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Professional Stock Trading System Design and Automation
ISBN: 0971853649     Date Published: 2002-07     Author(s): Mark R. Conway, Aaron N. Behle
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Learn the art and science of trading systems from professional speculators. The authors share powerful long and short trading strategies that span all time frames, including over one hundred annotated charts with commentary and rationale. The book contains a complete implementation of a professional trading platform, including dozens of TradeStation strategies, indicators, and functions. Further, advanced trading techniques such as pair trading and float trading are explained. These systems are integrated into a fully automated framework for position sizing and trade management. Finally, follow the authors as they track their stock selections throughout the week in real time.

Note: All of the free EasyLanguage code needed to run the trading systems and indicators presented in each chapter is given in Chapter 11. TradeStation is required.

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Excellent sampling of Tradestation-based systems, December 17, 2003 ByDennis Chang (Seal Beach, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation (Hardcover) I like this book--even though I don't have TradeStation to actually try the source code out on. It's a great nuts-and-bolts look at the actual step-by-step coding of several different sample systems. I recommend this for any novice trading system developer using the TradeStation platform. For non-TradeStation owners, I don't particularly recommend it, as many of the useful tidbits found in the explanatory parts of the book are drawn from other famous trading books. Without TradeStation, most of the book is rendered useless. Still, I was able to make use of the book because I am a programmer and can convert the tons of provided source code into Wealth-Lab Developer or Amibroker's proprietary languages. And the sample systems gave me some great ideas on how I can improve my existing systems.
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Does the automated trading work?, October 16, 2007 ByJ. Sun "jj" (houston) - See all my reviews This review is from: Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation (Hardcover) Massachusetts district court has sentenced former hedge fund manager Mark R. Conway to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for defrauding investors out of $20 million. The court also ordered Conway to pay a $1,300 fine and $20 million in restitution. On October 23, 2006, Conway pled guilty to 13 counts of wire and mail fraud in connection with his scam. According to the SEC, the District Attorney's office has taken $15 million from Conway's bank accounts to be returned to the roughly 50 investors who put money into his bogus Groundswell Partners and Groundswell Capital investments. The Commission based a large portion of its case against Conway on a tape-recorded phone conversation with Conway's Groundswell partner, Aaron Behle. During the October 26, 2005 conversation, Conway admitted to Behle that he had used the fund to defraud investors from roughly 2000 or 2001 to October 2005. Conway also admitted that he had taken a...
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Requires much study, but it deserves it, October 12, 2004 ByGregory Smith - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Professional Stock Trading: System Design and Automation (Hardcover) If you're looking for some light reading on trading systems, this is not the title for you. But if what you want are detailed, well fleshed-out trading systems to study as examples or even to use, this is an outstanding library of ideas that are fully implemented as code. The focus on TradeStation as the platform is only mildly distracting if you're using a different programming approach, there is enough detail here to go your own way with another language. It will take quite some time to dig through everything because the prose isn't quite as clear as it could be in spots, but the time spent will easily pay off to the serious student of trading systems.
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