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The Oscillator Indicator. Does It Work?

I recently watched the video, “Oscillator Trading Indicator!, a trading system for all assets!”, on the StatOasis channel. It’s a simple trading concept based upon an oscillator indicator. When I see videos like this, I’m very skeptical. Most of what you see on YouTube will not work. Thus, it’s time to put this concept to the […]

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Can A Price Pattern Beat an Indicator?

I’ve seen people use simple price action patterns in place of inicators. For example,  Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez really popularized the 2-period RSI. It works really well when createing mean-reversion strategies on the stock index markets. However, can you find a simple price pattern that will work just as well?Here is an idea, losing […]

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Testing the FM Demodulator Filter

Within the June 2021 issues of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, you’ll find an article by John Ehlers called, “Creating More Robust Trading Strategies With The FM Demodulator.” This filter is purported to help reduce the variation of parameter settings. Put another way, using this filter should help with increasing the robustness of a […]

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Using Gap Zones To Improve The Overnight Edge

In this article, I will see if applying Gap Zones to the Overnight Edge will improve performance. Gap Zones are a quick filter you can use for your strategies as well. The code used in this article is available for you to use!This article is a continuation of a previous article, The Overnight Edge. As a […]

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Will A Synthetic VIX Help Your Trading?

On a recent discussion on our EasyLanguage Mastery FaceBook group, a reader pointed out an interesting indicator called, VIX Fix. The VIX Fix was designed by Larry Williams to overcome the limitations of the VIX. What would that be? It’s only available for the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and DJIA. But what about the other […]

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Trade Recorder Function And Strategy

When developing, testing, or simply tracking an existing trading system it can be helpful to have each individual trade exported to a text file. Such data can be useful in analyzing the system performance in Excel. For example, the data can be used to calculate the trading system’s Expectancy and Expectancy Score. Or, the data […]

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Smooth Indicators With Zero Lag

In the December 2020 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (TASC), John Ehlers proposed a “noise elimination technology” (NET). What is it? The article states, “Reduce indicator noise and clarify the direction of your indicators using Kendall rank correlation, which measures the strength of dependence between two sets of variables.”So, NET is a […]

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Testing A Simple Momentum Strategy

A few weeks back, I sent my subscribers an email highlighting a momentum strategy idea found on Jonathan Kinlay’s website. Within the original article, you’ll find the EasyLanguage code for the strategy.I loaded the code, with its default inputs, into my TradeStation platform and got this equity curve.It’s not very pretty. I had one EasyLanguage […]

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Two Tips To Improve Your Trading in 2021

Yes! 2020 is over.Goodbye!I hope 2021 will be a great year for you.For me, I’m excited for the new year.I’m excited about the new trading systems I’m launching in my account. I’m excited about the new ideas for new strategies I have lined up to test. Best of all, I’m excited about the great content […]

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Disabling Trading At Profit Target or Max Stoploss

When building trading systems, particularly intraday trading systems, you often run into the special conditions where you might want to stop trading. Those two conditions are:1) When a particular daily profit target is reached. In this case you have determined that when a particular dollar amount is reached in profit then no more trading should be done for the […]

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