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Testing A Euro Currency Futures Scalping Strategy

Scalping is something that intrigues many system traders. The challenge at taking small, consistent trades from the market daily while risking very little is appealing. With scalping, it’s generally accepted you are trading from a small timeframe, probably 5-minutes or less. The idea is to open a position and capture only a few ticks of profit. The […]

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Using TRIN To Create A Winning System

In this article I’m going to present another timing method that is 70% correct and consistently pulls money from both the S&P 500 market and the Mini DOW since 1997. The overall philosophy of the strategy will be to buy pullbacks within an uptrend and exit when price reaches a short term over bought level. […]

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Firststrike Trading System

Every once in a while you run accross a free trading system while surfing the web. Often I don’t spend much time with these systems since, more often than not, most turn out to be worthless. I decided to look into this system because it was a breakout method that was designed for the FOREX market. Breakout […]

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Rotational Trading: A Simple And Powerful Concept

This time I want to cover a topic that hasn’t been covered here before: rotational trading.  First I’ll give you some background as to why you should look into rotational trading and later I will introduce a simple yet powerful rotational system. The basic idea behind rotational trading is simple: you rank a list of […]

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Using Fear to Time the Market

Would you to see a timing method that is 75% correct and consistently pulls money from the S&P 500 market since 1997? Well todays video takes a look at the volatility index as a timing tool to enter the S&P 500 futures market and the results are impressive.

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A Semi-automated Trend Line Trading Strategy

The chart below illustrates user drawn trend lines controlling a semi-automated strategy to execute the desired trades: (1) a sell stop order entry (dotted red TL), (2) a profit target (solid green TL), and (3) a buy stop order as a stop loss (dotted green TL): Defining User-Friendly Trend Lines Classically drawn trend lines provide […]

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Connors 2-Period RSI Update For 2013

It’s been about a year since I’ve taken a 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. Over the past few […]

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The Perfect Portfolio?

In this post I highlight Market Club’s Trade Triangles and create a free trading system suitable for trading ETFs in a retirement account. I think you will be impressed with the results!

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The Ivy Portfolio

Several months ago 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 the question of why money managers who manage some of the world’s best Ivy League schools produce […]

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Better Breakout Trading Model

In this article I will demonstrate a simple breakout strategy for the S&P that utilizes a breakout trading method that has produced consistent results on the S&P E-mini futures market since 1987. In a recent article entitled, “Better Breakouts In The Electronic Age“, from the October issue of Futures Magazine, author Murray A. Ruggiero, Jr. […]

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