Why do you trade? - Cover image of chess set

When I first got into trading, it was all about making lots of money, with the intent of quitting my job and earning a living from markets. This was pretty naive, since I was under-capitalized, had no trading experience, and zero edge or strategy to speak of. I jumped into the fire and learned how…

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Samantha LaDuc — Macro-to-micro tops, bottoms, and inflection points

Smarter Trading Podcast Episode 17 Our guest today is Samantha LaDuc. Samantha is the Founder of LaDucTrading.com and CIO at LaDuc Capital LLC. Samantha is known for timing major market inflection points in equities, commodities, bonds, currencies, cryptos and especially volatility. In this episode we break down Samantha’s macro-to-micro framework and cover a wide range…

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The importance of a rules-based trading framework - Image of maze for cover

We at the Trade Risk are big believers in rules-based investing. Everything we do — from the way we analyze markets; build scans, trading tools, and quantitative systems — are all based on having rules. Throughout this article we’re going to make the case for why that’s so important and why you, too, should be…

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Smarter Trading Felix Bertram Hero Image Quote

Smarter Trading Podcast Episode 3 TuringTrader’s Felix Bertram joins us in Episode 3 of Smarter Trading to share his quantitative approach to investing in the stock market. We discuss why he decided to build a backtesting engine from scratch, the importance of tools and rich reports for traders to truly understand how they’re doing, ingredients…

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Beyond The Charts Intraday Background Header Image

About Beyond The Charts Welcome back to the Trade Risk’s educational series, Beyond the Charts. It is designed to give you insights into our research process, which for nearly a decade has helped fine-tune our expertise and products, such as the market-beating Merlin and Lamorak trading systems. We hope the technical tools and code we’ll…

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2020 year end wrap up and review - decorative globe image

Is it 2021 yet? It’s never a good idea to wish time away or want to speed things forward, but I am ready to make an exception for this year. It’s been an eventful 12 months so what better time to hit pause for a moment and take inventory of the good and bad from…

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Introducing Beyond the Charts Welcome to the Trade Risk’s brand new educational series, Beyond the Charts! It is designed to give you insights into our research process, which for nearly a decade has helped fine-tune our expertise and products, such as the market-beating Merlin trading strategy. We start by asking questions as broad as, “Is…

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