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Discussion in 'Trading Strategies/Systems' started by MovingAverage, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    Afternoon all,

    Hope you're all staying safe.

    I'm sure I'm not alone when I say this, but being a system trader I've amassed a few books over the years and truth be told I haven't read a lot of them properly. So now that I'm spending a lot more time at home these days I thought I'd roll up my sleeves and actually read a few of those books properly and see if I could apply some new learnings to my systems. This week I started reading Kirkpatrick's Investment and Trading Strategies. This book is a little on the low end of the page count coming in at about 140 pages. Despite the small page count I reckon it punches above its weight in terms of content. This book is very much focused on a lot of the statistical elements surrounding system testing and validation (backtesting). The book does not offer a system that will make you 1000% CAGR, but it does discuss a few indicators but to me it's real value is around backtesting methodologies and some of the key principles that should be taken into account when backtesting your systems . This book might be worth a read for those looking to improve the robustness of their backtesting.

    I'd be curious to know whether anyone else is reading or can recommend any system related books that are good, bad or indifferent ?

    Stay safe everyone.

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  2. Boggo

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    Bonjour.
    J'apprends le français.

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  3. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    I'm sure learning french in 16 quick and easy steps is just the thing I've been looking for o_O But you did get my initial attention with master high-frequency.
     
  4. hja

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    Bienvenue à la belle langue !
     
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  5. wayneL

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    The Book of Revelations :p
     
  6. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    The great tribulation is upon us you reckon?
     
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    Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple by Gil Morales & Dr Chris Kacher

    Reviewing the components and guidelines for the O'Neil pivot buy signals and the Kacher pocket pivots.
    The obvious break-out of large base patterns in leading companies are the O'Neil pivot buy signals. The pocket pivot signals are often present before the obvious BO. They can form nearer the low of the large consolidation pattern but generally slightly higher (1st HL) once the instos have accumulated all the supply at the lower levels. The pocket pivots can also be used as continuation buy signals after the initial base pattern BO has occurred.

    I'm writing a checklist for both to aid my identification of them in my daily and weekly scans. Most of them are found by the bullish CAM, MAP scans and bullish bar with high volume scan.
     
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  8. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    Thanks Peter2, a few people have mentioned this book to me over the past week. I will definitely add it to my list. Thanks again.
     
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    The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k.
    I have been practising this, as I haven't read a page for 6 weeks.
    I will get back to it though albeit it hasn't hooked me yet.
    With the current distancing laws, would unattached singles find some comfort reading this?
     
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  11. MovingAverage

    MovingAverage Smoke me a kipper

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    I read the first chapter of the book and then tossed it aside.
     
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    The Expanse - Third book in the series...

    Highly recommend if you are into sci-fi
     
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  13. Boggo

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    Just wondering how many have read "The Eyes of Darkness" by Dean Koontz.
    It was written in 1981 !!

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    That's fairly close to home :eek: No wonder we have a few conspiracy theories circulating.
     
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