The backbone of personal finance is to save more than you spend and invest the proceeds. The most common advice is to put your money into cheap index funds each month with a simple allocation split. But what if you want to try something more adventurous? Index investing may only provide returns of six or […]
I’ve spent the weekend looking into volatility and I stumbled upon a simple but effective volatility strategy. The idea is to go long the VXX ETF when volatility is rising and go short the ETF when volatility is falling. This is the opposite to the usual approach which is to short volatility on sharp rallies. […]
The Market Meanness Index is a technical indicator developed by JCL from the Financial Hacker website. In this article we will describe what the indicator is designed to do and provide some code for Amibroker users. MMI is a statistical algorithm based on the median value of a price series. It’s purpose is to help […]
Old school trading wisdom says you should not only buy the strongest stocks but the strongest stocks in the strongest sectors. In this article, I discuss a simple breakout system. Then I introduce a basic sector filter which improves our net profit by around 50%. Full Amibroker code is also provided.
If you want to put your money in the stock market it makes sense to first analyse the data to see whether your trading strategy is a good one or not. In this article I take a look at three technical trading strategies and see how successful they’ve been over the past 10-18 years.
Every major trend in history has begun with a breakout. However, breakouts also lead to whipsaw trades so it’s sometimes better to join a trend on a subsequent pullback. In the rest of this article I will demonstrate a very simple strategy that does just that.
In today’s blog post I take a data mining approach to find a potentially profitable trading strategy based on the movement of US treasury rates. The idea of this strategy is to find a selection of stocks that respond favourably to a downward price movement in US Treasury yields.
The idea behind dollar cost averaging is simple. Every month invest a set amount of money into the stock market. When the market is high, you’ll be able to afford fewer shares and when it’s low you’ll be able to buy more shares at a lower price. Over time, the stock market moves up, your […]
The uptick rule is a short selling restriction that says you can only short sell a stock on an uptick. In other words, you must wait for a stock to trade a tick higher before you can short it. This rule was first introduced in 1938 to promote market stability and investor confidence. However, the […]
The Hikkake pattern is a simple price action or candlestick pattern that is used to find market turning points. The pattern is essentially an inside day with a fake breakout and is originally credited to Daniel Chesler CMT.