Trading Life: Get A Massage (No, Not That Kind!)
As traders, we sit. A lot. We hunch over our keyboards, slouch, stretch our necks in weird positions and sit on bad chairs. Young traders under 30 don’t care. But if you’re middle-aged like me, you feel the strain in your body day in and day out. And the slow destruction caused by this lifestyle…
Trading Life: Get Up And Walk Around
I am an intraday trader and spend hours and hours in front of my computers, sitting in a chair, staring at the screen with my hands on the keyboard and/or mouse. Over time, that has taken a toll on my muscles and posture. Sitting in a chair for long periods of time is bad for…
Trading Life: A Group of Posts About the Lifestyle Related To Trading
All good traders eventually arrive at the realization that active trading is a LIFESTYLE. How you live your life has a direct effect on the success (or failure) of your trading. There are few good resources that I’ve seen that covers the non-trading aspects of a traders lifestyle. Thus, this blog will attempt to shed…
Futures Magazine Profile
This article is one from 2011 – a profile from Futures Magazine. Click the button below to read the whole thing…
The Impact Of Systems
Most readers have probably seen at least one of the movies in the Arnold Schwarzenegger trilogy of Terminator movies. These movies have machines fighting machines with humans slightly in control of one side. These days, it feels as if trading the markets is just like that – machines against machines with humans barely in control. It’s this feeling and conversations with a number of experienced traders about the radical changes they’ve observed in price action over the last three years that formed the genesis of this article.
The Manual Work in Mechanical Trading: Evaluating a Trading System
Not everything in mechanical system trading is automatic. Before you begin trading a system, you must evaluate it carefully. Read on to learn about 15 of the most important attributes to evaluate in automated trading systems!
System Traders: Don’t Just Overcome Obstacles, Curtail Them
Many traders think that simply creating a profitable trading system is all that is necessary to be successful at mechanical trading. Those traders are wrong. Assembling a portfolio of profitable trading systems is just half of the battle. The other half involves executing and monitoring the systems. Therefore, the success of any mechanical trading program depends heavily on execution environment in which a trading program is conducted.