A reader asked what my thoughts were on bitcoin and what kind of strategies I would recommend to trade this type of market. I don’t want to get dragged into an opinion piece but I will say that there seem to be an incredible number of amateurs involved in bitcoin which could end badly.
The Money Flow Index indicator (MFI) is an oscillator that uses price and volume to measure momentum. It’s also known as a volume-weighted RSI and can be used in a similar way. In this article I will be testing a strategy that I found on a popular trading website.
I’ve been doing some work on volatility products and I’m particularly interested in finding long volatility strategies. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why betting on volatility going up is difficult: Stock markets tend to go up and volatility tends to drop. Volatility products that track the VIX suffer from time decay. Macroeconomic factors and central […]
Position sizing is an important topic but many investors don’t give it much thought. In this article I will look at a method that uses the RSI indicator to size positions. This means we can buy more when the price is low and buy less when the price is high.
Humans have been trying to time the stock market with fancy indicators since the beginning of time. But do they work? In this article I test five different market timing indicators. They are: Coppock Curve Zweig Breadth Thrust Arms Index (TRIN) McClellan Oscillator No. Of New 52-Week Lows These market indicators are all available with […]
I have recently been looking at some old materials and I came across another interesting work by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez regarding Bollinger Bands. Bollinger Bands were developed by John Bollinger and can be used in a number of different ways. In this article, we will use Bollinger Bands to find mean reversion trades.
I try to keep Marwood Research topped up with new trading strategies every month. This month, another interesting investment strategy has been added to our program called Mid Cap Winners. Mid Cap Winners is a medium term investing system designed for the mid cap space with an average holding period of around 60 days.
Japanese candlestick patterns are useful because they allow traders to quickly visualise price action in the market. There are many different patterns and many different opinions on their effectiveness. In this article we will look at a trading system that attempts to dynamically select the best performing candlestick pattern from the previous six months and […]
Financial visualisation website FINVIZ.com is one of my favourite trading tools. I use it every day to keep a tab on markets and look at charts. The stock screener on Finviz is also one of the best I’ve found with more than 60 filters that can be applied to 7000 US stocks. In the rest […]
After a period of some thirty years of increasing bond prices, and with the Federal Reserve committed to a policy of gradually increasing interest rates, the time for long-based trading strategies on US treasuries could well be coming to an end. Many, including former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan, have called the bond market a bubble […]