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Short Term Trading Strategies That Work (Review)

Friday, January 9, 2009


As technology advances, the variety of tools and strategies available to individual traders increases accordingly, and for newer traders the sheer number of techniques and strategies on offer can be daunting.  Short Term Trading Strategies That Work by Larry Connors is a nice introduction to some of the trading rules and strategies that have proven consistently helpful for navigating the markets. One of the best things about this text is that each strategy or technique is treated in quantitative…

Mean Reversion after Expiration

Monday, December 1, 2008

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Traders tend to pay a lot of attention to expiration week, and for good reason. There are also some post-expiration phenomena worth noticing: in particular, unsophisticated options sellers often allow their front-month contracts to expire before selling the next series. There’s an apocryphal story about a big SPX condor seller who always used to wait until the Monday morning after expiration to route his single monster trade for the month. But we’ll leave discussion of the disadvantages of that…

Idea Generation, Trading Success, and the Liberal Arts

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Dr. Brett is writing a series on the personality traits associated with risk-taking (as examined in some academic research), and in his second post, he reports on a trait that might not immediately jump to mind when you think about risk: 2) Entrepreneurial Idea-Generators – The research found that one of the two trait facets associated with financial risk assumption was “ideas”. The entrepreneurial trader is one who derives particular interest and satisfaction from idea generation (developing views on…


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