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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 […]

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Treat trading like a business

I’ve been organizing the monthly meetups with local SpikeTrade members since October. There’s nine of us from Estonia and one Latvian guy participating the meetups. It’s great to talk to other traders as you’ll get to see how others are approaching the markets; share ideas and tools. Yesterday I was doing presentation about my first […]