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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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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 Create And Test A Trading Strategy, Part II

by Mark Williams on January 29, 2009

In Part I of this series, we took a look at the beginning brainstorming phases of our project, to create and backtest our trading strategy. Today, we are going to take a look at fleshing out our ideas and making what we have easily available for us to code, OR have someone else code for us 😉

So, we have done our mindmap. Now, it is time to take that mindmap, and turn our idea from the abstract to the grounded — to give some order and guidance for our next step of the game.

Now, depending on the type of personality that you have you can do the following:

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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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Let’s play a game. It’s a simple game mind you, just your standard ole, heads or tails, coin flip. But, let’s put a wager on it. If it lands on heads, I give you $200 dollars. If it lands on tails, I will take away $200. How much money would you expect make after about […]

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