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Trading Mastermind

Trading Mastermind Your special topic for today is Trading Psychology. Your time starts now. Question: How can you overcome your most debilitating psychological trading barriers? My Answer: Go out and get another job. We’ve discussed this before. And I don’t mean stop trading. I just mean add some other revenue streams into your bread winning basket. If […]

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ASIC Warning for Retail Investors

We commonly hear that most retail traders lose money. Urban myth or reality? The French financial regulator, or Autorite des Marches Financiers, did a 4-year study that found: – 89% of clients lost money trading foreign exchange. – 13,224 clients collectively lost EUR175 million – investors learn little over time, indeed most saw their losses […]

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Allocating Funds Across Strategies

Reader question from Thom M. If I allocate 60% of my portfolio to systematic trading, how do I decide how much of it should go towards one or the other strategy to achieve the perfect balance? Great question and there are a few answers to consider. Firstly let’s look at it from a high level. […]

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Market Neutral Trend Following

Market Neutral Trend Following?

Long term readers know that I spend a lot of time researching ideas for either improving existing strategies or looking at new opportunities. One of my recent projects has been looking at following trends using a market neutral strategy. Market neutral means attempting to profit from both increasing and decreasing prices while attempting to avoid […]

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Members-only webinar

Members Only Webinar Join Nick Radge for a one hour webinar on all things trading and the markets. Members are asked to submit their questions by Wednesday. Send your questions to nick@thechartist.com.au Nick  is a Professional trader, analyst, educator and author. He was a trader on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange, worked for […]

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Diluting Signal Luck

Diluting Signal Luck

As I’ve mentioned in a few of my recent video’s, now is a good to reflect, not only on life in general but also on your trading. What could I have done better? Am I missing anything? Are there risks I’m not seeing? The market will always keep you humble. It seemingly gives you a slap […]

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Trend following: An effective method for your SMSF?

Trend following: An effective method for your SMSF? A recent release from The Industry Super Network (ISN) – the umbrella organization for industry super funds here in Australia, suggests that high embedded fees, including commissions to financial planners, is the main cause for the poor performance of for-profit retail super funds. And, according to Australian […]

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Should I Adjust My Strategy?

Should I Adjust My Strategy? It’s been a tough month or two in the markets with some historic moves across stocks, commodities, currencies and bonds. (View my quick market update 24th March) Not many strategies have escaped the carnage. Even some of the ‘best of the best’ hedge funds have come somewhat unstuck. Here’s how my […]

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Combining Strategies For Comfort

Combining Strategies For Comfort

We have received some questions in regards to the Mean Reversion article. One criticism was the system was losing its edge as the equity curve had been flattening over the last few years. This most likely came about as I used a log scale chart. So for better clarity, here is the linear scale chart. […]

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