Tag Archives: trading strategy

Sweet Spots for setups

Sharing some thoughts and insights gained from recent months in trading various markets.  Idea of now anticipating and looking for my desired setup in specific locations based on the bigger picture – i.e. in the sweet spot. 

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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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Halloween Trading Update

Briefly highlighting some of the trading development work and meetings with various traders I got done over the last week (and a glimpse from my Halloween outing!).

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How to test trading strategies – first steps

This discussion outlines the benefits, based on my own experience, of using a proper application for testing a discretionary trading strategy for the financial markets. The discussion focuses on the ForexTester3 application, simply because I have used it extensively, however … Continue reading

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A trading journey into Randomness

A conversation on testing, analytical thinking and randomness with a fellow trader over a cup of coffee on Wednesday afternoon. Yesterday afternoon I had a great time catching up with a fellow trader I had met on the VTP program in … Continue reading

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Nine months next to a hedge fund

Moving Day! For the past nine months, I was lucky enough to have my desk right next to a small hedge fund based in the City of London, including spectacular views! Here are some reflections on the experiences I had … Continue reading

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