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Article Archive For MAY2019

  • Backtesting A Mean-Reversion Strategy In Python

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You hear the term "mean reversion" thrown around a lot. What does it really mean and how can you create a mean-reversion strategy you can backtest? Here's a step-by-step gui...

  • Double Bottom Pattern: Selling Earlier?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you enter a trade based on a chart pattern such as the double bottom, sometimes you may exit too early or sit on it for too long. Here's a look at different exit scenarios using the double bottom pattern...

  • A Visual Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many technical indicators can be used to detect trends. Active traders need information about a trend on multiple time-frame charts at a glance. Here's a bar color-coded visual trend indicator that combines the use of ADX and CCI and gives you instant multi-timeframe, high-resolution trend state information so you can invoke "with the trend" trad...

  • Interview: Creating Trading Strategies With David Pieper

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...David Pieper lives in Germany and has 20 years of financial market experience. After earning the designation of Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA), he spent several years in investment research at a major German state bank. He is currently a senior technical analyst with Tradesignal Ltd., where he provides consulting and training for institutional clients in the energy and financial sectors. His passion for technical analysis and trading is evident in his published articles and at the blog www.welovealgos.com. For his private trading decisions he relies completely on technical a...

  • 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...

  • ETF/ETN Investing In The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most well-known market index. In this article, we look at the so-called "Dogs of the Dow" strategy along with its performance record over the years. Then a handful of relevant ETFs that have Dow exposure are given for dividend-conscious investo...

  • The Importance Of Being Sufficiently Capitalized

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Making money from trading can be very difficult. There are several reasons for this, but one root cause is not starting with enough capital. Here's a way to boost confidence and your account size...

  • Mean-Reversion Daytrading, Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Take it a step further with a second look at this common scenario in daytrading...

  • Algo Q&A

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have a question about system or algo trading? Kevin J. Davey is a full-time trader, and has over 25 years of system trading experience. Send your questions or topic suggestions to Kevin Davey at kdavey@kjtradingsystems.com. Selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C. This month: Tips For Backtesting...

  • Futures For You

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Want to find out how the futures markets really work? DeCarley Trading senior analyst and broker Carley Garner answers your questions about today's futures markets. This month: Futures Spread Trading...

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Got a question about options? Jay Kaeppel has over three decades of experience in the options markets. He was a head trader for a CTA firm, an options trading software developer, and is a portfolio manager for an investment management firm. This month: So Many Choices...

  • Trading Perspectives

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rob Friesen is a professional trader and president & COO of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), a proprietary trading firm hosting independent trader/members, an online trading school, and utilizing the StockOdds database (www.stockodds.net). This column shares his thoughts and outlooks on trading, locating opportunity, probabilistic outcome, and maintaining perspective throughout industry changes...

  • Traders' Tips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For this month's Traders' Tips, the focus is Anthony Garner's article in this issue, "Backtesting A Mean-Reversion Strategy In Python." Here, we present the May 2019 Traders' Tips code with possible implementations in various softwa...

  • Letters To S&C

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The editors of S&C invite readers to submit their opinions and information on subjects relating to technical analysis and this magazine. This column is our means of communication with our readers. This month: Code For SRSI; Trading Perspectives...

  • Futures Liquidity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading liquidity is often overlooked as a key technical measurement in the analysis and selection of commodity futures. The following explains how to read the futures liquidity chart published by Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES every month...








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