#162: WHEN THE BEAR MARKET WILL HIT HARD...
I have serious reasons to believe that a BIG bear market is just in front of us. Possibly the biggest ever. The markets have been overheated for a long time. They’ve been artificially inflated (because the U.S. election is around the corner). And with more than a 30% drop in U.S. GDP, it’s only a matter of time before the bear market hits (I remember how a year ago any drop in GDP bigger than 3% was considered serious, now we’re talking about more than 30%!). Now, this is not
#161: I HAVE INFO FROM THE RUSSIAN BLACK MARKET
I want to share with you one of the most crazy things I’ve ever done to become a successful trader. I SOLD MY SOUL TO THE RUSSIAN BLACK MARKET. Well, kind of :-) Keep reading, because it’s quite an interesting story. Many years ago I was in the early phase of my transition from discretionary day trader to fully algorithmic trader. And because algo trading was so new for me, of course, I constantly felt lost. I had no idea what was supposed to work and what wasn’t, who to beli
#160: BACK TO TRADING FOCUS...
How are you? The Summer season here in Spain is over and I am slowly moving from the “vacation mode” back to the “full-working mode”... I somehow struggled with my focus during the summer and did not do as much as I planned. But I think it is understandable - after almost 3 months being locked up in my house because of the Covid confinement, I really wanted to enjoy the life “outside”. But now, I feel I miss that focus a bit too. I hate not being fully focused and I hate jump
#159: DON'T BE A TRADING COPYCAT (THEY ALL LOSE MONEY…)
Trading is full of myths and fallacies. And most of all - CLICHES. The problem of trading is… too many COPYCATS. It almost looks like the vast majority start in the most unfortunate way possible: They go to the internet, look for all the free garbage out there, and then copy it. But the problem is that they are copying a COPY. Or rather, a COPY of a COPY of a COPY of a COPY of a COPY. And who even knows where the original comes from. Because my own experience keeps proving ag
#158: PROFITS ARE ALL ABOUT DISTRIBUTION...
In the previous post I shared some popular trading myths and brought more light to them. I deconstructed them in the August 2020 “Mythbuster” issue of “The Empowered Trader” club, where I look at 3 popular “Old school” ideas that many traders still live by. And I present a NEW (and I believe more PROFITABLE) perspective and research into them. But that’s not all. With each Empowered Trader Club issue I also always deliver some cool new idea, video, or even an entire cours
#157: I’M SICK OF TRADING MYTHS...
I have to confess… I’m pretty sick of trading myths like these: “Complex optimizations lead to curve fitting.” “Simple strategies are better than complex strategies.” “A good trading strategy needs to have a strong ‘rationale’.” I understand they all sound “right”. But a lot of that has to do with our cognitive biases. Not with actual research, comparison, assessment and evidence-based conclusions. My own research proves that the “truths” mentioned above are definitely NOT as
#156: GET MY TRADING RESEARCH, IDEAS, AND EXPERIENCE
Here’s the secret to long-term profitable trading. Because there is not really any magic to it. It is about: good trading research, new and fresh trading ideas (that are better than what all the losers out there are using to try to build their trading success with), and experience (which comes with actual trading). In fact, it is not much different from any other profession you want to become good and successful in: You need a certain amount of skills, inventiveness/originali
#155: THE TOP #3 TRADING POSTS YOU CAN'T MISS OUT…
This is interesting and if you want to grow your trading, check it out… I was pretty curious to see what were the most popular posts on Systems On The Road over the last 364 days. So I had a look at stats. And not surprisingly… the top 3 posts WILDLY outperformed all the remaining 150 posts I’ve published so far already - sometimes even by hundreds of percent. So, what are the top #3 posts that traders were MOST interested in and that you definitely shouldn't miss too? Here t
#154: HOW TO CREATE A QUALITY STRATEGY IN 60 SECONDS
During more than 10 years of my trading career, I have never seen a more robust and reliable trading setup than the one I’m going to share with you today. In fact, I dare to even call it a universal evergreen trading setup, because I’ve been trading its variations for almost 10 years over and over, and it still makes money. Now, before I share with you what it is all about, one warning. This strategy is for FUTURES INDEXES only. And it works LONG SIDE only. Indexes are a long