Quant opinion: What would you do IF You Have Developed A Very Profitable Trading System On Earth?
1) Keep it for yourself and make your own money.
2) Sell the system to big instituion for a fortune and retire.
3) Sell the system to big instituion for a fortune and or get a high ranking position.
4) Create your own organization or private groups to enjoy the fruits.
5) To fan it out to the public, get them armed against the manipulation of Bankers.
6) None of the above… You have your own idea in mind… Would you like to share your idea…
Cream it (make money) and teach it to my children.
This is an important question because the answer reveals a lot about your own psychology. My answer is:
(1) Trade it myself and share with children.
(2) Tell anyone interested the methods without keeping anything secret – perhaps publish online.
The reason for (2) is that as the turtles discovered, most humans are psychologically not capable of sticking to a good trading method for a long period of time. So even if you tell others, they will not use it and continue to run after the “latest new strategy” over and over again. Thus by sharing your strategy you will not “dilute” the strategy and make it ineffective, but instead find others like you who are capable of sticking to a winning strategy (minority) for a long period of time.
Fantasy time for Traders.
Of course, one would trade it for himself/herself but the more important question is what if you have made the system but you do not have sufficient money??? That is, how to get the funds for Trading: Banks/VC’s i do not know of anyone who lends to Individuals for Prop Trading.
It really depends on how long you think you have before others discover the same system. Ideally you’d get five years of verifiable consistent gains behind you, then it would be worth something.
a combinaiton of 1) Keep it for yourself and make your own money.
and 4) Create your own organization or private groups to enjoy the fruits
Keeping the truly optimal performance for myself.
“what if you have made the system but you do not have sufficient money?”
If the system is as described (VERY profitable), by definition that means it is a system with a very positive expectancy. That being the case, starting capital is not all that important due to compounding of gains.
1) for a while then 2) or 3) but you need money anyway even if it is very profitable how much can it earn?200% per year?if you have 5k after 5 years…
Do you prefer to have 500k and average investing skills or a stellar trading system and 5k?
Let me know if you would like to trade it yourself and are in need of funds to trade with. We specialize in funding strategies and allowing the trader to keep the IP that they have developed.
Post it here and forums, let our power combine!
Some of my strategies are so simple and makes money very clearly, there is no way I can reveal. My option strategy is just 2 lines. It never had loosing month. If I reveal this, it will definetely be copied and will loose edge.
I do agree that simple strategies make money most of the time and there are many such strategies. I also have a very simple one that has made money backtesting for 40 yr and 4yr forward testing up to now. It is called ReadySetGo by Alan Pryor: Longtermtrading.com – Yes I have announced it to the world and you can buy it an get the entire code. It is probably the best trend following system out there. Do I think other people will use it? No. Because it is not exciting or sexy enough, especially for this group. Yet it makes $50K per year based on 1 one contract for the past 40 yrs trading 20+ uncorrelated futures markets and keeps going.
Everyone that has a winning system….I will buy it for whatever profit it makes me in the first year plus a 50% bonus. Payment made once system proven. I have the contracts ready for you to sign.
To maximize the value, my recommendation is like
option1 (1 year) -> option4 (2 years) -> option2 (exit)
Great question. I go with option 4. It makes a lot of sense..and am already in the process of building that close user group…
Our choice has been option4. License the system to a limited number of Hedge Funds.
Dole out to the public and let the fear-greed cycle take its own course…
i will go with 1st for medium term
than i will switch it to no.4
next step woulb be no.5 and
finally i will go with no. 3….
First you tell me have you really developed such system?
Then only I apply my mind.
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