Software for Quantitative Systematic and Discretionary Trading

Trying to discover an edge by randomly backtesting ideas is equivalent to looking for a needle in a haystack. More than 25 years have passed since backtesting software became available to retail traders and the difficulty in finding an edge persists because of various issues that involve, amongst other things, data-snooping and process pitfalls.

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Stocks and ETFs to Watch – Thursday, April 17, 2014 [Premium]

Stocks and ETFs to Watch premium report for the open of Thursday, April 17, 2014. This report includes short-term and longer-term quantitative analysis of price action with emphasis on popular ETFs and S&P 500 stocks.

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Old Economy Vs. New Economy

Some sectors of the market are making all-time highs and some others, related to tech primarily, are in a correction mode. The market as a whole refuses to be pulled down by technology. Does this mark a permanent return to old economy stocks  or will it last only while a correction in speculative, high tech stocks, is underway?

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Stocks and ETFs to Watch – Wednesday, April 16, 2014 [Premium]

Stocks and ETFs to Watch premium report for the open of Wednesday, April 16, 2014. This report includes short-term and longer-term quantitative analysis of price action with emphasis on popular ETFs and S&P 500 stocks.

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SPY: After a Dance with Fibonacci the Real Test is Coming

After getting trapped for two days inside a channel defined by the 38.2% and 50% Fibonacci retracement levels of the rally that started last February, SPY is now getting ready to face the challenge: Resumption of the uptrend or start of a downtrend? If you are looking for a prediction please do not continue reading here.  

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Stocks and ETFs to Watch – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 [Premium]

Stocks and ETFs to Watch premium report for the open of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. This report includes short-term and longer-term quantitative analysis of price action with emphasis on popular ETFs and S&P 500 stocks.

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Passive Investing Fables

It is about time to update the results of an article I wrote about a year ago about passive investing strategies. Usually, a couple of years after a market bottom and while on a strong uptrend, old arguments resurface about the superiority of passive investing. These are basically fables for people who do not know how to trade a moving average crossover.

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Stocks and ETFs to Watch – Monday, April 14, 2014 [Premium]

Stocks and ETFs to Watch premium report for the open of Monday, April 14, 2014. This report includes short-term and longer-term quantitative analysis of price action with emphasis on popular ETFs and S&P 500 stocks.

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