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Something Interesting to Read July 2014
Sergey Golubev, 2014.07.21 09:49
GDP: A Brief but Affectionate Historyby
Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase
by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013--or Ghana's balloon by 60 percent
overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest
expansion ever at the end of 2008--just as the world's financial system
went into meltdown? And why was Greece's chief statistician charged with
treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to
accurately report the size of his country's economy? The answers to all
these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies
around the world: Gross Domestic Product. This entertaining and
informative book tells the story of GDP, making sense of a statistic
that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics, and that
seems to rule our lives--but that hardly anyone actually understands.
Coyle traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but
exceedingly important statistic from its eighteenth- and
nineteenth-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its
postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today. The
reader learns why this standard measure of the size of a country's
economy was invented, how it has changed over the decades, and what its
strengths and weaknesses are. The book explains why even small changes
in GDP can decide elections, influence major political decisions, and
determine whether countries can keep borrowing or be thrown into
recession. The book ends by making the case that GDP was a good measure
for the twentieth century but is increasingly inappropriate for a
twenty-first-century economy driven by innovation, services, and
Something Interesting in Financial Video October 2013
Sergey Golubev, 2013.09.30 11:19
Interview With Richard Duncan, Author of The New Depression
Richard Duncan's web site: http://www.richardduncaneconomics.com
The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Pap
the United States stopped backing dollars with gold in 1968, the nature
of money changed. All previous constraints on money and credit creation
were removed and a new economic paradigm took shape. Economic growth
ceased to be driven by capital accumulation and investment as it had
been since before the Industrial Revolution. Instead, credit creation
and consumption began to drive the economic dynamic. In The New Depression: The Breakdown of the Paper Money Economy,
Richard Duncan introduces an analytical framework, The Quantity Theory
of Credit, that explains all aspects of the calamity now unfolding: its
causes, the rationale for the government's policy response to the
crisis, what is likely to happen next, and how those developments will
affect asset prices and investment portfolios.
In his previous book, The Dollar Crisis
(2003), Duncan explained why a severe global economic crisis was
inevitable given the flaws in the post-Bretton Woods international
monetary system, and now he's back to explain what's next. The economic
system that emerged following the abandonment of sound money requires
credit growth to survive. Yet the private sector can bear no additional
debt and the government's creditworthiness is deteriorating rapidly.
Should total credit begin to contract significantly, this New Depression
will become a New Great Depression, with disastrous economic and
geopolitical consequences. That outcome is not inevitable, and this book
describes what must be done to prevent it.
Alarming but essential reading, The New Depression
explains why the global economy is teetering on the brink of falling
into a deep and protracted depression, and how we can restore stability.
Here's a summary of the points discussed:
1. The book starts with a discussion of fractional reserve banking,
observing the connection between debt and money and how debt and
inflation go together.
2. Richard views the current monetary system as flawed and in trouble,
but does not view a return to a gold standard of any kind as possible.
Rather, he thinks the best hope is for governments to attempt to borrow
at very low rates and invest not in consumption but in growth -- invest
in projects that will offer a high economic return. He cites investing
in a new energy grid as an example.
3. Richard does not view China dumping US Treasuries, or the world
decoupling from the dollar as a viable threat. This seems to be part of
why he believes there are a few more years left where low interest rates
4. In terms of investments, Richard favors real estate that can be
turned into rental income. He finds public stocks to be a bit too close
to the derivatives crisis, and does not think gold is immune to a severe
decline if growth cannot be obtained.
Something Interesting to Read May 2014
Sergey Golubev, 2014.04.28 10:33
Chan: Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale (Wiley Trading)
Engaging and informative, Algorithmic Trading skillfully covers a wide
array of strategies. Broadly divided into the mean-reverting and
momentum camps, it lays out standard techniques for trading each
category of strategies and, equally important, the fundamental reasons
why a strategy should work. The emphasis throughout is on simple and
linear strategies, as an antidote to the over-fitting and data-snooping
biases that often plague complex strategies. Along the way, it provides
comprehensive coverage of:
Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Riskby
After examining more than two-hundred years of data across dozens of markets and asset classes, the conclusion is clear: Momentum continually outperforms. However, most
mainstream investors haven't had a way to fully discover and implement
the benefits of momentum investing . . . until now! Whether you're an independent investor, investment professional, or money manager, Dual Momentum Investing enables you to consistently profit on major changes in relative strength and market trend.Based on the award-winning work of Gary Antonacci, an expert in modern portfolio theory and optimization, this groundbreaking guide presents an easy-to-understand, straightforward model that transforms momentum concepts into an actionable investing strategy called Global Equity Momentum (GEM). By combining relative-strength
momentum and absolute momentum, this unique methodology lets you take
advantage of intra-market trends while avoiding large drawdowns. A
disciplined implementation of his proven strategy enhances the ability
of every investor to:
by Jason Kelly
Take the stress out of investing with this revolutionary new strategy from the author of The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing, now in its fifth edition.
