Structured back-testing shows you how well your trading plan is likely to perform under different market conditions, and whether it needs modification before you put your hard-earned capital at risk. Roman Bogomazov has been conducting and refining back-testing of his own and others’ trading ideas for many years, and has taught these techniques as part of systems development at Golden Gate University.
In 2017, Roman developed a new webinar series: Back-testing and Validating Your Trading Plan, in which he shared his insights and approach to visual back-testing. The course provided a great opportunity for individual-level R&D of Wyckoff Method trades and was a great success with the students!
In 2018, Roman offered this course again and, together with some of my advanced students, provided additional materials on developing filters and scans to expedite prospecting for some Wyckoff set-ups in your trading plan(s). In these FOUR sessions you will learn how to evaluate the profitability and expectancy of your current trading plan(s) as well as any new ideas in the future, and you will be given several examples of Wyckoff-based scans, which you can set up on stockcharts.com.
Upgrading your Trading Plan
Through Visual Back-Testing and Validation
First, we discuss your current trading plans and trading routine; these sessions may include suggestions for potential improvements and adjustments to each plan presented. Students have the opportunity to learn from others’ trading plans, as well.
Next, we discuss indispensable elements of visual back-testing, including how to set up an informative process, what to emphasize during back-testing, and what data should be collected and tabulated during the analysis of results.
Then, we break for three weeks to allow you ample time to conduct back-testing of your current trading plans and/or new ideas.
Finally, during the last two sessions students present their back-testing results, and we discuss how these can be used to refine the underlying trading plans for increased profitability. We also focus on developing and refining filters and scans needed to identify some of the central themes of the trading plans’ set-ups.
Roman Bogomazov is a trader and educator specializing in the Wyckoff Method of trading and investing, which he has taught for more than ten years as an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and as the principal instructor at WyckoffAnalytics.com. He is the founder and President of Wyckoff Associates, LLC, an enterprise providing online Wyckoff Method education to traders throughout the world (www.wyckoffanalytics.com). Using WyckoffAnalytics.com as a thriving trading community platform, Roman has developed a comprehensive educational curriculum covering basic to advanced Wyckoff concepts and techniques, as well as visual pattern recognition and real-time drills to enhance traders’ skills and confidence. A dedicated and passionate Wyckoffian, he has used the Wyckoff Method exclusively for his own trading for more than 25 years. Roman has also served as a Board Member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts and as past president of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco.
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Evaluate the profitability and expectancy of your current trading plan
Markedly reduce the time needed to create watchlists of actionable trade candidates by using scans and filters based on Wyckoff logic
There is a very high degree of financial risk and loss involved in trading securities. You understand and acknowledge the existence of this risk and also that YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRADING AND INVESTMENT DECISIONS AND RESULTS. The materials presented and discussed in this online course are for educational purposes only; nothing contained therein should be construed as investment advice. Roman Bogomazov (“Presenter”) is not a registered investment advisor or broker-dealer and does not purport to recommend or suggest any specific trades or investments in stocks, bonds, e-minis, futures, options, currencies or any other financial instruments or markets. Presenter assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind for your trading and investment results. It should not be assumed that any trades or investments described or discussed in this course were, are, or will be profitable.