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Last Updated on November 28, 2022 by Oddmund Groette It feels great to make money in a bear market. It’s not about schadenfreude, but more about mastering the markets. So, how do you go about making money in a bear market? In this article, we indicate how to make money in a bear market with

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Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Quantified Trading We are looking for people who can write about trading, and preferably also can do backtesting. We mutually agree on pay. We would also like to hire coders for any platform or language, except Amibroker (which we already have covered). Are you good at making social

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Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Quantified Trading Do you want the convenience of stock trading and at the same time enjoy the diversification benefits of mutual funds? You should consider trading ETFs. ETFs combine the benefits of both types of investments, providing an easy and inexpensive way to build a diversified investment portfolio. Want

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Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Many trading indicators are available to traders. One of them is the DeMarker indicator, which was named after a prominent technical analyst Thomas DeMark who created it. The DeMarker indicator, also known by the abbreviation “DeM”, is a technical indicator that measures the demand for the

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Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Quantified Trading Would you like to become a better trader? Or would you like to improve your trading? In this brief article, we recommend 5 steps that can instantly improve your trading (and investing). Step 1: Backtest Readers of this blog should be no surprised that the first

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Last Updated on November 23, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The US has two main political parties, with different ideologies and policy directions. It is expected that the party that controls the White House and Congress can have a huge impact on equities markets. But what has been the election day performance in the stock market?

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette We have in a number of Tweets, posts, courses, and articles mentioned that the stock market offers the “lowest-hanging fruit” in trading. The reason is simple: We believe you can develop more robust and profitable trading strategies in stocks than in any market, and forex should

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Seasonal trends in the financial markets are many, and the stock market is no exception. Some months are better than others. What is the weakest month in the stock market? The weakest month in the stock market is September. The second weakest month is June. To

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The internet is flooded with courses on how to get rich day trading penny stocks. If the penny stock market attracts you, you might want to have a penny stock day trading strategy. Day trading involves actively buying and selling securities within the same day, trying

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette A good short-term trader preys on volatility. However, volatility can also backfire. What day of the month is stocks’ most volatile? The most volatile day of the month is the first. There are a few other volatile trading days as well. We make two backtests on

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette One of the most important factors in becoming a good trader is to know when you should NOT trade. The art of when to do nothing and just sit on your hands is just as important as anything else. So, what are the worst days to

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Volatility can both be good and bad. It’s to your benefit when you get it right, but the opposite when you get it wrong. Thus, it might be of interest to know which day of the week is stocks’ most volatile. Our backtests show that the

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Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Candlestick patterns provide plenty of insight into how the price moved in the recent past and how it might move in the near future. Some traders use these patterns to signal trade entry and exit points. While there are many such patterns, only a few may

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Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Oddmund Groette There are certain trading strategies that you can trade based on price action alone. One of them is the HHLL trading strategy. You may be wondering what the HHLL trading strategy is. Here you go: The HHLL trading strategy is a price action (based on price

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Last Updated on November 10, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Since the emergence of Bitcoin in 2009, thousands of cryptocurrencies have been created. While many were created to solve a specific problem in the emerging blockchain technology, some cryptocurrencies are just spin-offs of the older ones, and Bitcoin Cash is one such. What exactly is Bitcoin

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Last Updated on November 10, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has offered traders and investors another asset market to play in. One important characteristic of this market is its extreme volatility. To play in the market, one must have a strategy for the frequent market crashes. But what is a

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Last Updated on November 3, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The commodity market is highly specialized and requires specialists in the game for investment advisory and management. This is where CTAs come in, but who are they? A commodity trading advisor (CTA) is an individual or organization that provides personalized advice and services related to trading

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Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The financial market moves in waves — it rises and falls — which is why you hear slogans like “Buy the dip” and “Sell the rip.” Today, we will focus on the “Sell the rip” strategy. What does it mean? Sell the rip refers to a

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Last Updated on November 26, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Divergence is a very common signal used by traders to find opportunities in various financial markets, and there are many indicators you can use to identify it. But what is the divergence strategy? In trading, divergence means that the price swings and the indicator movement are

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Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Oddmund Groette When it comes to trade entry and exit, most traders tend to think in singular terms — one shot in and one shot out. But breaking the position size into multiple smaller trade sizes and scaling in gradually may offer a better average entry price. Want

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Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Oddmund Groette As Warren Buffett rightly said: “You need to be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” This perfectly applies to the Rubber Band trading strategy, but what is it? The Rubber Band trading strategy is a simple but powerful contrarian/mean-reversion strategy for

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Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading In October, we decided to start a weekly report sent out on Sundays (or Mondays) before the US market opening*. This is a “low-cost service” meant to lower the bar to getting access to some of our research and backtests. It costs only 99 USD per

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Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Risk is an inherent part of any investment, which is why investors consider risk-adjusted returns when analyzing various investment options. But what is a risk-adjusted return? A risk-adjusted return is a measure of return that compares the potential profit from an investment to the degree of

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Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Quantified Trading Considered a part of the technology sector, biotech stocks represent an important part of the Nasdaq market, and they tend to have big growth potential. But what are biotech stocks? Biotech is an industry group that includes companies that research and develop drugs, wearable medical gadgets,

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Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by Oddmund Groette There are different ways traders analyze the markets to find trading opportunities. While some use indicators, others study the price movements and the patterns made by candlesticks. One common candlestick pattern is the engulfing pattern. What is the engulfing trading strategy? The engulfing trading strategy is

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Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by Oddmund Groette If you have been trading or just following the gold and silver markets, you must have heard about the gold-silver ratio. What does the gold-silver chart ratio strategy mean? The gold-silver chart ratio strategy is a technique for trading the two precious metals (silver and gold)

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Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Oddmund Groette As a trader, you don’t want to do the hard work of monitoring the screen all the time and analyzing price movements looking for trade setups. This manual way of trading can be extremely hard and even prone to mistakes based on emotional and psychological biases.

