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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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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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 […]

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Two Swing Trade Systems (Part 1)

In my recent posts I’ve made reference to various swing-trade systems I’ve developed, which I’ve used as data to discuss things like correlation, diversification, and the value of leveraged ETFs. I’ve had a number of people say, “Hey, what are these systems you’re referencing?”. The short answer is: they’re not something I’m discussing publicly. “But that’s […]

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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 modified 2-period RSI […]

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How Did The Ivy-10 Portfolio Perform in 2016?

It’s that time of year to update the performance of the Ivy-10 Portfolio. What is the Ivy-10 Portfolio? Back in 2012 I finished reading a very interesting book called “The Ivy Portfolio”. This book was written by two money managers, Mebane Faber and Eric Richardson, who work at Cambria Investment Management. The authors wanted to answer […]

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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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Testing A Euro Currency Futures Scalping Strategy, Part 6

In an attempt to make this system more tradable, I’ve looked at many different stop methods and filters. My hunt for a stop value resulted in concluding that a stop value really hurts its performance. This is not so unusual for a mean reverting strategy, such as the Euro scalping strategy. In an effort to […]

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Testing A Euro Currency Futures Scalping Strategy, Part 5

It’s been a couple of years since I reviewed this potential trading idea of a Euro currency futures scalping strategy. Over the series of articles, which are listed below, I’ve been combing filter to demonstrate how I add different filters to a system based on market conditions. Testing A Euro Currency Futures Scalping Strategy Testing A Euro Currency Futures […]

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A Revolution In Open Range Breakouts

In last week’s article, A License To Print Money, we took a look at three different opening range breakout methods that were used by several well-known traders. These traders grew very small seed accounts into large winnings. All these traders used a very similar trade setup. That was, variations of the opening range breakout on the […]

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