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Rebalance Strategies

This is a simple technique that can increase returns per dollar traded. This blog will show an example of a simple strategy to demonstrate the advantages of Rebalance strategies.The base strategy is quite simple and uses all built-in signals inside of Build Alpha:Entries:RSI2 crosses above 15 and 20Vix term structure is positive (front two months, […]

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Three Trading “Truths” Quantified

trading truths

I want to discuss three trading “truths” that I often hear but when I finally got into testing ideas found them to be myths. These discoveries were instrumental in turning my trading around. For those that know my story, it was not all roses and rainbows – what trading story is?!? I actually “learned” about a […]

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A Strategy For Each Day of the Week [Seriously?]

Algo trading

A different strategy for each day of the week? Sounds crazy, but is it?I have written about “Turnaround Tuesday” before.This simple strategy is actually at new highs since this was published over 10 months ago!But what about other markets? Is it possible to just trade one market per day of the week (from open to […]

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Equity Curve Trading

What is Equity Curve Trading?First, let’s start off by defining what an equity curve is. It can be simply described as the growth of capital over time. Below is an equity curve that shows how an account would have performed had it invested only one contract in the fourth Free Friday strategy.(given away on twitter […]

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Can You Short The S&P Successfully?

A short signal for the S&P500? Believe it or not, some do exist. Although these can often be hard to find they can also contribute greatly to your success – so tons of traders search endlessly for a complimentary short system or two for their portfolios. I want to talk about a simple short edge that […]

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