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How to apply Leverage?

April 20th, 2010 · 13 Comments · Money Management

Several CTAs or fund managers offer a standard version of their fund, along with a leveraged version (called enhanced risk, 2x or 3x fund, etc.). However a simple performance comparison of the leveraged option against the standard option usually makes it obvious that the former does not offer a simple performance multiplier of latter. I […]

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Thinking of buying Trading Blox?

February 1st, 2010 · 70 Comments · Backtest, Software

Well, I am… Regular readers might think that I suffer from backtesting-software-indecision-itis. Having first settled for TradersStudio, I then evaluated (and purchased) AmiBroker and found that it was 25 times faster than TradersStudio (at least for the calculation of the e-ratio). However, AmiBroker is not really geared towards true portfolio allocation testing with Futures and […]

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Moving Median: a better indicator than Moving Average?

January 14th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Futures, Strategies

While searching for robustness, you might come across the term of robust statistical estimator: the median, for instance, is a robust measure of central tendency, while the mean (average) is not (the latter is much more sensitive to outliers). Robustness in trading is a tough beast to tame and understand. The more “robust” the research […]

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How to decide on a Backtesting and Trading Platform

November 23rd, 2009 · 9 Comments · Backtest, Software

As an automated trader you probably need the following components: Broker Account – The starting point to trade in the markets Live Market Data – To feed to your trading robot so that it can generate trading signals. Most brokers provide market data with proprietary or third-party technology- although market data can also be obtained […]

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Amibroker vs TradersStudio: comparison

November 16th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Backtest, Software

A couple of weeks ago I downloaded Amibroker to see if it could compute the e-ratio much faster than TradersStudio (it did!). The result of the speed comparison is there and the Amibroker code for the e-ratio is there. I thought it might be interesting to do a comparison of how easy it is to […]

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