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About Nick

Our CEO and founder, Nick Kitcharoen, is highly analytical by nature and has a passion for trading and developing automated trading systems. He is a finance person first and a developer second, as he worked for many years in corporate finance conducting financial analysis and providing recommendations in order to improve financial results. His view is that having a strong intellectual curiosity and attention to detail, while avoiding complacency, is absolutely vital for the continuous improvement of our algorithms. Mr. Kitcharoen holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.

Seven Important Traits Of A Strong Trend Following Algorithm

By |March 24th, 2016|

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 […]

Are We Entering Into A Bear Market?

By |March 21st, 2016|

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 […]

Why We Believe Futures Are The Best

By |December 14th, 2015|

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 […]

We Are Now A Registered Commodity Trading Advisor!

By |November 14th, 2015|

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!

The Risks Of Market Bias In Day Trading

By |September 1st, 2015|

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 […]

The Importance Of Discipline In Trading

By |August 31st, 2015|

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 […]