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The last few months, I have been busy doing research for Larry Connors’ new book, Buy The Fear, Sell The Greed. As always, it is fun and challenging to research for a book. The book has seven strategies, trading both ETFs and stocks, with full rules and results. They are: RSI Power Zones: Long ETF […]
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Alvarez Quant Trading by Cesar Alvarez - 3w ago

I am frequently asked what data provider I use and recommend for stocks. I have been using Norgate Data for four years and recommend them to anyone looking for data. This review will focus on US Stocks and AmiBroker integration which is what I use daily. Norgate Data has data for the Australian and US […]
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From my time with working with Larry Connors, I have become known for using the 2-Period RSI (RSI2) (Relative Strength Index) in my trading. I have written lots of blog posts that use it and I often use it in my personal strategies. One thing I like to do with indicators that I use frequently […]
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A couple posts ago, I looked at Trading the Equity Curve and found interesting results but nothing that made me decide this works for me. Using the equity curve to decide when to stop trading a strategy just sounds like it should work. But for me it is always about testing. I cannot count how […]
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One of the first tests I did when I got AmiBroker twenty years ago was a mean reversion test. It was a classic set up, a stock in an uptrend, followed by a pullback. But the entry differed from what I do now. The entry waited for a confirmation of the trend back up.  The […]
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I have written the difficulty in trading and testing short strategies. I had stopped trading my short strategy because it was too hard to trade psychologically for me. About nine months ago, I revisited my short strategy to see how it had been doing since I stopped and of course it has been doing just […]
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Alvarez Quant Trading by Cesar Alvarez - 5M ago

Well that was fun! I have been telling my trading buddy and anyone else that would listen that I fully expected XIV to open at zero one day. Now I did not expect it to happen so soon or the way it did. I trade a strategy that can be long XIV or long VXX […]
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A popular method for determining if a strategy should be kept trading is trading the equity curve. What this means we apply an indicator, say 200-day moving average, to the equity curve. When the equity curve falls below this value we stop trading. We then continue to paper trade the strategy until it gets above […]
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Imagine the following. You spent time developing a strategy with a compounded annual return of 24% and max drawdown of 18%. Profitable 10 of the last 11 years. An average 21 day rolling correlation with the SPY of .20.  Passes your out-of-sample testing. Passes your parameter sensitivity testing. Raise your hand if you would trade […]
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A mean reversion strategy I trade was developed with another researcher. This strategy enters on a further intraday weakness with a limit order and typically exits a few days later when the stock bounces. Recently this researcher sent me and email saying “Try the strategy as a day trade. Enter at the open and exit […]
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