Holy Grail!! I found it..

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by retire45, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. In every time frame (especially swing trading), every reasonable system works from time to time, then seems to go bad, and then is good again. The holy grail in trading is recognizing when your system is not working don't continue trading like "the Wall Street fool that thinks he must trade all the time" - Livermore.. A reasonable alternative is significantly reducing size.

    The emotional toll of fighting unfavorable conditions ends up putting you in so bad a place you cannot even recognize when things have improved once again. Yes a great trader can endure poor conditions but why?

    Reading market tone therefore is the Holy Grail which maybe can be taught but I think it simply takes the time to experience various market modes to learn them.
  2. You can have a Perfect system, but never a Holy Grail one! :D
  3. pspr


    Ahhhh, the Holy Grail, the cup of Christ. Guarded by an ancient knight in a cave somewhere in the eastern world. This will help your trading?

    <img src="http://www.integratechange.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/1indy-idol-holy-grail.jpg">
  4. this is the holy grail:

    <img src="http://loverev.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/brain-7639822.jpg">
  5. come on OP

    isn't it time to be serious and wise given your age
    you can't know when your good system will go bad, and when bad will be good

    dream on
  6. Unnatural systems go bad . . . natural systems can't go bad.
  7. but they can and will put an account of any size through an intolerable drawdown (naturally :D)
  8. No they won't.

    Please name me a single system, currentlly traded publically, that is based on natural market movement.
  9. i don't know what "based on natural market movement" means, but a giant drawdown is unavoidable with any "system" IMHO.

    So now we have "natural" and "unnatural" in the markets. Is this going to be the next big BS for discretionary traders against test results?

    I'm probably being very unfair about judging your sematics so would you be kind enough to provide us with some explanation and examples between "natural" and "unnatural"?
    #10     Jun 18, 2009