Mechanical Trading Strategies – Advantages with Mechanical Rules and Edges

Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Oddmund Groette A lot of the best traders use some kind of mechanical trading strategies and rules in their trading. “Mechanical” implies that the rules are based on some kind of objective rules, usually quantified data. The trader should follow these rules exactly without hesitation or emotion. In…

6 Pivot Point Trading Strategies – A Backtest | How To Trade With Pivot Points? (Definition, Analysis and Performance)

Last Updated on July 30, 2022 by Oddmund Groette We have been investing and trading for about 21 years, but not until now have we ever looked at a pivot points trading strategy. We can read a lot about pivot points in certain media magazines and by stock commentators but have seen very little backtesting…

Do You Need Help Or Input In Your Trading? We Offer Consultation

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading We have been full-time traders and investors for over 20 years (successfully), and we believe we can offer some insights and help – no matter what trading-related issues you struggle with. Trading is a very lonely job, and getting feedback can be of tremendous value. You…

Donchian Channels Trading Strategy – How To Trade And Do They Work? (Backtest Commodities And S&P 500)

Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette What are the Donchian Channels and do they work on stocks? The Donchian Channels were invented by Richard Donchian decades ago. They are still a popular tool for traders, but the markets have changed a lot since Donchian’s invention. The Donchian Channels (or bands) are formed…

Portfolio Of Strategies – Adding a Strategy To Your Trading (Correlation and Diversification)

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Does your trading strategy complement your portfolio of strategies? That is the first thing you should address if you are considering adding more trading strategies. Perhaps surprisingly, many strategies don’t complement each other because they are too similar and overlapping. Thus, you might end up adding…

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

Last Updated on July 7, 2022 by Oddmund Groette 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 is relatively easy. You need to…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Exponential moving average strategy and backtest The exponential moving average is one of the most commonly used among traders. But do you know what it is? And do you know if an exponential average strategy can be used profitably in the stock market? Backtests indicate that…

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

Last Updated on July 18, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Hull moving average strategy backtest Experienced traders know that the best trading indicators are those that can reduce lag, eliminate noise, and quickly respond to sustained market changes. The Hull Moving Average (HMA) seems to tick those boxes. What do you know about the indicator? Is…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Linear-weighted moving average strategy backtest Moving averages are a technical analysis tool that smooths price data over a specific period. They come in different types, and each type has its advantages and limitations. The linear-weighted moving average is one of the common ones. But do you…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Simple moving average strategy backtests Moving averages are one of the most commonly used indicators in technical analysis, and the simple moving average is the easiest one to construct. Do you know what it is? Can you make profitable simple moving average strategies in the markets?…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Adaptive moving average strategy backtest (Kaufman’s adaptive moving average) We know that traditional moving averages smoothen price series to reduce noise and show the trend. However, when price makes a temporary but significant leap, it can still give the appearance of a false trend. This is…

Smoothed Moving Average (Wilder’s) – Trading Strategy Backtest (Does it work?)

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Smoothed moving average (Wilder’s) strategy backtest The smoothed moving average is not as common as other moving average indicators, but you will come across it in your trading journey. So, it’s good to know what it means. Can a smoother moving average be used profitably in…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Variable moving average strategy backtest Traders have always looked for ways to improve the performance of 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Weighted moving average strategy backtest Some simply call it weighted moving average, while others call it 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…

How Does War Affect The Stock Market Historically? Should You Buy Or Sell?

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading How does war affect the stock market? Can we expect poor returns and increased volatility? Or is it a good time to buy when you hear the sound of cannons? Perhaps counterintuitive, history suggests that stock markets show less volatility during wars and geopolitical conflicts, and…

Volatility Trading Strategies – Trade And Make Money In Volatile Markets (Backtest)

Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Quantified Trading This article discusses different aspects of volatility trading strategies. Why volatility? In order to make money trading, you need prey. One of the prerequisites for trading is volatility. No volatility, no prey. No prey, no gains. Thus, it might pay off to trade during panics, stress,…

Trading Edge – What Is It And How To Find The Best Edges? – Backtest, Examples And Strategies For Traders

Last Updated on August 6, 2022 by Oddmund Groette How to find trading edges in the markets is crucial for surviving as a trader. The financial markets are a competitive place where amateurs and beginners are easy prey for the vultures further up the food chain. In this article, we look at trading edges. What…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading 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…

Short Selling Trading Strategies – Is It Possible To Make Money With Shorting Systems?

Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by Oddmund Groette Short selling strategies are very difficult to find. But when you find one, the strategy might be one of the most useful and enjoyable. Enjoyable because is there a better feeling than making money when the market drops? Most people are losing, while you are making…

Which Time Frame Is Best In Trading? [Day trading, Swing Trading & Trend Trading]

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Which time frame is best in trading? We believe the best time frame in trading is daily bars. Every time frame has its pros and cons, but we recommend being agnostic and open for any time frame. You simply have to pick the best time frame…

Failed Trader – How To Fail At Trading: 11 Skills Of The Unsuccessful (Inverse Thinking)

Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Quantified Trading Failed Trader: What is the difference between a good trader and a bad trader? Always inverse, says the famous investor Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s friend and business partner. What is inverse thinking? This is when we turn a problem on its head or look at it…