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Seven Important Traits Of A Strong Trend Following Algorithm

There are many types of trend following algorithms that are used by money managers with different timeframes (intraday to long term) and different techniques using indicators (moving averages, support and resistance, Bollinger bands, Donchian channels, parabolic SAR, ADX, etc). However, any strong trend following algo will have the following 7 characteristics.

1) Lets Winners Run

Any strong trend following algorithm will feature […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Categories: Trading Observations|2 Comments

Are We Entering Into A Bear Market?

I know what you’re thinking (or at least a good portion of you): “Bear market?  We are around 2050 in the S&P 500, oil is above $40 per barrel, and because of the Federal Reserve’s statement last week, the stock market is poised to rally further going forward.”  Not so fast my friend.  We are at a very interesting point in […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|1 Comment

Why We Believe Futures Are The Best

Compared to other tradable assets, we believe that futures are the best to trade for many reasons. In comparison to forex, or foreign exchange, futures tend to have higher effective leverage (via daytrading currency futures and using lower day margins) versus spot fx (for US based forex brokers). In addition, futures are much more transparent and regulated by the CFTC […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Categories: Trading Observations|1 Comment

We Are Now A Registered Commodity Trading Advisor!

We are happy to announce that we are now a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and a member of the National Futures Association (NFA # 0491413).  Now we just need to get our disclosure document approve so that we go after new clients!

By |November 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Risks Of Market Bias In Day Trading

The Euro/US Dollar futures chart above fully demonstrates the risk of market bias and the negative impact that it can have for day trading purposes. The chart includes 4 trading days worth of data, June 24-26 and June 29th, and the separation for the days can be seen in the vertical white lines on the chart. After the market closed […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Trading Observations|0 Comments

The Importance Of Discipline In Trading

Human emotions, and the ability to have the discipline to control them, are absolutely vital to the success of discretionary traders. Bias, fear, fatigue, impatience, and overconfidence can hurt manual traders’ ability to trade successfully and many spend lots of time and money trying to negate these human emotions by attending courses and reading books on trading psychology. […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Trading Observations|0 Comments