Despite a good showing last night the S&P500 is still stuck in an extended sideways move.
With the circus that American laughingly call an election year in full swing I wondered what the had happened to the market during previous election years. So with a rainy Friday afternoon, Google, and a truck load of historical data it was time for some dodgy excel. The chart below looks at the return of…Details
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I am still beavering away looking at changes in the S&P/ASX200 over time – it is a time consuming exercise as with all things Australian quality data is hard to come by. Both Standard and Poors and the ASX are friggen hopeless when it comes to providing useful hard core data for traders. However, the…Details
Recently I had a look at the distribution of returns for a system I run – the aim of this was to give a sense of how systems trading works. The rules of systems trading are very simple and are based around the concept of ride the losses, pump the winners and allow time to…Details
I wrote a little while ago about the need to be aware of the history of markets and their propensity to go nowhere for significant periods of time. This sort of saga is unfolding in the US with their markets making no real gain for some 18 months. The US seems to be range bound…Details
Jeremy He started pouring his savings into commodities last month after losing money in China’s stock rout and deciding that returns from his WMPs were too low. The 25-year-old employee at a multinational trade company in Shanghai set up a joint account with his friend to trade futures on rebar, coal and cotton, making as…Details
It has been some time since I took a really long term view of a market. It tends not to be part of my trading vernacular simply because of the time frames I trade, to my way of thinking data drifts off into the irrelevant beyond a certain point. However, as a student of the…Details