Now Reading
Skewed Coin Flip

Skewed Coin Flip

by The MoleSeptember 14, 2020

Navigating this week is going to take some finesse as the market is giving us more conflicting signals than a teenage girl on her first date. First up the main key to survival and – better yet – prospering in high volatility market environments is to not attempting to find order where there is chaos, to not fill in a gaping chasm of confusion with your own personal opinion. If you have the mental discipline to do that then – congrats, you’re already way ahead of over 90% of all market participants.

As I love to be a tease let me first show you where we’re at and what the inconsistencies are, and then help you sort it all out and make it work for you (assuming you’re a sub that is – sorry pal, I don’t work for free).

On the surface we are dealing with a coin flip week in that the historical odds have us at 51% on the weekly % positive.

That however does not tell us much about the actual distribution of winners and losers, does it now? And it’s not looking good at all. I could explain the stats above but all you really need to do is to look at the negative outliers and compare them to all the winning weeks which aren’t even in the same weight class.

To add insult to injury we also are heading straight into the fourth biggest moving week of the year. And per the previous stats the big movers favor the bears.

Not surprisingly this all adds up to a negative Sharpe ratio of -.09 for week #38, which isn’t horrible but let’s not forget that’s averaged out. The take away message for us here is that if the market slides in week #38 it tends to swing for the fences.

But as always, and in particular in the year 2020, there’s a lot more to this story. Here’s how we take advantage:


It's not too late - learn how to consistently trade without worrying about the news, the clickbait, the daily drama and misinformation. If you are interested in becoming a subscriber then don't waste time and sign up here. The Zero indicator service also offers access to all Gold posts, so you actually get double the bang for your buck.

Please login or subscribe here to see the remainder of this post.

About The Author
The Mole
Mole created Evil Speculator amidst the chaos of the financial crisis in early August of 2008. His vision for Evil Speculator is a refuge of reason, hands-on trading knowledge, and inspiration for traders of all ages and stripes. You can follow him and his nefarious schemes at the usual social media waterholes.
Enjoyed this post? Consider a small donation to keep those evil deeds coming!

BTC: 1MwMJifeBU3YziDoLLu8S54Vg4cbnJxvpL
BCH: qqxflhnr0jcfj4nejw75klmpcsfsp68exukcr0a29e
ETH: 0x9D0824b9553346df7EFB6B76DBAd1E2763bE6Ef1
LTC: LUuoD6sDWgbqSgnpo5hceYPnTD9MAvxi6c