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  • "Stopping" A System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...""Stopping"" A System by John Sweeney Once you get hold of an idea, it's often tough to get rid of it, especially if it shows no promise whatever. It tugs at the back of the mind--what was it about the original insight? What was valid? What was bogus? I

  • A Color-Based System For Short-Term Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using the Sp d r S&P 500 exchange traded fund as an example, here's how you can apply a simple swing trading system that utilizes the colors of volume bars.

  • A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Genetic Algorithm System For Predicting The OEX by Deniz Yuret and Michael de la Maza Since artificial intelligence made its debut within the pages of Stocks & Commodities, various and sundry methods by which neural networks can be used in designing t

  • A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Hybrid System For Market Timing by Mark B. Fishman and Dean S. Barr Hybrid technologies are perhaps the most-investigated topic in artificial intelligence today and here's how to apply the subject to trading. In two recent articles in STOCKS & COMMO

  • A Mutual Fund Switch System by Nelson Freeburg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Mutual Fund Switch System by Nelson Freeburg Testing indicators to confirm viability is always important, and here, two indicators that stand up to historical testing are presented and then used to develop a simple mutual fund switch system. Many su

  • A Neural Network System For Reliable Trading Signals by Marlowe D. Cassetti

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Neural Network System For Reliable Trading Signals by Marlowe D. Cassetti For those of you who have complained that you have to be a rocket scientist to understand what we run in Stocks & Commodities, here's a rocket scientist to explain it to you.

  • A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. This month, Meyers uses a daily indicator based on the Dow Jones Utility Average as a market timing system for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. In the August 1995 STOCKS & COMMODITIES,

  • A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum What goes through the mind of someone developing a neural network trading system? What are the steps involved in putting together something that mimics the mystery of the human mind? Here are some c

  • A Price- and Volume-Based System by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES A Price- And Volume-Based System Traders often use moving averages of just price to signal trends. Here's a moving average system that uses price and volume for trading signals. by Alex Saitta N ot a month goes by that a trading m

  • A Seasonal System For Soybean Futures by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Seasonal System For Soybean Futures by Markos Katsanos Here's a system that exploits historical seasonal patterns to trade soybean futures. Some markets are affected by certain fundamental factors that are seasonal in nature. These tend to recur at

  • A Simple Range-Trading System by Xavier Maria Raj

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (50-52): A Simple Range-Trading System by Xavier Maria Raj Creating a trading system is always a good idea, and keeping it simple is even better. Here's a look at one strategy that could make all the difference. It is alwa

  • A System For Trading Cisco

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On August 6, 2003 Cisco Systems Inc. reported a jump in quarterly net income but failed to top Wall Street expectations.Could charts have predicted this?

  • A System For Trading Fidelity Select Funds by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A System For Trading Fidelity Select Funds by Jay Kaeppel The key techniques for trading stocks, options, and futures can also be applied successfully to mutual funds. Here's a systematic approach to mutual fund trading. Several keys to investment and

  • A Trading System To Build On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There is no holy grail trading system, but there are real-world mechanical methods that can make decent money over time. Here's a look at one system that shows a great deal of promise.

  • A Weekly S&P Trading System by Adam White

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V13:06: (233-237): A Weekly S&P Trading System by Adam White Here's a trading system based on a price pattern and which uses the Standard & Poor's 500 index as a test case. Should a stock market investor buy and hold, or should he or she attempt to t

  • A mechanical trading system by William F. Eng

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A mechanical trading system by William F. Eng As a professional floor trader at the Chicago Board of Figure 1 Trade, I have studied many trading techniques. Some work and some don't. Most trading techniques work with the one missing element that we all

  • A modification of Wilder's directional movement system by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A modification of Wilder's directional movement system by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille In his New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems (Copyright 1978) J. Welles Wilder Jr. introduced his directional movement system with the following: ""Direc

  • A/D Volume, New-High, New-Low System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:7 (304-310): A/D Volume, New-High, New-Low System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Here, classic stock market indicators have been combined into a trading system for the market. Previously, I developed a stock market system using the weekly advance-decline

  • ADX: An Indicator And Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The average directional movement index can be both. Here's how.

