Building A Better Trend Filter

In this article I will create a trend filter (also known as market mode filter or regime filter) that is adaptable to volatility and utilizes some of the basic principles of hysteresis to reduce false signals (whipsaws). As you may know, I often will use the 200-period simple moving average (200-SMA) to determine when a […]

Continue reading

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. […]

Continue reading

System Optimization With Expectancy

In a recent article called Rank Your Trading System With Expectancy Score I discussed the concept of expectancy and expectancy score and how they can be used to help evaluate and compare the profitability of trading systems. In this article I’m going to provide some EasyLanguage code that will help you compute these values for a trading […]

Continue reading

Rank Your Trading System With Expectancy Score

In a previous article called “System Performance and Confidence Interval“, I showed how a statistical method could be used to analyze historical trading results to give us an idea if the system would likely fail in the future. In this article I would like to introduce a mathematical formula which can be applied to any […]

Continue reading

The Improved MAC-System

By Georg Vrba, P.E. of Advisor Perspectives In an earlier article, Beyond the Ultimate Death Cross, I showed how an investment strategy for the stock market based on signals from a simple moving-average crossover system – the MAC-system – can produce significantly better returns than buy-and-hold. This system’s returns can be further improved by linking it […]

Continue reading

The man who launched 1,000 systems

An interesting read from a man who has been in the business for a long time… When Bill Eckhardt left the University of Chicago and foresook his nearly completed PhD in mathematical logic in 1973, he did not abandon his educational pursuits; rather, he focused them on a myriad of disciplines that supported his research […]

Continue reading

Access Two Timeframes In EasyLanguage

This article has been converted into a FREE eBook with a video tutorial. Download you free copy below! Download Your FREE Copy

Continue reading

Is This The Best Stock Market Indicator Ever?

By  John F. Carlucci of Advisor Perspectives As we all know, the key to successful investing is very simple: “Buy low, sell high.” However, you enter a chaotic, fun-house world of uncertainty once you ponder the logical follow-up question: “When?” Investors desperate to solve this riddle have come up with solutions as varied as Fibonacci Analysis […]

Continue reading

Equity Curve Indicators

This free EasyLanguage download includes two indicators. First is the Open Equity Curve indicator and next, the Daily Equity Curve indicator. These indicators display a strategies open P&L or total daily P&L. Both indicators will work with any strategy.

Continue reading

Advanced Stops and Targets Strategy Tool

Several recent articles I’ve written explained my techniques for developing and testing trading systems. The trading system we have been working on is a very simple breakout strategy called FirstStrike. The first couple of articles on this subject I used a regime filter and a trend strength filter to help reduce unproductive trading times. Next […]

Continue reading
>