By targeting three percent growth and adjusting holdings to meet that
goal, even novice investors can level the financial playing field and
ensure a secure retirement free from the stress of noisy advice that
doesn't work. The plan's simple technique cuts through the folly of
human emotion by reacting intelligently to price changes and
automatically buying low and selling high. Relayed in the same
easy-to-understand language that has made The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing such a staple in the investing community, The 3% Signal is sure to become your most trusted guide to investing success.
The 1 Hour Trade: Make Money With One Simple Strategy, One Hour Dailyby
Brian P Anderson
Trading is one of the few ways to realistically create your own "Rags to
Riches" Story. But it's not a get rich quick strategy that will get you
there. The secret is to adopt a laser beam focus on ONE specific
strategy until you've mastered it. In "The 1 Hour Trade,"
you'll get a detailed, step-by-step blueprint that works. Unlike other
trading books giving you investment theory, you'll be taught a
successful strategy in its entirety, including the specific scanning
parameters for locating the trades, the exact analysis decisions you'll
need to qualify the trade, and the specific steps to take to execute the
trade and come out with a profit. This Book Is Not a "Black Box" Automated Trading System. You will need to use your brain, and work hard practicing the analysis process in order to be successful.
You'll learn how to:
Something Interesting to Read January 2014
Sergey Golubev, 2014.01.09 16:52
Scott M. Carney
Harmonic Trading creator Scott Carney unveils the entire methodology to
turn patterns into profits. These strategies consistently identify the
price levels and market turning points that reveal the natural order
within the chaos of the financial markets. Analogous to the predictable
behavior of many of life’s natural processes, Harmonic Trading examines
similar relationships within the financial markets to define profitable
opportunities in an unprecedented manner. Carney introduces new
discoveries such as the Bat pattern, Alternate AB=CD structures, the
0.886 retracement, and more. These strategies are entirely new to the
trading community, and they represent a profound advancement beyond all
other Fibonacci methodologies!
After you’ve discovered how to identify harmonic patterns, Carney
presents a complete methodology for applying them in trade execution and
handling them throughout the entire trade management process. From
savage bear to rampaging bull, Harmonic Trading can be employed in all
markets--equities, currencies, commodities, and foreign markets--for
both short- and long-term timeframes.
Sergey Golubev, 2014.01.23 12:30
New Trading Systems And Methods : Fourth Edition
As markets evolve, so must the strategies used to trade them. No one
understands this more than Perry Kaufman—one of today's most respected
futures experts. For more than twenty-five years, traders have turned to
Kaufman's classic Trading Systems and Methods for complete information
about the latest, most successful indicators, programs, algorithms, and
systems. Now, in New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition,
Kaufman thoroughly updates his bestselling guide—adding more systems,
more methods, and an extensive array of risk analysis techniques—and
shows you the best ways to trade today's futures and equities markets.
The companion CD-ROM, which contains TradeStation® code and Excel
spreadsheets, has been added to help you electronically implement the
systems and methods mentioned throughout the book.
New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition provides you with a
complete understanding of the tools and techniques needed to develop or
choose a trading program that is right for you. It begins with a
discussion of basic concepts, including definitions, how much data to
use, how to create an index, some statistics and probability, and other
tools that will be used throughout the book, then moves on to techniques
that are most important to trading—identifying the trend and momentum.
Other chapters are organized by common grouping so that you can compare
the different ways that similar problems have been solved. The
systematic approach to charting has been significantly expanded in this
edition, showing how various patterns can be compared to other
systematic methods, or how techniques such as identifying support and
resistance, or channels, can be computerized. Examples include a wide
range of futures and stocks.