  • AMZN Channel Breakout System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Channel breakout systems have been around for at least five decades, and for good reason: they still work in today's markets. Here's a brief look at an 11-plus year backtest of such a system with Amazon.com shares.

  • ARQL Long System Says Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mechanical trading systems aren't necessarily the best way to trade the markets, but they can help enforce a measure of self-discipline that can make the path to profitability a bit easier.

  • Advanced Neuromodulation System, Inc. (ANSI) Tries Another Cup & Handle Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cup with handle formations (originated by William O'Neil) are considered bullish continuation patterns.

  • Alpha-beta trend following system Version II, tuning for performance by Anthony W. Warren Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alpha-beta trend following system Version II, tuning for performance by Anthony W. Warren Ph.D. Several years ago, I published the alpha-beta trend following method in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. Although similar in concept to the c

  • An Early Warning System, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Irrational human behavior influences stock prices, and this behavior can lead to predictable outcomes. Here's a trading system that takes advantage of overreactions in the market, which could give you a trading edge

  • An Early Warning System, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some trading signals are better than others. In this second part of a three-part series, we'll describe a filter that'll help identify optimal swing trading buy/sell points

  • An Early Warning System, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this final part of a three-part series, we'll describe a swing trading system that provides traders with a simple, straightforward set of rules to help anticipate price trends based on significant volume increases

  • An Expert Of A System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this sixth part of a seven-part series, we look at an expert trading system that color-codes candlesticks to simplify entry & exit decisions.

Arms Equivolume Charting System by James S. Gould

  • Beating The Market With An Expert Trading System by Jerry Felsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Beating The Market With An Expert Trading System by Jerry Felsen A mathematically provable trading system (MPTS) can be defined as a trading method for which superior expected performance can be proved scientifically. I measure system performance by mea

  • Building a trading system by Frank Alfonso

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Building a trading system by Frank Alfonso Dramatic world events will continue to produce uncertainty in today's global financial markets, and most trading experts will agree that some form of technical strategy is necessary to reduce this information e

  • CCI 12/10 System Still Pulling Strong

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The CCI 12/10 trading system returned good set of historical performance stats over a 19-year test on a diverse group of large-cap stocks. But how has the system performed in the nine months since the article in which it was introduced was written?

  • Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens Here is a simple trend-following system where profits are realized in a relatively small number of lucrative trades. IN a world in which we are inundated with informati

  • Combining Guppy Averages With A Winning Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Filtering your trading system's output with Guppy moving averages can help keep you on the right side of most major market moves.

  • Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Create Your Trading System With John Wang by J. Gopalakrishnan and B. Faber John Wang received his bachelor's degree in chemical physics from University of Sciences and Technologies of China (Ustc), his master's degree in quantum chemistry from Zhongsha

  • Creating Your Own Trading System by Rene Koch, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating Your Own Trading System by Rene Koch, Ph.D. It can be done -- and without the headache you would expect. IN technical analysis, when you hear the word band it consists of two boundaries: one above and one below the price series similar to what

  • Creating prices for system testing by D. Howard Phillips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating prices for system testing by D. Howard Phillips Technical trading systems are evaluated using historical, real-time or computer-generated data. All three data sources are useful, but computer-generated data can be the most powerful. In particul

  • Creative System Design With Roman Bogomazov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Where better to learn technical analysis and trading than a university with courses specializing in the subject? Roman Bogomazov is a trader and an educator, an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University (GGU) in San Francisco, where he coordinates tech

  • Delayed Channel Breakout System by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Delayed Channel Breakout System by Peter Aan Originator: Unknown; this is a variation of the simple channel breakout method. Rules and formula: The simple channel breakout is a tried-and-true trading system that has been used for years. The delayed cha

  • Designing A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing A Personal Neural Net Trading System by James Stakelum What goes through the mind of someone designing a neural network trading system? Last month, James Stakelum explained some of the steps involved in putting together a neural network. This

  • Designing A System To Survive A Bear Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Designing a winning trading system, one that can survive a bear market as well as thrive during a bull market, takes a great deal of planning, testing, and self-examination.

