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March 8, 2017

Exercises in Trading System Building – Part 1

This is Scott, I’m taking over from Mole while he gets some downtime in Tenerife this week.

I’d like to digress a little from the usual bullshit about markets (which of course I will cover), and work through the preliminary stages of working up a new system, from concept to backtesting, forward testing and optimisation. I’d also like to update you on some of the things I’ve learned since I last did a system building course for your guys in early 2014.

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January 10, 2017

Back To Reality

Now dreaming about the future can be a lot of fun (of course your mileage may vary) but until we actually get there there’s quite a bit of work left to be done. After all those fancy hover cars and food replicators won’t pay for themselves. Or perhaps – will they? 

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February 19, 2016

Can The Ceiling Hold Us?

If the bulls want to breach the current ceiling then someone better call Mackelmore & Lewis, because as of now she ain’t budging. After a pretty annoying and range bound session yesterday we remain pinned below 1940 which is an intermediate hurdle before we reach real resistance below approximately 1980.

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January 21, 2016

Setups!

We’ve got a nice selection of setups this morning but let’s catch up with equities first. There was follow through overnight but as emotions are running high and bear avatars are in short supply we’re now descending lower once more. Very productive actually as we just may be building an intermediate base here.

The short term panel is now suggesting resistance near ES 1890 which just so happens to line up perfectly with a brand spanking new NLBL on the daily. So if we drop a bit lower today and the Zero is favoring a drive higher then that would be my target range. However if we run today then 1890ish is where I would start looking for a possible [...]

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