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Swing Trade and Buying the Dips

Posted by David Bean on

The VIX Swing E-mini S&P has been on a hot streak the last couple of years. It is hard to believe that you can buy the dips on a swing trade basis using this strategy and have less than a 5k drawdown intra-trade and closed trade basis. Those stats alone tell you the strength of trend in the market. This hot streak is more true of the market than the strategy as there are many strategies that have been hot using this type of approach. On one hand, it is hard to believe that it will continue and always feels like you...

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What is the Risk and Trading System Statistics of Buy and Hold?

Posted by David Bean on

When comparing different types of investments, we like to look at the numbers. We asked the question, "How do we compare buy and hold statistics to automated trading system statistics?" I made this video last week and then after I made the video I nearly fell out of my chair when Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors admitted that "Billionaire investors didn't get rich by using index funds". He did a great job of making my point below that active management or short term trading is a better approach in the long term. Here is the link to the interview. We...

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A Strategy to Trade the Monthly Jobs Report

Posted by David Bean on

Gold Flash is one of the new strategies that we released in February as we have found a new pattern in Gold that has worked the last few years. It has the tendency to trade fast markets and news events. If you want a strategy that has the potential to trade the Monthly Jobs Report tomorrow, Gold Flash is the strategy. You can sign up tonight and we will get it to you by 8:30 am EST tomorrow for the jobs report. It is part of the 100K Portfolio and one of the strategies that put the 100K Portfolio at...

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Pessimism One

Posted by David Bean on

Pessimism One

We like to take advantage of high frequency trading equity curves with our Money Management Algorithms. Here are some examples. Tradestation & MultiCharts Example NinjaTrader Example From this example, we call our new strategy Pessimism One. The way it works is that it takes dual moving average crossover trades on 15 second charts by starting when the strategy is down $100. The high frequency nature of this strategy doesn't give the strategy many opportunities to ever be up or down $100 per contract. So when it is down by $100 then it has the opportunity to mean revert. Mean reversion...

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Tick Pulse on One Minute Charts with Slippage

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Tick Pulse on One Minute Charts with Slippage

Tick Pulse is designed for 15 second charts but we take a look at this strategy on one minute charts and change a couple of the inputs to reflect this. The analysis is in the video below.

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