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Something Interesting to Read February 2015
newdigital, 2015.02.18 16:37
Something Interesting to Read February 2014
newdigital, 2014.01.31 08:52
Getting Started Patterns : Thomas Bulkowski
An accessible guide to understanding and using technical chart patterns
Chart pattern analysis is not only one of the most important investing
tools, but also one of the most popular. Filled with in-depth insights
and practical advice, Getting Started in Chart Patterns is designed to
help both new and seasoned traders profit by tracking and identifying
specific chart patterns. Expert Thomas Bulkowski opens with a basic
discussion of chart pattern formation and how bad habits can hurt
trading. He then moves on to introduce over 40 key chart formations as
well as numerous trading tactics that can be used in conjunction with
them. Readers will benefit from the specifics (actual trades with dollar
amounts) outlined throughout the book and the frank discussions of how
trading behavior can affect the bottom line. Anecdotes from Bulkowski's
own trading experiences are also included to shed light on how one of
the best in the business goes about trading with chart patterns.
Something Interesting to Read April 2014
newdigital, 2014.04.07 12:38
by Nicolas Darvas and Steve Burns
How did a world-famous dancer with no knowledge of the stock market, or
of finance in general, make 2 million dollars in the stock market in 18
months starting with only $10,000? Darvas is legendary, and with good
reason. In this new edition: How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market:
Now Revised & Updated for the 21st Century Steve Burns uses his
experience to offer explanations as to why the methods are still
reliable. Updating a classic book is a monumental task. The basic
philosophy of the writer cannot be changed. Steve Burns approach this
work with the eye of a master restorer who looks at a classical painting
that is being refurbished. He carefully studied the text to bring
Nicolas Darvas wisdom into the twenty-first century. Steve Burns
illuminate the dramatic changes in the market to show how Nicolas Darvas
principles are more useful now than ever.
Something Interesting to Read June 2014
newdigital, 2014.06.04 15:02
Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works
INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership
strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit
after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its products.
If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory,
then author Adam Lashinsky provides readers with a golden ticket to step
inside. In this primer on leadership and innovation, the author will
introduce readers to concepts like the "DRI" (Apple's practice of
assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top
100 (an annual ritual in which 100 up-and-coming executives are tapped a
la Skull & Bones for a secret retreat with company founder Steve
Based on numerous interviews, the audiobook offers exclusive new
information about how Apple innovates, deals with its suppliers and is
handling the transition into the Post Jobs Era. Lashinsky, a Senior
Editor at Large for Fortune, knows the subject cold: In a 2008 cover
story for the magazine entitled The Genius Behind Steve: Could
Operations Whiz Tim Cook Run The Company Someday he predicted that Tim
Cook, then an unknown, would eventually succeed Steve Jobs as CEO.
While Inside Apple is ostensibly a deep dive into one, unique company
(and its ecosystem of suppliers, investors, employees and competitors),
the lessons about Jobs, leadership, product design and marketing are
universal. They should appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of that
Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavor.
Something Interesting to Read January 2014
newdigital, 2014.01.09 16:52
Scott M. Carney
Harmonic Trading creator Scott Carney unveils the entire methodology to
turn patterns into profits. These strategies consistently identify the
price levels and market turning points that reveal the natural order
within the chaos of the financial markets. Analogous to the predictable
behavior of many of life’s natural processes, Harmonic Trading examines
similar relationships within the financial markets to define profitable
opportunities in an unprecedented manner. Carney introduces new
discoveries such as the Bat pattern, Alternate AB=CD structures, the
0.886 retracement, and more. These strategies are entirely new to the
trading community, and they represent a profound advancement beyond all
other Fibonacci methodologies!
After you’ve discovered how to identify harmonic patterns, Carney
presents a complete methodology for applying them in trade execution and
handling them throughout the entire trade management process. From
savage bear to rampaging bull, Harmonic Trading can be employed in all
markets--equities, currencies, commodities, and foreign markets--for
both short- and long-term timeframes.
newdigital, 2014.01.10 09:14
Scott M. Carney
Now, in Harmonic Trading: Volume 2, Carney takes a quantum leap forward,
introducing new strategies, patterns, and methods that make Harmonic
Trading an even more powerful tool for trading the financial markets.
For the first time, he reveals how to utilize harmonic impulse waves and
introduces measurement techniques that identify market turning points
even more accurately. Finally, he demonstrates how to integrate the
Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) with advanced Harmonic Trading
techniques to separate minor “reactive” moves from major opportunities.
