Last Friday the S&P 500 formed a shooting star candlestick pattern on the daily chart. This is a Japanese candlestick formation that is normally a bearish reversal signal. Sure enough, the S&P 500 moved lower the next day, dropping around 15 points. We saw this happen last September too. But how often does this bearish pattern really […]
One of the most powerful functions in Amibroker is the ability to easily program rotational trading strategies. In this article I present 8 ideas that may inspire you to create a new rotational trading system.
In this article I look at a popular method for trading stocks and futures which utilises the RSI 2 indicator. This is a mean reversion technique for finding overbought and oversold securities.
In this article I test another simple trading idea that is designed to find high probability stock moves.
I mentioned in a recent article that one of the things I like best about Amibroker is the ability to import data sets from various sources and use it to create indicators. In this post, I show how to import TED spread data and import it into Amibroker. I then build a simple economic indicator that uses the […]
I like to use the trading analysis platform Amibroker to test trading ideas, build trading systems and develop new technical indicators. Amibroker is such a flexible platform that you can do all sorts of things with it. The first port-of-call when learning Amibroker is to go to the official Amibroker website and help pages. There’s […]
In this article, I look at a simple way to add ETFs to your trading system so you can hedge a portfolio without having to use the custom back-test interface.
In this article I look at some moving average crossover strategies and I investigate which moving average crossover lengths are the most effective.
In the 2011 academic paper “Another look at trading costs and short-term reversal profits“, the authors (De Groot et al) speculate that a simple mean reversion strategy in US stocks is able to significantly outperform the market. The strategy seems to have promise, especially when used in a rotational setting with smart allocation.
Recently, a reader questioned the trading systems that are presented in my book and course. I do not actually know whether they bought the book or the course or not but they emailed me to say that none of the trading systems presented work.
I have spoken before that I am a fan of the Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) method for investing in stocks. Particularly as a way to invest a regular stream of income. In this article I present a new take on the traditional DCA approach and suggest a way investors can further improve their returns. I […]