Category: Equilla Tips & Tricks

All indicators and trading strategies in Tradesignal are based on the formula language Equilla and can be viewed at any time. Hundreds of pre-defined modules are at your fingertips. This makes it very easy realizing your own algo trading strategies, indicators or synthetic securities such as spreads. Furthermore, you can use a wizard for programming. Your advantage: compared to classic programming languages, programming with Equilla is much easier and faster.

Implied Volatility: Data, Indicators and Usage

Implied volatility is the market’s expectation of future moves. This article will show you a simple way to access Refinitiv Eikon data in Tradesignal, visualise it and scan for exceptional volatility in stocks and ETFs.  Replacing historical volatility by implied volatility will give you new insights to risk management and options trading.

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Outperformance Portfolio Backtest

Outperformance: Find the right Stocks to beat the Index

Whenever you try to beat an index you will have to be invested in an asset which outperforms your benchmark. This article is about how to calculate outperformance and how to make use of it. In its most simple definition outperformance just means that one asset is performing better than an other asset. But this simple definition is not enough for investors.

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Hourly Performance Bitcoin 2018

Intraday Seasonality: Which Trading Hour is Bullish or Bearish?

Each market`s day session can be divided into a pre market, opening or the closing session and so on. It can be also broken down into single hours which enables us to find out about the intraday seasonality of a market. In other words: Does the market show a bullish or bearish pattern during specific hours? This post will show

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How to detect a bullish or bearish divergence

Anticipate Trend Changes early, using Bullish and Bearish Divergence

Divergences between an indicator and the price can be powerful signals for a trend change. This post will show you how to program an indicator to automatically detect and visualise a bullish and bearish divergence by using so called arrays. What is a Bullish or Bearish Divergence? A perfect example of a bullish divergence is shown on the chart below:

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How to avoid Failures in Multiple Time Frame Trading

Programming a multiple time frame trading strategy is a great thing to do, but there are certain traps. And if you don`t know them, you might accidentally look into the future and get an over optimistic backtest result. This article gives you the needed information to avoid these traps and build valid multiple time frame trading strategies. The Differences between

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How to smooth a Candlestick Chart

Smoothing a Candlestick Chart

A little bit of smoothing can remove the random movements of the market without introducing too much lag. This 10 line Tradesignal code shows you how to get a smoothed candlestick chart and remove a lot of stress in trading. The screenshot above shows you a daily candlestick chart of EURUSD and a smoothed version below. This is done with

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Systematic Momentum Trading for switching between Bonds and Stocks

Bonds or Stocks? Trading Markets based on Momentum

Imagine you would like to design a trading strategy that either invests in the stock market or invests in bonds. This blog will show you how it is done using a momentum indicator. I use a flexible formula language with one piece of code for trading more than one instrument. To have an easy to program example, I created a

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