How to Start with Metatrader 5
newdigital, 2013.07.15 21:19
Just good indicator found in Metatrader 5 CodeBase : GUPPY MULTIPLE MOVING AVERAGES :
These are two groups of exponential moving averages. The short term
group is a 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 15 day moving averages. This is a proxy
for the behaviour of short term traders and speculators in the market.
The long term group is made up of 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 60 day moving
averages. This is a proxy for the long term investors in the market.
The relationship within each of these groups tells us when there is
agreement on value - when they are close together - and when there is
disagreement on value - when they are well spaced apart.
The relationship between the two groups tells the trader about the
strength of the market action. A change in price direction that is well
supported by both short and long term investors signals a strong trading
opportunity. The crossover of the two groups of moving averages is not
as important as the relationship between them.
When both groups compress at the same time it alerts the trader to
increased price volatility and the potential for good trading
The Guppy Multiple Moving Average (GMMA) is an indicator that tracks the
inferred activity of the two major groups in the market. These are
investors and traders. Traders are always probing for a change in the
trend. In a downtrend they will take a trade in anticipation of a new up
trend developing. If it does not develop, then they get out of the
trade quickly. If the trend does change, then they stay with the trade,
but continue to use a short term management approach. No matter how long
the up trend remains in place, the trader is always alert for a
potential trend change. Often they use a volatility based indicator like
the count back line, or a short term 10 day moving average, to help
identify the exit conditions. The traders focus is on not losing money.
This means he avoids losing trading capital when the trade first starts,
and later he avoids losing too much of open profits as the trade moves
We track their inferred activity by using a group of short term moving
averages. These are 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 15 day exponentially calculated
moving averages. We select this combination because three days is about
half a trading week. Five days is one trading week. Eight days is about
a week and a half.
The traders always lead the change in trend. Their buying pushes prices
up in anticipation of a trend change. The only way the trend can
survive is if other buyers also come into the market. Strong trends are
supported by long term investors. These are the true gamblers in the
market because they tend to have a great deal of faith in their
analysis. They just know they are right, and it takes a lot to convince
them otherwise. When they buy a stock they invest money, their
emotions, their reputation and their ego. They simply do not like to
admit to a mistake. This may sound overstated, but think for a moment
about your investment in AMP or TLS. If purchased several years ago
these are both losing investments yet they remain in many portfolios and
perhaps in yours.
The investor takes more time to recognize the change in a trend. He
follows the lead set by traders. We track the investors inferred
activity by using a 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 60 day exponentially
calculated moving average. Each average is increased by one week. We
jump two weeks from 50 to 60 days in the final series because we
originally used the 60 day average as a check point.
This reflects the original development of this indicator where our focus
was on the way a moving average crossover delivered information about
agreement on value and price over multiple time frames. Over the years
we have moved beyond this interpretation and application of the
indicator. In the notes over the coming weeks we will show how this has
Our starting point was the lag that existed between the time of a
genuine trend break and the time that a moving average cross over entry
signal was generated. Our focus was on the change from a downtrend to
an up trend. Our preferred early warning tool was the straight edge
trend line which is simple to use and quite accurate. The problem with
using a single straight edge trend line was that some breakouts were
false. The straight edge trend line provided no way to separate the
false from the genuine.
On the other hand, the moving average crossover based on a 10 and 30 day
calculation, provided a higher level of certainty that the trend break
was genuine. However the disadvantage was that the crossover signal
might come many days after the initial trend break signal. This time lag
was further extended because the signal was based on end of day prices.
We see the exact cross over today, and if we were courageous, we could
enter tomorrow. Generally traders waited for another day to verify that
the crossover had actually taken place which delayed the entry until 2
days after the actual crossover. This time lag meant that price had
often moved up considerably by the time the trade was opened.
The standard solution called for a combination of short term moving
averages to move the crossover point further back in time so that it was
closer to the breakout signaled by a close above the straight edge
trend line. The drawback was that the shorter the moving average, the
less reliable it became. In plotting multiple moving averages on a
single chart display four significant features emerged.
These broad relationships, and the more advanced relationships used with
the GMMA are summarized in the chart. Over the following series of
articles we will examine the identification and application of each of
This is the most straightforward application of the GMMA and it worked
well with “V’ shaped trend changes. It was not about taking the lag out
of the moving average calculation. It is about validating a prior trend
break signal by examining the relationship between price and value. Once
the initial trend break signal is validated by the GMMA the trader is
able to enter a breakout trade with a higher level of confidence.
