Recently, a reader questioned the trading systems that are presented in my book and course. I do not actually know whether they bought the book or the course or not but they emailed me to say that none of the trading systems presented work.
I am trialling a new trend following stock trading strategy. This strategy looks for stocks breaking out to new 52 week highs. The stock must also have decent sized volume, a PEG less than 1 and an RSI score less than 70. Trades are exited on a 20 week low. So far, results look promising […]
In my book, I detailed 20 original trading systems and tested those systems on historical stock data going back to the year 2000. Some of those systems produced reasonable results and indicated promise for future trading. Many were able to capture some nice trends like this one in CarMax Inc: However, one back test is […]
People often want to know whether forex trading is profitable. They see a strategy online promising 1000% returns and millions of dollars in profits and wonder whether they too can become successful forex traders. On the flip side, though, they will also have heard the stories of those traders who have lost money and in […]
The term ‘quant’ or ‘quantitative trading system’ conjures up the image of a smart math graduate on the desk of an investment bank who spends their time creating sophisticated short-term algorithms. Such algorithms that pull millions of dollars from the market in a blink of an eye. However, and though there are many of these […]
US stock markets moved up nicely yesterday for the second day in a row, after comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin downplayed the extent of military action in Ukraine and US housing data boosted stock market optimism. Putin said “we don’t want to split Ukraine up, we don’t need that,’’ and later, “Don’t believe those who […]
In this article I look at a simple 50 day moving average strategy and use the simulator from Amibroker to test the strategy on the stock market. When it comes to technical analysis and trend following there is no shortage of naysayers. Academics like to say that markets are perfectly efficient and that short term […]
Trend following is an investment strategy based on the technical analysis of market prices, rather than on the fundamental strengths of the companies. Wikipedia My own view is that trend following is not necessarily based on technical analysis, which can sometimes have a bad name. I believe trend following is more about the philosophy that […]