Archive for Boris Schlossberg

It’s Not The Strategy. It’s You.

The other day I did a very simple Excel sort on a whim. I downloaded the last ten years of monthly closing prices for the euro and made a simple rule — buy when there were three months of consecutive declines and sell when there were three months of consecutive rises. Then I liquidated the [...]

What Google’s Mistake Can Teach Us About Trading

The other day Google discovered that it was wrong. Yes the brainy we-are-smarter-than-all-of-you-combined Google, the we-will-be-the-first-trillion-dollar-company Google was wrong. For the longest time Google assumed that the only the smartest, best pedigreed talent was worthy of hire. Even if you were 40. Google would ask you for your GPA and your SAT scores since they [...]

Trading and the World Cup of Baseball

I wrote this a few years and thought that on the verge of the final of biggest sporting event in the world it may be fun to take a look at the quintessentially American sport of baseball and what it can tell us about being standout trader. To an outsider the game of baseball may [...]

Why Backtesting Always Lies

There is no investor in the world that will not ask you for your past performance results. The human need for assurance is greater than the need for fame of the most insecure Hollywood actor. Yet objectively speaking, there is perhaps no worse indicator of future performance than past results. All past performance tells you [...]

For Best Results Trade Blindly

Whenever I am in a new city I like nothing more than to just step out of my hotel and walk aimlessly for hours to get the lay of the land. That exactly what I did last l week when I was in Madrid at my good friend’s David Aranzabal’s 2nd annual Forex Day expo. [...]

Why Everybody Loses Money and Nobody Can Lose Weight

You see that picture below? That has been my main meal everyday Monday through Friday since November of last year. That’s about 150 days of eating nothing but salad and sardines. Net result? I lost five pounds. That may not seem like much but I think this experiment in eating speaks volumes as to why [...]

Why Analysis Provides Little Value in Trading

When you are a trader you are effectively in the future prediction business and predicting the future in the forex market can be very tough business. Basically there are three elements that you need to get right. You need to understand the news. You need to properly anticipate the market’s reaction to that news. You [...]

Sure Thing Trading

This week I am re-running a oldie but a goodie: Does success in business require you to take outsized risk? Do you need to max out your credit cards, leverage your house and put your whole life in the hands of fate in order to achieve your dream? That’s been the mythology built around American [...]

Why You Should Manage Winners

A few weeks ago I made an offhand comment in one of my columns that managing losers is useless and that as traders we should only focus on managing winners. This elicited wails of protest from some of my readers who wanted to know how I could possibly make such a heretical claim! So let [...]

All Trading Strategies Are Worthless Without This One Thing

Long, long time ago when Michael Milken was still king of Wall Street I used to know an old crusty, broker at Bear Stearns. Whenever a customer would call him with a question on the direction of the market, Bob would pause and then in his most earnest TV-announcer voice utter, “The market will be [...]

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It’s Not The Strategy. It’s You.

July 26, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

What Google’s Mistake Can Teach Us About Trading

July 19, 2014 • by: Boris Schlossberg

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USD/JPY March Seasonality

March 5, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

USD/JPY March Seasonality

March 5, 2014 • by: Kathy Lien

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Past performance is not indicative of future results. Trading forex carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade any such leveraged products you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with trading on margin, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

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