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.
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.
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 […]
I like to use the trading analysis platform Amibroker to test trading ideas, build trading systems and develop new technical indicators. Amibroker is such a flexible platform that you can do all sorts of things with it. One thing I like to do, for example, is to import non-stock data and see if it can […]
In this article, I look at a simple way to add ETFs to your trading system so you can hedge a portfolio without having to use the custom back-test interface.
In this article I explain the RSI technical analysis indicator. I then test the indicator on historical stock market data in order to analyse its effectiveness.
In the 2011 academic paper “Another look at trading costs and short-term reversal profits“, the authors (De Groot et al) speculate that a simple mean reversion strategy in US stocks is able to significantly outperform the market. The strategy seems to have promise, especially when used in a rotational setting with smart allocation.
A number of students on my trend following course have mentioned a couple of different trailing stop ideas, so I thought I would put them to the test and see how they perform. Following is an exploration into two different methods; an idea from Nick Radge and a chandelier stop from Charles Le Beau.