Who really wants to define a loss? Only smart trend followers. Most people think they can postpone a loss. They become investors instead of traders. Many refuse to define a loss. I have seen traders not close a losing trade, after they realized that the trade’s potential is greatly diminished and has gone against them. They want to right. All the way to the poor house. This is a typical trading error when trend following. You need an exact plan when you are trend following. You can not make it up as you are going. This is what losers do. Besides having the exact plan you must believe in it and follow it. Do not think of the money. Think in terms of percentages. Follow your rules and stay in the marathon of trend following. Successful trend following is not about tips or magic indicators. It is about you and how you approach the markets. You must be willing to take losses once it is clear the trade is not working.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. The risk of loss in trading futures contracts, commodity options or forex can be substantial, and therefore investors should understand the risks involved in taking leveraged positions and must assume responsibility for the risks associated with such investments and for their results. You should carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances and financial resources.