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.