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Intermarket Trading Strategies

ISBN: 978-1-119-99590-6
430 pages
March 2010
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This book shows traders how to use Intermarket Analysis to forecast future equity, index and commodity price movements. It introduces custom indicators and Intermarket based systems using basic mathematical and statistical principles to help traders develop and design Intermarket trading systems appropriate for long term, intermediate, short term and day trading. The metastock code for all systems is included and the testing method is described thoroughly. All systems are back tested using at least 200 bars of historical data and compared using various profitability and drawdown metrics.
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Table of Contents




1 Intermarket Analysis.

2 Correlation.

3 Regression.

4 International Indices and Commodities.

5 The S&P 500.

6 European Indices.

7 Gold.

8 Intraday Correlations.

9 Intermarket Indicators.


10 Trading System Design.

11 A Comparison of Fourteen Technical Systems for Trading Gold.

12 Trading the S&P 500 ETF and the e-mini.

13 Trading DAX Futures.

14 A Comparison of a Neural Network and a Conventional System for Trading FTSE Futures.

15 The Use of Intermarket Systems in Trading Stocks.

16 A Relative Strength Asset Allocation Trading System.

17 Forex Trading Using Intermarket Analysis.

18 Conclusion.

Appendix A MetaStock Code and Test Specifications.

Appendix B Neural Network Systems.

Appendix C Rectangles.




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Author Information

Markos Katsanos is an expert in technical analysis and trading systems and inventor of two new technical indicators. In showing the relationship of volume to price movement, his Finite Volume Element (FVE) and Volume Flow (VFI) Indicators have become popular tools used by traders and the code was incorporated in almost all Technical Analysis and trading software. He has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Structural Engineering, and is a member of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco (TSAASF). He has traded stocks and commodities since 1987, starting with fundamental analysis. With his engineering training he quickly gravitated to technical analysis of the market. With more than two decades of experience in computerized analysis of stocks and futures, he has spent years refining his methods to come up with some of the most profitable strategies for choosing trades. He specializes in mechanical systems and has constructed dozens of systems for his clients and his own use. Markos Katsanos has contributed several articles to Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities and other financial publications. He is currently in the process of setting up his own financial consulting company.
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