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Article Archive For Keyword: Optimization

  • Forcing Optimization by Vincenzo Sciarretta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forcing Optimization by Vincenzo Sciarretta Sooner or later, most system-oriented traders backtest a mechanical system and get a positive result - and then have it perform poorly in real-life situations. What gives? Sooner or later, most system-orient

  • Maximum Entropy Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. and Jack K. Hutson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Maximum Entropy Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. and Jack K. Hutson The Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) is a promising new system for short-term Spectrum Analysis and trend forecasting. In this article we discuss the process of obtaining an optimal

  • Momentum Trading Using Fourier/WAMI Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum Trading Using Fourier/Wami Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Technical analysis and the use of indicators may lend itself to well-defined rules for trading, but most traders develop their methods into more of an art form. Here, a longtim

  • Neural Net Input Optimization by Kyle M. Druey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Neural Net Input Optimization by Kyle M. Druey Here's an article based on the author's own research of neural networks and personal experience developing neural net trading models. These findings are more from the practical/user-oriented framework rathe

  • Optimization - Getting It Right

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating a trading system is hard work and we want our system to work well. Oftentimes, we get carried away by trying to tweak it so it works the way we want it to. But that can lead to unrealistic results. Here's one way to set realistic expectations wh

  • Parameter Optimization by Roger Altman, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Parameter Optimization by Roger Altman, Ph.D. Optimizing the parameters of mechanical trading systems to improve performance is a common technique, but does such a procedure improve system profitability? Is there evidence that optimization will lead us

  • SIDEBAR: More on optimization

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...More on optimization It may seem a daunting prospect to find the optimal combination of 10 trading parameters over an eight-year quote file on a personal computer, but it's not as bad as it sounds. What Strategist does is to start with an initial strat

  • System Optimization And Money Management by L. Zamansky, Ph.D., and M. Stolz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Optimization And Money Management Most traders focus on optimizing the trading system rules and ignore money management rules until after the system rules have been established. Here's why you should test both sets of rules simultaneously. Moder

  • System Optimization Techniques by David S. Nicol

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Optimization Techniques by David S. Nicol What is system optimization and is it good or bad? It's a little of both, system designers will tell you. David Nicol explains the whys and wherefores. System optimization is a controversial subject amon

  • The optimization of a trading program by Robert C. Pelletier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The optimization of a trading program by Robert C. Pelletier Many people have purchased software which gives the opportunity to test various parameter combinations to achieve the maximum profit results. For example, a system which may use three moving a

  • The value of optimization by Louis P. Lukac and B. Wade Brorsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The value of optimization by Louis P. Lukac and B. Wade Brorsen Optimization based on historical data is used widely in the futures industry to determine the most profitable parameter sets for a trading system. The underlying premise is that if some par






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