It’s been a rough week in an already dismal trading year, at least thus far. But to your credit you’ve all held strong and stuck with our script, especially when the going got tough and then some. So I think you all deserve some good news for a change. As I’ve already hinted on in recent posts, over the past year I have been working on a new IV related trading system in close collaboration with a very talented Chicago quant.
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 hope you all had an eventful Memorial weekend, yet still managed to spare a few minutes of appreciation for our proud fighting men and women, here at home as well as abroad, in times past as well as at the present. Wherever you went, I hope it wasn’t Chicago.
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: