Variable Moving Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Variable moving average strategy backtest Traders have always looked for ways to improve the performance of the exponential moving average, and using a volatility index (VI) to adjust the smoothing period as market conditions change has given rise to the variable moving average. But do you know what it is? And do you know if…

Weighted Moving Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Weighted moving average strategy backtest Some simply call it weighted moving average, while others call it a linearly weighted moving average. They are referring to the same indicator, which is one of the most popular and widely used MA indicators on most trading platforms. But what is it? And do you know if a weighted…

How Do You Calculate The Future Inflation Rate? (How To Measure Future Inflation)

How do you calculate the future inflation rate? Is it possible? Yes, it’s possible to estimate the future inflation rate. In this article, we show you how you can interpret what the traders in the bond markets believe about future inflation. You can estimate the future inflation rate by looking at the difference between the…

Zero lag exponential moving average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Zero-lag exponential moving average strategy backtest The moving average is no doubt one of the most widely used technical indicators. While there are different traditional types, many variations are being created all the time to improve on the old versions. The zero-lag exponential moving average is one of the improved versions of the exponential moving…

Volume Weighted Average Price – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does VWAP it work?)

Volume-weighted average price strategy backtest Several indicators are used for technical analysis; some of these indicators combine different market data to tell a better story about what the market is doing. The volume-weighted average price (VWAP), which combines both volume and price data, is one such indicator. But what is it? Can we make profitable…

Triple Exponential Moving Average TEMA – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Triple exponential moving average strategy  One of the not-so-common moving average indicators used by traders is the triple exponential moving average (TEMA). It is an important trend indicator used by traders to identify trends more closely than a traditional moving average. But do you know what it is? And do you know if a triple…

Variable Index Dynamic Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Variable Index Dynamic Average strategy backtest Over the years, chartists have developed indicators to help them analyze the market better. While there are many of these indicators, a few stand out for their usefulness. One of such is the Variable Index Dynamic Average. Do you know what it is? Can we make profitable Variable Index…

Moving average Slope – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Moving average slope strategy backtest Finding good signals in the random chaos called the financial market is not an easy job and as such, one has to seek out every possible way to analyze the markets. In the search for an edge in the market, people create more indicators from existing ones. One such derivative…

Triangular Moving Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does It Work?)

Triangular moving average strategy backtest Moving averages are the most common and useful technical indicators in forex trading, owing to their effect in smoothening out price movements and showing the actual direction of the trend. There are various types of moving averages. Apart from the common ones you know, such as the Simple Moving Average…

Guppy Multiple Moving Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Guppy multiple moving average strategy backtest Trend traders are always looking for trading opportunities by analyzing the price chart. This includes spotting a trend early as well as knowing when a reversal is about to occur. Interestingly, the Guppy Multiple Moving Average can be helpful in that aspect. But do you know what the Guppy…

McGinley Dynamic – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

McGinley Dynamic Indicator strategy backtest Different types of moving averages are used in technical analysis. However, the McGinley Dynamic indicator stands out for its attempt to solve a problem inherent in moving averages that use fixed time lengths. It’s a type of moving average that is designed to improve existing moving averages. But do you…

Geometric Moving Average GMA – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Geometric moving average strategy backtest There are different ways of getting the moving average of a time series. While the simple and exponential methods of calculating the moving average are more common in the trading world, it is also possible to get the geometric mean of the price series. But what does the geometric moving…

Fractal Adaptive Moving Average FRAMA – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Fractal adaptive moving average strategy backtest Many new forms of moving averages have been created, but not all of them are easy to calculate. The fractal adaptive moving average is one of those unique moving averages, but it offers great prospects. Let’s take a look to find out what it is. Can we make profitable…

Fibonacci Moving Averages – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Moving averages are one of the most useful technical indicators. This is because they are simple and flexible while offering useful information about the trend, as well as support and resistance zones. There are many types of moving average indicators, but in this post, we will be looking at the Fibonacci moving average. What it…

Double Exponential Moving Average – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Double exponential moving average strategy backtest Traders are always looking for an edge in the market. While some employ the use of chart patterns, others simply trade based on indicators. An example of such an indicator is the double exponential moving average (DEMA). But do you know what it is? And is it possible to…

Options Trading in META: 20 Things You Should Know

What is options trading in META? Options trading is an investment strategy where investors purchase contracts to buy or sell a specific asset at a predetermined price on or before a specified date. Investors use options to speculate on future price movements or to hedge against price fluctuations in the underlying asset. Options trading is…

