Bertino, Ron


Top 10 Ways Performance Data Can Trick You



Thursday, September 26, 2019 14:30 MDT » 16:30 EDT

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Detailed Agenda

Come to this webinar in order to learn how signal or algorithm providers can use performance data in deceptive ways in order to make you think that their system has excellent performance.

Learning these issues is also useful for your own personal use, if you're developing your own portfolios or algorithms.

Things you will learn:

  • Deceptive performance stats listed by signal or algo providers
  • How long should a backtest be?
  • Being aware of market conditions
  • Why focusing on CAGR is a bad idea
  • How performance graphs can hide critical information
  • How to properly visualize drawdowns
  • Difficulty of recovering from drawdowns
  • How volatility impacts compounded returns
  • How you can easily be tricked with survivorship bias
  • Security replacements and synthetic instruments
  • Properly accounting for trading costs
  • How to avoid data mining

Last but not least, we'll be demonstrating an extremely useful free online tool for doing portfolio analysis and backtesting.

Speaker’s Bio

Ron Bertino has been trading since 1995, doing a blend of directional strategies using technical analysis on futures and stocks, as well as directional and non-directional options trading strategies.

Ron spent 20 years working as a systems and software engineer for some of the largest companies in the world including Microsoft, Dell, international banks, and many others.

He now runs a trading community called Trading Dominion which teaches advanced options trading concepts and tactics to hundreds of traders.

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