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Systematic Trading: A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems by Robert Carver

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Chapter Six. Instruments

Before you think about how you trade you need to consider what you’re going to trade – the actual instruments to buy or sell. It’s likely you will know which asset classes you want to deal with, based on your knowledge and familiarity with different markets.

However there are certain instruments that should be completely avoided for systematic trading. Others have characteristics which make them worse than other alternatives, or would force you to trade them in a particular way. Finally there is often a choice of how you can access a particular market; you could get Euro Stoxx 50 European equity index exposure by ...

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