The CBA chart shows the classic application of the GMMA. We start with
the breakout above the straight edge trend line. The vertical line shows
the decision point on the day of the breakout. We need to be sure that
this breakout is for real and likely to continue upwards. After several
months in a downtrend the initial breakout sometimes fails and develops
as shown by the thick black line. This signals a change in the nature of
the trend line from a resistance function prior to the breakout to a
support function after the breakout.
The GMMA is used to assess the probability that the trend break shown by
the straight edge trend line is genuine. We start by observing the
activity of the short term group. This tells us how traders are
thinking. In area A we see a compression of the averages. This suggests
that traders have reached an agreement on price and value. The price of
CBA has been driven so low that many traders now believe it is worth
more than the current traded price. The only way they can take advantage
of this ‘cheap’ price is to buy stock. Unfortunately many other short
term traders have reached the same conclusion. They also want to buy at
this price. A bidding war erupts. Traders who believe they are missing
out on the opportunity outbid their competitors to ensure they get a
position in the stock at favorable prices.
The compression of these averages shows agreement about price and value.
The expansion of the group shows that traders are excited about the
future prospects of increased value even though prices are still rising.
These traders buy in anticipation of a trend change. They are probing
for a trend change.
We use the straight edge trend line to signal an increased probability
of a trend change. When this signal is generated we observe this change
in direction and separation in the short term group of averages. We know
traders believe this stock has a future. We want confirmation that the
long term investors are also buying this confidence.
The long term group of averages, at the decision point, is showing signs
of compression and the beginning of a change in direction. Notice how
quickly the compression starts and the decisive change in direction.
This is despite the longest average of 60 days which we would normally
expect to lag well behind any trend change. This compression in the long
term group is evidence of the synchronicity relationship that makes the
GMMA so useful.
This compression and change in direction tells us that there is an
increased probability that the change in trend direction is for real –
it is sustainable. This encourages us to buy the stock soon after the
decision point shown.
The GMMA picks up a seismic shift in the markets sentiment as it
happens, even though we are using a 60 day moving average.. Later we
will look at how this indicator is used to develop reliable advance
signals of this change. This compression and eventual crossover within
the long term group takes place in area B. The trend change is
confirmed. The agreement amongst investors about price and value cannot
last. Where there is agreement some people see opportunity. There are
many investors who will have missed out on joining the trend change
prior to area B. Now the change is confirmed they want to get part of
the action. Generally investors move larger funds than traders. Their
activity in the market has a larger impact.
The latecomers can only buy stock if they outbid their competitors. The
stronger the initial trend, the more pressure there is to get an early
position. This increased bidding supports the trend. This is shown by
the way the long term group continue to move up, and by the way the long
term group of averages separates. The wider the spread the more
powerful the underlying trend.
Even the traders retain faith in this tend change. The sell off that
takes place in area C is not very strong. The group of short term
averages dips towards the long term group and then bounces away quickly.
The long term group of averages show that investors take this
opportunity to buy stock at temporarily wakened prices. Although the
long term group falters out at this point, the degree of separation
remains relatively constant and this confirms the strength of the
The temporary collapse of the short term group comes after a 12%
appreciation in price. Short term traders exit the trade taking short
term profits at this level of return and this is reflected by the
compression and collapse of the short term group of averages. As long
term investors step into the market and buy CBA at these weakened
prices, traders sense that the trend is well supported. Their activity
takes off, and the short term group of averages rebounds, separates, and
then run parallel to the long term group as the trend continues.
The GMMA identifies a significant change in the markets opinion about
CBA. The compression of the short term and long term groups validates
the trend break signal generated by a close above the straight edge
trend line. Using this basic application of the GMMA, the trader has the
confidence necessary to buy CBA at, or just after the decision points
shown on the chart extract.
Using this straightforward application of the GMMA also kept traders out
of false breakouts. The straight edge trend line provides the first
indication that a downtrend may be turning to an up trend. The CSL chart
shows two examples of a false break from a straight edge trend line. We
start with decision point A. The steep downtrend is clearly broken by a
close above the trend line. If this is a genuine trend break then we
have the opportunity to get in early well before any moving average
This trend break collapses quickly. If we had first observed this chart
near decision point B then we may have chosen to plot the second trend
line as shown. This plot takes advantage of the information on the
chart. We know the first break was false, and by taking this into
account we set the second trend line plot. Can this trend break be
relied upon? If we are right we get to ride a new up trend. If we are
wrong we stand to lose money if we stay with a continuation of the
downtrend. The straight edge trend line by itself does not provide
enough information to make a good decision.
