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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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An Effective Mean Reversion System – Part 1

The following is an excerpt from the Trading System Mentor Course.  What is Mean Reversion? Mean reversion is the process of prices moving away from the respective average or mean price and then reverting back again, in some instances quite quickly. Mean reversion is the opposite of momentum. Momentum relies on the long tails that […]

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What Value Are Charts?

What Value Are Charts?

Doug B. sent the following tweet from Peter Brandt, a highly respected commodities trader who has built his career on trading classical chart patterns. I have followed Peter for many years and have previously asked him to speak at Noosapalooza®. Here’s the comment… I wholeheartedly agree with the comment. Those of you who’ve known me long […]

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Trading Advice to my Younger Self

Do you have Trading Advice for your Younger Self? A great quote by Martin Luther King Jr states: ‘Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification’ I’m a big believer in simplification when it comes to trading. And I don’t mean being lazy and not constantly researching, learning, testing and […]

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Jekyll and Hyde Trading

I have come to a conclusion; no matter how great your method is it’s next to useless without the right mindset. When trading you must get used to mixed emotions. As a discretionary trader, have you ever tuned into your feelings when looking for setups? Especially when you find one that looks to be low risk […]

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