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Each class has multiple sessions. You will at all times know where you are in the learning process as the videos and coursework reference the Session Outline (included in your Technical Traders Toolkit). Each class has an informational session, followed by a strategy session and then a tips session. Each session consists of multiple video lectures.
As you progress through each section, you will have a hard copy of the key points from each section with space for your notes. Notes also include areas to complete the assigned homework.
Each class provides at a minimum one strategy that has passed our Algo Grader Standard. This strategy is graded and a Reference Sheet is provided in the Toolkit. The strategy provides exact chart setup and trade information.
A Tip Sheet is also provided for each class offered. The tip sheet provides a list of best practices for the indicator being examined. Tips are explained in detail in each class, you will see for yourself the methodology we use to determine the tips we provide.
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Trading with the Odds: MACD
This is our introductory “Trading with the Odds” class. It consists of 8+ hours of video lectures dispersed across 4 different sections. Each section has multiple lectures, homework, quizzes, and downloads. Our students progress through the self-guided course at their own pace. This class is the first component of any individual’s Technical Traders Toolkit. As you take more classes, your toolkit will grow as you acquire more and more tools/skills.
01 WHAT IS THE MACD?
The purpose of this section is to provide a detailed look at the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). You will not only know what it is but also what different events are telling you.
This section provides a close look at the MACD. and how it’s used. You will closely examine the different components of the MACD to include the signal line and histogram.
- Explanation of MACD
- TExplanation of MACD Signal Line and Histogram
- Interpreting MACD Events
- Common Uses for MACD
Introductory View of the MACD Technical Indicator
Introductory View of the Different MACD Events and What They Suggest
Introductory Level View of how the MACD is Used
02 MACD STRATEGY #1
This section covers the first strategy we will examine as it pertains to the MACD. Part One looks at the strategy itself while Part Two looks at the results and runs each strategy through the AlgoGrader to determine if it is a strategy that should be used.
MACD CROSSOVER STRATEGIES
The focus of section 1 is to look at the Bullish Cross strategy along with a bearish cross for the exit as well as a standard stop/limit.
In this video lecture, we will look at multiple examples of this trade occurring. You will become very familiar with identifying these strategies trade setups.
- Close Look at Bullish Crossover Strategies
- TDetailed Look at Bearish Crossover Exit
- NAdding a Standard Stop & Limit
MACD Bullish & Bearish Crossover Trade Setups
Understanding When Trades Occur
MACD CROSSOVER STRATEGY RESULTS
This section takes a close look at how you evaluate a trading system. We look closely at the two Bullish Crossover strategies (1A & 1B), applying the AlgoGrader methodology to evaluate each strategy with complete objectivity.
- How to Generate a Performance Report
- Key Metrics on Performance Report
- How to Use the AlgoGrader
- Final Grade/Report for MACD Strategy 1A
- Final Grade/Report for MACD Strategy 1B
Adding a Strategy onto a Chart
Examining a Performance Report
03 MACD STRATEGY #2
This section covers the second MACD strategy. Part One looks at the principle ideas behind the strategy, while Part Two and Three looks at two distinct implementations of this strategy and their results.
MACD DIVERGENCE STRATEGIES
In this section, we take a second look at the MACD using a bullish divergence as a potential entry condition. We investigate why the indicator shows so much potential and look at potential trades.
- Close Look at Bullish Divergence Strategies
- TDetailed Look at Bearish Divergence Exit
- Adding a Standard Stop & Limit
- Explanation of a Strength Variable
MACD Bullish & Bearish Divergence Strategies
Using Strength Variables to Modify Entry & Exit Logic
MACD DIVERGENCE STRATEGY (2A) RESULTS
This section looks at a strategy that shows promise and provides an example of how you walk through an entire grading process from start to finish, with the final result being an actual strategy that can be used (MACD_Strategy_2A).
- TReview the Idea
- Evaluating the Algorithms Performance Report
- Comparing the Results vs. Random Data
- Run a Light Optimization
- NFinal Checklist Confirmation
- Final Grade Given for MACD Strategy 2A
All Tools Needed to Employ the Bullish Divergence Entry & Exit (SPY & ES)
Using Randomization to Test a Trading System
How to Lightly Optimize in Order to Avoid Curve Fitting
Utilizing the Algo Grader as a Final Checklist
COMPLETE STRATEGY+INCLUDED WITH THE TECHNICAL TRADERS TOOLKIT
Part of this section includes walking you through the development of a strategy from beginning to end, from being a simple idea to a fully optimized trading system. You will have the exact chart settings, know the precise entry signal, and the optimized stop & limit to use. In addition, you will have access to the TradeStation performance report. Access to this strategy alone is worth the cost of the class.
MACD DIVERGENCE STRATEGY (2B) RESULTS
To complete our analysis of the MACD Divergence signal, we look at different exit strategies to ensure we have the best configuration possible. We run a back-test of the Stop & Limit but use the same entry signal. This represents MACD_Test_2B and concludes our analysis.
- Optimizing to Determine Stops & Limits
- TLimitations in Testing & Data
- QFinal Grade/Report for MACD_Strategy_2B
How to Optimize a set of Inputs (STOP/LIMIT)
Understanding the Constraints of Limited Cycles
04 MACD TIPS & BEST PRACTICES
The purpose of this section is to provide a list of best practices for using the MACD, backed by the data seen using our Algo Design Methodology.
This section provides a detailed explanation of how we answer the questions posed, such as “Is it better to buy into momentum or wait for a pullback?”. These questions are answered using a fully algorithmic design methodology. There are no “opinions”, our tips are backed by data in full transparency. Tips are provided so that you can implement their principles in your own strategies.
- How Tips Differ from Strategies
- Demonstrate Methodology for Tip Generation
- uTip #1: Buy Momentum vs. Catch a Falling Knife
- uTip #2: Buy Momentum vs. Buying Pullback
Red Histogram Tips & Best Practices
Green Histogram Tips & Best Practices
Our Methodology for Developing Tips
TWO DATA DRIVEN TIPS+INCLUDED WITH THE TECHNICAL TRADERS TOOLKIT
Part of this section includes providing you with tips for using the MACD, also referred to as best practices. These tips are determined through a transparent and fully mechanical approach. They are provided for the trader who prefers to develop his own strategies and needs some best practices, backed up by data to help make trading decisions.
One way traders can utilize tips is to use their own strategy, but allow for the MACD Tips to confirm the intended trade. Stacking the odds in your favor is the purpose of tips.
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CONTINUE COLLECTING SKILLS AS YOU COMPLETE ADDITIONAL CLASSES
Each strategy (good and bad) will go through our Algo Grader test. It will be graded and you will have access to its strengths and weaknesses. If we say a strategy is good, you’ll know all the reasons why.
SKILLS BROKEN DOWN BY LEVEL
Whether you are simply curious about trading, what to become a technical trader, or rise to the level of full-blown Quantitative Trader, each class will identify the new skills you will acquire.
CLASSES DESIGNED BY AN ENGINEER
Avoiding opinions is key for any trading class. Our tips & strategies are backed by the data in full transparency.
LEARN ACTUAL STRATEGIES
Most classes simply give you the same information, regurgitated in a slightly different way. Our quantitative approach is designed to cut through the “basic strategies” you find online and provide actual strategies backed up with Quantitative Analysis. The back-tested reports provide the grounding for the algorithm in question.
If you prefer to have the strategies taught in this class auto traded, then for an additional fee there are NFA registered brokers ready to support this.
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