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 […]
The last 20 years has seen the amount of research into stock market trading strategies explode. Take a look at a website like SSRN and you’ll find thousands of academic papers investigating market anomalies. I love testing and reading about new strategies. In this post, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting strategies that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Warren Buffett is an example of someone who recognises the importance of reading. It’s been said that he spends 80% of his day reading and thinking and can read up to 600 – 1,000 pages a day. As a system trader it is also important to read and to keep on top of new developments in […]
With everyone talking about the Federal Reserve this week, there is an awful lot of noise surrounding what the Fed will or won’t do. It’s at times like these where it pays to keep a bit of perspective and remember to not do anything rash. Following are a number of charts that I have compiled […]
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 […]
End-of-day trading simply means to make trading decisions very near to, or after the markets close. It’s essentially the opposite of day trading.
Traders tend to focus too much on fine-tuning their entry rules and choosing between stocks. Picking the right exit can be just as important, if not more important, than picking the right entry. After all, it is the exit that locks in your profit (or loss) and ultimately impacts the equity in your trading account.