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Where Does the S&P 500 Stand?

August 22, 2015
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Where Does the S&P 500 Stand?

Last week was brutal for pretty much all markets. Surprisingly, it was bad even for the US dollar. The sharp and straight downward move was reminiscent of the descent of 2011. It’s time to review where does the major index stands from technical point of view. Let’s start with a visual inspection. Clearly the 200-day The post Where Does...

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Trading Moving Averages with Less Whipsaws

June 21, 2015
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Using a simple moving average to time markets has been a successful strategy over a very long period of time. Nothing to brag home about, but it cuts the drawdown of a buy and hold by about a half, sacrificing less than 1% of the CAGR in the process. In two words, simple yet effective. The post Trading Moving...

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A Better ZigZag

June 6, 2015
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A Better ZigZag

There are a lot of “winning” strategies for bull markets floating around. “Buy the pullbacks” is certainly one of them. Does this sound simple enough to implement to you? While I am no Sheldon Cooper (although I have a favorite couch seat), I still like to live in a somewhat well defined world, a world The post A Better...

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Databases – an Ideal Application for R6?

May 20, 2015
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Over the years I have tried to simplify and streamline my access to financial historic data. All different solutions I tried (see here, for example) so far have been unsatisfactory, at least to some degree. That however changed after I started using R6. Here is an example of using the R6 class for the same The post Databases –...

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