How to back test a manually traded strategy using TradingView
Trading is hard. It takes a lot of practice. One way to practice and build skill and confidence is to back test a system over and over again. In this video I show you how I do this using online charts at Tradingview.
Updated video April 2018:
Tradingview has added a new replay function, that will allow you to better back test your trading. This video shows you how to use this new feature.
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I am a coder by day and trader by night! Coding is my day job. I am fully aware that only having a job will not allow me to provide for my family and myself consistently in the long run. This is because most of the western societies are setup in a way to be more and more disadvantageous towards the working middle class. I do not need to be a billionaire to be happy, but our society is becoming more and more binary. It seems that one can either be rich or poor, in which case I opt to be rich, or at least hedge myself against being poor. Trading and investing are my hedge against this trend.
The super rich and us
Below are two videos from the BBC documentary "The Super Rich and Us". It clearly illustrates and explains the polarization of wealth distribution in our current society. Here is a catchy quote from the documentary:
There are the haves, the haves not and the haves yachts!
But actually we seem to be heading for a society where there are only haves not and haves yachts…
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Now I want to diversify my holdings more by adding Gold and Silver to it. I buy Gold and Silver as a hedge or insurance against the undwindled money printing of all of the governments / central banks of the world. Money, or actually, currenc…