Conceptually define your trading edge

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by Calmness, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Calmness


    Conceptually define your trading edge, skipping the numbers, and just defining the concept.
  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    As this is your 1st post, maybe you should start with your response to your question?
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  3. Overnight


    There is no question, only statement.

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  4. wrbtrader


    You go first. :rolleyes:

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  5. 1. Convexity.
    2. The historical excess of implied volatility versus realized volatility.
    3. The historical performance of calendar spreads under volatility term structure inversion.
    4. Reversion to mean under strictly defined conditions.
    5. Scheduled event mispricing.
    6. Regulatory change arbitrage.
    7. Fading MaximumPossibleSuffering.

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  6. Calmness


    Here is one from me.
    A big problem with moving average cross over is that the wip-saw almost eats away the profits of the last trend.

    You get an edge by sizing up your position at approximately the wip-saw heights.

    Now when a long trend comes in, it allows for a large number of size ups in position, as opposed to the wip-saws.

    The 'where' and 'how' of sizing up has to be worked out and may well be different for each instrument.

    Also worth noting is that this works better for tighter moving averages, again tighter is different for different instruments.
  7. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    Interesting. Can you provide an old example.
  8. Calmness


    Thats a space-view of the concept (s)...!! :)
  9. Enron. Also a good example of media dissemination arbitrage AKA fading the hype, which there was a lot of before Enron’s fall.
  10. wrbtrader


    I don't understand...what's a wip-saw height...can you post a chart of this concept involving moving average crossover eating away the profits of the last trend ?

    Also, can you show how tighter moving averages are different between two different instruments ?

    Any statistical analysis to support this edge ?

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    #10     Sep 8, 2019