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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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Webinar announcement

Webinar Announcement and Market Update 31 March 2020

A quick market update and webinar announcement by Nick Radge. Hi, it’s Nick Radge again, just giving you an update. Day 13 for Trish and I in isolation. We get out tomorrow, yes! Not sure what we’re gonna do when we get out, but it’ll just be nice to get out without having a mask […]

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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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Nick Radge Market Update 24 March 2020

Market Update 24 March 2020 by Nick Radge

Market update 24 March 2020 Hi, it’s Nick Radge again with another market update. It’s been about four or five days since the last update. Some interesting things going on. Last night, even though the S&P 500 was down 3%, we did see some of the old market leaders actually up. For example, Amazon was […]

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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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Have You Been Doing the Maths?

New traders rarely focus on maths. And if they do, it tends to be primarily a focus on the winning percentage of their trades. In fact, if you tell your friends you are a trader, one of the first questions they ask is “What is your winning percentage?” And if you answered 70 – 80% […]

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Trend Following on a Weekly Time Frame

One of the most popular systems I wrote about in my 2012 book, Unholy Grails, was the Bollinger Band Breakout strategy. That version used daily bars, but a common question I got was, “How does it perform on weekly data?” Back then I coded up a weekly version to appease readers, so let’s revisit to see how […]

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Are Two Triggers Better Than One?

A trigger is the reason a trade is made. If x happens, then buy. If y happens, then sell. I was reading an archived article from a popular trading magazine. It suggested that combining two triggers increased the success of a trade, i.e. if x & y happen, then buy. The article was opinion only; there was no evidence that combining triggers […]

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Knowing When To Break The Rules

It’s been a big few weeks in the market and I expect more of the same in the near term. I only received one email during this time. I’d like to think that I’ve been able to help our members understand the realities of volatility, staying non-emotional and also focusing on the long term rather […]

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Market Update 19 March 2020

Market Update 19 March 2020 – Where to now?

Here’s a quick Market Update for 19 March 2020. We’re currently in isolation after our trip to Japan so Nick Radge is using hte time to keep you informed and updated. Join the free weekly newsletter Nick mentions in the video. Hi, it’s Nick Radge. Just thought I’d do a little video. We’re in isolation. […]

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