  • Developing A System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A System by John Sweeney The great thing about many of the new trading support systems is that they facilitate the respectable practice of ""dinking around"": that process of tweaking every crazy idea that strikes one until something producti

  • Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Trading System by Curtis Arnold Successful trading is built upon using a dependable trading method. What is a good trading method? It is simply a set of rules that cover the important aspects of trading, such as trend identification, entry

  • Developing A Trading System by Dennis D. Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing A Trading System by Dennis D. Peterson If you've ever tried it, you know that developing a trading system is no easy task. But you may find that following a series of steps could help you reduce the learning curve. Here's an example. There a

  • Developing An Expert System To Forecast The Stock Market by Mike Flanagan, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Developing An Expert System To Forecast The Stock Market by Mike Flanagan, Ph.D. Nowadays, computers are often used to develop rule-based trading strategies. Frequently, these rules will be based on work provided by experts; such rule-based models are g

  • Does Forecasting Have A Place In Your System?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are three ways to forecast: taking a gamble, making an engineered calculation, and using historical insight. You need to combine all three elements to come up with a well-balanced trading system. Here's how.

  • Early Warning System Dynamic Model

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When can you confidently enter or exit a trade? It's never easy, but there are dynamics between adoption models and supply & demand that, if understood, can provide the trader with valuable insights in the form of advanced warning signals

  • Evaluting the COMMODEX(R) System by Ronald R. Goodis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Evaluting the COMMODEX(R) System by Ronald R. Goodis The COMMODEXÒ System-- practically every futures trader has heard of it. Most serious traders subscribe to it. It remains the only daily futures system published in the world and is internationally cir

  • Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fine-Tuning Your Money Management System by Bennett A. McDowell Acknowledge the risks in trading the markets by making sure your money management system is sound. When you hear of someone making a huge killing in the market on a relatively small tradin

  • First, You Design The System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To become a proficient trader you need to test and confirm your ideas before placing a trade. But how do you go about doing that? Here are the first steps you need to take when you're designing a trading system.

  • First-Hour Breakout System by Malcolm McNutt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...First-Hour Breakout System by Malcolm McNutt Here's a mechanical trading system for the Standard & Poor's 500 futures market. New traders are often advised to find a method or technique with which to trade and then refine the method down to a set of r

  • Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Five Steps To A Winning Trading System by Matt Blackman Whether you use your own system or someone else's, a big part of the development of any trading strategy is testing to see how well it works. Here we go through the step-by-step process of how to t

  • Forex Focus: An MACD Trading System by Alexander Sabodin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Forex Focus: An MACD Trading System by Alexander Sabodin This simple trading system was applied successfully to forex pairs using the moving average convergence/divergence. See if it'll work for you. Today, we see advertisements of different automatic

  • From Strategy To System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A system seems to be an algorithm of the interaction of three subsystems: strategy, signal system, and sizing.

  • Gold Futures System Music To The Ears?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some markets tend to trend intraday, while others look more like financial market meat grinders. Using the right kind of trading system can help you exploit the potential in nearly any kind of market.

  • Halliburton: New System Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Halliburton are surging higher after finding support on a proportional pullback.

  • How Does The Canadian Financial System Stack Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canadian banks have taken less risk than those in the United States, and so do not need the massive bailout that US banks have received, but how are they doing?

  • How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to evaluate a commodity trading system by Kent Calhoun The percentage of profitable trades, the average profitable trade, the average losing trade, the maximum consecutive losing trades, the average profit per closed trade, the largest winning and l

  • Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improve Your System With The Profitability Rule by Michael Harris What are the capabilities and limitations of your trading system or investment strategy? You can ensure your system or strategy has a high probability of meeting your profit objectives by

  • Improve Your Trading System With Speed by Gomu Vetrivel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (28): Improve Your Trading System With Speed by Gomu Vetrivel Constantly improving your trading system is the best way to improve the performance of your trading system. But what's speed got to do with it? Speed has a lot

  • Improving The 50/200 SMA With A Simple Crossover System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You shouldn't always assume that the default settings for your indicators are necessarily the best ones to use for all timeframes. With a little careful modification, your indicators could be greatly improved. Here is some guidance (and inspiration) to t

  • In System Trading, Patience Means Everything

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes, it's hard to stay focused on the overall, long-term performance of a system, especially if you frequently feel like you've missed out on a strong market move.

