Backtesting Using External Data Fields

When backtesting stocks you often find the need to include data fields from external sources. For example, you might want to test a system that buys stocks that cross above their 20 EMA providing that they have also scored highly on a completely separate test. One...

Working with Entry and Exit Signals

Basic Operation One of the fundamental concepts in EdgeRater is the ability to run a scan across multiple dates, generating a signal for each stock that meets the scan criteria for every day in the chosen time period. Here’s a look at the output of the scan when...

EdgeRater for HGSI Users

HGSI software and EdgeRater are independently powerful stock market analysis programs. When used together you have a combination that is more than the sum of its parts. An incredibly powerful duo of programs working together to show everything you need to arrive at...

3 Pushes To a High using Bollinger Bands

Earlier this month an EdgeRater user pointed me to the Stocks and Commodities Magazine article titled “System Trading Made Easy with John Bollinger”, with a view to adding new indicators into the EdgeRater program based on the formulas contained in the...

A Trading Edge with Hot and Cold Ranking

I was recently contacted by an EdgeRater user with a request to investigate a trading technique that he had heard about, the goal being to see if it really was successful. The idea is simple enough and at the heart of it is based on short term pullbacks within longer...

VPA Signals Template

Volume Price Analysis Volume Price Analysis (VPA) is a term coined by Anna Coulling and described in her trading book “A Complete Guide to Volume Price Analysis”. It is similar in concept to Volume Spread Analysis (VSA) which is a term coined by Tom...

Trends and Snapbacks using the CCI Indicator

The CCI (Commodity Channel Index) is a versatile indicator that can be used for many different types of trading (Trends, Reversals, Continuation plays, Cycles, etc). Originally Donald Lambert invented CCI to be used as a breakout indicator: a long entry signal is...