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Measuring Extremes in the VIX

Looks like the VIX is reading an extreme level which might indicate a short-term top is near. Read more about it in this TradeStation blog post. A blog post about three months ago had a look at the VIX ($VIX.X) and suggested comparing it to its own moving average as a way to gauge “high” and “low” […]

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Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics

Learn the foundations of computational finance with this free 10-week class. This looks like a great introduction to learning the programming language R for analysing and modeling financial data. It’s starting next week! “Learn mathematical, programming and statistical tools used in the real world analysis and modeling of financial data. Apply these tools to model […]

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Top Six Most Engaging Articles

I created System Trader Success two years ago. Every week since then a new article on system trading has been posted. Today marks the 100th post of System Trader Success. I want to personally thank you for being a part of it. It’s my desire to have System Trader Success be the go-to location for automated […]

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Fooled by Randomness – A Summary Version For Kindle

I read Nassim book, Fooled by Randomness, and liked it a lot. In fact, I should revisit it again. In short, the author discusses the Black Swan and how important they are in everyones life. A Black Swan is an unforeseen event that has dramatic impact on your life.  Nassim believes these happen more often […]

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Book: Statistically Sound Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading of Financial Instruments

This book was just released and looks interesting… “This book serves two purposes. First, it teaches the importance of using sophisticated yet accessible statistical methods to evaluate a trading system before it is put to real-world use. In order to accommodate readers having limited mathematical background, these techniques are illustrated with step-by-step examples using actual […]

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Using Excel In Developing Profitable Trading Strategies

For those of you who like to use Excel when developing profitable trading strategies, you may want to check out these two books…   Developing Profitable Trading Strategies: A Beginner’s Guide to Backtesting using Microsoft Excel Financial Modeling and Asset Valuation with Excel

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S&P 500 Trading with ConnorsRSI

Larry Connors of the 2-period RSI fame has recently published a new book available on the Kindle. It’s called S&P 500 Trading with ConnorsRSI. From the Amazon website… S&P 500 Trading Strategy w/ConnorsRSI Here’s How You Can Swing-Trade for Short-term Gains AND Stay In Your Comfort Zone — with S&P 500 Stocks Professional money managers […]

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Derry Brown Joins STS

Today, Derry Brown has joined our expert panel. Derry brings with him a fantastic knowledge of building and testing robust trading models. Derry emphesizes how important it is to properly develop systems that take advantage of  long term market edges while avoiding systems that are nothing more than clever code which “exploit fleeting mathematical discrepancies…” We know you […]

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