Most system traders are going to fail but that does not have to be you!
Did you know most system developers are making the same damaging mistakes over and over? To make matters worse, most system developers do not take the time to create a development process. They don’t have a set of repeatable steps that they can count on to guide them through their entire development process. Instead, they take a haphazard approach. The result is they make the same mistake again and again. They build a system that doesn’t work.
Building a trading system can be an overwhelming experience. That’s why most people don’t make it. They never get off the ground and never make real money trading.
Over the years, I compiled my development notes into a repeatable process that I call my Profit Lab Method. That, my friend, is when I stopped losing money, and my trading life changed forever!
I want to show you my process so you can put it to use in your trading!
I’m here to tell you that you need to take it seriously and develop a successful trading system process.
Let me show you the steps I take to help ensure I’m building trading systems that work in the live market. Having a proper process will help you crush the curve-fitting problem so your systems will be more likely to work in the live market.
Let me show you how I build winning systems.
System Development Master Class (SDMC) is an online workshop designed to teach you EasyLanguage and show you how to create an unlimited number of trading systems that work on the live market.
SDMC is NOT your typical online training course! Far from it. As soon as you join, you’ll discover SDMC is an implementation program where we build a complete trading system…TOGETHER!
After joining, you’ll discover how to use EasyLanguage like a profitable trader and discover my exact blueprint for building strategies. I show you exactly how I take a trading idea and turn it into a complete trading system – step by step! The full experience of SDMC consists of three phases in a 18-week, hands-on course that reveals my entire development blueprint.
As soon as you join System Development Master Class, we begin to transform you into a skilled EasyLanguage strategy developer. You’ll be given an easy-to-follow path to grow your EasyLanguage skills. Each week, I review your progress and help you along the way.
Learning EasyLanguage is more than merely learning to build trading systems. You’ll discover how to use EasyLanguage to data-mine for profitable ideas and discover how to test indicators to see if they work for the markets you trade. Knowing EasyLanguage makes the markets more transparent.
Discover my “Independent Methodology” designed to build systems that work on the live market! I’ll show you how to optimize correctly, avoid curve fitting, and locate trading ideas that can potentially be profitable trading systems.
I’ll give you my “Rapid Strategy Development Templates” designed to speed up the development process dramatically. With these EasyLanguage templates, you’ll be building and testing dozens of strategies every week!
We build a course in class together. I even take this strategy to the live market. You can too, even if you never have before. I give you my best tips and techniques for going live and tracking a strategy so you know exactly when to stop trading a poor performing strategy.
I will provide you with a complete blueprint on building and testing called my “Profit Lab Method.” You can apply this to any instrument, any timeframe! You’ll also avoid many of the common mistakes so many people make. You’ll have the know-how to build more and more strategies to reach your financial goals.
Ready to get to work? Great! Here we dive into the first two steps of the development process. First, define your key idea. Second, defining our testing environment. We also cover where to find a profitable idea and how to quickly test those ideas to see if they are robust or not. Finally, we learn to use Evernote, so we never forget an idea!
The sanity check is a quick method for cutting through the clutter of unproductive ideas to focus your time on the best Key Ideas. Here we are going to stress test our Key Idea by varying the default values of critical parameters. Often these are input values to the trading model. We want to see if your Key Idea’s performance will hold up with different values. If it does, this demonstrates robustness. A system that shows robustness is more likely to work on the live market.
Learn powerful and simple techniques to help make your Key Ideas adaptive to the overall market conditions. Discover a two-dimensional market filter that allows you to divide the market into four different states.
This lesson teaches us how to test different entry methods, filters, and exits properly. We want to see if we can modify our baseline system into a more profitable trading model while reducing the chance of curve fitting.
It’s time to test our trading model on the out-of-sample data! Within this module, you’re provided with three critical testing spreadsheets that we’ll use to put our strategy through a gauntlet of tests. I also demonstrate an essential technique that could save you a lot of money, and I call it, Live Market Testing.
You’re about to learn an amazing technique to help you skyrocket your returns and reduce your risk! This module is all about using position sizing, and it’s an enjoyable and essential technique. We also cover how to take your strategy live to ensure success!
We work together taking one of your trading ideas to see if we can build a winning strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for you to master our development process to ensure you understand the process in detail.
Unleash the power of my Rapid Strategy Development Templates by creating dozens of new trading ideas every day. These EasyLanguage based templates are so powerful they also generate EasyLanguage code. Think of this as your private strategy generator.
The workbooks are the heart of our Profit Lab Method of strategy development. We treat building strategies like science! Every scientist needs a lab notebook and this is it! We provide you with a detailed step-by-step guide. You fill-in-the-blanks to construct a trading system. This workbook gives you the guidance and reassurance so you’ll never miss anything. Every time you create a strategy, make a new copy of our workbook and follow the steps. Simple!
Another tool in our bag of tricks to determine if a trading model is likely to work on the live market is our Confidence Interval test. With this test, we’ll show you how likely the equity curve will continue to remain positive or how likely it is to fail.
Interact directly with Jeff Swanson and other students via our private community on Circle. Circle is a web-based and available on your phone as an app. Access to the Circle extends through class for six months after the course completes.
We build an intraday breakout strategy for the E-mini S&P futures. This strategy trades on a 5-minute chart. It’s a real trading system that I still trade today within my live account. Of course, you also now have the skills to create many more trading systems!
A critical step in the validation of our trading model is the Monte Carlo test. We use this test to determine:
1) What type of drawdown can we expect in the future?
2) What is our Risk of Ruin?
3) What size of trading account do we need?
Do your trading models have a real edge in the market? Using the Null Hypothesis can help with this question.
Get your questions answered on our weekly Live Q&A calls. You also get access to over six hours of past recorded calls. These past calls can be a goldmine of value!
You get a fantastic suite of EasyLanguage templates that help you build a vast array of trading systems faster than ever! What’s cool about these templates is they can generate the EasyLanguage code for a strategy with the push of a button! So, this will save you a ton of time on programming.
These templates are not for sale to the general public!
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