Author: Harbourfront Technologies

Volatility Timing: Does It Work?

Volatility of an asset is the measure of how much its price changes over time. The higher the volatility, the greater the price swings. There are two types of volatility: historical and implied. Historical volatility is a measure of how much an asset’s price has fluctuated in the past. Implied …

Is It Worth Reading Financial News?

A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months. It is visible in industrial production, employment, real income, and other measures of economic activity. A recession generally occurs when there is a widespread drop in spending (an adverse demand shock). …

Has Technical Analysis Become More Popular Than Ever?

Technical analysis is a technique that attempts to forecast future price movements by analyzing past price data and market trends. Technical analysts believe that all relevant information about a security is reflected in its price, and therefore believe that studying price changes can provide valuable insights into where the security …

When to Stop Trading a Strategy?

In trading, a drawdown is a peak-to-trough decline during a specific recorded period of time of an investment, portfolio, or fund. A drawdown is usually quoted as the percentage between the peak and the trough. For example, if an investment has grown from $100 to $150, and then fallen back …

A New Method for Forward Testing?

A trading system is a set of rules for deciding when and how to buy or sell assets. These systems can be used to trade stocks, bonds, commodities, or other assets. Trading systems can be manual or automated. Manual systems require the trader to interpret market conditions and make decisions …