Announcement: System Building Masterclass
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I am delighted to announce the official release of my System Building Masterclass which represents a cumulative nine months effort to produce a comprehensive tutorial on building non-fragile trading systems that stand the test of time.
Like many of you I started out with a dream of building a series of black box systems that would print money on a daily basis, leaving me to count mountains of ill-gotten gains whilst sipping mojitos at some exotic beach.
On the surface the task at hand didn’t seem to be overly complicated. Having spent several years as a consultant in Silicon Valley I had become a seasoned software engineer with extensive experience implementing complex rule based systems that sliced and diced terabytes of data on a daily basis.
So then building a few trading systems based on a clearly defined entry and exit rules shouldn’t be too complicated, right?
My dream of building the next Renaissance Technologies quickly gave way to the harsh realities of systemic trading. I spent hundreds and often thousands of hours building and then refining a trading system, only to then watch it drop into a deep losing streak as soon as I started to trade it live.
Which of course was frustrating on two levels: First I had sacrificed countless hours and weekends on building these systems – a monumental effort that now seemed nothing but a colossal waste of time. And second losing money trading them after investing so much time and effort was extremely disheartening.
And you probably guess what happened next. Desperate to make my system work I added additional rules which promised to avoid the recent losing streak at least in back-testing. Of course this didn’t work either – even worse, I ended up missing out on great entries that would have been profitable.
This sequence of events happened not once, or twice, but several times. And after years of cutting my teeth at systemic trading I finally was ready to throw in the proverbial towel and do something else for a living.
Building Systems – The Right Way
Fortunately right about that time I had sort of an epiphany after I accidentally came across an old video of Tony Robbins. Love or hate the guy, but his basic key to success made a lot of sense to me: The surest way to achieve success is to model someone who’s already successful.
Duuuh! Simple concept based on common sense, and I was sort of kicking myself for not thinking of this myself when I started out.
So having paid my dues and then some I decided to stop catering to my own ego by building systems solely based on my own ideas. Instead began to study the types of trading systems that had already made other people rich.
The likes of Ed Seykota, Van Tharp, Linda Raschke, Ken Long, Bill Dunn, Nick Radge, and many others – all of who happen to employ a different style of trading. But what they all share in common is that they trade a variation of three or four common trading system approaches.
And they have been trading them for many years, sometimes even decades – with massive profits to show for.
Most importantly what I also learned in the process was that many of these systems would not work for me, based on my personality type, geography, risk tolerance, and simply personal preference. As the old saying goes: You can’t ever trade another person’s system – you have to make it your own.
Now if you have followed this blog then you know that I have written many posts on what I have learned over the years about building trading systems – all in an effort to keep you guys from having to do it the hard way:
By spending hundreds if not thousands of hours of your time and in the end with little to show for. Or even worse with painful losses from which you may not be able to recover.
But unfortunately in time many of these insightful posts have slowly descended into the murky depths of WordPress oblivion, nowhere to be found merely months after posting them.
Even I myself sometimes have trouble finding older posts among well over 4000 produced throughout the past decade. I just may have to hire a curator! 😉
Don’t get me wrong, I love this blog and so do many of my readers who have been following my work for many years.
But let’s be honest – blogging is a pretty leaky and inefficient way of publishing educational content as its relevance far exceeds the attention span of a single trading session.
Time To Put It All Together
So something had to be done, especially since many of my readers kept encouraging me to finally write a damn book or at least produce a video series.
Since it’s the 21st century I decided to do the latter and in the fall of 2018 I finally sat down and started scripting and recording my first videos.
What followed were another nine months of hard work – which could have been three months if I wasn’t such a damn perfectionist!
Once I got into the swing of things I really enjoyed producing educational content. Which is why I have teamed up with my quant buddy Tony to produce several more video series which we will make available at a dedicated portal we’ll call Red Pill Quants (RPQ).
Above is the first episode of my System Building Masterclass which I’m posting here as a little appetizer. Two more FREE episodes are available here.
I am pretty confident it will entice you to go and buy the whole series which I am making available to my core audience here at Evil Speculator at an insane introductory never-to-be-seen-again low price of only $147.
Once we launch RPQ it’ll only be available at the regular retail price of $497. Meaning you are getting it for less than 1/3rd of the official price!
So don’t waste any time and buy the entire series right now while it is available at a highly discounted price.
Again, this offer won’t be available forever, so get off the damn fence and buy it now!
I am confident that you will enjoy watching the series and that it will completely change the way you approach building trading systems – be this discretionary or completely automated.
If you have any pertinent questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me here.