System Development

Introduction to Auto Trading

My colleague Dave Di Marcantonio runs several web sites, including AmiBroker Courses where I sell some of my training courses. Dave recently published an introduction to trading automation, sometimes referred to as auto trading. Dave’s course also provides details about Alera Portfolio Manager, a new trading automation solution. APM can be integrated directly with AmiBroker but also …

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Beat the Market with a Simple SuperTrend Strategy

Recently I gave a presentation describing the process of creating and validating a simple trading strategy using AmiBroker. In this case, the instruments traded were the NIFTY and Bank NIFTY indices from the NSE in India, and the primary indicator used was the SuperTrend indicator. Although the performance results of the strategy are quite respectable, …

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Adaptive Strategy Presentation

Last night I revisited the topic of creating adaptive strategies for an audience from the AmiBroker Canada User Group and a local chapter of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts. The presentation was well-received, and the audience asked thoughtful questions at the end. If you want to listen in, the recording can be found here.

SuperTrend Indicator

I recently completed a client project that utilizes the SuperTrend indicator. The indicator is basically a variation on other types of volatility bands, using a multiple of ATR to define bands above and below the current average price. The SuperTrend line follows the lower band when the price is in an up trend (has most …

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Combining Strategies with AmiBroker

I’m a big fan of AmiBroker, particularly the speed and flexibility it provides for backtesting trading strategies. However, one thing that is not particularly straightforward in AmiBroker is combining multiple strategies into a single system. Many quantitative (a.k.a. systematic) traders, myself included, use more than one strategy to help smooth their portfolio returns. The idea …

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