Mid week links and reading

An important reminder of how backtests can different from real world performance. One of the most important lessons for investors: (A Wealth of Common Sense)

In so many ways, it’s a great time to be a trader. (TraderFeed)

If you didn’t see it, you might want to check out my weekend piece on the VIX for perspective on the “fear gauge”. (Me)

The more you know, the more you understand. Here’s some good information on GDP, one of the most-watched economic numbers every month. (John Mauldin)

Less Market Related:

That 10% of your brain you are supposedly using? Don’t believe everything you read. (The New York Times)

For a long time, I’ve pointed out the value of putting pen to paper and actually, physically writing things down. (For traders, like price charts!) Here is another perspective on the same idea. (Lifehacker)

Worth a quick read: styles of distorted thinking (Surrender Works)


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.