CME’s Micro E-mini S&P 500 futures contract (ticker: MES) is set to hit the market in exactly 3 days providing traders with the same benefits of an E-mini futures contract, just…smaller – 1/10th the size of an E-mini contract to be exact. We’ve broken down the micro E-mini vs the E-mini vs the full-size S&P […]
If you’re anything like us, posts like this explaining just how different China is than things here in the U.S. never cease to amaze: This is the Shanghai-Beijing train going at 350 km/h As @yfreemark said: “The distance between NYC and Chicago is almost exactly that between Beijing and Shanghai. NYC-CHI is served by 1 […]
For long-time CNBC watchers, you no doubt remember the now deceased Mark Haynes saying 10 years ago, on the morning of March 10th 2009, that it felt like a bottom and that he thought this rally had legs. It didn’t hurt that the S&P 500 put in a devilish low of 666 the day before. […]
Well, that was quick. We were hailing natural gas futures as the return of the widow maker just before Thanksgiving as it headed up close to $5 per MMBtu. But a few holidays later following MLK weekend, the natural gas news isn’t good – as we’re back down nearly $2 lower, representing a loss of […]
What we find interesting isn’t classifying the money flows into quant strategies, but discussing what people are doing in the quant space overall; who and how algorithms are being built; where the lines blur with FinTech; and the lineup of players in the space.
Our weekly newsletter is up at http://bit.ly/cARoV4 We cover the recent new max drawdown in the Strategic ES/SP trading system, analyzing whether the systems remains within historical risk parameters. (it is..) Of interest in the piece is a chart posted on Barry Ritholtz’s blog showing the American Association of Individual Investors survey, which tracks whether […]
We took the liberty of extending the Thanksgiving holiday through yesterday for our research team, resulting in no Monday newsletter this week. But we actually did do the week in review write up as if there were a newsletter, and are happy to share it with you here: Summary: With only two day’s remaining in […]
In lieu of our newsletter which did not run yesterday due to President’s day we are posting our normal week in review on the blog. Also – we are thinking of making this a permanent feature of the blog, so please feel free to give us your feedback and let us know what you think. […]
Nobody likes to lose… least of all us. Don’t get us wrong- we know that drawdowns are a part of the game when investing in a trading system, but that doesn’t mean we have to be content to stare those losses in the eye. As such, we’re constantly looking for ways to minimize losses and […]
For the umpteenth time – you wouldn’t buy a car that only goes forwards (you probably want reverse).