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Andreas F. Clenow – Stocks on the Move – Review

When I see a trading book that should be good I do research on the author as well as the writing before I decide to get it. I had heard about this book from different sources, listened to the author speak on some podcasts, and seen references in the intro to other traders I’ve been […]

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Comparison makes market participants unhappy

Happy New Year! Absolute performance measures the annual returns of a portfolio, while relative performance compares it to a benchmark or some index. Part of our human nature is to compare what we have or achieve to someone else be it a friend, neighbor, co-worker etc. We may be satisfied with our new car until […]

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Timing the Nasdaq 100 index (QQQ)

Earlier this year I posted a simple strategy on how to beat the S&P 500 index with market timing. I had done the backtest on 21 years of data in AmiBroker. I am now publishing the results of a backtest using the same strategy on the Nasdaq 100 index. The backtest was done in TradeStation on […]

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Sunny J. Harris – TradeStation Made Easy! – Review

In 2019, my trading started to turn more into quantitative style. First, I backtested ideas manually with charts and spreadsheets, then switched to AmiBroker. I’d been thinking of signing up to TradeStation, a popular trading software and brokerage since the ’90s. Even though AmiBroker Formula Language (AFL) differs from EasyLanguage (EZL) by TS, the process […]

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Compounding is the eighth wonder of the world

Simply put, compounding means money makes money that makes money that makes money. So, instead of thinking about returns in a linear fashion, compounding actually illustrates the exponential growth of assets over time, which is as important for a trader as it is for an investor. Let go of the short-term mindset Beginning traders and […]