Category Archives: Math

You know..numbers and symbols and stuff.

Living the forex dream – what were you doing 17 years ago?

For some, 17 years might seem like a long time ago, but for others it’s just recent history. But what if, 17 years ago, you could have started a process that would have made you a forex trading millionaire now, … Continue reading

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First 50 Trades

Greetings! It’s a bit of a milestone here at The Capitalist Trader, as I recently closed out the 50th trade in the account since its inception on October 1, 2016. So without further ado, here’s a breakdown of the performance. Winning … Continue reading

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Risk Management – stops and position sizing

Greetings! In the last two posts of this series on trading tactics, I discussed overall money management; the allocation of funds among various accounts, financial instruments, and strategies. That was the big picture. Now it’s time to zoom in and … Continue reading

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Finding a Forex Trading Edge in 3 Steps

Greetings all! This is the text of an article I wrote last week. It’s the first of a planned series.   Finding a Trading Edge in 3 Steps In his excellent “Market Wizards” book series, Jack Schwager said, “There are … Continue reading

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Correlation is not causation

School children with larger feet score higher on standard tests. This is an old example in science and statistics, but if you’re not familiar with it, know this: It’s true. If you were to make a scatterplot of shoe size … Continue reading

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Levels of Measurement

A basic issue in research involves classifying the type of data with which we’re working.  The most common way to do this was developed by a psychologist named Stanley Smith Stevens in 1946 (and if that’s not true, I blame … Continue reading

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