MAY 2016 Meeting


Thursday, May 5, 2016    @ 7:30 PM

The Ring House
1801 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD    20852

Main Presentation Speaker:

James “Jim” Rakowski,
Former SMT Member


Using Rule Based Trading & a Scale In Strategy to Improve Your Trading Profits

 Join SMT members as James “Jim” Rakowski, Former SMT Member explores the question, “Does scaling in work better than taking larger initial positions?” This presentation will attempt to answer the question of how we can know and under what circumstances. The concept will be demonstrated graphically using a number of TradeStation programmed trading strategies. Real trade results versus ideal trade results will be compared for year 2015.

Jim is a former SMT member and retired Aerospace Engineer that specializes in advanced, automated trading development using TradeStation. His methodology involves back testing, equity curve monitoring and relatively short term, profitable trading patterns.

When not trading, Jim enjoys horseback riding and underwater photography.  He resides in San Diego, California.

Members are encouraged to join Jim the and the SMT Board of Trustees for dinner at Tony Lin’s at 6:00 PM.


AmiBroker software is the subject of our recently added “How-To” videos on the SMT web site.

This meeting will be recorded for viewing on the SMT web site.

A reminder, our meeting will be held in the downstairs social hall and we will have high speed WiFi available.

If you missed any of our meetings since June 5th, 2014, members can log on to the SMT web site and view the videos of the meetings in addition to downloading presentations.  Go toA the “Members Only” menu tab, then select “Presentation Videos”.

The SMT Board of Trustees WILL NOT hold a meeting prior to our evening presentation.

SMT logo mugs and Lapel Pins will be available for purchase at the meeting.  They make great gifts!