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How to Set Effective Investment Goals

Most beginner traders have wildly unrealistic expectations of how much they can make trading. Such unrealistic expectations can lead to an array of bad trading habits and ultimately blowing up your account. The purpose of this article is to present some realistic expectations for beginners as well as how to set the most effective investment goals. Regardless of your trading or investing style, setting smart goals can be very beneficial to your bottom line. What Read more

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Systematic vs Discretionary Trading – The Ultimate Comparison

Algorithmic trading has gained more and more popularity over the past few years. Due to high costs and complexity, algorithmic trading used to only be available for institutional investors and traders, but with ever-improving technology, the internet, and online quantitative trading platforms, the entry barrier for algorithmic trading has never been lower. In this article, we will examine the differences between systematic and discretionary trading as well as the best way to get started with Read more

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The Best Algorithmic Trading Platforms of 2021

The most asked question that I get about algorithmic trading is which algorithmic trading platform is the best? I created this article to comprehensively answer this question. In this post, you will learn about 5 algorithmic trading platforms, their pros & cons, and which of these platforms is the best choice for you! Important Features of Algorithmic Trading Platforms Before I get into the actual algorithmic trading platforms, let me quickly present which criteria to Read more

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Index Fund Investing for Beginners

99% of actively managed US equity funds have underperformed their respective benchmark. If wall street professionals with decades of experience fail to beat the market, what chances does that leave retail investors such as you and me? If we can draw one conclusion from this statistic, it is that consistently beating the market is very hard. Therefore, most people would be much better off if they simply invested in the market itself instead of any Read more

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Trading Psychology: 10 Biases to Avoid!

Especially when money is on the line and time is scarce, human decision making can be very flawed. Trading is one of the fields where erroneous and irrational behavior patterns are especially common. In this article, we’re going to look at the most common cognitive biases and irrational decision making patterns, and how to avoid them. Being aware of these thinking flaws has two main advantages. Firstly, it helps you avoid them in your own Read more

What is Delta Hedging – The Ultimate Guide

Delta hedging is an options strategy designed to eliminate directional risk. This is a great way to focus on and profit from other market factors such as implied volatility or time decay. Learning about Delta hedging and when to apply it can be a great asset for traders of any kind. With that being said, Delta hedging also has its shortcomings which you definitely should be aware of. In this post, you will learn everything Read more

Stocks vs options

Stocks vs Options – The Ultimate Comparison

Are you considering getting into options trading? If so, you came to the right place. In this article, we’re going to look at the differences between stocks and options as well as the advantages and disadvantages of both. After reading this article, you should know which of these trading styles is right for you and how to get started. Stocks vs Options Video Breakdown Check out the following video in which I break down the Read more

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Ultimate Guide to Hedging with Options

Hedging your investments is one of the best ways to systematically decrease your risk and thereby increase your risk to return ratio. But when hedging your portfolio, there are certain things you have to look out for. In this article, you will learn whether or not you should hedge your portfolio and two of the most effective approaches to hedging with options. Why Hedge A hedge is a position that was opened to offset risk. Read more

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Top 6 Algorithmic Trading Strategies

Diving into the world of algorithmic trading can be exciting  and overwhelming at the same time. There are so many different approaches to developing your own algorithmic trading strategies. Especially for newcomers, this can be very intimidating. To help gain a much deeper understanding of the world of quantitative trading, I want to give you an overview of all the different algorithmic trading strategies that exist. Besides improving your understanding, this should also help you decide Read more