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Buy the Dip

Buy the dip. The practice is deceptively simple. In theory, you simply buy when prices retrace the predominant trend and wait for reinstitution of the trend. In practice, it’s rarely that simple. It can be difficult to distinguish a retracement (dip) from a...

Backtesting Your Trading Strategy

Backtesting Backtesting a trading strategy involves coding the strategy into a programming language and evaluating it hypothetical performance on historical price data. Backtesting a trading strategy allows us to ascertain its efficacy across numerous markets. This is...

ALMA – Arnaud Legoux Moving Average

The Arnaud Legoux Moving Average (ALMA) is a variation of the traditional simple moving average. The calculation is based on a weighted sum over a specific time-period, the Gaussian filter offset and sharpened by standard deviation. A moving average is applied twice,...

When Support/Resistance Levels are Broken

Valid penetration is an optimal method in determining a support/resistance level as broken. When a support level is validly penetrated, it is expected traders will now treat that level as resistance. When a resistance level is validly penetrated it is expected that...