It is my belief that to succeed in the financial markets you need to have some kind of trading system in place.
Trading systems protect the trader from his ‘inner chimp‘ – the limbic side of the brain that relies heavily on emotions and gut instinct. The inner chimp is quick to react and respond to incoming dangers. It often makes snap decisions based on emotion or a feeling. Read more »
Several months ago I was thinking about candlestick charts and whether or not these classic patterns had any predictive ability for trading. I had a look around but all I could find were vague speculations and cliches. I couldn’t find any solid evidence of whether they actually worked or not.
So… I thought I would casually test out a few candlestick price patterns and see if any of them actually worked.
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With the fear and uncertainty of a possible Brexit, GBP/USD has been one of the worst performing currency pairs this year, falling as low as 1.38 in late February.
However, recent weeks has seen the currency stage a comeback, taking the market back to the important 1.4600 level as traders bet the pessimism was overdone. Read more »
Download the rules to a trading system that makes 170% a year in stocks.
Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I like to create trading systems using Amibroker; a program which allows you to test various investment strategies on historical stock data. Read more »
In a recent article we looked at the shooting star candlestick pattern and we found that it wasn’t a particularly successful signal for spotting reversals. In this article we will look at another bearish reversal signal in the form of the gravestone doji candlestick pattern. Read more »
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 play out? Read more »
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.
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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. Read more »
How much money would you have made if you’d invested $500 a month into Apple stock over the last 15 years? What about other major US companies like General Electric, JP Morgan or Visa? Is this even a good investment strategy? In this article, I find out.
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Quantitative trading involves the use of mathematical calculations, data analysis and number crunching to seek out profitable trading opportunities in the financial markets.
Price, volume, and fundamental data can all be used to formulate quantitative trading strategies depending on what it is you are hoping to achieve. In the rest of this article, I will identify 25 places online, where you might find some profitable quant trading strategies and ideas: Read more »