Stock Market Trading – Love, Honor and Obey Your Computer!

The Modern Crossbow: A Not So Primitive Weapon


With tongue in cheek I’ve said, “Machines understand Wall Street, but the human mind cannot”.


But severely what I’m actually saying is that utilizing a pc and an efficient mechanical buying and selling system to make constant actual cash within the inventory market is the one approach to go.

Nearly 20 years in the past whereas on a snowboarding journey I developed a buying and selling technique, written on a yellow authorized pad at the moment, that, with just a few modifications, I proceed to commerce to this present day. I subsequently programmed this buying and selling system, wrote a e book, “How I Quit My Job and turned $6,000 into a Half Million Trading”, and I even printed 100 pages of my dealer statements.

I stay delicate to the truth that many have a tendency to not imagine that my distinctive strategy to buying and selling works and as we speak I fulfill my have to “prove it” by placing my actual time trades in 96 inventory on the Internet a number of occasions a day. I additionally put up all of the trades already taken, and beforehand posted on this similar website, going again to December 2009.

My purpose now is similar as all the time, to get at the very least 100% annual acquire on my funding and to take action with very low threat.


When most individuals begin taking about inventory buying and selling they begin by speaking about their favourite dealer who provides good advise. Or maybe they discuss a superb “stock picker” they’ve discovered on the Internet. Or perhaps they do it themselves by way of prolonged analysis of varied corporations and financial fundamentals.

In my opinion all such strategies are doomed to failure over time as a result of they contain human judgment and human feelings. A way more efficient and constant approach to commerce is to make use of a programmable buying and selling system and observe the directions of your laptop religiously day after day, month after month and 12 months after 12 months. And to this I’d add: diversify by taking many trades and maintain nothing longer than three days.

Putting your personal feelings apart alongside along with your sensible judgment and letting your laptop do the pondering just isn’t straightforward. In truth judging from my conversations with a whole lot of merchants, few can do it. But if you are able to do it, if in case you have the suitable stuff and in case you can come to actually imagine within the superior knowledge of your laptop, riches within the market will be yours.


“Following the system” is what few individuals can do. Most individuals can “follow the system” for just a few trades, however then if the system begins shedding a bit they may begin skipping some trades or getting out of some trades early and so on. Pretty quickly they now not have a system and they’re shedding cash.

In order to “follow the system” you need to give up all buying and selling authority to your laptop and do precisely what it tells you to do, day after day, 12 months after 12 months. Do you assume you could have the suitable stuff?


I’ve been buying and selling this manner for almost 20 years and getting these 100% returns virtually on a regular basis. But let me pull out an outdated EXCEL unfold sheet as an example with actual time outcomes simply why I imagine within the superiority of machines.

This unfold sheet is for actual time trades I took in 1999, for 4 months, buying and selling an account of about one and a half million {dollars}. Most would not have that sort of cash to commerce, however belief me; these an identical strategies can be utilized on an account with as little as $3,000.

I took 1899 trades in these 4 months and the unfold sheet listed the actual time revenue and loss for every commerce. So I began by arranging all these trades in descending order from most worthwhile to least worthwhile. This is among the preliminary statistics I got here up with:

1899 trades

Most worthwhile = 11,792

Least worthwhile = (-6,675)

Net earnings = 437,305

Average commerce (win loss) = 230

Please be aware three issues: 1) I commerce loads so as to unfold threat over many trades. 2) The common commerce (win loss) appears small. 2) The returns on the preliminary funding are about 100% adjusted for annual return.

The buying and selling I put up day by day as we speak just isn’t a lot completely different from these older buying and selling statistics however I’ve adjusted the buying and selling for a $20,000 account.

But I nonetheless imagine within the significance of bowing to the authority of a machine. First of all it must be famous {that a} dealer couldn’t probably preserve monitor of 1899 trades with out a pc. You usually are not going to seek out 1899 inventory picks anyplace and you aren’t going to have time to analysis 1899 trades. The solely approach to commerce this manner is to chill out and let the programmed laptop do the pondering for you.

But there may be one other much more essential purpose for bowing to the authority of the pc when buying and selling this manner. Do you bear in mind I mentioned earlier that many wannabe merchants will begin ignoring the pc and begin skipping some trades?

Skipping trades and ignoring your laptop is the worst factor any dealer can do.

This is why. I took this unfold sheet and figured what number of trades would equal 5% of the 1899 trades. I got here up with 95 trades. So I then put the highest 95 trades right into a separate column and summed the overall. The sum of these prime 95 trades was $433,116! That is sort of equal to our internet revenue of $437,305 on all 1899 trades!

Put one other means that signifies that just one out of each 20 trades goes to make this method worthwhile and just one out of each twenty trades goes to end in these 100% annual returns that we’re searching for. Remove these one out of each 20 trades and now we have nothing, however lots of exhausting work with no constructive returns in any respect.

So if the wannabe dealer begins skipping trades relaxation assured he’ll skip these 5% nice trades. The purpose why he’ll all the time skip the great trades is that good trades often look horrible at first. To win within the market you have to be within the minority betting in opposition to the bulk and if the commerce appears dangerous the bulk won’t take it. That is why good trades look dangerous and why the novice dealer will ignore the pc and skip all the great trades.

The solely means round that is to park your sensible buying and selling thoughts someplace else and give up to the pc. The laptop won’t skip trades and the pc will all the time observe the system. LOVE, HONOR and OBEY your laptop and you’ll notice riches within the market past your goals.

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