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General Discussion · Buy/sell the swings
msg #61620
4/19/2008 4:21:03 PM

Thanks for all your replies - some great ideas coming out here.

How would I modify the results to look for cyclical stocks with price patterns like this:

(sorry - a bit basic in MS Paint!!!)

I have found that patterns that are predominately upwards or downwards above the SMA are unreliable for forwards testing - the large move being due to one-off circumstances. I appreciate nothing is guaranteed of course, but if the historical volatility is cyclical, I think there is a better chance that it will continue.

General Discussion · Buy/sell the swings
msg #61611
4/19/2008 8:19:05 AM

I'm trying out a strategy that buys and sells when the price moves around key moving averages. For example, buy when the price closes above the SMA(20) *AND* the SMA(20) is visibly rising.

On symbols that move up and down a lot - eg: Daily GBPUSD - this looks by eye to be very proifitable. The price has to go either up or down from the SMA itself, and there are good swings above/below the SMA(20).

My question is this: I'm trying to find the best performing stocks that regularly move up and down by a large amount.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to write a filter for this - and rank symbols that move up/down? I tried 52week high = 3x 52 week low, but what I'm looking for is regular (or as regular as possible!) cycles up and down.

Many thanks.

General Discussion · "Wait for Green" Support and Resistance
msg #50859
4/4/2007 1:31:14 PM

Actually TRO - another quick question.

Does 60min RSI refer to the 60mins just passed (ie. ending when the last 60min candle ends), or ongoing into the current 60min session?


General Discussion · "Wait for Green" Support and Resistance
msg #50854
4/4/2007 10:25:50 AM

Thanks all. A great help.

With ref to TRO's last thread about "Close" ... now I'm thinking about it, it would have to be the close and not the open, because as the price transitions from one candle to the next, it will always be around the previous close!!! I obviously wasn't thinking before posting. :)

General Discussion · "Wait for Green" Support and Resistance
msg #50824
4/3/2007 4:09:29 AM


So assuming I am not hitting the support/resistance lines, do you use the close or open of the previous candle as entry points?

General Discussion · "Wait for Green" Support and Resistance
msg #50810
4/2/2007 1:07:48 PM


I remember reading a TRO post in 2005 which said the following:

I adapted WAIT FOR GREEN to the 60 minute chart and/or 15 minute chart. If the previous candle is RED, you set a BUY STOP at the previous candle's closing price + .01. You do NOT try to buy at the bottom, you wait for green.

Couple this entry strategy with 60 minute rsi(2) < 1 and you can rake it in, especially on stocks like GOOG and SHLD.

On other thing to point out is to know the support/resistance numbers for the stock you are trading... you don't want to enter right below resistance! So sometimes your entry may be a penny or 2 higher.

I have two questions about this:

1. How do you calculate the support/resistance numbers?

2. How does RSI(2)<1 work and how do I apply it?

Many thanks,

General Discussion · S&C - Free Articles
msg #48714
12/19/2006 1:48:16 PM


General Discussion · Historical Data
msg #48713
12/19/2006 1:44:27 PM

Try Yahoo finance:

It covers US, UK stocks, EOD only. You can download historical data either from the website or in batches using this really cool utility:

(I own a copy of Hquotes)

However, please note - I've noticed Yahoo EOD data does have glitches. I'd use it only for backtesting, and a paid for service for your actual trading.

Hope this helps,

General Discussion · Good source of FX data
msg #48712
12/19/2006 11:33:22 AM

I own a charting package (QuoteTracker) and am looking for a good intraday stream of FX data - all major curriencies.

Can anyone recommend such a source - thanks.

General Discussion · Tradestation vs eSignal
msg #47123
9/22/2006 12:59:53 PM


I checked out elietrader, but couldn't find the thread. Any chance you could post it.

And TRO - obviously your recent experiences with eS have tainted matters - but why do you prefer TS?

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