Backtesting to Build Confidence

To make the trade or not to make the trade? That feeling of indecision before enacting a trading strategy can paralyze some traders, but fortunately, backtesting offers an excellent way to build confidence about a trade’s statistical chances. Knowing how the same strategy would have performed in historical market conditions can help you choose today … Read more

Deciding to go Long, Short … or Both

By Elaine Kub Making money’s easy when a market is rocketing skyward with consistent and appreciable gains. Or at least, it always seems like it was easy when you look back on it. And if your trading program is prepared to short sell financial instruments, making money can be just as easy when a market … Read more