Jan 21

Quick technique for achieving your goals

Trader's Mindset

I wanted to share a quick technique that you can use to better achieve your goals. First, keep in mind the SMART paradigm when defining your goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound. Second, make a commitment to an accountability partner that you will achieve that goal. Third, define penalties that you will face […]

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Jan 19

Power ML Technique: Self-Learning From Trades

System Trading

In Murray A. Ruggiero’s “Cybernetic Trading Strategies”, a book that I think was ahead of its time, Ruggiero shared the concept for “nearest neighbor matching” for statistical pattern recognition. The concept was shared in the context of looking for market patterns and market analogs. However, I wanted to share a slight variation on this concept.¬†Instead […]

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Jan 15

Better RSI Entries

System Trading

Mean reversion systems, such as those based on RSI, suffer significant performance degradation when stop losses are applied for risk control. In previous posts, I shared how one could could create more powerful RSI systems by using adaptive periodicity and multi-state regime classifiers. The key idea for better RSI entries is that there may be […]

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Dec 31

Can you be more successful in 2019?

Trader's Mindset

Can you become more successful in 2019? If you can answer yes to all these questions then I think your odds will be better. If you have additional ideas then please share them in the comments section. Plans & Preparation [ ]Have you created a list of requirements that must be met for risking your […]

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Dec 29

One Step A Day

Trader's Mindset

I wanted to share a tip that may help you make progress even if you feel overwhelmed with trying to develop your first or next trading system or methodology. The tip is simply to take one concrete action, one step, each day and every day toward developing your system (or improving your trading process). Read […]

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Dec 28

Generalization and Specialization

Graybox Trading

My intuition for markets is very good. I have a high generalized ability to read markets. It is less likely that I know the specific specialized optimal parameters for my trades. Specialization is where machine intelligence such as programming and optimization already excel. And, machine learning is starting to offer the promise of generalized intelligence. […]

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Dec 28

My New Market Cognition Loop

Graybox Trading

One of my goals for 2019 is to create a better synthesis for my discretionary and quantitative trading. Discretionary loop: Attention Cognition Execution Systematic loop: Idea Program (Specialization) Test Graybox Loop (my new loop): Attention Cognition Program Rehearsal Execution

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Aug 09

Focus and Execute

Trader's Mindset

I think there is value in seeing each trading endeavor as a project. In this way, we can get rid of baggage that might be hamstringing our progress. The “baggage” can be both negative or positive. But, if it is not helping our trading today then we need to focus elsewhere. Stock taking. Take stock […]

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