Jan 04

If you hold gold, how much Bitcoin?

Markets

If you are of the mind that Bitcoin could replace or equate to gold, it makes sense to hold a portion of whatever you allocate to gold in Bitcoin. The natural ratio is Bitcoin market cap/gold market cap Right now, that’s around 685 Billion/9 Trillion (estimated) which yields around 7% to 8%. This ensures if […]

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Dec 29

Mining Equivalence Measure: Valuing Bitcoin

Markets

I have been trying to think about the value of Bitcoin and where it comes from. It certainly doesn’t come from the source code which is open source: though the code is a perquisite without which it couldn’t exist. One way to think about the question is to rephrase it as what properties might we […]

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Aug 19

State of Futures Trading Platforms 2020

Tips

I wanted to take a look back at trading platforms August, 2020. I have primarily been a Tradestation and NinjaTrader user. To date, these platforms have been the most powerful for backtesting and serious futures trading. While both platforms are invaluable, I have serious problems with both and support has not been responsive. Problems I […]

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Aug 14

Battle Of Web Trading Platforms

Tips

While desktop trading platforms cannot yet be completely replaced, web based trading platforms have been getting better and better. I wanted to take give a preview of a few that I have tried recently. TradingView Key Strengths: Awesome looking charts Great multi-market, multi-product layouts Wide variety of supported markets Growing multi broker support (Tradestation, AMP, […]

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Apr 27

Make HFT Work for You?

Markets , Tips , Trader's Mindset

Here’s a question, why are you trading futures? Do you have an edge exclusive to futures? Did you know you can trade stocks commission free? Absolutely free with Tradestation. Do you know how easy it is for any decent scalper to be profitable before commissions versus post commissions? The CME has had a near strangle […]

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Apr 20

Beware: Abnormal Markets

Markets , Trader's Mindset

Today the front month in crude oil went negative for the first time. While, it is reported that other commodities can do that– it was not common knowledge. There are reports that some retail traders bought it near zero and could not liquidate due to system problems. Some traders likely blew out their accounts and […]

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Apr 18

How to: Windows 10 Virtual Desktops for Trading

Tips

In the past, I have recommended using Windows 10 Hyper-V virtualization for managing trading work systems. Virtualization has many inherit advantages: it allows one to snapshot, pause, and switch among trading environments. I still consider it the superior method. However, Windows 10 virtual desktops is a lighter alternative method for managing your trading workspace on […]

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Apr 17

Why The Market May Crash

Markets

Ironically, the market may be more likely to crash (again) as the economy reopens. In order to understand why, it helps to think about a range of scenarios: Scenario A. Best Case: Things go back to normal quickly.We can imagine in the best case things go back to normal quickly. There are not any rolling […]

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