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A Complete System for New Traders: Adding Entry Signals

How to use additional signals to boost your returns

Nov. 1, 2021 • Raposa

If you're new to trading, it may be challenging to know how to get started. There are so many new terms, maths, and concepts, it can seem overwhelming! Now you have to take all that stuff a...


A Complete Starter System for New Traders

Learn to trade algorithmically with step-by-step instructions in Python

Oct. 25, 2021 • Raposa

Your biggest investment just took another move higher. It has gotten to the point that you start thinking about taking some profit off the table: it's looking more and more enticing by the d...


ATR and How Top Traders Size their Positions

Two methods for using ATR to control your risk

Oct. 18, 2021 • Raposa

The most important aspect of trading is managing your risk. It’s not sexy or exciting, but it’s absolutely critical to staying in the game. Read one of Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards books w...


How You Can Trade Better Than The Wall Street Pros

Use your small size to your advantage

Oct. 11, 2021 • Raposa

I had a good idea. It was going to make my company millions of dollars per year. It was different, but certainly doable. “How much do you think it will bring in?” our finance executive asked me....


How to Trade like a Turtle without $1,000,000

Constructing a Diversified Trend Following Portfolio from ETFs

Oct. 4, 2021 • Raposa

A simple job ad was placed in a handful of major newspapers calling for participants to be trained as traders. Of the applicants, a total of 23 individuals were chosen to become Turtle Traders: s...


Your Professors are Still Wrong: The Market isn’t Random

Putting the Random Walk Hypothesis to the Test

Sept. 27, 2021 • Raposa

A mainstay of academic research into the market is the Random Walk Hypothesis (RWH). This is the idea that market moves are random and follow a normal distribution that can be easily described ...


Why I Left Value Investing Behind

Trading with algorithms has its freedom

Sept. 24, 2021 • Raposa

You have probably heard the old adage “buy low and sell high.” That’s great, but the question is what is “low” and what is “high?” To know the difference between high and low, you need an eva...


Your Professors are Wrong: You Can Beat the Market

But we're not saying it's easy!

Sept. 21, 2021 • Raposa

“I have noticed that everyone who ever told me that the markets are efficient is poor.” Larry Hite If you’ve had any academic training in economics, you h...


How to Reduce Lag in a Moving Average

Using the Hull Moving Average to improve your trading system

Sept. 13, 2021 • Raposa

Moving average indicators are commonly used to give traders a general idea about the direction of the trend by smoothing the price series. One of the big drawbacks to most common moving averages ...


Why You Need more Data than You Think in Your Backtest

How much time does a backtest need to be statistically significant?

Sept. 7, 2021 • Raposa

How many years does it take before you can be confident in a trading strategy? Does one great year mean you have a tremendous strategy? Does one bad year mean you should pack it up and try somet...