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Posted Yesterday at 07:23 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Cointegration in forex pairs trading is a valuable tool. For me, cointegration is the foundation for an excellent market-neutral mechanical trading strategy that allows me to profit in any economic environment. Whether a market is in an uptrend, downtrend or simply moving sideways, forex pairs trading allows me to harvest gains year-round.

A forex pairs trading strategy that utilizes cointegration is classified as a form of convergence trading based on statistical arbitrage and reversion...

Posted 04-15-2014 at 03:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Coppock Curves, sometimes called Coppock indicators or Trendex indicators, are a type of indicator which offers quant traders a solid foundation upon which to build a simple yet successful mechanical trading system.

As described in more detail below, I use Coppock Curves in my mechanical trading system to generate trading signals in the S&P 500 or any other highly-liquid index. Coppock Curves also work well for trading iShares and ETFs.

What is a Coppock Curve?

Posted 04-08-2014 at 03:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Gap trading with a mechanical trading system offers independent traders a relatively easy method to capitalize on sudden market moves.

Gaps are often seen in the stock and fund markets. They are somewhat less common in the forex markets, which are usually more liquid and trade overnight.

I’ve been successfully gap trading using a good mechanical trading system, and you can, too.

In gap trading stocks, funds, futures and forex, a price “gap” refers to the open...

Posted 03-31-2014 at 03:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Turtle trading is the name given to a family of trend-following strategies. It’s based on simple mechanical rules to enter trades when prices break out of short-term channels. The goal is to ride long-term trends from the beginning.

Turtle trading was born from an experiment in the 1980s by two pioneering futures traders who were debating whether good traders were born with innate talent, or whether anyone could be trained to trade successfully. The turtles developed a simple, winning...

Posted 03-25-2014 at 07:10 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
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Russia’s takeover of Crimea is great news for traders — This geopolitical event has created profitable opportunities for stock and forex traders, especially those who use mechanical trading systems to filter out the emotional headlines which have been appearing daily as the drama unfolds.

For the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing the same pictures in the news media: Squads of Russian soldiers standing watch at Ukrainian military installations, and hearing the same stories about...
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