Quantitative Trader specialized in developing and testing systematic trading strategies on python
I have experience developing a number of trading strategies on Quantopian a crowdsourced quantitative strategy development platform. I have experience building a variety of volatility based models to price equity options for Group One Trading (Options Market Making firm on the floor of the NYSE)
The first thing you need to make sure is that you have a trading strategies that fits your personality and your time restraints. Another important thing is to really understand your strategy inside out, to know which markets will cause draw downs because every strategy has periods of draw downs and periods when it does extremely well. After you have a strategy that fits you and you understand it well, you sill know when to increase your position sizing and not be afraid to hit the button to trade.
For example, I have a strategy that preforms extremely well when SPY has low volatility and the VIX is below $20. So I knew in the beginning of the year when the VIX went all the way up to $40 that I needed to stay out of the market and wait until the market calmed down before jumping back in and by doing that I only experienced a 3% draw down whereas if I had continued to trade that strategy I would've lost a little over 10%
If you'd like to discuss this further you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a phone call for any follow up questions.