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25 February 2016

Using Stops: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Presenter: Cesar Alverez, Cesar Alvarez, Alvarez Quant Trading, USA

About the Presentation
Everyone says “use stops” but very few people know how the stops change the trade results. This will be a quantitative look at how stops affect the results of a stock breakout strategy with a multi-month hold. We will be investigating maximum stop loss, trailing stops, profit targets, time stops and continued performance stops.

About the Presenter
Cesar has been trading stocks since the mid 1990s. He spent nine years as a professional market researcher for Connors Research and TradingMarkets.com.

Cesar has been at the forefront of stock market research, having developed over 100 successful trading strategies that are used by investors and fund managers in the United States and internationally. He was the researcher and co-author of five trading books. Cesar created the ConnorsRSI indicator. Currently, Cesar runs the quant blog, Alvarez Quant Trading, along with AmiBroker consulting, AmiBroker education and trading signals service.

Cesar attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Science. Cesar was a developer on Microsoft Excel versions 3, 4, and 5.

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