New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition doesn't attempt to prove
that one system is better than another, because it's impossible to know
what will happen in the future or how you will cleverly apply these
techniques. Instead, it tries to evaluate the conditions under which
certain methods are likely to do better and the situations that will be
harmful to specific approaches. By grouping similar systems and
techniques together, you'll be able to personally compare the
differences and study the results. Seeing how analysts have modified
existing ideas can help you decide how to proceed and give you an
understanding of why you might choose one path over another. Since no
trader can be successful without controlling risk, this edition also
includes expanded coverage of portfolio allocation, which will allow you
to efficiently balance trading exposure.
As the competition for trading profits gets keener, you need to look for
more innovative—and sometimes more extensive—solutions. You need
strategies that are different from those of other traders. You need the
tools, skills, and awareness that only New Trading Systems and Methods,
Fourth Edition can provide.
Something Interesting to Read August 2014
Natasya Saad, 2014.08.10 08:54
Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies From the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology
Trading is a performance discipline, and like Olympic athletes, elite
military troops, and performing artists, traders can structure their
development to achieve competence and expertise. Through his own trading
experiences and those of individuals he has mentored, Dr. Brett
Steenbarger is familiar with the challenges thattraders face and the
performance and psychological strategies that can meet those challenges.
his first book, The Psychology of Trading, Dr. Steenbarger provided a
framework for understanding and overcoming the mental obstacles to
successful trading. Now, in Enhancing Trader Performance, he goes a step
further and shows you how to transform talent into trading skill
through a structured process of expertise development.
Straightforward and accessible, this comprehensive guide:
When you enhance your
performance as a trader, you replace a small piece of randomness with
intention. This enables you to make more informed trading decisions as
you make your way through today's dynamic markets. Filled with in-depth
insights, practical advice, solid research, and detailed examples,
Enhancing Trader Performance offers an innovative approach to market
Something Interesting to Read June 2014
Muhammad Syamil Bin Abdullah, 2014.06.26 07:00
Building Reliable Trading Systems : Tradable Strategies That Perform As They Backtest and Meet Your Risk-Reward Goals
A tradable strategy is one that fits your own risk-reward goals and
trades as well in real time as it performs in a development backtest.
While it's not easy to create a tradable strategy, due to pitfalls
ranging from excessive curve-fitting to greed, if done the right way,
you can achieve a realistic level of success.
this better than author Keith Fitschen—a thought leader in trading
system development whose most popular system, Aberration, has been named
"One of the Top Ten Trading Systems of All Time" by Futures Truth.
For more than twenty-five years, Fitschen has developed and actively
traded his proven systems, and now he shares his extensive experience in
this field with you.
Engaging and accessible, Building Reliable Trading Systems
opens with a practical look at exactly what is achievable with a
trading strategy. This includes documented performance from some of the
best money managers in the world over the last five years, metrics that
best characterize a trading strategy's performance, and a set of
questions to help you define what would constitute a "tradable strategy"
according to your personal risk-taking tolerance. It also addresses one
of the biggest problems in developing a strategy—curve-fitting—and
presents a unique methodology known as "Build, Rebuild, and Compare," or
BRAC, that can be used to determine the degree of curve-fitting in your
With this information in hand, Fitschen
moves on to outline two tradable systems: one a short-term scalping
system for stocks, and the other a mid-term trend-following strategy for
commodities. Entries, exits, and trading filters are discussed as these
systems are developed. By the end of the process, both are "tradable"
as is, but in order to tailor them to a range of risk-reward
profiles—from large stock and commodity accounts to small—you'll be
introduced to some essential money management techniques. Fitschen also
develops a money management overlay to trade the stock and commodity
strategies together, which can yield a trading solution that is better
than either alone.
And for those who want even more detail about
the strategies developed in this book, the trades for both systems can
be found on www.keithstrading.com. At the website, you can input your
user name and password to find the TradeStation Easy Language code and
daily signals for them.
Written with the serious trader in mind, Building Reliable Trading Systems
contains information that you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere—from
BRAC to bar-scoring—and will put you in a better position to generate
realistic trading returns over time.