Author Archives: Erik Sliman

About Erik Sliman

With a passion for Investing, Business, Technology, Economics, People and God, Erik seeks to impact people's lives before he leaves. Contact Erik

Big Brother Watch Update, Aug 2018

Censorship Google helps China control citizens Dragonfly Copyright is the new poster child for censorship in EU New Copyright Powers, New “Terrorist Content” Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe    

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The Magic Pill – Keto Diet Documentary

The Magic Pill is a documentary on the Keto diet available on Netflix.  The Keto diet basically is about returning to how we naturally ate before industrialization of food, specifically, eating more fat and less carbs.    My take on … Continue reading

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Testing Galera in Kubernetes

I deployed a 3 node Galera cluster in Kubernetes. Galera clusters MariaDB or MySQL, allowing you to read and write to all nodes while always being consistent (ACID) at all times. Kubernetes is a deployment environment for container applications.  Here … Continue reading

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Added Charting to Automated Trading System

This is a continuation of Developing an Automated Trading System.  Many of us use very robust charting software, including the popular thinkorswim platform, that does more than I plan to create in my system.  The requirement I ran into that … Continue reading

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Created Backtesting of Signals and Algos

This is a continuation of Developing an Automated Trading System.  Began algorithms with simple strategies.  This tests a range of inputs for a strategy. For example, you can test a range of trailing stops from 1 to 15% with 0.5% … Continue reading

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Developing an Automated Trading System

It has been my dream since I was a kid and I saw the Matthew Broderick movie War Games in a theater in 1983 to build an automated trading system using AI.   This year I have begun to live that … Continue reading

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and the Berlin Wall Falling

This is the story of using the IRC when it first came out, long before most people heard of the Internet. Connecting Through College In the late 80s, when I was in college, I created an account on the school’s … Continue reading

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July 2016 Jobs Report Reveals US Economic Weakness

The dollar tanked and the the S&P 500 made a new all-time high when the headline news of the jobs report came out.  The probability an interest rate hike for December increased from 32.1% to 45.4% (calculated using 30-day Fed … Continue reading

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Rosy labor report?

The jobs report this morning caused the S&P 500 to hit new highs of the year, a few points short of its all time high set in May 2015.  It is tempting to pretend like all is well, and just … Continue reading

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Building a long-term position in gold via NUGT

I and others I know have found ourselves chasing gold.  We periodically get a nice position, take our profits, and then find ourselves missing out on the next big move because we cannot find good entry. This has been driving … Continue reading

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