Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jan 22

All About Stop Losses

System Trading , Trader's Mindset

The topic is everything about stop losses. A stop loss is a kind of exit criteria. Typically, a stop loss is defined as a MAE price based stop. For systematic traders, the optimal stop can be determined during back testing. I have seen that stop losses near extremes tend to work better then “comfortably sized” […]

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Jan 09

Be aware of risk with BTC

Markets

Because of the record run up, there are now many small investors who have a majority of their savings in Bitcoin. These are people who by good accident, fortune, or belief managed to capture a little of the bull market. One of my concerns when talking to some of these investors is they believe that […]

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Jan 08

Pathway to Failure: Why most trading systems might be “setup” to fail

System Trading , Trader's Mindset

One possible reason that most trading systems fail is that they never had a chance in the first place. You see most retail trading development environments like Tradestation and Ninjatrader predominantly support defining a trading system using only one technique and that technique is basically hand crafting decision trees using structured programming language. On the […]

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Jan 03

Worse Than The Tulip Bubble

Markets

Do not believe people who claim Bitcoin is worse then the tulip bubble. Why? Simply, because no one alive today experienced the tulip bubble, and the records from that time period are scarce.  Plus, Bitcoin has more utility then tulips. Now, I am not claiming whether or not Bitcoin is a bubble: I am just […]

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