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“Beware the quiet man. For while others speak, he watches.
And while others act, he plans.
And when they finally rest… he strikes.” -Anonymous
What is The Sharp Plays Trading?
Years ago I watched a documentary about Ed Thorp. The documentary discussed how Thorp used mathematics (he’s the father of modern card counting) to beat the game of Blackjack. The documentary was riveting. The most shocking part came at the end…Ed Thorp made a little money card counting, but he broke the bank taking his math skills to the hedge fund industry! I was damn good at using math too, so I thought if Ed could find a way to unlock the code of the markets, I could too…or at least I would give it a shot!
I had created successful algorithms and analytics for sports, why couldn’t I do it for the financial markets? To make a very long story short, over the next several years it was my pet project to put together a quality trading algorithm. I read books, talked to people I knew in finance, and eventually my model began to take shape. As with any model…it initially failed. However, you can learn a lot in failure, and I did. I kept plugging along until I met a very successful options trader in one of those chance meetings. We chatted about algorithmic trading and I explained the model I was creating. He said he would take a look. Well, one meeting turned into several and my model took off thanks to his insights.
My financial trading model scans every position in a market and rates them on a Bullish to Bearish scale. The scale is simple Bearish 5-4-3-2-1-0-1-2-3-4-5 Bullish. A Bullish 3,4,5 is a position I consider trade worthy to go long. A Bearish 3,4,5 is a position I consider trade worthy to go short. Different analytics I have created then help to filter potential trade selections. The results speak for themselves and this simple scale has directed my trading activities for 15+ years.
When the world stopped due to COVID in March 2020, I decided to fast track the trading content to fill the gaps left by sports. Since then, the trading content has been a tremendous success! Trading provides the action we all desire as gamblers, but trading is a nice twist from sports wagering. Instead of the instant gratification of sports betting, trading the financial market often plays out over multiple days, weeks or even months. It can be a nice change of pace compared to daily sports “investing”.
How is the TSP Trading Content Delivered?
The primary platform for publicly posted trading content is FREE on the TSP Trading Channel on Telegram at t.me/tspfma. On the Telegram channel I will post charts and regular commentary on the markets (stocks, options, crypto and more). It’s a great way to get a feel for my style and the content.
For traders looking for more in-depth coverage, the Financial Market Analytics subscription was created and is the paid subscription for trading content. For further details on the FMA subscription, visit https://TSP.Live/fma.
How has the TSP Trading Content Performed?
A breakdown of the trading content performance (free and paid) is available on The Sharp Plays Trading Performance page.
I hope you enjoy the content and that the information pays you some nice dividends! Good luck in your trades!
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