William Hurst was a hydrologist working on what seems like a straight forward problem: how tall should a damn on the Nile river be to contain all possible floods? Hurst encountered a unique problem where the mathematics to answer the question did not yet exist. Hurst’s work found broad applications in many unrelated areas of […]

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Because of the unique characteristics of different currency pairs, many quantitative Forex strategies are designed with a specific currency pair in mind. While this can produce many profitable trading strategies, there are also advantages to developing strategies that can be traded across multiple currency pairs. This introduces an element of diversification that can provide an additional […]

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Because of the unique characteristics of different currency pairs, many quantitative Forex strategies are designed with a specific currency pair in mind. While this can produce many profitable trading strategies, there are also advantages to developing strategies that can be traded across multiple currency pairs. This introduces an element of diversification that can provide an additional […]

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It’s the 4th of July weekend. My wife is running errands this afternoon and my youngest son is napping. I can’t go outside for a run – it’s July in Texas (i.e., incredibly hot) and, what if the baby wakes up? The only ways to spend my holiday afternoon was either to a) watch TV or 2) […]

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Support and Resistance Metric

Converting back of the envelope ideas to trading algorithms is extremely challenging, but requires significant attention. This could be the single item that makes your system great. In this post, I suggest a way to find more defined support and resistance metric using limit order books. Creating a Order Book Metric To start, I want to create […]

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by Shaun Overton For traders who have a real talent for forex, yet very little capital of their own, prop trading may be the pathway to a good career or supplemental income. What is proprietary trading? To avoid confusion, it’s important to understand that the same term is also used in a different context to […]

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Volatility trading

by Shaun Overton The forex marketplace supports a diverse community of successful independent traders who have developed winning strategies that work during changing market conditions. Trend-following strategies are popular among newbies, but veteran traders truly earn their keep during times of volatility. This article gathers and summarizes some longtime traders’ forex volatility trading strategies that […]

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Swing Trading Strategy: The Golden Cross and Death Cross

by- Shaun Overton Swing trading broadly refers to a segment of trading strategies that combine technical momentum and pattern recognition with a smaller emphasis on fundamental analysis. On the whole, swing trading is a great strategy for individuals unwilling to the devote the time and energy necessary for successful day-trading while seeking to be more […]

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MT4 Push Notifications

by Shaun Overton Many traders repeatedly ask for SMS alerts on their phones. That solution is now outdated with MetaQuotes release of build 445, which introduces MT4 push notifications. MT4 Push Notifications SMS alerts are a headache to set up in MT4. The great thing about push notifications is that they look exactly like an […]

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Analyzing Pairs with Correlation and Cointegration

Pairs Trading or Market Neutrality have long been seen as complex hedge fund style strategies with limited application for the retail trader. As part of our series on Correlation and Cointegration, we thought it would be beneficial to look at how both regression patterns can be used effectively to identify pair trading opportunities and scenarios, and […]

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