Master The Runner

Today the Trader's Blog is welcoming back Marc Nicolas of In previous posts Marc has shared invaluable trading concepts as well as tips on technical analysis. Today will be no different as he discusses the  concept of using a runner to break up lots and control risk. If you like this post be sure to join Marc and the staff for a special webinar for INO users next Wednesday, click here for more information.


To make serious money trading while controlling your risk, you need to master “the runner.” The runner is the percentage of a position which you keep open for as long as possible when the trade moves in your direction. It’s one pillar of the fundamental trading maxim, “cut losses fast, let profits run.” Sounds easy, however applying the runner principle is challenging. To understand why, we’ll look at how the most minimalist trade, buying one contract or share, can be sub-optimal. Continue reading "Master The Runner"