Category Archives: Futures Trading

Traders Networking Drinks

Just returned home from another evening of the London Traders Network drinks. A few dozen trading folks get together in a pub in the City of London (specifically at the New Moon pub), grab a drink and talk about trading amongst … Continue reading

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Tips on developing automated trading strategies

Sharing some insights from a 3-day working session with a Belgian systematic trader. Also an update of what else has happened in recent weeks on my trading front.

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Trading strategy back-testing nuts & bolts

Experience-sharing:  Going through some tedious work trying to get my head around various currency futures contracts, correlation with spot products and making sure I am using all the data correctly in back-testing and optimizations. Comments on TradeStation’s ‘Portfolio Maestro’ product … Continue reading

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Analyzing entries from systematic trading strategy

Today I analyzed 4 major instruments on the 4-hour and daily timeframe and compared hypothetical entries taken by a coded trading strategy with what I would have considered if I had been trading the same market on a discretionary basis. … Continue reading

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Easy Language: Bullish and Bearish Candles

Quick illustration of systematically marking candles, using EasyLanguage, in terms of bullishness and bearishness. 

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‘Trick or Trade’ update

Brief update on my week’s trading work – strategy development workings, meetings with fellow traders, a couple of buys and sells in Crude Oil, and a bunch of recommended links. A short 4-day week for me this week, following a … Continue reading

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