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Where Do Trend-Following Profits Come From?

Before elevating trend-following and momentum in general to the status of a factor, this question must be answered: where do trend-following profits come from? Obviously, part of momentum literature ignores this important question.

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Beware Of These Posts In Social Media

These frequent posts in social media involving backtest results reflect a growing problem that is more serious than it appears and it makes it economically difficult for genuine services to survive in this game.

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Variations In Results From Different Backtesting Platforms

Variations in the results generated by different backtesting platforms are common. In this article, I compare year-to-date backtesting results from Amibroker and Quantopian for a robust strategy that was machine designed by Price Action Lab software a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Market Timers And Gambling

Arguments in favor of market timing usually rest on the existence of the momentum premium anomaly and empirical analysis that shows it can be captured with relatively simple strategies, such as moving averages and price rate of change. However, these … Continue reading

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Market Overanalysis Is Detrimental To Success

The more discretionary and quant traders try to analyze market price action, the higher the chances of failure. This may sound counter-intuitive because it contradicts the common belief that the more one tries to achieve a goal, the higher the … Continue reading

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What Is A Quant Trader?

Quant trading is in fashion nowadays. This article may help you in separating the wheat from the chaff.

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