It's totally new and free! Risk control spreadsheet 2010.1 available

I am very pleased to announce, the 2010.1 version of Rational Move Risk Control Spreadsheet is finally available!

Highlights of the new version:

  • More practical Kelly criterion calculation
  • Capital growth projection with approximated tax effect
  • Position size calculator
  • Drawdown tracker

Please give it a try!

Rational Move Spread Sheet (it's free!)


Rational Move Sphread Sheet

Update May 23, 2010: 2010.1 version available! Short description of the 2010.1 version is written here. You can download the newest version from the link below.

Rational Move uses Kelly Criterion to decide how much risk-exposure it can take, given a recent trading track record. Application of Kelly Criterion with some practical modification is implemented to Rational Move Risk Control spreadsheet. I will add more about this sheet in this post soon. The spreadsheet contains minimal instruction on how to use it.

So if  you want, go ahead and make a free Google Account, and download from here.

Instructions (more to be added):

  1. How to copy Risk Control Spreadsheet and change sharing option

Real time trading tweets

The plan in the article may get rejected any time, so please check out my tweets on Twitter.

Current risk exposure:

Rational Move always use stop loss orders, and this is the worse case potential loss over the capital for the currently open positions. This is unrealized loss is less or equal to the risk exposure.

Capital growth

From recent 100 trades (%) The growth right before the 1st trade is set to 0%.
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From recent 100 trades (%)
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Total returns

Since inception
(Aug 10, 2009)
Year-to-date Quarter-to-date
0% 0% 0%
This is a normalized value: the return on each trade is normalized against the capital just before the trade execution. This way, it is eliminating the effect by the capital change from deposits and withdrawals. The calculation thus reflects the trading performance of each trade. The value does not contain unrealized profits and losses. RM's trading strategy never risks more than 5% of the present capital. Not including subtraction by tax.

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