30-years ago it was considered irresponsible to use a market timing strategy to try and outperform the S&P 500. In recent years as investors have started to gain increased levels of access to historical data and the tools to develop effective trading models, it might now be considered irresponsible to not use a market timing strategy.
At least that’s what famed investor and gambler Blair Hull believes, and his recent study on building a market timing strategy that predicts future returns, proves exactly that. Read more »
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 »
If you watch a lot of CNBC or read a fair amount of financial news you will no doubt have heard of the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the ‘fear index’.
What is the Vix Index?
The VIX is actually the ticker symbol for the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Market Volatility Index future and it represents the expectation of stock market volatility over the next 30 days using S&P 500 options.
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On the whole, it’s better to avoid trying to pick market tops and bottoms. If you try and pick the tops and bottoms every single day you’re going to get frustrated very quickly and wind up losing a lot of money.
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