Fixed % Equity vs. Fixed Dollar Amount | Which is Better?

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Last year Nathan at wrote a brilliant piece which you can find here talking about Why Nial Fuller’s Method Doesn’t Work (referring specifically to his risk models).

In this article, he is responding to Nial’s claim that the superior risk management system is to risk a fixed dollar amount per trade.┬áIt should be noted Nial’s main claims were 1) a fixed dollar amount could get you out of a DD (drawdown) faster when winning, while 2) it would take longer to get out of the same DD if you used a fixed % equity model.

Nathan decides to demonstrate in two scenarios how a fixed % equity model is actually far superior.┬áNathan’s data shows …

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