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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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Warning: Although the contents of this post are that of a rant, there is a trading lesson here that we will go more indepth on later

This chart is showing a temporary consolidation in the sell off of BAC stock. May they die a horrible, horrible stock death!
This chart is showing a temporary consolidation in the sell off of BAC stock. May they die a horrible, horrible stock death!

Dear Bank of America,

I hate you so much. I hate you, and everything that you represent. I hate the fact that you treat your customer like shits. I hate the fact that you rape me at your ATMs. I hate the fact that you place me on hold for so long when I call.

I hate you for the MASSIVE breeches in security that you have had over the years, exposing millions of people to ID theft.

I hate the fact that you are an incredibly BROKEN bank. I hate the fact that you should be dead right now, 100% pure cold, and lifeless…

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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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