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Systematic Trading

A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems. By Robert Carver.

Nearly all humans make poor financial decisions, because of flaws deep within our minds.

The answer is to fully or partly systematise your trading and investing.

Creating a trading system 

removes all the emotion, and makes it easier to commit to a consistent strategy which is more likely to be profitable.

This is not just another book with yet another trading system.

This is a complete guide to developing your own systems to make trading and investing decisions.

Author Robert Carver draws on:

  • financial and pyschological theory,

  • his experience within systematic hedge funds,

  • and his own in-depth research,

to explain why systematic trading makes sense and show how it can be done safely and profitably. 

Every aspect is thoroughly explained: from creating trading rules to position sizing.

The framework in the book can be used with all assets, including equities, bonds, forex and commodities.


There is no magic formula that will guarantee success, but cutting out simple mistakes will improve your performance.

You'll learn how to avoid common pitfalls such as:

  • over-complicating your strategy,

  • being too optimistic about likely returns,

  •  taking excessive risks,

  •  and trading too frequently.

A thoughtful, and thought-provoking, journey through the process of creating modular rule-based portfolios

      (Brenda Jubin, Reading the Markets)

Solid book on real Systematic Trading... Rob's book is a must.

   (Andreas Clenow, Author and Hedge fund manager)

Rob Carver is a seasoned professional investment manager and this book will give you the benefit of his experience. 

   (Steve Bell, author of Quantitative Finance for Dummies)

A remarkable look inside systematic trading ... reading this will benefit all traders

    (Perry Kaufman, Author and Trader)

Well worth a read for anyone who trades, in particular for systematic traders (whether you're a novice or more experienced)!

(Saeed Amen, Author of Trading Thalesians)

A rational and practical approach to building diversified, risk-managed investment/trading portfolios.

   (Steve Le Compte, CXO Advisory)

I really like this book. accessible but not over-simplistic. It shows again that profitable trading ideas are out there.

   (Euan Sinclair, hedge fund manager and author)

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