Asset Allocation Investment Strategy (Models, Strategies, Portfolios, Analysis, Returns)

Asset allocation is the allocation of investments across different classes of assets. In a broad sense, this means a combination of stocks, bonds, various securities and money market instruments. Within these classes, subclasses are also distinguished: Risk and return The…

Paul Farrell’s The Second Grader’s Starter Portfolio: Backtesting, Allocations, and Performance Analysis

The Second Grader’s Starter Portfolio by Paul Farrell is a passive index portfolio that aims to diversify investments across stocks and bonds. The Second Grader’s Starter Portfolio strategy can be implemented with only 3 ETFs. You do not need to…

9 Top Vanguard ETFs for Ultimate Diversification: Assessing Costs, Returns, and Performance

Many investors prefer to invest using passive investment strategies and “lazy” (but smart?) portfolio management. Increased knowledge, lower costs, and a rise in fund offerings (both ETFs and mutual funds) have contributed to this. Passive strategies include a popular asset…

Buy and Hold Strategy: Overview and Backtest

If you have ever looked at a stock chart, you would know that stock prices often swing about, which is why some people trade the swings for quick profits rather than wait out the inevitable downturns. However, most stocks rise…

Bill Schultheis Coffeehouse Portfolio: Allocations, Performance, and Returns Analysis

The Coffeehouse Portfolio from Bill Schultheis aims to diversify investments across stocks, REITs, and bonds. The Schultheis Coffeehouse Portfolio strategy can be implemented with 9 ETFs. You do not need to pick individual stocks and bonds. Accordingly to our backtests…

10 Top Vanguard ETFs for Buy-and-Hold Strategies: Evaluating Costs, Returns, and Performance

Buy and hold has worked very well for long-term investors. History has also taught us that active money managers have underperformed S&P 500 or their benchmarks. We dream of becoming Warren Buffett, but most of us are below-average investors. Thus,…

Commodity Investment Strategies with TradingView and Pine Script: Backtesting and Rule-Based Approach

Commodities are difficult to trade profitably, with few strategies offering any statistical edge. Despite this, finding effective commodities strategies might be worth the effort, as they allow for profits that are uncorrelated with those of other strategies and tend to…

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Which Time Of The Day Is The Most Volatile In Trading? (Facts And Statistics For Stocks, Gold, Oil, And Swiss Franc)

What time of the day is the most volatile in trading? Most traders assume the first and last hour of trading (in any market) is the most volatile of the day. News from overnight trading needs to be discounted when…

The Easter Holiday Effect in Trading (Holy Thursday – Is It The Best Day Of The Year For Stocks?)

Easter is a Christian holiday celebrated across the world. But does it affect trading on the U.S. stock exchanges and other financial markets? We look at how the stock market performs before and after the Easter holiday. Additionally, we specifically…

4-Year Presidential Election Cycles in the Stock Market – Election Year Seasonality

In the United States, a presidential election is held every four years. Those presidential elections have been observed to affect many government sectors, including legislation, international relations, and even the stock market. This occurrence inspired the concept of 4-year presidential…

Bitcoin RSI Trading Strategy: Assessing RSI’s Effectiveness in Crypto Trading (Backtest & Trading Rules)

Does the RSI Indicator work on crypto or Bitcoin? Bitcoin and other cryptos are attracting many traders and new investors, and the crypto daily volume is rising significantly, probably draining resources from the more traditional stock trading arena. The crypto…

Amibroker Automated Trading – Enhancing Algo Trade Live (Automate Strategy In Interactive Brokers)

This article looks at how to trade live and automated with Amibroker via Interactive Brokers. We have been using Amibroker for live automated trading for a few years, without any problems worth mentioning. Automatic trading with Amibroker and Interactive Brokers…