The Better Way to Invest

The bottlenose dolphin and its edge

This week we take a light hearted yet serious look at what it means to have an ‘edge’. In the natural world animals develop skills and characteristics that allow them to prosper and survive often under…

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Designing a trading methodology – Part 8 – A brief recap

Over the past 7 weeks we have had a detailed look at the steps and processes involved in trading system design and development. Briefly recapping, these steps are:- Step 1 – Developing a Traders Mindset, and…

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Designing a trading methodology – Part 7 Degrees of freedom and optimisation

In this week’s posting I would like to explore in more detail the concepts of degrees of freedom and optimisation and the impact these two variables can have on the development and outcomes of a trading…

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Designing a trading methodology – Part 6 A winning trading system

Having worked through the processes to either develop and test your own trading system or perform detailed due diligence on a commercially available trading system using the steps discussed over the past weeks, this week we…

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Designing a trading methodology – Part 5 Back testing your edge

Having researched and designed your trading system by working through the steps we have discussed so far it is now time to back-test your ideas to see if the system ‘works. Research is conducted via back-testing…

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