  • In search of the perfect system: Interview Jack Schwager

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In search of the perfect system: Interview Jack Schwager Jack Schwager, self-confessed skeptic and diligent debunker of ""new and improved"" commodity trading systems, is director of both research and managed trading for PaineWebber and is a not-too-rec

  • Interview: The Brains Behind A Trading System: Denis Globa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The thought of developing a trading system can overwhelm you with words like backtesting, optimization, curve fitting, and performance results whirling through your head. But anyone who has gone through the learning process and has successfully applied t

  • LCI Trading System For MetaStock XIV

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MetaStock version XIV comes with its share of improvements, but in addition to those improvements is an additional feature--Logan Connors Investment (LCI) Trading System, named after its developer, Logan Connors

  • Light Up Your Trading System With CandleCode Trading by Viktor Likhovidov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Light Up Your Trading System With CandleCode Trading by Viktor Likhovidov Market sentiment has traditionally been associated with subjectivity. Here's a method that not only adds a quantitative bent to measuring market sentiment, but can also be applied

  • Making A Good System Great by Donald W. Pendergast Jr

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Once you have a trading system, you still need to evaluate it. You can apply optimization strategies to increase profitability, reduce drawdowns, and enhance the stability of your system.

  • 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

Market Timing System Version 2.6 by Vicki Parker Lee

  • Measuring System Performance by Lars N. Kestner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES Measuring System Performance Want to improve the evaluation of your trading systems? Here's a new performance measure that uses some statistics to measure profitability through time. by Lars N. Kestner Starting with an idea and de

  • Mechanical Trading System and the Art of . . . by Marcello Cattaneo Adorno

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders following mechanical systems can see situations that may affect mechanically based signals. Here's how to include technical signals outside your basic trading signal. What makes it more difficult still is that often the intuitive hunch not to f

  • NEM In Tune With Reversed MACD System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The reversed MACD trading system provides profitable results on most stocks, with its three-year performance record with Newmont Mining of particular interest.

  • NOVICE SPECULATOR: An Anti-COMMODEX System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NOVICE SPECULATOR: An Anti-COMMODEX System by John Sweeney One observation I made when starting technical analysis was that there were relatively few bits of data to work with: price, volume, and open interest for a given futures contract and its relate

  • NOVICE SPECULATOR: My First System by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NOVICE SPECULATOR: My First System by John Sweeney As a novice trader, newly equipped with a price monitor, personal computer, and a fresh reading of Kaufman's Commodity Trading Systems and Methods, I was looking for some steady money in day-trading. In

  • New System Concept For DHI?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes, the best trading system is the one you create on your own. Here's a look at a potentially effective blend of ingredients for a good system.

  • On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On System Development Part 1 by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Here's one for the first-time developer of a trading system, or someone who's thinking about developing a system. Here are the basic steps this author took to develop a system for the stock market. Suc

  • On System Development; Part 2 by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On System Development Part 2 by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Last month, this author introduced the initial steps that someone, novice or veteran, should take when developing a stock market system. This time, he explains the final steps. Last time, I posited that

Product Review: Dual Thrust System

Product Review: Market System Analyzer by David Penn

  • Product Review: MarketGauge The Complete Swing Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MarketGauge is a robust trading enterprise. In an earlier St o c kS & co m m o d i t iE S review, I examined Market Gauge's Opening Range Success Formula trading system. The Opening Range course focuses on strategies for daytrading, while the

Product Review: Technical Ranking System by John Sweeney

Product Review: The Bollinger Band Trading System by John Sweeney

Product Review: Visual System Designer ver 3.001

  • Product review: Candle Profit System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Review of MetaStock add-on for finding candlestick patterns based on Steve Bigalow's work

  • Product review: Candle Profit System 2.0

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Candle Profit System (CPS), a MetaStock add-on, contains the patterns and indicators that Stephen Bigalow uses as part of his trading method

  • 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

Quick Scan: System Trac by Dennis Peterson

Quick Scans: Sight System

Quick-Scan: PPS Trading System

Quick-Scans: Cybercast System, Market Timing Report

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  • RMO Trading System Signals Market Turn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The RMO swing-trading system has issued an unusually large number of sell signals in a wide range of S&P 500 component stocks.

