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by Nathan
Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Which is harder for you folks?
Replies: 9
Views: 7478

is it easier, "To learn something new from scratch or to unlearn something and reprogram yourself to start over to learn again?" The question seems to imply that the second path is more difficult. I generally would agree. however, there are difficulties. One such is that when you set out, it can be ...
by Nathan
Mon Sep 15, 2003 9:35 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: ATR Value
Replies: 56
Views: 40040

[quote]I presented the idea in it’s simplest form, a $10stock and $50stock with an atr of 5$ does not possess equal risk. According to my definition of risk “risk is relative to volatility, value, and exposureâ€
by Nathan
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: Testing and Simulation
Topic: ATR Value
Replies: 56
Views: 40040

price, volitility %

If you risk 2% of your capital on a particular trade, with an ATR of $5 for a $50 stock, it is a real risk of capital. Now, if you were to risk that same 2% of your capital on a $10 stock with an ATR of $5 is the amount risked the actual risk? In my opinion, no. Sure, the gain or loss is the same b...
by Nathan
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: What motivates us???
Replies: 8
Views: 8661

I think what originally attracted me to the markets was the sense of opportunity. I had heard people say that futures trading was "dangerous", ect. I have a tendency to be a contrarian, so when I heard that I thought "hmm, perhaps that means there is opportunity there." I have always been interested...
by Nathan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: Do cta records overstate money taken out?
Replies: 0
Views: 6341

Do cta records overstate money taken out?

I think I read in one of schwager's books that people tent to time their investments with trend following CTA's rather poorly. I was reminded of this when I read a post by Kiwi in another topic: A trader had two great years with a program, but withdrew his capital at a loss on a drawdown in the thir...
by Nathan
Wed Jul 23, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: poll for character/temperament types
Replies: 35
Views: 44228

point taken

Sir G, I agree with what you are saying in this second post. Weird ideas, fads, fashions, ect can spread through a population very quickly with little regard to their underlying merit. I learned about the idea of a Meme from victor niederhoffer's book. The term was originally coined by Richard Dawki...
by Nathan
Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: poll for character/temperament types
Replies: 35
Views: 44228

lil duck

Sir G, I'm not really sure I know what you are trying to say. I would guess that most people realize that they learn from the previously accumulated knowledge of others, as well as by personal example. I am so not sure this equates to being a passive follower as you suggest. I don't think Independen...
by Nathan
Sun Jul 20, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Trader Psychology
Topic: Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types
Replies: 21
Views: 20022

another intj

I took the Keirsey test several times and each time scored "intj". It was interesting to see that of the first 30 poll respondents, almost 1/2 were intj. Especially interesting given their supposedly small (1%) representation in the general population. I have noticed that all of my good friends (a s...
by Nathan
Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: Market Psychology
Topic: A cyborg Trader? (Half Man, Half Machine)
Replies: 18
Views: 23310

Interesting ideas. I have a few comments which I hope will not be perceived as splitting hairs. (But if you think I am let me know, haha) shakyamuni says: "One might also tentatively consider that we have two basic tools with which to develop our method; the mind and the computer." I would say the s...