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03
MAR
2014
FX

Billion Dollar Day – a 1986 documentary about currency (forex) speculative trading – YouTube

Billion Dollar Day – a 1986 documentary about currency (forex) speculative trading – YouTube. Three ‘typical’ FX traders in action in a 1986 documentary when the trades and the phones were big. Any ‘seat of the pants’ prop traders like this...
07
FEB
2014
RRG Consulting

RRG for FX too

Relative Rotation Graphs are mostly used by portfolio managers; equities people in particular. Many do not realise their value to FX traders too. After all foreign exchange is a pairs opportunity already – when you are long Yen you have two positions, long Yen AND short...
07
FEB
2014
Brain full of computers

Psychological Emotions as a Data Feed

“ All through time, people have basically acted and reacted the same way in the market as a result of: greed, fear, ignorance, and hope. That is why the numerical formations and patterns recur on a constant basis.” ~ Jesse Livermore, How To Trade In Stocks, 1940 The problem is,...
29
JAN
2014

Fun with Fibonacci

When I teach Fibonacci Replacements and Projections in my courses, I am concerned with their practical application in trading. Traders want to know how to use them day to day, how to place their orders, place their stops, how they can be used to determine position sizing. What we...
01
JAN
2014
NYSE trader

I owe it all to Trading Places

Last last year I ran a technical analys course in Paris and a very good professional trader attending mentioned he had got into the business after seeing the film “Trading Places” nearly 30 years ago. It had so taken him aback by what he saw he felt he must get into...
28
DEC
2013
Paul Tudor-Jones

Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas Decorations

Paul Tudor Jones’ Christmas decorations Each Christmas Paul Tudor Jones decorates his gorgeous Greenwich, Connecticut Belle Haven Estate with a spectacular holiday light show.  He makes it so the public can drive their cars over to his waterfront estate and view the festive...
16
DEC
2013

New trails for RRG on Bloomberg

You can open RRG on your Bloomberg with the region, period, peers and more by using a trail in the command line. For example: RRG <REGION> will open with the default for the region RRG <COUNTRY> will open with the default for the country RRG SEC will open run on the...
07
DEC
2013

Everyone likes Warren Buffett – computers can now trade like him

Everyone likes Warren Buffett. Value investing, buy and hold, Cherry Coke, the whole schtick is so wholesome and appealing and throwbacky. Saying “Warren Buffett’s investment process is really just over-weighting a couple of statistical factors and levering them 1.6...
22
NOV
2013
Terminal Down

89 percent of the $11.51 billion of gains in 63 managed-futures funds went to fees, commissions and expenses

In the $337 billion managed-futures market, return-robbing fees like those are common. According to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and compiled by Bloomberg, 89 percent of the $11.51 billion of gains in 63 managed-futures funds went to fees,...
22
NOV
2013
Intelligent Trader

Bob Farrell’s 10 Investing Rules

I don’t usually recommend people’s investment rules as they are often just a list of snappy platitudes – buy low, sell high – and of no value. These though come from one of the founders of the Market Technicians Association. The commentary is very good and...