  • Random System, Loss Control? by Mark Harris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Random System, Loss Control? by Mark Harris In his Settlement column in the January 1991 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES (""Trading simply: Minimizing losses""), Technical Editor John Sweeney says, ""I haven't tested a random set of rules yet, but I would

  • Refining Your Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You spent a tremendous effort and energy devising trading strategies. Everthing was working fine unitl March, 2000 but then...

  • Reversed MACD System Continues To Perform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The reversed MACD trading system, originally described in the March 2009 STOCKS & COMMODITIES, continues to perform well.

  • Reversed MACD System Continues To Perform In NEM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Back in April, we took a look at the performance of the reversed MACD trading system on shares of Newmont Mining. Here's a brief look at how the system has performed since then, using the same system parameters.

  • Reversed MACD Trading System Issues New Signals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For those comfortable with trading mechanical systems, the reversed MACD system has just issued four new buy signals.

  • SIDEBAR: 2/20-Day EMA Breakout System by Jeremy G. Konstenius

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: 2/20-Day EMA Breakout System Defined Most trading systems fall into two categories. One, the most popular, is the trend-following method, where the signals are oriented toward putting the trader on board long-term trends. The profits acquired d

  • SIDEBAR: IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: IMPLEMENTING THE SYSTEM The system described is complex, and therefore we are implementing it gradually, starting with a small prototype that automates only a small fraction of the total system. The expert system described here programs only so

  • SIDEBAR: Profit Objectives and Sequential System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: Profit Objectives and Sequential System The classic form of chart analysis incorporates a method to project profit objectives after a trendline is penetrated. Along those lines, Tom DeMark developed three methods to identify profit objectives a

  • SIDEBAR: SYSTEM TEST

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Heat test to show profitability over a range of set sizes.

  • SIDEBAR: System Writer Plus programming

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Writer Plus programming The System Writer can be copied and modified to use with other currencies or to graph cross-currency rates.

  • SIDEBAR: The Pathfinder Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Pathfinder currency trading system uses the same model for trading each of four currency futures contracts - the yen, the Deutschemark, the Swiss franc and the British pound. The trading rules are based on a set of conditions, which in turn are based

  • Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen Many seasonal trades have been consistently profitable over many years, but using them can be tricky because you never know if this will be the year that events won't follow the establish

  • Seeking Balance In Your Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ideally, the trading system you use should offer a reasonable balance between both long-side and short-side profitability.

  • Sidebar: EDS code for MAS system by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (42-47): Sidebar: EDS code for MAS system by Steve Palmquist EDS CODE FOR MAS SYSTEM (for use in AIQ Systems' TradingExpert Pro program) ! Look for stocks in a downtrend LowerCloses if HiVal([close],5) < LoVal([close],20

  • Sidebar: MetaStock Code and Penny Stock Breakout System by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (18-29): Sidebar: MetaStock Code and Penny Stock Breakout System by Markos Katsanos This sidebar contains the MetaStock Code and Penney Stock code for Markos Katsanos' penny stock breakout system. The majority of the stocks

  • Sidebar: MetaStock Codes: System Test, Flags & Pennants by Markos Katsanos

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (48-57): Sidebar: MetaStock Codes: System Test, Flags & Pennants by Markos Katsanos This sidebar contains: METASTOCK CODE: SYSTEM TEST, FLAGS & PENNANTS METASTOCK CODE FOR VFI FORMULA, and METASTOCK EXPLORATION FOR FLAG

  • Sidebar: Neoticker code and trading system to calculate AIM by L. Chan & L. Lin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: Neoticker code and trading system to calculate AIM by L. Chan & L. Lin - NEOTICKER CODE TO CALCULATE AIM - NEOTICKER TRADING SYSTEM WITH ADVANCE ISSUES MOMENTUM

  • Sidebar: The Parabolic Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: The Parabolic Trading System by Dennis Meyers The parabolic time/price system was introduced by J. Welles Wilder in New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. The trading concept itself is an automatic reversal system, in which the system alway

  • Simple Coffee Trading System Beats The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Returns are never enough to determine whether a system idea is actually tradable.

