Advanced Quantitative Testing


How can I be sure that my new trading idea will work?
Is there a change I could make that will give me better results?
How can I convince clients to invest with me?
I like the method I just read about, but how do I know those results are not cherry-picked?

As a Technical Analyst, if you have ever asked yourself any of these questions, then you need to learn more about quantitative testing. It is only through rigorous quantitative testing that you can answer these questions with confidence.

In this course, we will review both the theory on how we can approach our testing in a scientific way, and also exactly how we can implement those tests in Optuma.

Students who complete this course will have a thorough understanding of:

  • how to approach testing
  • the theory behind the tests
  • the pitfalls that are common in back testing
  • the truth about the dangers of data mining
  • how to apply statistics in a practical way
  • how to implement tests in Optuma.

There are many valuable gems in this course for anyone who is interested in being more quantitative in their approach to Financial Analysis. The course is specifically aimed for people who use Optuma, and having Optuma with the Testing Module will allow you to get the most out of the course, however it contains useful information for all Technical Analysts. At Optuma, our clients range from private traders through to analysts and portfolio managers at some of the largest firms in the world.

How this Course is Presented

There are over 22 separate video lessons in this course ranging from 10 minutes to 1 hour each. The course has 11 hours of video content. Some of the lessons are presented in the form of Powerpoint slides as they are theoretical in nature and slides is the best way to convey the information. Others will be presented directly from Optuma so you can see how the concepts are implemented. When applicable, each lesson will include the notes and other information which is used.

Private Forum

When you purchase this course, you will also have access to a private forum at, On this forum, questions can be asked on the material and how to implement the tests in Optuma. The course will be presented by Mathew, who will be monitoring this forum.

Your Instructor

Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTe

Founder / C.E.O.

Mathew has been living and breathing Technical Analysis for over 23 years. As a Computer Systems Engineer he wrote Optuma —which is used all over the world from private traders to major investment firms. More recently, Mathew has become the only person in the world to currently teach the latest curriculum of all three levels of the CMT program. His broad exposure to Technical Analysis and his engineering background has led to many new insights and brand new ways to model analysis. Mathew is a staunch believer that there are still many new discoveries to be made in the area of Technical Analysis, and that Technicians should be at the forefront of all quantitative development. “TA’s best days are ahead of us, not behind us”.

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Course Includes

  • 22 Lessons