Fractal nature of stock market...

Discussion in 'Trading' started by gettinglucky, May 12, 2010.

  1. Feel free to share any 'fractal nature of stock market' educational resources in this thread...
  2. spd


    buy low/sell high will work again and again and again and again and again.
  3. charts


    By "feel free" did you mean "please" ...? :confused:
    Is English your second language, or it's just lack of manners ...? :)
  4. businessstaxes

    businessstaxes Guest

    The HFT are the new market makers.

  5. The markets contain a random component. Markets can be modeled as trend plus noise, where the noise is random. Whether or not you can use the noise to make money is an entirely different question. In many cases you're better off using the deterministic component to trade. Under certain conditions you're better off using the noise/randomness to your advantage.

    Also consider regime switching and seasonality, so the actual model would be trend + current regime + noise. Determining whether any of these components is best modeled as fractal or not is left as an exercise for the reader.
  6. Under certain conditions you're better off using the noise/randomness to your advantage

    if it is noise as far as you can tell then by definition you can not use it

    and sir Gordon Deco to say the market is fractal does not mean saying it is random
    not going to explain this shit read up
  7. Redneck



    Not meant to you, but because Sir

    aside - I wish MTT would post more

  8. maxpi


    One guy's narrow range inside bar is another guy's Bollinger narrowing and could be another guys doji...

    One guy's trend reversal is another guy's continuation...

    One guy's stop placement is another guy's bread and butter...

    One guy's noise is another's volatility...
  9. Mav88


    yes, quite true. The hurst exponent but be exactly 1/2 in order for the fractal description to imply randomness. Many times it is not.

    In any event it is easy to see that the pure fractal model breaks down for markets. Just open up a tick chart and you can see that scale invariance is not held.
    #10     May 16, 2010