  • Simple Moving Average Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here, the simple crossing of the closing price above or below a moving average is tested as a viable trading system.

  • Step-By-Step System Design

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You can design your own trading system — here's how.

  • Stocks & Commodities V. 26:1 (58-64) More Than A Trading System With Adrienne Toghraie by Jayanthi G

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...More Than A Trading System With Adrienne Toghraie by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan Adrienne Laris Toghraie is an internationally recognized authority in the field of human development and a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for the fin

  • System Design Software, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this first part of an occasional series, Harris takes a casual look at Adaptrade Builder and AmiBroker software.

  • System Design Software, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In Part 1 of this series on system design software, we looked at AmiBroker and Adaptrade. Here in Part 2, weÕll look at two more products, eSignal and Trade Navigator.

  • System Development Using Artificial Intelligence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are humans or computers better at trading? This question has been around on many fronts since the era of punch cards, and as technology advances, you question whether machines have limits. It's the same with trading, and here's an algorithm that may shed

  • System Optimization And Money Management by L. Zamansky, Ph.D., and M. Stolz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Optimization And Money Management Most traders focus on optimizing the trading system rules and ignore money management rules until after the system rules have been established. Here's why you should test both sets of rules simultaneously. Moder

  • System Optimization Techniques by David S. Nicol

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Optimization Techniques by David S. Nicol What is system optimization and is it good or bad? It's a little of both, system designers will tell you. David Nicol explains the whys and wherefores. System optimization is a controversial subject amon

  • System Or Discretionary Trading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Your personal trading beliefs will determine if you're better suited for mechanical system trading or discretionary trading. Find out which style is the best fit for your trading endeavors.

  • System Rankings by John Hill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...System Rankings by John Hill Futures Truth Company has updated its table on the performance of publicity available trading systems. Results are shown for the six months from August 1, 1987 to December 31, 1988. Similar tables covering the most recent 12

  • System Report Card For Walk-Forward Evaluation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a walk-forward followup on a long-only stock trading system that was featured in the January 2011 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES.

  • System Trading Made Easy With John Bollinger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...John Bollinger is an analyst, author, and president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, an investment management company that provides technically driven money management services.

System Writer Plus by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

TEM Cattle System by Bruce Babcock, Jr.

  • Technical Tools For Day Traders, Part 2: Pivot System Support and Resitance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Judgements made about likely market behavior which are based on momentum analysis can be even more productive if you have predetermined levels available to act as "price templates" for interpreting the day's trading activity. The Pivot Sys

  • The 2/20-Day EMA Breakout System by David S. Landry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The 2/20-Day EMA Breakout System by David S. Landry Moving average systems seek to capture meaningful trends. Here's a modified exponential moving average system that uses pattern recognition as a filter for entry rules. Technical approaches to tradin

  • The Advance-Decline, New-High, New-Low Market System by D. Meyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:2 (69-75): The Advance-Decline, New-High, New-Low Market System by Dennis Meyers Try combining popular technical stock market indicators - the advance-decline line, the number of stocks making new highs and the number of stocks making new lows - to

  • The Basics Of Developing A Neural Trading System by Lou Mendelsohn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Basics Of Developing A Neural Trading System by Lou Mendelsohn As traders begin to experiment with and apply artificial neural systems to financial forecasting, there are pitfalls to avoid in the design and training of these systems so this new tech

  • The Bond Futures Noise Channel-2 Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Bond Futures Noise Channel-2 Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Here's how to develop a system using a filter to remove the random price movement and identify the trend of the Treasury bond market.

