I’ve spent a good chunk of hours looking into volatility and I stumbled upon a simple volatility strategy for VXX. The idea is to go long the VXX ETF when volatility is rising and go short the ETF when volatility is falling. This is opposite to the usual approach which is to short volatility on sharp […]
The Market Meanness Index is a technical indicator developed by JCL from the Financial Hacker website. In this article we will describe what the indicator is designed to do and provide some code for Amibroker users. MMI is a statistical algorithm based on the median value of a price series. It’s purpose is to help […]
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.
Old school trading wisdom says you should not only buy the strongest stocks but the strongest stocks in the strongest sectors. In this article, I discuss a simple breakout system. Then I introduce a basic sector filter which improves our net profit by around 50%. Full Amibroker code is also provided.
If you want to put your money in the stock market it makes sense to first analyse the data to see whether your trading strategy is a good one or not. In this article I take a look at three technical trading strategies and see how successful they’ve been over the past 10-18 years.
Every major trend in history has begun with a breakout. However, breakouts also lead to whipsaw trades so it’s sometimes better to join a trend on a subsequent pullback. In the rest of this article I will demonstrate a very simple strategy that does just that.
In today’s blog post I take a data mining approach to find a potentially profitable trading strategy based on the movement of US treasury rates. The idea of this strategy is to find a selection of stocks that respond favourably to a downward price movement in US Treasury yields.
Amibroker is an excellent tool for back testing and can also be set up for automated trading with Interactive Brokers. The basic infrastructure is to connect Amibroker to the Interactive Brokers Trader Workstation software using the Amibroker IBController plugin as a buffer.
Members of our research program at Marwood Research will know that I update the program with new trading strategies on a regular basis. Last month was Vix Trio and this month I have included another new trading system (with source code) called VWAP Pilot.
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. In this post I test the strategy […]
There is substantial evidence that high volatility stocks earn abnormally low returns while low volatility stocks are lower risk and thus a better choice for investors. In this article, I take a look at the facts and present a number of strategies. The best of which is to buy low volatility stocks in low volatility […]
We have a number of trading strategies available on Marwood Research and we have been tracking their performance throughout the year. Following you will find year-to-date performance of a selection of our trading strategies. Please note that these are all end-of-day, low maintenance strategies. They require very little work and investment of time and can be […]
Since starting this blog I’ve been able to document a few of the mistakes that I’ve made over the years trading the financial markets. There was the time that I lost money buying Alibaba shares even though I pretty much picked the bottom.
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 […]
The month of August was characterized by a lack of direction across many of the major stock market indices. Despite any notable trend, several of our premium trading strategies were able to profit and put in a solid month of results.