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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I have spent much of the morning reading Misbehaving: The Making Of Behavioral Economics by leading expert and professor, Richard H. Thaler. This is a book that offers a full introduction into behavioral economics whilst managing to still be entertaining and readable. Read more »
In this article I take a look at the Udemy course ‘Learn to Trade the News‘. Udemy are currently having a 25% off sale on thousands of courses which you can access here. Coupon code = 25JBMARWOOD.
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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 »
Are you prepared for the latest FOMC meeting minutes tomorrow?
According to Real Time Economics, just 3% of economists see the Fed raising rates, down from 9% in the last poll.
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Visa Inc. ($V) is a multinational financial services company that facilitates the transfer of funds around the world via Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. If you didn’t already know that you must be living on another planet because Visa is everywhere. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to buy the stock today. Read more »
Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action to predict future market moves. It makes use of charts, trading volume, and other statistical or mathematical indicators to gauge how the market might behave, based on the concept that the fundamentals of an asset are reflected in its historical price action. 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 »