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Here are all of the Expert Design Studio (EDS) files and descriptions that I wrote for the Traders Tips section of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine over the years.

For the last several years, I have coded the AIQ section of the Traders Tips in the Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine. For many of these articles, I have gone beyond just hashing out the code but have used the ideas to generate and test trading systems in a stock trading environment.

Most months I usually include the EDS code file for the trading system or indicator, and then, if applicable, I run a backtest on a portfolio of stocks (usually one of my standard lists like the current Nasdaq 100 stocks or S&P 500 stocks). Where appropriate, I will show a backtest of the long trades and then a separate backtest of the short trades, each with a portfolio level equity curve.

As you can see from many of the backtests, the indicators that sound good in theory don't always work out when applied in a way one would have to trade them in the real world on a portfolio of stocks. Many times the author writes about an indicator or idea, and then I take it a step further by making up exit rules. Other times, if the author does provide a backtest, my backtests may show different performance results based on trading software, commission and slippage, or other backtesting factors.

I also backtest and code the Traders Tips for Traders Studio. For more on Traders Studio, please see their website here: http://www.tradersstudio.com/ .

We try to post these articles as we receive them but if you don't see the current article listed, please don't hesitate to let us know, and we'll post it ASAP. Thanks, and enjoy!:

2016:

ATR Breakout Entries
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2016

Zero In On The MACD
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2016

Trading Gap Reversals
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2016

ADX Breakouts
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2016

Higher Highs and Lower Lows
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February 2016

Simplify It
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January 2016

2015:

Trading the Loonie
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December 2015

Average Percentage True Range
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November 2015

The Money Flow Oscillator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October 2015

Decyclers
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September 2015

The Slow Volume Strength Index
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August 2015

The Slow Relative Strength Index
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July 2015

The RSI & Price Trends
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2015

[No Write-Up for May 2015 Traders Tips]
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2015

Basket Trading Using A Directed Acyclic Graph
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2015

Trading System Design: A Statistical Approach
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2015

Candlesticks, Condensed
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February 2015

Whiter is Brighter
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January 2015

 

2014:

Detecting Flags in Intraday Charts
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December 2014

Price Projections
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November 2014

Exploring Charting Techniques: Creating a Trading Strategy
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October 2014

Finding The Golden Triangle
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September 2014

Expansions and Contractions (for AIQ)
The Quotient Transform (for Traders Studio)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August 2014

Wilder's RSI: Extending the Time Horizon (substitute for Exploring Charting Techniques)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July 2014

Slope Divergence: Capitalizing On Uncertainty
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2014

A Trading Method for the Long Haul
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2014

Evidence-Based Support and Resistance
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2014

Timing The Market With Pairs
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2014

A Degree of Complexity
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February 2014

Muscle Up Those Averages (for AIQ)
Predictive Indicators for Effective Trading Strategies (for Traders Studio)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January 2014

 

2013:

Swing Trading With Three Indicators
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December 2013

Reversing MACD: The Sequel
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November 2013

An Expert of a System
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October 2013

Oscillators, Smoothed
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September 2013

Within The Volatility Band
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August 2013

Balancing Your Indicators (substitute write-up from 2013 Bonus Issue)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July 2013

Using Four Levels of Risk (substitute write-up from August 2012 issue)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2013

Detecting Head and Shoulders Algorithmically
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2013

Low-Frequency Trading
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2013

Camarilla Points
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2013

The Volatility (Regime) Switch Indicator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February 2013

The DMI Stochastic
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January 2013

 

2012:

Using VIX To Forecast The S&P 500
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December 2012

Identify The Start Of A Trend With DMI
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November 2012

A Seasonal Strategy With Leveraged ETFs
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October 2012

Developing a Multi-Level Strategy
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September 2012

Applying the Sector Rotation Model
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August 2012

Long-Term Trading Using Exchange Traded Funds
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July 2012

Trading High-Yield Bonds Using ETFs
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2012

Sentiment Zone Oscillator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2012

Setting Strategies With SwamiCharts
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2012

Introducing SwamiCharts
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2012

Trade Breakouts And Retracements With TMV
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February 2012

Reversing MACD
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January 2012

 

2011:

Applying the Put/Call Ratio
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips -December 2011

