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 »
In last week’s post I wrote about a strategy for shorting shares that looked to sell short overbought, ‘supernova-type’ companies. The strategy produced some good results in testing and was also picked up elsewhere in the blogosphere. Read more »
This article contains a quick introduction to shorting shares then presents my favourite strategy for finding shorts. I then put this strategy to the test on historical data before finishing up with some final tips. Read more »
In this post I test nine different moving averages in order to see which is the best moving average for trading. Two different strategies and markets are tested. The results may surprise you. Read more »
The MACD indicator was developed in the 1970s by Gerald Appel. It’s been an extremely popular momentum indicator for many traders and is still used today. In this article, I look at what the MACD indicator does and how effective it is on stocks. 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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