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 […]

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First Of The Month Market Edge

The first trading day of May was strong. That is, price closed higher than the open. How often is the first of the month strong? Since 2002, this has been a winning strategy.

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Is the Stock Market Cheap?

This really has nothing to do with system trading, but was an interesting article on determining if stocks are cheap or not. Here is a new update of a popular market valuation method using the most recent Standard & Poor’s “as reported” earnings and earnings estimates and the index monthly averages of daily closes for […]

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Money. Power. Wall Street.

This week Frontline (PBS) is running part one in a four part series on the global financial collapse. During part one they explained credit default swaps, how they originated and how they became associated with mortgage notes. Interesting stuff! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/money-power-wall-street/

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RSI And How To Profit From It

Not a single losing year since 1998! I’m talking about another excellent free strategy to time the S&P 500 market. It has an amazing performance history and it’s deadly simple.

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Nuts And Bolts: Expectation

When I first started trading nearly 100% of my focus was on the percentage of my trades that were winners (win probability).  After all, winning feels good and I wanted to maximize that much as possible.  But over time I learned that the win probability of a system is largely irrelevant (regardless of how good […]

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Relative Strength Rank Indicator

This indicator is a ranking tool used to compare a group of stocks, ETFs or futures contracts to determine which specific instrument is performing best. The indicator creates a score based upon the symbols historical price movement. You can then compare this score to the other RS Rank scores of other stocks or ETFs in […]

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Trading Software For Mac – How to Trade Emini Futures using TradeStation and a Mac

If you are a Mac owner who has always wanted to trade Emini futures using TradeStation but thought it was impossible well, think again! It is possible to run TradeStation using a Mac computer without making any sacrifices to the performance of the trading software.

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