Constructing The Put/Call Ratio Indicator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November 2011

The JK HiLo Index
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October 2011

Comparing Seven Money Flow Indicators
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September 2011

Top 10 Candles That Work (for AIQ from June 2011)
Automated Techniques For Intraday Traders (for Traders Studio from August 2011)

Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August 2011

A Color-Based System For Short-Term Trading
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July 2011

Entering The Price Zone
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June 2011

In The Volume Zone
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May 2011

Identifying Cup Formations Early
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April 2011

Three-Bar Inside Bar Pattern
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March 2011

The Spearman Indicator For Technical Analysis
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2011

Combining RSI With RSI
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January, 2011

 

2010:

Trading Indexes With the Hull Moving Average
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December, 2010

Special K Indicator (for AIQ from January 2009)
Zero Lag (for Traders Studio from November 2010)

Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November, 2010

A Smoothed RSI Inverse Fisher Transform
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October, 2010

Getting Clear With Short-Term Swings
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September, 2010

Normalized Volatility Indicator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August, 2010

An Anchored VWAP Channel For Congested Markets
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July, 2010

Fractal Dimension As A Market Mode Sensor
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June, 2010

Smoothing The Bollinger %b
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May, 2010

Modified Volume-Price Trend Indicator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April, 2010

The Flat Base Breakout System (for AIQ from January 2010)
Empirical Mode Decomposition (for Traders Studio March 2010)

Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March, 2010

The 350 Swing Trade
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2010

The Vortex Indicator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January, 2010

 

2009:

Making the Most of a Trend with the Disparity Index
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December, 2009

Soybean Seasonal Channel Breakout System
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November, 2009

Volume-Weighted MACD Histogram
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October, 2009

The Pivot Detector Oscillator, Simplified
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September, 2009

Combining DMI And Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August, 2009

Double 7s / Trailing Resistance and Support Stops
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July, 2009

Average True Range Trailing Stops
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June, 2009

Using Initial Stop Methods
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May, 2009

Profit With High Relative Strength Mutual Funds
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April, 2009

Trade System Evaluation
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March, 2009

Trading the Aussie
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2009

The Megan Ratio
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January, 2009

 

2008:

Trading with the Heikin-Ashi Candlestick Oscillator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December, 2008

MOCS Exit Indicator (AIQ) and Corona Charts (Traders Studio)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November, 2008

ARSI, The Asymmetrical RSI
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October, 2008

The Midas Touch
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September, 2008

Premier Stochastic Oscillator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August, 2008

Leader of the MACD
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July, 2008

Profit With ETFs
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June, 2008

The Quest for Reliable Crossovers
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May, 2008

RSI Bands
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April, 2008

Confirming Price Trend
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March, 2008

Trading Divergences
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2008

Profit Locking and Relative Price Channel
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January, 2008

 

2007:

(December skipped)

Short-Term Volume and Price Oscillator
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November, 2007

Tandem Studies on Market Movement
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October, 2007

Trading Trendline Breaks (Part 2)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September, 2007

Constructing A Template For System Management
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August, 2007

Between Price and Volume
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July, 2007

How Effective Are Rectangles?
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June, 2007

Moving Averages: Long on Talk, Short on Action
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May, 2007

Two-Point Problem of the Rate of Change
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April, 2007

Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers (Part 2)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March, 2007

Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers (Part 1)
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2007

Entropic Analysis
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - January, 2007

 

2006:

Stochastics with Long-Term EMA Filter
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - December, 2006

Building Automatic Trendlines
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - November, 2006

Relative Spread Strength As A Long-Term Cyclic Tool
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - October, 2006

Trading With an Adaptive Price Zone
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - September, 2006

Modeling the Market
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - August, 2006

The Wilson Relative Price Channel
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - July, 2006

The (Mis)Behavior of Markets / Brownian Model Strategy
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - June, 2006

Cross-Market Evaluations with Normalized Average True Range
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - May, 2006

The Average Peak Excursion
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - April, 2006

Trading Trends with Bollinger Bands Z-Test System
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - March, 2006

Self-Adjusting RSI
Stocks and Commodities Traders Tips - February, 2006

Swiss Army Knife Indicator
(No AIQ Trader's Tips for January 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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