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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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Nick Radge – Unholy Grails – Review

Several months ago I reviewed Nick’s book “Successful Stock Trading” in my blog. Meanwhile, I’ve been following his work online and listening to him on podcasts. He is from Australia and has 35 years of experience, he used to work at the trading floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange. He has always been a systematic […]

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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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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 […]