A few years ago an interesting paper called Market Intraday Momentum was published which revealed a simple trading edge for the S&P 500 ETF. According to the paper, the first half-hour in the S&P 500 predicts the last half-hour. So if the first half-hour is positive, the last half-hour also tends to be positive. In […]
Filling the gap is a popular strategy where you buy a stock when it gaps down in the morning and then wait for it to fill the gap. Many bloggers have written about how good this strategy is. However, there usually isn’t much evidence to support those claims. I test the strategy on 20 Nasdaq […]
Some intraday stock traders say that if they could choose only one technical indicator it would be the VWAP. I find that VWAP is not necessarily a holy grail and traders disagree with the best way to use it. In the rest of this article, I test two very simple VWAP trading systems and present […]
In this article I take a look at the Udemy course ‘Learn to Trade the News‘. Udemy are currently having a 25% off sale on thousands of courses which you can access here. Coupon code = 25JBMARWOOD.
In this article I look at some of my favourite intraday trading patterns including naked price action patterns and Japanese Candlestick patterns.
It was November 2008 and I was a graduate futures trader for a trading house in the UK. I’d been trading full time for only a couple of months. The credit crunch was in full force and every day presented new challenges and headaches. Until Lehman Brothers collapsed I had been doing well. Trading a […]
Building an intra day trading system for trading futures, stocks, or forex is no easy task and many would say that in today’s markets it’s simply not possible. For one thing, the markets are not at all like they used to be.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I do not classify day trading as an easy route to riches. However, if you were to ask me what my favourite approach would be, I would say pivot points. In this post I will illustrate how to use pivot points in trading stocks and forex. How to […]
A new day trading strategy idea In previous articles I have blogged about the high risks involved with day trading. I have also spoken of my preference for trading strategies that combine both technical analysis AND fundamental analysis. Much like Bruce Kovner in the original Market Wizards, I find that fundamentals can add real strength […]
Day Trading Futures For A Living I worked as a futures day trader for a year between 2008-2009. It wasn’t a particularly good time to start in the markets because the volatility from the credit crunch was intense. Having said that, some experienced day traders really benefitted from the increased volatility and made a lot […]
I just finished reading about a study that showed many people would rather inflict pain on themselves than spend 15 minutes alone with their thoughts. It’s obviously an interesting study for a number of reasons and I think it contains some insight for traders too. Do you prefer pain over boredom? Researchers from Virginia and […]
I don’t do much day trading anymore as it’s incredibly difficult to find profitable intraday trading techniques. For one thing, it’s very hard to compete against all the algorithmic machines, banks, and high frequency traders. For another, I prefer to trade mechanically and it’s almost impossible to come up with a profitable intraday trading system. Once […]