goals. (Hint – This one offers great simplicity, time-saving, and efficiency!)


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