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  • Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Computer spread analysis by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Many traders shy away from spread trading owing to the extra difficulties of calculating the spread and the analysis of the spread in both its legs. Data and software now available for IBM-PCs and clones ca

  • Custom messages Part 10 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Custom messages Part 10 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Believe it or not, all the work we've done so far programming Lotus does not complete the Directional Movement Index system (DMI). We also must include message modules -- the only way some correct signals can

  • DMI trading rules by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...DMI trading rules by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In this issue, we start programming into Lotus 1-2-3 the trading rules used in J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) system. In the previous columns, we programmed the various mathematical components

  • Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Debugging and the virtues of experimentation Part 6 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In last month's column we discussed the use of {Put} and @Index(...) menu commands in Lotus 1-2-3. These can increase significantly program speed by avoiding cursor movement and r

  • Defining directional movement Part 8 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining directional movement Part 8 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Given the old adage that ""the trend is your friend"" and that most trading systems follow trends, J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) lets you measure whether a trend is in effe

  • Finishing DMI calculations Part 9 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Finishing DMI calculations Part 9 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. Having completed the lengthiest formulas that J. Welles Wilder developed in his Directional Movement Index (DMI) system, in this issue we'll complete the calculations for the basic DMI system. Futu

  • Introduction to macros Part 3 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Introduction to macros Part 3 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. In the previous column, I discussed the advantages of using Lotus 1-2-3 in the management of an indicator as complex as the Directional Movement Index (DMI). In this column and hereafter, we shall move

  • Loops: static and dynamic Part 7 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Loops: static and dynamic Part 7 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This month, we develop a loop to manage the calculation of the trading range (TR 1) used in J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) system. The previous columns developed the formula for

  • Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making spreadsheets part of your trading system Part I by Jim Summers, Ph.D. This column will be all about using Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.0 as a trading tool. Given the number of programs written for technical analysis fundamental analysis, and portfolio

  • Programming for speed Part 5 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Programming for speed Part 5 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. The past several columns discussed macros and led you through some elementary programming to show how to develop one of the indicators used in J. Welles Wilder's Directional Movement Index (DMI) system.

  • Programming the true range in Wilder's DMI system Part 4 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Programming the true range in Wilder's DMI system Part 4 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. The March column described the fundamentals of macros. The February column detailed some major points about Wilder's DMI and the system based on it. This time the action gets

System Writer Plus by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

  • Wilder's Directional Movement Index System Part 2 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wilder's Directional Movement Index System Part 2 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. As I noted in the last issue, I need both a charting program and Lotus 1-2-3 to trade with discipline and confidence, along with maintaining my emotional health. My first major prog






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