Category Archives: Trading System Design

Long/Short Symmetry Effect on Trading System Performance

Although some quants prefer long/short symmetric trading systems there is no conclusive evidence that they offer any advantages, especially when dealing with markets with a structural bias. In this blog post I present two examples of the performance of trading systems that were … Continue reading

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Update on the Performance of a Machine Designed System For Trading Forex

A system for trading GBPUSD based on daily data was machine designed by Price Action Lab on June 5, 2012. This post is an update on the performance of this system. Share

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A Trading System for Eliminating Overnight Risk Exposure

I have started testing a system for trading S&P 500 stocks that completely eliminates overnight exposure by entering all trades at the open and exiting everything at the close. Signals are based on p-indicator scans followed by discretionary filtering.  Share

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Software for Quantitative Systematic and Discretionary Trading

Trying to discover an edge by randomly backtesting ideas is equivalent to looking for a needle in a haystack. More than 25 years have passed since backtesting software became available to retail traders and the difficulty in finding an edge persists … Continue reading

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Price Action Lab v6.0

The release of Price Action Lab v6.0 was announced on February 3, 2014. The new version of this quantitative trading tool includes a comprehensive update and useful features, like a randomization tool and price series statistics. Share

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