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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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How to Create an Indicator (using Ninjatrader)…

by Mark Williams on May 4, 2009

Okay, so here is the scenario.

You have just read a paper by some famous mathemetician. In the paper, he talks about using a formula to calculate some thingamabobjiggy, and you, for some strange reason, have an epiphany, and decide to see if what was written in the paper would work for trading.

So, you put on you thinking cap, and decide to go about creating this wonderful formula, and try to see if it can help you gain an edge in the market.

So, how do you go about creating this fancy, schmancy indicator?

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If a System Looks to Good To Be True, Then It Is!

by Mark Williams on February 20, 2009

So, I have been on a good many trading message boards, and on these boards, I always run across some douchebag (for lack of a better term to use) who proclaims to have the holy grail of a system and that everyone should use it, blah blah blah. And usually when this happens, I either ask […]

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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 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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