Whatever your opinions are about the concept of back-testing, there are few better ways to build a trading system than through the back-testing of historical data. Back-testing allows us to answer critical questions like ‘how many positions should I hold in a portfolio?’, ‘how much risk should I take?’ or ‘how effective was this strategy in the past?’
Unfortunately trading systems often get discarded early on after a couple of poor back-test results. Sometimes it is better to improve an existing system than to start afresh with something new. In this article I look at 21 ways you might be able to improve on your existing trading system:
My goal is to bring new trading strategies to the table every month. Last month, I brought you details about building a trading robot with Excel and Interactive Brokers and this month I’m back with another excellent strategy from Peter Titus called The Big Volatility Short.
The benefits of creating an automated trading system are huge. With a profitable trading robot you can spend more time doing what you enjoy and less time watching screens. You can trade quicker, smarter and without emotion.
One of the keys to successful system trading is to be able to combine different strategies together. When you are able to combine less correlated strategies, it is possible to smooth drawdown, boost win rate and therefore improve your overall risk-adjusted returns. In Amibroker it is possible to combine equity curves together so you can see […]
Are you a struggling trader? Do you continue to lose money, even in a bull market? If you answered yes to either question, you are not alone. Financial trading is difficult and statistics reveal that at least 90% of traders lose money. The good news is that profitable trading can be attained with hard work and persistence. Read on […]
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to access good trading information. None of the stock trading courses on this page are very expensive yet they are far better than 99% of courses out there. Courses that cost thousands of dollars do not contain any type of holy grail system that is going to […]
There are more ways than one to exit a trade in Amibroker. It may sound obvious but trading strategies can benefit from being creative with exits as well as entries. In this post, I look at a simple way to come up with more flexible sell signals.
I wanted to write an article to explain some of the processes I go through when trading US stocks. Since August was a particularly quiet month with only a few winners I have decided to go back to a trade I made in July in Omnova Solutions ($OMN).
I have been using the free version of Finviz on a daily basis for several years. Just recently I decided to subscribe to Finviz Elite to take advantage of the live market data, more powerful screener and backtesting features. So far I have been more than happy with that decision. At $25 per month, I think the […]