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Creating Your Profitable Trading System–A Checklist

Posted by Art thoughts on June 10, 2017 in Bids and Offers No Comments

1.       Know that all your tools are reliable: your data, your trading platform, etc. 2.       Always be aware of where the theoretical world diverges from the real one.  Know with each step that you’re not “cheating”—knowing something you couldn’t access in the real world.  Trade Station won’t let you pollute today’s data with something from

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Cups Caps from Beating The Financial Futures Market

Posted by Art thoughts on March 28, 2017 in Bids and Offers No Comments

Overnight Cups Caps–1982-2005 (from the Cups/Caps Chapter– Beating The Financial Futures Market) NET PRFT      # TRDS          % PRFT        PRFT/TRD   MAX DD   ROA S&P (FULL) $35,587 708 53.39% $50.26 $35,825 99.34 NASD (FULL) $18,835 294 52.72% $64.06 $40,985 45.96 RUSSELL (FULL) $26,850 425 47.29% $63.18 $22,725 118.2 DOW (FULL) $1,210 280

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My Interview with BetterSystemTrader.com

Posted by Art thoughts on February 6, 2017 in Bids and Offers No Comments

Click in the following window to hear the interview described below   Andrew Swanscott’s archives include interviews with some of the most renowned and respected people in the trading industry.  I’m honored to behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_tkMkA6IEk&t=1s  included. Art ——————- I’m excited to share this one with you today. For a number of reasons. Firstly, I’ve been trying

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Can Performance Be Improved By Cutting Back After Large Winning Or Losing Periods?

Posted by Art thoughts on February 5, 2017 in Bids and Offers No Comments

     Can trading be improved by cutting back or stepping aside following unusually profitable periods? This is in line with the theory that any account that performs unusually well (or poorly) is sure to revert to its normal mean.       It’s a seductive notion, but like many similar ideas that seem like they’d have to work, it

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Tight stops?/ Loose stops?

Posted by Art thoughts on August 26, 2016 in Bids and Offers No Comments

     Tight stops, loose stops.  Which tend to be preferable?  I published a recent article that showed how even very close stops can sometimes improve system performance to surprising degrees.  That strategy means betting more on the relative anomaly than on everyday market behavior.  Your percent profit figure will decrease since quick losses will be

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