Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the program?
After enrolling, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the program - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need Amibroker to enroll?
A registered version of Amibroker and experience with the platform is beneficial but not compulsory. You do not need Amibroker to take this course as each trading system is explained in detail. The program also contains trading strategies that were not developed in Amibroker. The Marwood Value Model, for example, was developed in Portfolio123.
Do I need Norgate Premium Data?
All of our Amibroker systems have been back-test using data from Norgate Premium. Subscription to Norgate Premium for US stock data is beneficial but not required as we do go through the rules in detail and provide code for non-Norgate users. The program also includes strategies that were not developed in Amibroker.
Why is the program private?
This collection has been made private so as to protect the profitability of the strategies inside Hedge Fund Trading Systems and to guard against piracy. Not only does the program contain unique trading ideas but it also contains proprietary formulas. We do not want these formulas shared around as doing so could have a negative impact on performance. Since I trade slightly modified versions of these systems in my own portfolio I would be crazy to allow this to happen. Student numbers will also be closely monitored to stop the program from getting too large. Subscription prices will increase as more strategies are added to the program.
What if I am unhappy with the program?
Will I learn about Amibroker on this program?
We have provided a detailed back-test template and you will pick up some useful tips along the way. However, the program is not principally designed to be a learning guide for using Amibroker since the software is so vast. The focus is on the trading system ideas.
Are the strategies accurate?
Do the trading systems account for survivorship-bias?
The data we use (Norgate Premium – Alpha Database) includes delisted securities and is adjusted for capital events and cash dividends. This greatly reduces the chance of survivorship-bias in the results. You can read more about the data we use on the Norgate Premium Data website.
I trade forex, will I find this useful?
Our research is primarily focussed on US equities. This is because we feel that the best opportunities are to be found in this area. We believe that beginner traders can save themselves a lot of money by avoiding the forex markets at first since these markets are highly efficient. Having said that, there is plenty of information that will be of use to forex traders, especially in Candlestick Analysis and Mental Models. There will also be future content that focusses on forex topics.
I am a day trader, will I find this useful?
Most of our research is based on daily timeframes and we use end-of-day historical data to back-test strategies. Our fastest trading strategy has a holding period of one day and our slowest is based on monthly rebalancing. It is possible to implement the strategies on shorter timeframes than presented but we do not recommend trading too fast due to the dominance of high frequency traders.
What trading systems are included?
There are a mix of trading systems. The shortest has a holding period of one day and the longest trades on monthly timeframes. Most of the Amibroker systems trade stocks belonging to the S&P 1500 or Russell 3000 universe. The Marwood Value Model was designed in Portfolio123 and uses their All Fundamentals database. Please see the individual course outlines for more details.
What about UK/Australian/European/Asian stocks?
We prefer to focus on US stocks because they are more liquid and we have considerable experience trading these markets. Historical data for US companies is also cleaner and goes back further so it’s more useful for analysis. However, we believe that our research can be applied to other developed stock markets and we have had some success doing so.
What else is included?
When you enrol in Access All Areas you gain access to all of my trading strategies and courses. You'll discover complete trading systems, a quantitative value investing model, a trend following course, candlestick analysis, a course on trading psychology (mental models) and lots more besides. The program does not include any courses created by other instructors.
Are these trading systems guaranteed to make money?
No trading strategy is guaranteed to make money as the future is never known. Anyone who claims otherwise is withholding the truth so the systems are best thought of as useful ideas for further research. They can be adapted and modified as you wish.