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  • Buying The Optimal Moneyness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is ready to make a move. You feel it. You see it. It is time to buy options. What moneyness will you choose? In, at, or out? Here's part 1 of 2.

  • Choosing Optimal Moneyness

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In his previous article, Giorgos Siligardos demonstrated how the movement of the underlying, the implied volatility changes, and the passage of time all affect the price of options. This time, he shows how a simple computerized approach to the problem of

  • Determining Optimal Risk by Ed Seykota and Dave Druz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Determining Optimal Risk by Ed Seykota and Dave Druz Seasoned traders know the importance of risk management. If you risk little, you win little. If you risk too much, you eventually run to ruin. The optimum, of course, is somewhere in the middle. Here,

  • Find your optimal f by Ralph Vince

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Find your optimal f by Ralph Vince As a computer programmer for Larry Williams, winner of the 1987 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading, I have had the opportunity to analyze many good trading systems. Even the best systems, however, suffer from an

  • Optimal Detrending by John F.Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimal Detrending Did you know that a detrended signal, combined with an optimum smoothing filter, can produce an extremely responsive oscillator-type indicator that catches every cyclic turn as it happens? It's true! Here are the details. All pulse ec

  • Optimal Window Length For Forecasting by A. Denis Ridley, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimal Window Length For Forecasting by A. Denis Ridley, Ph.D. As a rule, the financial markets are complex and difficult to analyze, due to multiple cyclical elements present in the related data. The moving window spectral (Mws) method of analysis and

  • Optimal parameter selection by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimal parameter selection by Kent Calhoun The success or failure of any trading system hinges on the choice of its parameters. General wisdom holds that optimal parameters are variables that produce the highest cumulative profits on completed trades.

  • Position Sizing For Optimal Results by Bo Yoder

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Position Sizing For Optimal Results by Bo Yoder Carefully choosing position sizes can lead to consistent returns. Position sizing is a facet of trading that is often misunderstood and has the potential to dramatically affect your returns. After all the

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