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How the markets can mirror a game of Guilty Gear?

by Mark Williams on December 16, 2012

In my spare time, I love to play video games. In particular, I love, love, love FIGHTING GAMES.

The reason I love fighting games so much is because unlike other competitive games out there you go man-to-man (one on one) versus an opponent, and but also in order to beat your opponents you must become one with the game.

You must study and practice techniques in the these game over and over and over again until you gain mastery…

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So, today I loaded up a new strategy that I had tested, optimized, threw everything that I had at, and more, out into the real world for the first time.

MY little baby.

Anyway, let this be a lesson to all ye out there: Alway test your code for automated strategies on small money accounts.

My strategy was one that traded the FOREX market, so testing it on a small account that I created just for testing, was no big issue (only $100 total at risk in this micro-lot account).

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You Must Face Your Enemy.

You Must Face Yourself.

You Must Face Your Fear.

Never, when I watched this movie years ago, did I EVER expect these words to come back to me as words of wisdom.

But, here I am, years later, and this phrase from an otherwise cheesy movie has comeback to me — with a lot of meaning behind it.

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So, we have created our Triple Moving Average System in Ninjatrader. Now, Let’s test something.

To bring up the strategy, we are going to File -> New -> Strategy Analyzer.

I have already imported Currency Data from a Provider. It may have cost me money, but is was better to spend $200 bucks on it, than LOSE THOUSANDS later.

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How To Use NinjaTrader To Test Simple Trading Strategies

by Mark Williams on February 9, 2009

My current trading platform that I am using is Ninjatrader. The enjoy the ease of use of the program, and the fact that this powerful little sumb**** of a program is free to use for charting and backtesting (but not for live trading). Free. 100%. AND it’s powerful. You can’t beat that. AND, it’s a […]

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How to Create And Test a Trading Strategy, Part III

by Mark Williams on February 4, 2009

So,

You’ve thought out your idea, fleshed it out, got a flowchart and summary going, now, it is time to create get your strategy created and backtested.

But, how do you go about getting the strategy created?

Well, there are two ways to go about this.

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How To Create And Test A Trading Strategy, Part I

by Mark Williams on January 26, 2009

You are finally ready to take the trading plunge. You have come up with an idea, or you decided to purchase a course, and are ready to get at it.

But, before you jumped right in, you wised up and decided to see if your idea actually works.

So, how do you go doing it?

Well, there are many ways for you to do this. I am going to show a you VERY low cost way to do this.

So, let’s start.

First, let’s go on ahead and get your idea fleshed out.

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The 3 Keys To Determining Your Trading Edge

by Mark Williams on January 21, 2009

You need to have an edge in your trades. Without it, there is no way you will be able to make money long term with trading. The reason for this is the true secret to trading: You Want To Avoiding Giving Back More Than What You Keep! So, you may wonder, how does one go […]

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It took a while, but I had finally done it. I had the results from backtest of the trading system that I had been using FOR YEARS there in the palm of my hand. Did I truly find the holy grail system, I had thought, or was my system just doomed to failure, but I […]

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The Inaugural Post To Get Things Started!

by Mark Williams on December 7, 2008

There is a reason that you have arrived at this site. It could be that you stumbled on to it by accident via a Google search… It could be that you were playing around in the toolbar and found this site… Or it could be that you are down and out — sick and tired […]

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