eToro Post – Systematic Trading and Strategic Rebalancing of Commodities
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The benefit of a systematic strategy - like the one I run here on eToro - rather than a discretionary strategy is that you don't get in your own way when following rules that are proven to work.
Hence, by taking a trader/person with cognitive biases out of the equation, you increase the probability of success by avoiding mistakes caused by limits of the human brain.
It is intuitively hard to buy assets that are trending, as it feels more expensive by the day when the price goes up, and you tell yourself you will "buy the dip".
The problem is that when that dip occurs, the trend may be broken and the asset is no longer an attractive buy. That is when our cognitive biases hinder us from success.
When we go against rules, we tend to make mistakes, as the rules were set in place for a reason.
Due to these rules, I will be strategically rebalancing Commodities and Long-Term Treasury Bonds in my eToro portfolio as they have exceeded their rebalancing spans. Read more about my reasoning here.