Oct 06

Sticky: Quantitative Collaborative- Building Futures Strategies for Today!

Graybox Trading , System Trading

I have keyed on two critical concepts for trading: 1. Environment is paramount to success. Trading requires sustained effort.2. A real, quantitative, edge helps with preservation of psychological capital and helps refine, focus, and scale. Toward that, I am offering the Quantitative Collaborative workspace where I share my actual strategies, source code, graybox strategies, and […]

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Jan 02

Sticky: Beware the confidence illusion

Trader's Mindset

Good trading performance and past performance in general is overrated. A long time system vendor and big time promoter has offered several systems for subscription over the years. Every single system I have ever seen this vendor offer has crashed and burned badly. Now, this vendor has won trading competitions and even verified his real […]

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Jan 01

Sticky: Get Healthy & Feel Great

Trader's Mindset

While not directly related to trading, I know that staying healthy is very important and that trading and other sedentary activities on the computer can lead to imbalance and poor health. While previously only sharing my favorite product purchases with family and friends, I recognized I could create value by sharing some of the very […]

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Oct 05

What changed?

System Trading

Algorithmic systems are based on backtest. However, changes can impact the market such as when the market changed to trading in fractions to decimals. Recently we have had several changes that theoretically could impact any trading systems: Micro contracts were released by the CME for many popular products. Before the micros, small traders were forced […]

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Oct 02

Doing Better

Trader's Mindset

On this blog, you will find a great amount of world class information, in my opinion, on trading. This is knowing. But, doing is what will ultimately determine our success or lack thereof. Imagine a trader crafts 5 trading systems, all pass his tests for qualifications with flying colors, and very generously 4 of the […]

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Oct 01

Trade-offs: Specialize vs Generalize

Trader's Mindset

There is a trade-off between “specialization” and “generalization” in markets. Greater specialization is likely to result in greater profit potential at the cost of robustness. On the other hand, greater generalization is likely to result in reduced profit potential with greater robustness. As an illustration as to why this is the case, let us imagine […]

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Sep 19

NT 8 SuperDom Tips & Tricks

Trader's Mindset

Turn on PnL Column in SuperDOM Some traders do not like to see their P&L during the day. Others prefer to track or think in “ticks” so they do not have any psychological impact when trying to scale up and that makes sense. However, I have always found it as a very functional tool when […]

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Sep 14

If I Had Traded ES Bull Spread

Trader's Mindset

Recently, in my post The Real Reason You Move Your Stop I mentioned that,” I opened a risk limited 2-day call spread on the ES 2980-2990“. First keep in mind, I am not a professional, do not provide financial advice, never make any performance claims whatsoever, and do not provide recommendations. Keep in mind, the trade […]

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Sep 14

If I Had Traded E-Micros

Trader's Mindset

First keep in mind, I am not a professional, do not provide financial advice, never make any performance claims whatsoever, and do not provide buy/sell recommendations. One consideration is whether or not it is possible to make “anything” trading e-micros because of the small size and the commissions. The e-micro is 1/10th size the e-mini. […]

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