As a trader, there’s an important lesson to learn early on, which is that trading losses are part and parcel of playing the game.
They are unavoidable, since no-one can predict the markets all the time and no-one can win on every single trade. In fact, many traders have found success by being right just 30-40% of the time. Read more »
In this article I test another simple trading idea that is designed to find high probability stock moves. Amibroker code is provided at the end of the post.
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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 TED spread for market timing. Read more »
As I predicted on Monday, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold yesterday and this saw the US dollar drop against most of its major trading partners. The central bank cited low inflation and uncertainty abroad as the main reason to keep rates on hold and this has pushed market expectations for the first rate hike out to 2016. Read more »
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 from various sources that should be essential for new investors and traders alike: Read more »
Stock markets finished higher last week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up just over 100 points and the benchmark indexes climbing around 2% in what was a shortened week thanks to the public holiday. This was one of the best weekly performances since March. Read more »
When it comes to investing in stocks, I like to look at things that others might miss. Things that are not so easily defined or measured, you could say.
Many investors, for example, look at the PE ratio of a company or the items on it’s balance sheet. Some investors might look at chart patterns, or projections of earnings. Read more »
Just lately I have been using the trading analysis platform Amibroker an awful lot. I’ve been testing trading ideas, building simple technical indicators, and learning some new tricks. (I plan to present such findings in later articles, of course).
You see, Amibroker is such a flexible platform that you can do also sorts of things with it. Read more »
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. Read more »
With markets down around 10% in 2015 it could be argued that this is not yet a true crash. Investors appear to be so conditioned to upward gains that they consider even a small correction as a major crash.
Yet, it is recent price action that experienced investors are most worried about and the omens are not good.
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