One of the hardest things to do in investing is to buy the market as it makes yet another new high. Intuitively it makes little sense. The only way to profit in the stock market is to sell something for more than you paid for it so why would you buy something that has been […]
Some investors focus on momentum stocks. Some look for value. Contrarian traders search out for the most hated or worst performing stocks. Recently, I came across the following graphic from Bloomberg which shows the 2017 performance of the 10 most shorted stocks in Asia:
The Money Flow Index indicator (MFI) is an oscillator that uses price and volume to measure momentum. It’s also known as a volume-weighted RSI and can be used in a similar way. In this article I will be testing a strategy that I found on a popular trading website.
Humans have been trying to time the stock market with fancy indicators since the beginning of time. But do they work? In this article I test five different market timing indicators. They are: Coppock Curve Zweig Breadth Thrust Arms Index (TRIN) McClellan Oscillator No. Of New 52-Week Lows These market indicators are all available with […]
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, […]
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 […]
In this article I look at some interesting new research from Haoyu Xu that can be useful for both momentum investors and reversal traders. The research finds that morning returns positively predict next month returns (momentum) while afternoon returns negatively predict next month returns (reversals).
The 200 day moving average is an extremely popular indicator among traders and trend followers. When a stock is above the 200 day MA, it’s said to be in an uptrend and when it’s below, it’s said to be in a downtrend. In this article I look at a strategy that buys upward trending stocks […]
In this article I will show that there is the possibility of a profitable edge when trading breakout stocks on high volume days. However, the edge requires an ability to foresee such high volume in advance. This is no easy task but the data suggests it could be an interesting line for future research.