Tradestation Trading Strategies (Easy Language) Code for 70+ Systems – (More Platform Code On Demand)

If you are looking for Tradestation trading strategies you might not need to look any further. Since we started this website back in 2012, we have published a “ton” of ideas and strategies – FOR FREE! (But we also have a subscription service called Monthly Trading Edges.) However, the articles don’t come with Tradestation/Easy Language…

Should You Buy Gold Or Gold Mining Companies? (Gold As An Investment)

Warren Buffett has publicly (and frequently) written about what he considers the folly of investing in gold: Gold doesn’t produce any tangible values – neither products nor services. This article argues why Buffet is right about gold. However, are gold mining stocks a better investment than gold bullion? In this article, we look at the…

ISM Manufacturing Index – Trading, Investing Strategies (Backtest and Performance)

Introduced by the ISM in 1948, ISM Manufacturing Index, or PMI, is a useful resource for assessing the health of the US manufacturing sector. It is one of the key macroeconomic indicators financial market traders monitor on economic calendars because of the impact it can have on various financial markets. Unexpected results can move different…

Platforms, Brokers, Legislation, Commissions and Slippage Guide

Most of the backtesting done on this website is done in Amibroker (please read our Amibroker review to better understand the software). This page starts with a few articles related to that software: Trading platforms and software: Trading in different jurisdictions: Brokers and legislation: Execution and rebate in trading systems: Slippage in trading:

Famous Traders and Trading Books

We have compiled a list of the 50 best trading quotes to help you get started or help you get motivated. Perhaps better, we have a pretty comprehensive article list of the many famous traders and investors. They are a great resource for motivation! Famous traders and investors: Top motivational trading quotes How Jim Simons’…

Trading Psychology Guide

Because of drawdowns and trading biases you might not succeed even with the best trading strategies on the planet. Empirical evidence suggests that the main obstacle for most traders and investors is our in-grained biases (cognitive errors). If you want to read more about this subject, we recommend Rolf Dobelli’s The Art Of Thinking Clearly….

Indicator Guide (Technical Indicators)

Below we have assembled the trading indicators we have covered so far. It’s a work in progress and many more trading indicators are added in the future. Unlike many other websites, we are not interested in anecdotal evidence and thus we have backtested all the trading indicators. Sentiment indicators: Oscillating indicators (mean reversion indicators): Trend…

Bitcoin and Crypto Guide

Bitcoin and crypto have become very popular trading tools. However, we have witnessed a huge speculation boom and we expect the crypto market to change drastically over the coming years. Thus, be very careful when you are making strategies and/or backtesting. What works today might not work tomorrow! (Much more so that in the “established”…

Swing Trading Guide

Swing trading strategies: systems, and relevant articles: Which Time Frame Is Best In Trading?  Which is the best indicator for swing trading? Gold trading strategies Scale-in trading strategy Sector trading strategies Engulfing trading strategy Moving average trading strategies Seasonal trading strategies 10 free swing strategies Is It Possible To Make Money Swingtrading?

50 Trading Quotes to Best Help You in Your Trading (Famous Top Traders)

In life, one of the best ways to master any skill or succeed in a profession is to learn from those who have already succeeded in that profession. This also applies in trading. To become a successful trader, you need to learn from the experiences of those who have mastered the game. Interestingly, those legendary…

Curve Fitting Trading – Why It Could Break Your Trading Career (What is it? – Backtest)

You have probably read about curve fitting in trading books, trading magazines, and social media. The danger of Curve fitting is ubiquitous when designing trading strategies. It has the potential to ruin your trading career if not dealt with correctly and can be hard to notice, even for traders with decades of experience. In this…

Market Breadth Trading Strategies – What Is It? (Market Breadth and Traders)

Market breadth indicators provide different information about the stock market in a way that other market indicators do not. But what is the market breadth? Market breadth indicates the total number of stocks that are rising in price relative to the number of stocks that are falling in price on a given stock exchange. The…

Nasdaq-100 Index Trading Strategies – What is it? (Nasdaq-100 and Traders)

The Nasdaq-100 index is one of the most followed stock indexes around the globe. But what exactly is it? The Nasdaq-100 is a stock index that tracks 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange based on market capitalization and other factors. It is one of the world’s…

Commodity Trading Strategies – What is it? (Commodities and Traders)

We depend on different commodities to power the global economy. No one nation or entity has all the commodities, which is why commodities are traded across the world. But what is commodity trading strategy, and how is it done?? Commodity trading is the exchange of various commodities, such as agricultural products, crude oil, natural gas,…