When we apply the GMMA we get a getter idea of the probability of the
trend line break actually being the start of a new up trend. The key
relationship is the level of separation in the long term group of
averages, and trend direction they are traveling. At both decision point
A and decision point B the long term group is well separated.
Investors do not like this stock. Every time there is a rise in prices
they take advantage of this to sell. Their selling overwhelms the market
and drives prices down so the downtrend continues.
The degree of separation between the two groups of moving averages also
makes it more difficult for either of the rallies to successfully change
the direction of the trend. The most likely outcome is a weak rally
followed by a collapse and continuation of the down trend. This
observation keeps the trader, and the investor, out of CSL.
Looking forward we do see a convergence between the short term group of
averages and the long term group of averages. Additionally the long term
group begins to narrow down, suggesting a developing level of
agreement about price and value amongst investors in April and May. In
late March the 10 day moving average closes above the 30 day moving
average, generating a classic moving average buy signal.
newdigital, 2014.02.03 09:22
Guppy Trading, Essential Methods For Modern Trading : Daryl Guppy
A compilation of the very best of Daryl Guppy
Daryl Guppy has been one of Australia's foremost experts on share
trading and charting for almost 20 years. His first book, Share Trading,
is still a must-read for people wanting to learn about the market and
is widely accepted as the best-selling trading book ever in Australia.
Guppy Trading contains detailed analysis of many topics, including:
making effective trades based on news events and informed trading
advanced application of the Guppy Multiple Moving Average to assess the true strength of a trend
how to establish and improve trade entry, exit and stop loss points in volatile markets
effective trading of international markets
safely integrating derivatives to boost portfolio returns.
Guppy Trading contains 23 of the most enduring and important chapters
from Guppy's earlier books, completely revised, and combines them with
10 entirely new chapters. These new chapters detail new trading methods
and instruments that have been developed to create additional
opportunities and ensure survival in interconnected modern markets. This
comprehensive compendium is critical reading for traders looking to
maximise their returns.
MT5 CodeBase :
If you have no time to follow the market closely, then Trend Trading
is the book for you. Trend trading is one of the most effective and
easy-to-use methods for making money in the market. Success depends on
identifying the trend with confidence and catching the trend after it
has started, and on getting out as soon as possible after the uptrend
turns into a downtrend.
The book examines in detail the steps in
finding, assessing, selecting, managing and monitoring a long-term trend
trade. These are proven, successful methods which are easy to
understand and apply. Included are the most recent updates and
developments in using the count back line and the Guppy Multiple Moving
Average. Daryl Guppy also includes a practical look at setting stop loss
conditions to protect capital and profits, and a bonus section on
Darvas-style trend trading which is the first significant update of this
technique in forty years.
Trend Trading shows readers how
to use and apply the analysis tools to find effective long-term trades.
These can be applied to any group of selected stocks, whether chosen on
fundamental criteria, from stock tip newsletters, or found using
database technical scans. From this starting point, Guppy shows how the
better trades are identified, how risk is managed, and how the trades
are closed successfully. The book includes examples of Daryl's personal
Something Interesting to Read May 2014
newdigital, 2014.04.28 10:33
Chan: Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale (Wiley Trading)
Engaging and informative, Algorithmic Trading skillfully covers a wide
array of strategies. Broadly divided into the mean-reverting and
momentum camps, it lays out standard techniques for trading each
category of strategies and, equally important, the fundamental reasons
why a strategy should work. The emphasis throughout is on simple and
linear strategies, as an antidote to the over-fitting and data-snooping
biases that often plague complex strategies. Along the way, it provides
comprehensive coverage of:
Something Interesting to Read October 2014
newdigital, 2014.10.01 12:04
New Book - Open Secret of Libor Manipulation
Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions is the new book written by Erin Arvedlund.
The book goes behind the scenes of the elite firms that trafficked in
LiBOR based products, including Barclays Capital, UBS, Rabobank, and
Citigroup to show the negative impact they had on both ordinary
investors and borrowers.
Erin’s claim to fame was a column she wrote in Barron’s in the early
2000s outing Bernie Madoff as a fraud. It was a national bestseller
titled Too Good to Be True.