Category Archives for Strategies

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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Improving The Double Seven Strategy

In this article I want to take a look at a reader’s recommendation on improving the Double Sevenstrategy. If you recall, the Double Seven strategy is a long-only strategy for the the broad U.S. indexes. It was created by Larry Connors and was covered in a previous article, “Double Seven Strategy”. Recently a reader pointed out a […]

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The Journey

“The journey, Not the destination matters…” ― T.S. EliotYou might be wondering what the Nobel Prize winning poet, T.S. Eliot has to do with trading. No, he did not leave a secret trading manual in his attic for his grandchildren to stumble upon. And I’m guessing he did not even trade – he was too busy […]

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MCVI Indicator and Strategy on Daily Charts

A while back we posted an article called, “Modified Chartmill Value Indicator“, the author presented an indicator that might prove helpful in your trading. The indicator is an oscillator which highlights overbought and oversold conditions. The author created a simple test strategy to test the effectiveness of the strategy. The results looked promising and you […]

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Connors 2-Period RSI Update for 2016

With the year 2016 well behind us, it’s time to look at the very popular 2-period RSI trading method by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez. We all know there are no magic indicators but there is an indicator that certainly acted like magic over several decades. What indicator is it? Our reliable RSI indicator. The […]

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