Category Archives: Algorithmic Trading

How Not to Develop Trading Strategies – A Cautionary Tale

In his post on Multi-Market Techniques for Robust Trading Strategies ( Michael Bryant of Adaptrade discusses some interesting approaches to improving model robustness. One is to use data from several correlated assets to build the model, on the basis that … Continue reading

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Developing High Performing Trading Strategies with Genetic Programming

One of the frustrating aspects of research and development of trading systems is that there is never enough time to investigate all of the interesting trading ideas one would like to explore. In the early 1970’s, when a moving average … Continue reading

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A Scalping Strategy in E-Mini Futures

This is a follow up post to my post on the Mathematics of Scalping. To illustrate the scalping methodology, I coded up a simple strategy based on the techniques described in the post. The strategy trades a single @ES contract on 1-minute … Continue reading

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A Study in Gold

I want to take a look at a trading strategy in the GDX Gold ETF that has attracted quite a lot of attention, stemming from Jay Kaeppel’s article: The Greatest Gold Stock System You’ll Probably Never Use ( The essence … Continue reading

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Measuring Toxic Flow for Trading & Risk Management

A common theme of microstructure modeling is that trade flow is often predictive of market direction.  One concept in particular that has gained traction is flow toxicity, i.e. flow where resting orders tend to be filled more quickly than expected, while … Continue reading

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Master’s in High Frequency Finance

I have been discussing with some potential academic partners the concept for a new graduate program in High Frequency Finance.  The idea is to take the concept of the Computational Finance program developed in the 1990s and update it to … Continue reading

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