This page contains lots of ideas for Trading Strategies. Have a browse through and see if you can find something that is interesting and useful to you.
The VIX volatility index is based on the S&P 500 options market. This article looks at whether the VIX can be used to time entries in the S&P 500. Read the article: Time S&P 500 Entries Using the VIX
In this article I take another look at the SuperTrend. I want to know whether it can be used to trade the FX market, in particularly the EUR/USD. The results show that the SuperTrend works well as an entry trigger when reversed: A SuperTrend Forex Strategy.
All markets retrace. Using a Swing Trading approach can take advantage of these swings to get better entry prices and more favorable reward/risk ratios. Here I investigate the historical performance of a swing trading strategy. I also look at how robust the entry signal is compared to random entry: A Swing Trading Strategy.
Dr. Alexander Elder introduced the Impulse Indicator as a way of momentum trading. However, many markets are not suitable for this type of trading. In this article I look at how we can turn the Impulse Indicator around and use it profitably on a relatively slow moving index: Using The Impulse Indicator
If you want to test your own strategy but not sure how. This article and video shows just how easily it can be done. I combine the popular stochastic oscillator with the EMA to make a simple but effective strategy: Stochastic and EMA: Example of How to Backtest
Fibonacci levels are such a good way to identify entry points that I have looked at another trading strategy using them. In this article I show how they combine well the linear regession line. Read the article: Another Fibonacci Retracement Strategy.
3 line break charts are a system of charting that was developed in Japan. They are simple to use and give a nice clear view of the market trend. In this article I explain how they work and show the results of a 3 line break chart strategy using the EUR/USD: 3 Line Break Charts.
In this analysis I looked at how effective different fibonacci retracement levels are. I wanted to see whether fibonacci retracements could be used as profitable trade entry points and if so, which levels are best. Read more about the strategy and results: Fibonacci Retracement Strategy.
The Money Flow Index (MFI) indicator is a great way to use Volume to help time trade entries and exits. Volume is a powerful tool for technical analysis. It shows the strength of market feeling and helps us to filter out fake moves. The MFI combines volume and price into an oscillator. Read more about the MFI Trading Strategy.
Bill Williams has an interesting insight into the financial markets. He considers the markets in terms of chaos theory. One of the technical indicators that he has created is the Gator Indicator. This article looks at using the Gator to time trade entries and to add to the initial trading position. Read more about the Gator Oscillator.
The Aroon indicator measures breakouts. Breakouts are a classic way of trading trends. This trading strategy is tested on the S&P 500 daily and shows a good return with a low drawdown. Read more about the Aroon Indicator Trading Strategy.
The Ichimoku system can look complicated on the chart. However, these 3 trading strategies are really simple and can be followed by anyone. In this article I test the Ichimoku on the EUR/USD daily chart. Read more about the strategies: 3 Profitable Ichimoku Trading Strategies.
The easiest time to make money trading is when the market is trending. This long-term strategy uses a percentage deviation to ensure that it is constantly in the direction of the trend. Tested on the S&P 500 it can be optimised by adjusting the percentage deviation or setting it to trade long only. Read more information in the article: A Long-Term Stock Index Trading Strategy.
Heikin-Ashi candlesticks are a interesting way to view the markets. They use average prices to slow down the candles and make the trend more obvious. They help traders stay on the right side of the dominant trend. In this trading strategy I take a very simple approach and show how Heikin-Ashi candlesticks can be used to trade on the EUR/USD pair. Check out the full article: Heikin-Ashi Trading System.
This one is a bit unusual. A trading strategy without much of a strategy! I wanted to know whether or not the natural trends in the market can be harnessed into a profitable trading strategy. In this strategy I use a stop-loss to protect my capital and a trailing stop to lock in profits. Read more: Random Entry Backtest.
I think binary options are a great way for to trade the markets. They simplify the trading process down to the simple equation of guessing the right direction over a set period of time. They are similar to a traditional bet and you have to able to beat the odds to make money. I looked at using a Japanese Candlestick strategy to see whether it can be used for binary options. The article is here: Binary Option with Candlesticks.
I love the SuperTrend indicator. As the name suggests it is a great way of identifying the dominant market trend. In this article I backtest a simple SuperTrend strategy on the 1 hour chart. Have a look at the article: SuperTrend Strategy.