Category Archives: Financial Markets 101

Stepping stones to successful forex trading

It seems the many countless hours I have spent in conversations with several trading buddies, with the discretionary trader here at the hedge fund, and sharing offices with several full-time retail traders over the years have turned me into a … Continue reading

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Burgers with multi-billion-dollar investment fund insider

Last week I had lunch with ‘SM’.  SM is a senior manager with a large investment fund that has several billion dollars of assets under management.  He was relaying some information from the fund’s quarterly board meeting, during which the … Continue reading

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Trading Strategy: Defining Trend

An update on how my strategy development has progressed over the last two weeks. Nearly all of it has focused on Crude Oil.

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Trading Journey Reflections (edited)

Updated on 18th June 2017: This blog post was originally published in early June 2017. This blog post took a look at my current state of FX and futures trading and listed a bunch of issues that I am presently … Continue reading

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Measuring Trend in testing models

In working on my testing models, I just realized an error I have made in my approach – specifically in measuring the trend.  Thought this was worth to quickly share – a type of “tip of the day”. When developing … Continue reading

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4-hour Tom Hougaard Presentation

Saturday morning 9am, London Zone 1: 30-40 keen attendees get together to listen to a 4-hour talk by Tom Hougaard.   The talk had been organized courtesy of ETX Capital. For the benefit of people reading this blog, I listed the main … Continue reading

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