Many years back, during a period of introspection due to a series of losses, an old floor trader who was mentoring me at the time shared with me the most important rule of his 40-year long trading career: Simply trade the market in front of you instead of the one you want to be trading.
I’m working on a coding project today and neither have the time nor the inspiration to talk about the endless gyrations in equities. It’s heads down for me today and most likely I’ll be plugging through the weekend as well. So here’s a much needed refresher course on linear regression which most of you guys probably know as scatter plots/charts. This wills serve as the basis for a future post on how to correlate your prospective alpha factors when developing a trading system. So it’s important to fully understand how this works and why. Enjoy!
Riding waves, one of our regulars in the comment section asks about my take on sugar and lumber and suggests that there are great trends unfolding which may be a lot more fun and profitable than wasting our time chasing the swings in equities right now. Spot on my intrepid steel rat!
Let’s face it, we have all been very very naughty over the past decade. And it was great fun while the easy money lasted but those days are over now and alas it is time to adjust our trading accordingly.
Clearly Santa is in a very foul mood this year and he’s not taking any prisoners, as a matter of fact he and his intrepid elves are working overtime to dish out some mighty comeuppance to any bag or purse holders.