It’s FOMC Wednesday and that means today’s session is officially hosed. In order to keep everyone focused and on mission I decided to repost some educational highlights of years past. I’m sure are familiar with the concept of compounding and how it can affect your system’s P&L over time. What you may not know however is that keeping up with theoretical compounding over time is actually a tad tricky, for various reasons outlined below. Enjoy!
I accidentally wiped out my NinjaTrader installation on my VPS this morning and am waiting for the weekend backup to be restored. Per the hosting company it’ll happen sometime during trading hours today. So no new setups today as all my charts are in deep freeze right now. In the meantime I thought it may be a good idea to go over some basic risk management concepts that, judging by the comment stream yesterday, may bode repeating:
We need a comment cleaner and I’m off until Tuesday, so I thought I’d put up an old favorite covering a few essential Evil Speculator tenets I posted some years back:
Market volatility in all shape and form has over the years turned into a personal passion and lies now at the heart of my current system development efforts. There are several reasons for this, the first most likely being one you probably have heard about before, which is that volatility appears to be a lot easier to predict than market direction. Your mileage of course, as with all things in life, may vary considerably plus as you slowly embark on peeling this onion you’ll discover there are many layers hiding below the surface.