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A Practical Guide to ETF Trading Systems by Anthony Garner

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Increasing the Returns on the Bollinger Band Breakout System

The aims of this chapter are–

  • Increased returns. To explore whether the returns on the Bollinger Band System can be enhanced.
  • Leverage. To suggest that the use of leverage is not necessary in achieving higher returns.
  • Money management. To look at using money management to increase returns.

Leverage

There are an increasing number of ETFs providing geared exposure to both the equity and commodity markets. Geared equity exposure however is mostly limited to the major markets. If your aim is wide global exposure then you are unlikely to find geared products for all the markets you wish to cover.

I am not sure how sensible or reasonable it is to borrow on margin to buy stocks ...

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