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Trend-Following Demo – 14 March 2012

(For demonstration purposes only. Not optimized for profitability. Trade at your own risk.) Hold – AGI, BPI, DMC, MEG Wow. Rush hour traffic from QC to Makati is a nightmare. Currently, I’m using the data from http://www.pse.com.ph to generate the … Continue reading

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21 February 2012

PSEi 4,900.94. -42.90 points. -0.87%. Most of what I’ve wanted to write about trading, I’ve written in the non-dated articles of this blog. If there’s anything I strongly feel is still missing with this blog, it’s a concrete trend-following demonstration. … Continue reading

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Simple Lookbacks

Simple lookbacks are possibly the most primitive trading tools known to man. By definition, a financial market trend is the change in price over time.┬áBy taking two points in time, one in the past and one in the present, one … Continue reading

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Quantitative Easing

In a zero sum game, the total gains of the winners equals the total losses of the losers. For example, in a two player game of poker, one player wins when he obtains all the chips and the other has … Continue reading

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Charts

Charts are summaries of price movement over time. Did prices of something go up, down, or stay in place over a certain time period? Charts provide the answer quickly and painlessly. A price chart does not convey all the information … Continue reading

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Whipsaws

A sawyer is a person who cuts wood for a job. Traditionally, two sawyers operate a saw pit. Lumber positioned over this pit would be cut with a long two-handed saw, called a “whipsaw”. Two sawyers alternately pull this saw … Continue reading

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Cockroach Theory

In the world of investments, “Cockroach Theory” likens the release of bad corporate news t0 the sighting of a cockroach. Where one appears, many more are likely hidden but present. I subscribe to a different kind of “Cockroach Theory”, one … Continue reading

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