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How to Identify and Follow Trends

June 6, 2023 • Posted in Momentum Investing, Technical Trading

Why is trend following so persistently popular among investors? In their March 2022 paper entitled “A Guide to Trend Following Strategies”, Stuart Broadfoot and Daniel Leveau describe popular trend identification methods and provide an example of how to build/test a multi-asset class trend following strategy in four steps. Using trend following index data during January 2000 through May 2022 and prices for 52 futures contract series during January 2000 through January 2022, they find that: (more…)

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