  • The Channel Breakout System by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Channel Breakout System by Mark Vakkur, M.D. This is one of the simplest and oldest trading techniques, where trades are initiated based on price exceeding a given historical level. Here's how the channel breakout system works using the Value Line i

  • The Endpoint Fast Fourier Transform System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Endpoint Fast Fourier Transform System Last time, we explored the Fourier transform, a mathematical technique for analyzing data to determine cyclical component. This time, we use the fast Fourier transform as a trend determinant for a model for tra

  • The Four Lines Trading System by Viktor Likhovidov

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Four Lines Trading System by Viktor Likhovidov Here's a simple, reliable, universal system for trading the markets. The creation of a personal trading system requires a personal understanding of the nature of the markets and the peculiarities of ma

  • The GMI Bond Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The GMI Bond Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. This S&C Contributing Editor details a trading system for predicting Treasury bond yields that uses Barron's Gold Mining Index (GMI) to signal changes. He compares the performance of the trading system

  • The German Mark Noise Channel Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The German Mark Noise Channel Breakout System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Interested in a trend-following method for currency markets? Currency markets generally exhibit the strongest tendency to trend, a key feature for trend-followers. Here's a method tha

  • The Gold and Silver Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gold And Silver Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Building on his previous Gmi system article, this Contributing Editor develops a system using the Philadelphia Stock Exchange daily gold and silver stock index to trade a long-term government

  • The Livermore System by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Livermore System by JESSE H. THOMPSON/Technical Analysis staff writer Livermore is one of those names you might hear floating around among the chatter and ticks inside the local brokerage office. Or maybe you will catch a reference to him in some ob

  • The Math Behind The System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What's the benefit of mechanical trading systems?

  • The Parabolic Trading System by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Parabolic Trading System by Thom Hartle Traders are always searching for methods with which to manage risk through the use of stop-loss orders. One method that has been proposed for determining stops is by using a mechanical formula based on the par

  • The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (68-70): The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries Tired of finding systems that worked well in the past but are deficient in predicting the future? Back when I was a novice system developer, I would get excited by ev

  • The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (68-70): The System Behind The System by Merlin Jeffries Tired of finding systems that worked well in the past but are deficient in predicting the future? Back when I was a novice system developer, I would get excited by ev

  • The Turbo A/D, NH Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Turbo A/D, NH, NL Market System This Contributing Editor has looked into using the internal market statistics to generate stock market trading signals. Here, he upgrades one of his previously published market timing systems and discusses optimizatio

  • The Unfinished System by Adrienne Laris Toghraie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.14:2 (65-68): The Unfinished System by Adrienne Laris Toghraie Do you spend all your time trying to develop the perfect system instead of taking the plunge with a simple system? Is avoiding risk no matter what the cost at the heart of your problem? Ta

  • The V-Trade Part 10b: The Expert System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this continuation of an ongoing series on setting up a system to trade, we'll present a run-through of all the specs involved in the expert system that could help you place your trades

  • The Volatility Stop System by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Volatility Stop System Here's a step-by-step through the development of a robust trading system for capturing major market moves. Volatility systems have a long and honored history in technical trading. Here, I'll show you a simple, robust version

  • Trade System Evaluation by Donald W. Pendergast Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trade System Evaluation by Donald W. Pendergast Jr. Here we evaluate a simple trading system that will enable you to simulate the results of realistic trading with a portfolio of stocks. Evaluating your trading system performance before you put real mo

  • Trade System Metrics And Time In The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How much time does your trading system spend in the market? Ideally, you want to deploy systems that make the maximum amount of money in the least amount of time, thus limiting your amount of exposure to the market.

  • Trade System Stats For Beginners

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Not sure how to properly interpret all of those TradeStation performance summary reports for your trading systems? Here's a quick primer for those who need a little help sorting the wheat from the chaff.

  • Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (44-47): Trade The Chart, Not The System by Anthony Trongone, Ph.D., CFP, CTA This is why you need to constantly monitor the performance of your trading system. Changing economic conditions can affect the performance of any

  • Trading Stocks With A Cyclical System by Jeffrey O. Katz, Ph.D., with D.L. McCormick

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading Stocks With A Cyclical System by Jeffrey Owen Katz, Ph.D., with Donna L. McCormick There may be a tradable pattern in individual stocks and indices. Read about one way to systematically look for and track this cycle. More than a decade ago, w

  • Trading System Basics, Following Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Generally speaking, the most reliable, profitable, and long-lasting trading systems are built around one or two proven concepts. Follow along as we seek to create a winning system, using ordinary trading indicators that are combined in an especially effe

  • Trading System Design: A Statistical Approach

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's how to start with the basics and determine if an identifiable event has a statistical edge in predicting future prices - before you even start to build a trading system.

