AlgoStrats Blog

Finding big market moves: BarStrength Indicator

  • Mar 9, 2018
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, indicators, Systematic Trading

I’d like to share an indicator I came up with that I found very useful over the years. It’s actually a very simple one but it proved itself against over and over again against much more complicated indicators that try to do the same thing. So I surely wouldn’t want to miss it.

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5 Tips on how to deal with drawdowns

  • Feb 22, 2018
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, drawdowns

After the recent harsh correction in the stock markets and cryptocurrencies, many traders and especially investors currently find their accounts in a not so nice drawdown. So I thought this might be a good time to give some advice on how to deal with such drawdowns.

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Day Trading Market News

  • Nov 30, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, day trading

What to do around news events or when the market starts to move strongly caused by some news that just hit the market? I’m sure this is one of the most common questions traders ask themselves every day. At least I do!

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Trade Management: Locking in windfall profits

  • Oct 16, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, trade management, day trading

I got another real-world example of manual trade management for you this week.

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Who's next in line?

  • Oct 9, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, trading thoughts

“Buy low, sell high” is one of the most popular memes in the investment and trading world. And obviously, it does make sense, who wouldn’t like to buy low and sell high all the time? I found this to be quite a helpful advice to invest in stocks for example. Wait for a crash, buy it and sell again when prices are back to old highs.

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Don’t get married to a market!

  • Aug 25, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, trading thoughts

There are so many different instruments to trade like stocks, bonds, futures, spot forex, options and so on. And even when you decide to get into futures, there are tons of futures out there! So where to even start? I was as confused as anyone else about this when I started trading.

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Five tips to improve your day trading

  • Jul 5, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, day trading, trading thoughts

Day trading has always been a tough game, requiring a very strong psyche, discipline and a high level of trading skills to succeed in.

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8 Tips on how to be an open-minded trader

  • May 8, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, psychology

In my last post, I wrote about why it’s so important to stay as open-minded as possible as a trader.

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The open-minded trader

  • Apr 27, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading, psychology

One of the lessons I learned the hard way in trading is that to become and to stay successful as a trader, you have to be very open-minded. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done and many traders fail to stay open-minded in the long run.

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Are there sure thing edges in trading?

  • Apr 18, 2017
  • Marco Mayer
  • trading

Thank you for your feedback on my last article “Having an edge in the markets”. Some of you have been brave enough to take that article to the next logical step and ask the question most traders hardly dare to ask.

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