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|1991||Focus Report: As assistant controller for Canada's largest Introducing Brokerage firm, developed program to export General Ledger from accounting software into a Lotus123 spreadsheet. Using macros and vlookups turned several day monthly reporting assignment into a 30-second task.|
|1995||CTA Allocation: Worked with large CTA customer to receive CSV file of complicated trade allocation and inject into Oracle SQL database over WAN (Token Ring) to Paris office.|
|1996||Give-Up Accounting: Developed and sold reporting and billing system for execution-only brokerage services. A pre-cursor to the GUS and OTIS solutions eventually provided by the Exchanges and used by several banks and FCMs.|
|1997||Trading System Backtesting: Applied linear-regression and Adaptive Simulated Annealing techniques for strategy testing and development. Kids these days would call this "Machine Learning".|
|1998||Event-driven Web Scrape: Developed method to parse web-based flat files and automatically feed into pre-formatted decision matrix during event-driven price shocks.|
|2001||NYSE Structural Edge: Developed and implemented automated equities daytrading strategies to exploit structural edge we discovered in the NYSE specialist system. Will explain in person.|
|2006||ED Market Maker: After observing workflow of senior trader arbitraging automated market-making strategies in Eurodollars against floor trading for a couple of weeks, designed and implemented a method to improve this process. Trader went from trading on average 120,000 contracts per day to nearly 300,000.|
|2008||Fully-Automated Trend Trading: Developed and implemented fully-automated Trend Trading programs via CQG API.|
|2014||Real Time Trend Trading Experiment: An academic project to publish CTA Trend Beta every minute of every trading day.|
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My Uncle gave this book for me to read when I was just starting out in 1991. These simple rules will help anyone to begin to grow and protect wealth.
The very first book the old-timers had me read when I started on the CBOT trading floor in 1991. After having then learned, tested and traded in the style of a trend follower through the '98 crisis, I re-read this. There is no other way to say it: he tells you exactly how to think about trading in this timeless book.
Is it so tough to accept that great investment wisdom can come in such a small book? Harry Browne's simple formula recommends investing in: stocks, bonds, gold and cash.