  • Trading System Logic: Considering The Power Of A Long-Term Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even a garden-variety trading system can outperform, if you know how or when to deploy it in a strongly trending market. Here are a few ideas that might help improve the performance of the trading systems you use.

  • Trading The Turtle System On Currencies by Guy Brys, Anja Struyf, and Luc Van Hof

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading The Turtle System On Currencies by Guy Brys, Anja Struyf, and Luc Van Hof The system was developed two decades ago on the basis of a bet, but since then, it's been a proven winner. The Turtle system was developed on daily data but it has some pr

  • Trends Versus Consolidations, A System View

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When markets trend strongly, some systems really earn their keep. But what about having a system to rely on for those more frequent occurrences of consolidation, sideways chop, and generalized market chaos?

  • Tuning A Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing the performance of a trading system's equity curve in relation to the trend of the particular market that generated the trading signals may help traders maximize their system's profitability.

Tweaking The T3 Trading System by Steve Burns

  • Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner Moving averages was one of the first trading methods used by technicians. Here are the basics to using a moving average system. The process of developing a trading system consists of three steps. First,

  • V.14:3 Developing a Trading System by Greg Morris

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NOVICE TRADER Developing A Trading System On the road to using technical analysis for trading, developing a trading system is a logical step to take along the way. Here are some guidelines to develop a basic system. by Greg Morris Beginners in the a

  • V.15:1 (11-19) A Daily A-D New High-New Low Market System by Dennis Meyers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Daily A-D New High-New Low Market System by Dennis Meyers Here's a new system using daily statistics to issue buy and sell signals for the stock market. In the February 1996 STOCKS & COMMODITIES, I presented a stock market timing system called the A

  • V.15:11 (488- 496) The T-Bond Futures & Stock Market Breadth System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market timers develop models to decide when to be in the stock market and when to be out. These models can be based on theories that range from simple technical analysis to complex econometric models. With that in mind, here's a timing model based on the

Volatility Breakout System Version 2 by John Sweeney

  • Volatility system by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volatility system by Peter Aan Rules: The volatility system uses a close-only reversing stop that is activated only on the close and trails behind the most favorable close attained in the trade. Volatility determines how closely the stop will trail the

  • Walk Forward With the Xau Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Walk Forward With the Xau Bond Fund System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. The system developer has various optimization techniques to choose from. Here, Contributing Editor Dennis Meyers updates his previous work using the walk-forward optimization method. P

  • Which Is The Best Trading System For You?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some trading systems appear to be almost a tailor-made fit for a given stock's trading characteristics.

  • 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

  • Winning Percentage Of A Trading System by Oscar G. Cagigas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Winning Percentage Of A Trading System by Oscar G. Cagigas The winning percentage is a critical statistic that can influence the speed at which your capital grows. Find out how you can apply it to your trading system. When developing a trading system,

  • Winning in the Futures Market (Three ways to beat the system) by Allen D. Hanson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Winning in the Futures Market (Three ways to beat the system) by Allen D. Hanson There are very few successful futures traders. Most winners tend to give back their earnings and many of the people that try the commodity futures markets never really get

  • With Wilder's ParaSar System, Simpler Is Better

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a trading methodology that takes away much of the stress of pulling the trigger? J. Welles Wilder's unique ParaSar system might be just what you're looking for.

Working Money: ADX: An Indicator And Trading System by Ashwani Gujral

Working Money: Step-By-Step System Design by Rudy Teseo

  • World's Cheapest Trading System Goes Long

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The world's cheapest trading system has once again decided to go long the Russell 2000 index. Will you be along for the ride?

  • XL Group New System Sell Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sell signals from proven trading systems that fire amid a backdrop of negative momentum and weak money flow might be just the ticket to profit from further market weakness.







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