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A bubble is a bull market you are not participating in

2020 was indeed a very interesting year in the stock market: markets in turmoil in March like the world was going to end, yolo calls by Robinhooders in April, the market recovering in summer, US presidential election, and many parabolic moves at the end of the year (TSLA and Bitcoin to me personally). It was […]

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Is trading art or science?

I’ve been writing book reviews and less about my own trading in recent times. Though 2020 has been good to me in regard to trading, I’m not overly excited about this. It just shows my strategies have been well in sync with the market and also hard work has started to pay off. I have […]

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Book Reviews

Thomas Stridsman – Trading Systems That Work – Review

At first I was a bit skeptical taking this book to hand because it was published 20 years ago, therefore the title sounds like a book about aged trading strategies that probably don’t work anymore. But since few traders had recommended to read this book I gave it a shot. After reading the introduction, I […]

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Good trading ideas often turn out to be bad when backtested

First off, my trading timeframes vary from short to intermediate, but I am looking at the bigger picture to compound risk premium over time in the US stock market. I like to build quantitative trading systems that don’t need me in front of the screens during market hours. I had been swing trading and studying […]

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Book Reviews

Rishi K. Narang – Inside the Black Box – Review

A book about quantitative and high frequency trading. Published in 2013, this is the second edition. Rishi Narang talks about the quants, traders who use computerized approach to find alpha strategies to generate returns by systematically selecting and sizing various financial holdings. This book explains the difference between discretionary and systematic trading: what, how and […]