In this post I will be sharing 10 tips that can help you to build better trading strategies and become a better systematic trader. These tips contain little things that are often overlooked or ignored. They’ve helped me and many of the traders I’ve worked with.
Here is my selection of the 100 greatest stock trading books of all time. I’ve read a lot of these and I’ve tried to put them in some sort of order as well. Not an easy task but see what you think. If you have any suggestions for other trading books, please leave them in […]
Traders are all different. But to be successful some things are unavoidable. This list of trader essentials can serve as a rite of passage for every aspiring trader. 1. Read These Classic Books There are thousands of trading and investing books out there but if you want to be in the inner circle you absolutely […]
Swing trading is a good option for investors who may not have the temperament or time to engage in day trading. Having success in this field requires you to take the time to learn about the various trading strategies and processes for short-term trading. Fortunately, many successful investors that have come before you have made […]
The benefits of having a profitable trading system are clear. Wealth generation, freedom, reduced stress. But there are problems too, which most system developers sweep under the carpet. In this post we will look at some of the disadvantages associated with trading systems. 1. Trading Systems Can Have Lengthy Drawdowns Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to […]
Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio says that every time he learns something new or makes a mistake in the markets he writes it down so that he can go over it later and learn from it. I’ve been doing something similar and it does help keep a record of things. Here’s a list of the […]
Stocks don’t move in a single direction and if you have enough reason to believe that share prices are about to go down, then there are ways to profit from betting against them. However, betting against stocks is much trickier compared to going long and there are several factors to consider before you short.
Unfortunately trading systems often get discarded early on after a couple of poor back-test results. Sometimes it is better to improve an existing system than to start afresh with something new. In this article I look at 21 ways you might be able to improve on your existing trading system:
The benefits of creating an automated trading system are huge. With a profitable trading robot you can spend more time doing what you enjoy and less time watching screens. You can trade quicker, smarter and without emotion.
What matters most to history are not the steady trends but the unexpected shocks that change the world the moment they occur. Such events are inherently unpredictable even though they always seem explainable after the fact.
Are you a struggling trader? Do you continue to lose money, even in a bull market? If you answered yes to either question, you are not alone. Financial trading is difficult and statistics reveal that at least 90% of traders lose money. The good news is that profitable trading can be attained with hard work and […]
It is often easier and more useful to try and disprove something than to prove it is categorically true. By running experiments we can learn just as much by understanding what doesn’t work as we can from looking at what does supposedly work. I decided to run some simple tests on historical stock market data […]
The Fed cut rates back to zero, Facebook becomes the biggest company in the world and Donald Trump causes the next Great Depression. Read on to see my 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2016 and let me know what yours are…
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a fan of quantitative trading methods. I’m not a very good discretionary trader so I get around that fact by using rules to make investment decisions. It pays off since it stops me second-guessing my trades and getting out at precisely the wrong time (which is […]
Throughout the early 2000s, and not too long before the global financial crisis of 2008, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and PM in waiting, Gordon Brown, repeatedly claimed an end to the boom-and-bust cycle. Brown was proven wrong (and catastrophically so) as financial markets descended into a spectacular downward trend. The fact is, stock market bubbles […]