Category Archives for Market Studies

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 Cool And Easy Way To Analyze Chart Patterns With TradeStation

Have you every tested different combinations of closing or opening relationships to uncover the following days probability of either closing up or down.  I am sure you have tested selling after two down closes or just the opposite:  buying after two up closes.  Testing the relationship between two days is easy but when you go […]

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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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Is The Christmas Season Bullish For U.S. Markets?

With the Christmas season upon us, I thought it would be interesting to review how the S&P behaves in the days just before Christmas. Do the days just before this holiday tend to be bullish, bearish, or neutral?To test the market behavior just before the Christmas holiday I will use the S&P Cash index back […]

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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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A Project for TradeStation Day-Traders

Here is a neat little day trader system that takes advantage of what some technicians call a “CLEAR OUT” trade.  Basically traders push the market through yesterday’s high and then when everybody jumps on board they pull the rug out from beneath you. This strategy tries to take advantage of this. As if it’s OK, […]

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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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Sell In May Seasonality Study

With November upon us lets review out Market Seasonality Study.Back in May 2,  2019, we closed our seasonality trade in anticipation for a traditionally weak period of the stock index markets. That is the months of November-April. So what did the market do during those months?Below is a graph of the market with a “buy” […]

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Market Seasonality Study

With October over I thought it would be a good idea to review our Market Seasonality Study.Back in May of this year, we closed a seasonality trade in anticipation for a traditionally weak period of the stock index markets. That is the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October. So what did the […]

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