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Four Reasons Why Retail Traders Lose Money in the Markets

It's your money, don't do anything stupid with it

Jan. 24, 2022 • Raposa

“Retail traders don’t make money in the markets!” If you have ever been interested in trading, you probably have heard this sentiment before. And, to a large extent, it’s true . There have be...


Better to be Rich than to be Right

Have the freedom to go where the markets take you

Jan. 10, 2022 • Raposa

In 2006, the housing bubble was still on the upswing. Interest rates were at all time lows and banks offered NINJA (no income no job applications) to borrowers to get them into a house, no questi...


Trading Algos Aren't as Scary as You Think

What is Algorithmic Trading?

Jan. 3, 2022 • Raposa

Algorithmic trading. The image likely conjures groups of bespectacled nerds (we are a certain type) staring at screens of code and convoluted charts as their systems make trades at lightning spe...


The Most Damaging Cognitive Bias for New Traders

Not every good decision has a good outcome

Dec. 27, 2021 • Raposa

Walking up to a roulette table, a visibly nervous Englishman lays down a pile of chips worth over $135,000. This sum was the culmination of the man’s life savings and included the proceeds from s...


Trading a Complete Starter System Live with Alpaca

How to run an algorithmic trend following system in Python

Dec. 13, 2021 • Raposa

We’ve spent the past few posts building up the Starter System laid out in Rob Carver’s book, Leveraged Trading . We’ve gone from a simple moving average cross-over model , to a volatilit...


These 3 Simple Techniques can Save you from a Devastating Loss while Trading

How to control your trading algorithm's risk

Dec. 6, 2021 • Raposa

Rule Number 1: Never lose money. Rule Number 2: Never forget Rule Number 1. Warren Buffett Unfortunately, losing money as a trader is inevitable. It’s par...


A Complete Starter System for New Traders: Trading Multiple Instruments

Improving your trading system with diversification to your trading algorithm in Python

Nov. 29, 2021 • Raposa

Systematically trading a single instrument can be a bit dull. There are times when your chosen stock isn’t trending or doing much. So your system just sits there and waits…a...


A Complete Starter System: Trading with a Forecast

Adding forecasts to your algorithmic trading strategy in Python

Nov. 15, 2021 • Raposa

Let's talk about insider trading. In an imaginary world where you know with certainty that the price of a stock will change on a given date - you can place a huge investment for enormous g...


Building a Complete Bot Trading System for Beginners in Python

Go from no algo to a live bot trading for you!

Nov. 13, 2021 • Raposa

There are a multitude of resources on the web which give you pieces of trading strategies. Most focus on one aspect or another (typically entry signals) while ignoring other, crucial components (...


A Complete System for New Traders: Trading without a Stop Loss

Continuous trend following trading for better rewards and lower risk

Nov. 9, 2021 • Raposa

Risk control is absolutely crucial for traders. The first rule of trading is to stay in the game. The humble stop loss is the bread and butter for traders trying to control their risk. But what ...