Category Archives for Strategies

The Legacy of the Turtles and the Birth of SuperTurtle

THE COMPLETE TURTLE EASYLANGUAGE

Like the moving Trading Places, which was released the same year that the Turtle story started in 1983, two people were having an ongoing dispute about nature versus nurture (can trading prowess be taught to everyone, or was it innate in just a handful of people). This debate was between Richard Dennis and his long-time […]

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Capturing Profit With A Short Squeeze Strategy

I was recently wondering if I could capture some of the end-of-day moves that can happen in stock index markets. These are the strong moves that might occur during the last hour or so of the regular session. See the image below.Example of an end of day rally to new highs.So the basic idea would […]

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Open Up!

This is kind of a weird one.I was mulling over the question of what happens when the market opens up, i.e. above its previous close. Is the day likely to be an up day? A down day? I got out of my data and started poking around. I looked at all “open-up” days with an […]

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Highly Illogical – Best Guess Doesn’t Match Reality

An ES Break-Out System with Unexpected ParametersI was recently testing the idea of a short term VBO strategy on ES utilizing very tight stops. I wanted to see if using a tight ATR stop in concert with the entry day’s low (for buys) would cut down on losses after a break out. In other words, […]

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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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