Apr 19

Develop stronger feedback loops

Trader's Mindset

I was thinking about my trading and when I have tended to do better or worse. And, it is apparent to me that I did better when I had stronger feedback loops that helped me to develop good insights and edge into the market. And, I have did worse when I have not maximized my […]

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Apr 14

New Innovations & Solutions in WFO

System Trading

Walk forward optimization has the potential to be an excellent way for both verifying and optimizing trading systems. However, in practice, most retail trading platform WFO implementations today have limitations that limit their ultimate value: 1. Markets are so efficient that systems may need to be reoptimized on a very frequent basis. It is not […]

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Mar 16

Why I Recommend MultiCharts for 2021

System Trading , Tips

I have recently moved from developing in Tradestation to Multicharts. I am still trading through Tradestation but I have moved my development to Multicharts. Why? Because simply Tradestation won’t update their software. It is built on a very antiquated 32 bit architecture that cannot use the 64 BIT multi-core benefits of modern PC’s. Multicharts is […]

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Mar 16

System Developer Tip: Get Better Stats!

System Trading

Traditionally developed trading systems are made of up of rules. A common example, would be a moving average cross over system that buys when a fast moving average crosses above a slow moving average. The downside to developing a system with the “rules first” approach is that it is not unlikely that whatever results the […]

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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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