Category Archives for Strategies

The Complete Turtle Easylanguage

THE COMPLETE TURTLE EASYLANGUAGE

The Complete Turtle EasyLanguage – Almost!I have seen a plethora of posts on the Turtle trading strategies where the rules and code are provided.  The codes range from a mere Donchian breakout to a fairly close representation.  Without dynamic portfolio feedback its rather impossible to program the portfolio constraints as explained by Curtis Faith in […]

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Is Gap Trading Profitable? Here Is How You Make It Work!

Is Gap Trading Profitable? Here Is How You Make It Work!

When you are looking into becoming a profitable trader, you are exposed to a lot of different options when it comes to the trading style itself. You not only have to choose between mean reversion, trend following, or breakout trading, but also have to consider which variant you are going to use. The most common trading styles […]

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Free Trend Following System With Indicator Tracker

Free Trend Following SystemHere is a free Trend Following System that I read about on Andreas Clenow’s www.followthetrend.com website and from his book. This is my interpretation of the rules as they were explained. However, the main impetus behind this post wasn’t to provide a free trading system, but to show how you can program […]

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World’s Simplest Trading System

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[NB. OK, it’s possible that this isn’t absolutely the simplest trading system imaginable, but apart from buy and hold it is unlikely there are many systems much simpler than this one!]  The following chart illustrates such a portfolio for the FTSE 100 Index since 1995. The diamond markers indicate the decisions made at the end […]

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Using Metals to Trade Bonds

Sometimes things in the financial markets are pretty obvious if one is willing to see them.  Despite all of the angst that has been exhausted since July of 2016 – when the S&P 500 Index broke out to a new all-time high – regarding the 2016 election, the economy, interest rates and the “ultimate” effect […]

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Can You Time the Market Using Nothing But Moon Cycles?

Many moons ago… (see what I did there) when I was in my infancy as a trader, I was a regular in a chat room of what used to be pivotfarm where they had a free tool in beta testing that was basically an audio “tape reader.” It would make popcorn sounds when big selling […]

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This Simple Indicator Makes Money Again and Again

Here we are three months into 2019 and I’ve not updated one of the most popular articles. That would be articles about Connors’ 2-period RSI trading model. This is a very popular trading method by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez. We all know there are no magic indicators but there is an indicator that certainly […]

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A Simple S&P System

In a past article, Trading Ideas And Systems: Keep It Simple, Smart Guy, highlighted the virtues of building simple trading systems. Simple trading systems have a lot of advantages namely, being robust. In this article I want to provide the EasyLanguage code for the concept provided in the orginal article. It’s a fine example of […]

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Testing A Simple Gap Strategy

I was recently reading a book (more like a pamphlet, it’s only 93 pages), “Seven Trading Systems for the S&P Futures” by David Bean. I’m always interested in “older” books that have defined rules based systems in them to see if they really stood up to the test of time, and to kind of have an […]

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Inverting The RSI and VIX Strategy

Today we look at a reader’s question and reverse our RSI and VIX strategy to take short positions. Let’s do this and see if any edge awaits us.As pointed out in a previous article, “Profit By Combing RSI and VIX“, combining RSI and VIX can be a profitable strategy for trading the S&P. If you’re […]

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