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Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by Oddmund Groette It’s a well-known fact that as options expiry day approaches, the biggest-cap stocks with actively traded options tend to witness huge trading volumes (and sometimes increased volatility). In fact, the most important day in stock trading is the expiry day. But what is expiry in options

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Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Technical indicators help us analyze stocks to know how to trade them, but they focus on the external price action of individual stocks. While this is not bad in itself, knowing the general market sentiment is equally important. This is where the Arms Index comes in.

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Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Oddmund Groette For many, the approach is to buy low and sell high. But that is not the case with the 52-week high trading strategy – you do the opposite. What is the 52-week high trading strategy? The 52-week high strategy is a method of investing that seeks

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Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Globalization has made it possible for investors to tap into investment opportunities around the world, and as the second largest economy in the world, the Chinese stock market provides opportunities. But what is your China trading strategy? You can also trade Chinese stocks listed on Chinese

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Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Short strategies can add tremendous value to a portfolio of trading strategies, something we have covered in multiple articles (see below). A bear market is mostly good for short term traders, see our post about bear market strategy, but profitable short strategies can add fuel to

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Last Updated on October 22, 2022 by Oddmund Groette It is important to be able to identify the beginning of a new trend; equally, it is also important to be able to identify the end of a trend. A well-timed entry fits perfectly with a well-timed exit. The parabolic stop and reverse (SAR) indicator is

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Last Updated on November 28, 2022 by Oddmund Groette A trader in a losing stock position has only a few options: they can close the trade at a loss and look for opportunities elsewhere; they can hold the losing position for a while and hope that the price will turn around and get to their

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Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Most US taxpayers have a deadline on the 15th of April to file their tax returns. If the date is on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next business day. Does Tax Day signal any bullish or bearish trading

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Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading The crypto market has been subject to high volatility which is one of the thrills that drive investors and traders alike. With high volatility comes substantial profit (and loss). Over the years, traders have tried and applied different strategies to increase their performance in the market.

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Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by Oddmund Groette As a stock market trader, you must have been conversant with the phrases like a bull, a bull run, and a bull market. Those are phrases used to describe buying sentiment in the market. But what actually does bull market trading strategy mean? Bull market strategy

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Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The financial markets always cycle between bull and bear markets. If you want to trade the stock market, you should know how to play both market conditions. So, what is a bear market trading strategy? Bear market strategy refers to the techniques traders and investors use

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Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Have you ever wondered what are the best performing stock markets in the world? Almost every country has a functional stock market, but not all countries’ stock markets have been performing the same. If your great-great-grandfather had invested $1 in the U.S. stock market in 1900,

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Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The S&P 500 Index is categorized into 11 sectors, and investors try to profit from the various sectors. One simple way to profit from the market is the sector trading strategy. But what is sector trading strategy all about? This article provides you with many sector

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Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Commodity trading offers plenty of opportunities to profit from the price movements of various commodities. But to succeed, you must first understand what it is and the strategies to use. It’s not easy developing a commodity trading strategy. Commodity trading involves buying and selling various commodities

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Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Oddmund Groette There are times when the prices of stocks move as a result of what other investors are doing rather than based on the company’s underlying business fundamentals. One such event is the short squeeze. A short squeeze happens when there is a high volume of short

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Last Updated on October 12, 2022 by Oddmund Groette As of writing (August 2022), we have published 19 different monthly trading edges in the following ETFs (or you can also trade any relevant futures contracts): SPY, QQQ, XLP, TLT, FXI, SIL, XLU, DAX, and HYG. The strategies are divided into swing trading strategies and overnight

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Last Updated on November 19, 2022 by Oddmund Groette One of Warren Buffett’s investment advice is, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful!” That basically explains the contrarian trading strategy. The contrarian trading strategy is one that goes against the prevailing sentiment in the market. In other words, it is

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Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Energy sector trading is the process of gaining exposure to multiple stocks in the energy sector as a means of diversification and generating profits. Investment can be done by buying an ETF that tracks the sector or by building a portfolio of energy stocks. If you

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Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Stocks in the healthcare sector are affected by various factors, but they tend to be recession-defensive because health is essential to life. In this article, we look at a healthcare sector trading strategy. The healthcare sector might add diversification to your portfolio of trading strategies. The

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Last Updated on October 24, 2022 by Oddmund Groette The information technology sector has the highest weighting in the S&P 500 index, representing more than a quarter of the index’s market cap. Over the last decade, the sector has been “hot” and had a spectacular bull market. In this article, we take a brief look

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Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette With the tight regulations that followed the 2008/2009 financial crisis, this sector has been stable with steady growth. But let’s see what it has to offer. In this article, we discuss the US financial sector and we show you an example of a financial services trading

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Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette As the name implies, this sector covers different industries that make use of heavy equipment and involves high-level engineering. In this article, we discuss what kinds of stocks are within the industrial sector and how you can trade them. Unfortunately, in the industrials sector, it is

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