When people talk about backtesting their minds often turn to formulas and equity curves. Some may even be drawn to data mining or curve fitting, things that can go wrong. But backtesting is not just a way to test the profitability of a trading signal. In fact, backtesting has taught me many important lessons about […]
Interest rates are low, taxes are low and the stock market is firing on all cylinders. The current bull market is already the longest in history and just a few percent away from being the largest in history. But bull markets cannot last forever. Some time in the not too distant future a bear market […]
It has been already been an interesting start to 2020 with the flaring up of hostilities in Iran. I never imagined the S&P 500 could hold up so well with this kind of news but it just goes to show how strong this bull market is (and also how complacent investors are becoming). As we […]
20 years ago we were in the middle of the dotcom bubble. This was not a great time to invest since many stocks were at their peak earnings. Many never recovered and a few went bankrupt. However, some companies grew out of the rubble and posted mouth-watering returns. I decided to look at which stocks […]
Profitable stock market strategies are not easy to come by. One proven path is to seek out stock market anomalies. A stock market anomaly is a rate of return or investment strategy that seems to defy the efficient market hypothesis. Today, most investors agree that markets are fairly efficient even if they don’t believe in […]
There are thousands of trading websites and tools out there. This list contains some of my favourites. I’ve left out a few of the really popular ones since everyone knows about them already. Hopefully you’ll find a few new websites to add to your bookmarks. Finviz Most people know about Finviz already but I had […]
Before you start trading it’s important to be prepared for a long road ahead. Even if you’re born with a natural talent you will still face a number of obstacles that you will need to overcome to be successful. 1. Do You Have Enough Capital? Unfortunately the most passionate new traders are often the least […]
In this post I will be sharing 10 tips that can help you to build better trading strategies and become a better systematic trader. These tips contain little things that are often overlooked or ignored. They’ve helped me and many of the traders I’ve worked with.
It’s about time I updated my list of best trading books so here is my selection of the 100 greatest trading and investing books of all time. I’ve read (or at least partly read) a lot of these and I’ve tried to put them in some sort of order as well. Not an easy task […]
It’s no secret that financial markets are getting more and more efficient and therefore more difficult for the average trader. So it’s a good idea to think creatively and consider what might lead to an edge today or in the future. If you don’t have an edge you can’t make money. Here are 10 new […]
Back in January 2017, Donald Trump had just become President and most pundits were forecasting a year of stock market volatility and interest rate hikes. As it turned out (despite terrorist attacks, natural disasters and provocative tweets) 2017 finished as one of the least volatile years in history.
Because financial matters are rarely covered during high school, many people don’t understand the stock market or how to invest their money properly. This means that they are more vulnerable to investment scams. With the growth of the internet, and the current frothy state of global markets, these investment scams are unfortunately all too common. […]
Traders are all different. But to be successful some things are unavoidable. This list of trader essentials can serve as a rite of passage for every aspiring trader.
Swing trading is a good option for investors who may not have the temperament or time to engage in day trading. Having success in this field requires you to take the time to learn about the various trading strategies and processes for short-term trading. Fortunately, many successful investors that have come before you have made […]
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 […]