InformedTrades
Register as a Member
    Why join? See our testimonials.

Register Front Page See Today's Posts Site
Map
Free Trading
Courses
Shop

Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline

Senior Member

My Badges

Badges Showcase - 4 Badges - 75 Points
Icon Image Description
Name: Course Contributor
Awarded to any member who contributes an entire course, published originally on InformedTrades.com, to our community.

Members who have this badge implicitly have the Lesson badge as well, and are awarded accordingly.

IQ Score Bonus: + 50
Issue time: 01-11-2012 03:37 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Lesson Contributor
This award is given to any member who makes a contribution that is added to InformedTrades University. Useful links, as well as well-written articles and videos, are prime examples of contributions that can earn a member this badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Issue time: 01-11-2012 03:37 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Video Contributor
Awarded to InformedTrades members who publish a video on a video sharing site that helps traders learn and mentions InformedTrades (visual mention required). Or, for a video made by a member with at least three months membership that is acknowledged by another IT member with a contributor badge as being an outstanding video.

IQ Score Bonus: +10
Issue time: 01-11-2012 03:36 PM
Issue reason:
Name: Local
This badge is awarded to any member with a minimum of 50 combined blog and forum posts whose behavior is believed to be authentic. It is meant to signify a regular, familiar member of our community -- a local!

This badge comes with a prize of 10 InformedPoints.

IQ Score Bonus: + 5
Issue time: 09-12-2010 08:58 PM
Issue reason:

About Me

  • About Shaun Overton
    Location
    DFW, Texas

Statistics

Total Posts
Blog
General Information
  • Last Activity: 03-28-2014 05:17 AM
  • Join Date: 04-22-2008
  • Referrals: 0

Friends

Showing Friends 1 to 4 of 4

Contact Info

Instant Messaging
Send an Instant Message to Shaun Overton Using...
This Page
http://www.informedtrades.com/members/shaun-overton/

Gift Shop

0 Gifts

Post Thanks / Like

03-08-2014
01:30 AM - clicked Thanks for this post: how do you export historical data to excel with mt4 by Shaun Overton
07-03-2013
11:23 PM - melodiesun clicked Thanks for this post: How the forex banks really work by Shaun Overton
12:36 PM - LitheInvestor clicked Thanks for this post: How the forex banks really work by Shaun Overton
08-13-2012
01:18 PM - clicked Thanks for this post: Moving Average offset by Shaun Overton

Blog

Latest Blog Entry

Posted Yesterday at 03:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
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
Posted in Uncategorized
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
Posted in Uncategorized
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
Posted in Uncategorized
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...

Posted 03-18-2014 at 03:00 AM by Shaun Overton Comments 0
Posted in Uncategorized
Much ink has been devoted to pinpointing the causes of mechanical trading systems failures, especially after the fact. Although it may seem oxymoronic (or, to some traders, simply moronic), the main reason why these trading systems fail is because they rely too much on the hands-free, fire-and-forget nature of mechanical trading. Algorithms themselves lack the objective human oversight and intervention necessary to help systems evolve in step with changing market conditions.

Mechanical...
Recent Comments
I would like to add...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 08:09 AM by SeaSide SeaSide is offline
The turtles make a great...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 06:02 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline
The reason I like trading...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 06:00 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline
That happens to me,...
Posted 03-14-2014 at 05:59 AM by Shaun Overton Shaun Overton is offline

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Creative Commons License

InformedTrades is dedicated to empowering traders with knowledge. Learn more about our mission statement, and our charity endeavors.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 3.70%).
vBCommerce I v2.0.0 Gold ©2010, PixelFX Studios
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007 - 2008, PixelFX Studios