A bit of a light working week this week, with some travel and some time off with people that mean a lot to me.
On my flight to the US, I spent a few hours studying the Quantitative Trading book I mentioned earlier and this has influenced my approach for testing work in the futures trading area – both for the development of the automated strategy (that is well in progress) as well as for my thoughts for a more discretionary strategy that primarily exists in my brain thus far. The idea is to really use my working time effectively so that I can gain a lot of insights into the trading approaches in a short amount of time. Putting these ideas and perspectives into action, I spent the whole day analyzing historical futures data in MS Excel. I downloaded the data from TradeStation.
I will also need to come back to the questions raised on this blog post from some 15 months ago – “Blind Faith FX Trading until i am 40”, now that my milestone of turning 40 is about to pass, and on that basis, whether I am justified to keep on working as a trader (or trader trainee).
Catch you again next week & good luck in your own trading!