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Recommended Reading 03-27-2014

Readers repeatedly ask me for book and article recommendations, especially new traders who are interested in learning more about trading and investing.  Education is the single most important prerequisite for trading success.  Look for periodic posts with my  personal recommendations … Continue reading

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Market Breadth Divergence Update

On Sunday November 17th, I posted an article that identified headwinds for the equity market.  I explained that five independent leading indicators all pointed to near-term trouble for equities: a forming divergence in market breadth, an elevated CBOE Skew Index, … Continue reading

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Five Headwinds for Equities

I typically release new posts on Thursdays, but market conditions justified an accelerated schedule this week. Five independent leading indicators all point to near-term trouble for equities: a forming divergence in market breadth, an elevated CBOE Skew Index, a very … Continue reading

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The Deadly Double Divergence

Would you be interested in an indicator that has signaled ten market tops since 1966 without a single false signal?  I read about such an indicator in an article titled “Double Divergences in the Advance-Decline Line,” which appeared in the … Continue reading

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The Ahrens Moving Average (AMA)

I read about this indicator in an article titled “Build A Better Moving Average,” which appeared in the October 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities.  The article was written by Richard D. Ahrens.  In the article, Ahrens … Continue reading

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Top 10 Trader Edge Articles

I started Trader Edge almost 18 months ago and it just occurred to me that I had never provided a list of the most popular articles on the site.  If you did not get a chance to read these articles … Continue reading

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Use Economic Filters to Reduce Your Strategy Losses

When developing strategies, many systematic traders focus exclusively on technical analysis, with their primary focus on derivatives of price and volume.  A few traders add sentiment and breadth statistics to further enhance their models.  I suggest going one step further: … Continue reading

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Combine Indicators to Identify High-Probability Reversals

I read about this indicator in an article titled “The DMI Stochastic,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities.  The article was written by Barbara Star.  In the article, Star combined two well-known … Continue reading

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