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Placing trades should be boring

I remember listening to traders speak on podcasts about trading having finally clicked to them, and being in a starting phase during my first six months, I was wondering what they meant. It was roughly a year later when I started to feel that my mindset had made a shift to think in probabilities and […]

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Mark Douglas – The Disciplined Trader – Review

I read Mark Douglas’s book “Trading in the Zone” several years ago and it helped a lot with trading psychology. I’ve later seen many traders refer to this other book by the author, so I started to feel that I should skim through this one as well. It’s also about trading psychology. According to the […]

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How long do downtrends in S&P 500 last?

Check out my thoughts about the current market. I also share some statistics how long the average and longest downtrends have lasted in S&P 500 based on my trend-following strategy and research since 1980.

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Q2 summary in the weak bear market environment

Every three months I look back at my trades from the quarter previous to the last one, so that the trades are in the middle of the chart. It’s a good way to study entries and exits. I was summing up my second quarter of 2022 today. I didn’t open up every single chart as […]

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Holly and Steve Burns – Options 101 – Review

I recently decided to study options to understand if a particular negative skew (many small wins, occasional larger losses) strategy fits to my portfolio, which at the moment leans more towards positive skew methods like trend-following that take many small losses compensated by large wins. So it’s not about style drift nor replacing anything in […]