Some investors focus on momentum stocks. Some look for value. Contrarian traders search out for the most hated or worst performing stocks.
Recently, I came across the following graphic from Bloomberg which shows the 2017 performance of the 10 most shorted stocks in Asia: Read more »
Traders are all different. But to be successful some things are unavoidable. This list of trader essentials can serve as a rite of passage for every aspiring trader. Read more »
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. Read more »
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 banks work to reduce volatility.
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Position sizing is an important topic but many investors don’t give it much thought.
In this article I will look at a method that uses the RSI indicator to size positions. This means we can buy more when the price is low and buy less when the price is high. Read more »
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. Read more »
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 my historical database from Norgate Data. Read more »
The benefits of having a profitable trading system are clear. Wealth generation, freedom, reduced stress. But there are problems too, which most system developers sweep under the carpet.
In this post we will look at some of the disadvantages associated with trading systems. Read more »
It has now been 16 years since the horrific attacks on the twin towers. A day which changed the world and had a profound impact on millions of people.
I remember very clearly what I was doing that day and I’m sure that you do too. It was a day that I will never forget.¹ Read more »
It’s a fair assumption that managers will have a better insight into the financial state of the company they’re running than outside investors. A manager will act and make decisions that are based around what they perceive the outlook for that company to be.
It’s also assumed that when a company makes a corporate action, such as a share buyback, a merger, a dividend or an equity issue, as soon as it’s announced, the market factors that into the price to reflect the potential long term impact of the decision. Read more »