The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

Taking the Redpill

So let’s have some fun folks! “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” I’m sure most people are either familiar with the movie The Matrix or have heard the above quote. It’s an interesting premise I think. Let’s have a discussion and see how we can relate this to trading! To start with, I will just be open about my own personal frame of reference for all



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Volatility

trading tools of the trade

Investopedia has an article here but it doesn’t seem terribly helpful to me. Here is a document I wrote when I was trying to come to grips with it and also what my software was showing me. Volatility I have been on something of a crusade to understand volatility and how it is calculated in my charting packages Optuma and Beyond Charts Plus. First Historical Volatility. This is the standard deviation of the % change in price for a specified period (sometimes called the Interday return). There are a few different ways this can be calculated. In Microsoft Excel, it



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Bollinger on Bollinger Bands

bollinger bands indicate relative price

Click on cover for Amazon Click link below for The Book Depository Book Depository Link     I became very interested in using Bollinger Bands to help me with entries and exits particularly for mean reversion strategies on foreign exchange. Bollinger details a great methodology for determining if the current price is high or low on a relative basis. Almost every charting package these days includes the Bollinger Band indicators – or at least the simplest ones. John’s book has many more indicators and I have been able to add many of them to Optuma. If you would like these



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Market Wizards – Jack Schwager

books and magazines help you trade

Click on cover to buy from Amazon Click below to buy from The Book Depository Book Depository Link   Click on cover to buy from Amazon Click below to buy from The Book Depository Book Depository Link     These books are highly regarded by any trader who has read them. Jack Schwager interviews a variety of different traders all with different approaches and all of thm very successful – although I believe a few of them may have gone bust after these books were released. It’s great getting insight from people who have waked the talk and made a



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Mark Douglas Books

Mark Douglas Trading in the Zone

  Click on Cover to buy from Amazon Click below to buy from The Book Depository Book Depository Link   Click on Cover to buy from Amazon Click below to buy from The Book Depository Book Depository Link   Two of my favourite books. If you think you have your trading psychology ‘nailed’ then I suggest you read these books. If the house is burning down, these two books are on your list of things to take with you. Originally posted 2017-05-02 18:43:58.



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