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.
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.
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
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, […]
I have recently been looking at some old materials and I came across another interesting work by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez regarding Bollinger Bands. Bollinger Bands were developed by John Bollinger and can be used in a number of different ways. In this article, we will use Bollinger Bands to find mean reversion trades.
I try to keep Marwood Research topped up with new trading strategies every month. This month, another interesting investment strategy has been added to our program called Mid Cap Winners. Mid Cap Winners is a medium term investing system designed for the mid cap space with an average holding period of around 60 days.
The focus of this article is a new study by Caporale and Plastun. They suggest that there’s an edge to be had in forex markets by trading gaps. However, they could not find an edge in other assets. Following are some of the findings from the research paper and then some concerns we have about […]
Japanese candlestick patterns are useful because they allow traders to quickly visualise price action in the market. There are many different patterns and many different opinions on their effectiveness. In this article we will look at a trading system that attempts to dynamically select the best performing candlestick pattern from the previous six months and […]
The world of social media has evolved rapidly in recent years. Traders and investors widely use various platforms both as a means of getting access to news and for trading ideas. Using social media as a trading indicator isn’t a new concept and the sentiment of tweets from Twitter has previously been shown to lead […]
Global stock markets started the month of July on the back foot following a Federal Reserve rate increase in June and some mixed economic signals. However, by the end of the month equity markets were back to their all-time highs and the bull market in US equities continued. This came as US growth figures showed […]