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Within this article I will first show you the many “faces” that AAPL had over a select period of time. The weekly time interval was selected for this data set representation. From these simple pictures, that will be presented to you, will contain zero analytical functions or technical indicators of any kind.
Think of these pictures as a P-I-C-T-O-G-R-A-P-H and YOU are the one who is INTERPRETING what’s happening in each picture.
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To get the raw data for AAPL dating from September 7, 1984 to August 14, 2013 that includes the date, opening price, high price, low price, closing price, and volume for that time frequency.
Set up real-time data source on clients server that will act as a port that sends data to subscribers financial software. This has to be secure for both the server owner and the client. I will provide the real time data source.
Analyze and handle real-time data feeds. Various parameters for chart types, frequencies/time frames, colors and layout for software. Users can upload layouts.
Utilize a program within the software for users to simulate their own trading ideas. The program that will be utilized by users of the software will be similar to the scratch programming language, due to it’s simplicity and user friendliness (http://scratch.mit.edu/). I will provide the necessary and basic functions to use in the software that users will use to create their own strategies to simulate. The user will also have the option to code in a regular programming language rather than using a simple programming language like scratch which will be used by our more advanced users. Once users have finished developing their own code it will be tested out on a data set that they choose, a data time frame that they also choose, and the test is run. Then a window will pop up with various metrics of analysis of the simulation and optimization of the trading systems code. Users will also be able to import, export, and save their code and will also have the option to export their code encrypted or unencrypted.
User friendly software design.
Built in technical indicator library that users can set up on a chart for analysis. The technical indicator library is also customizable allowing users to create their own indicators or modify existing ones or import indicators from their desktop.
Live streaming news feed that has a built in search function to look for news via RSS feeds and social networking feeds. User can add or remove new feeds, but cannot remove my companies RSS news feed for financial news. Also, they will have a live television stream available to them which will be provided by the free Bloomberg TV (http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/), but it needs to be cleaned up so that it doesn’t look like it’s originating from Bloomberg, but is a window showing Bloomberg TV broadcasts. Users can also add news subscriptions they may have to their data feed like Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, etc. Also, have a friends feed which will integrate the users Twitter and Stocktwits account into the software so that they can watch their stream of activity or engage/comment/post via those accounts from the software. Eventually there will be more types of accounts here that users will use to engage with people from other social networks. (It will integrate to a social network site in the future)
Market Depth, Volume Delta, Seasonals, Market Profile, are additional data feeds that will be supported by the software. (Google it if you don’t know what this is)
Annotation tools to create chart lines, regression lines, trend lines, drawing tools, text box, and other annotation tools will be provided to the users so that they can quickly write on the chart to comment on their analysis. Users will also have the feature to share their work to either StockTwits, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Email, or they can easily select all, although it will mention how to originated from our analysis software. They can also save their work to their desktop or the directory that they assign.
Users will also have the option to stream real-time data into Excel or any spreadsheet program for real-time data analysis in another program other than the software they are subscribing too. Users will be able to save watch-lists, will also be able to save how they have their layout in their program and what windows they have open, work is automatically saved so they don’t always have to keep clicking save when they are annotating a chart.
Software needs to be compatible for users on Mac, PC and various operating systems. VERY IMPORTANT!
Users will be able to check their subscription to update their payment details or to cancel their account at the companies hosted website – which you will also need to create a page for. For users to manage their subscriptions and another page for users to trial the software and the last page for users to purchase into a subscription of the software. Everything has to be automated. Data about each user needs to be collected. Payment processing API’s need to be configured. Data needs to be exported to companies CRM system. The whole nine yards.
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U.S. markets are continuing their move upward which was supported by this weeks strong job data. To many investors and economists the strong data suggested that the economic recovery that we are experiencing will accelerate in the near future.
Confirmation which was supported by labor market data confirmed that the U.S. economy is making a rebound. Although, many market participants may feel at ease now that the lingering question of if the market has or is making a rebound is finally answered, it is important to make note that although the U.S. economy is making a rebound, it is doing so at a relatively steady pace.
The Federal Reserve stated this week that they will maintain the $85bn-per-month rate of bond purchases. In addition, the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke has made the following indications. If the economic recovery progresses smoothly then they will taper some of those bond purchases. Tapering of bond purchasing would begin later this year and end by the middle of 2014.
An effect of quantitative easing (Q.E.) is an increase in an economy’s money supply which translates into increased inflation. The nominal value of money increases and people suddenly feel wealthier because they have more money; this is called the wealth effect. Although people may have more money, an increase in the nominal value, they will have a decrease in the real value of the money because of increases in the money supply. The real purchasing power of their money will be less, but since they have more notes of legal tender they will feel richer.
In the U.S. economy, the quantitative easing initiative that the Federal Reserve is following is a bond purchasing plan of $85 billion each month.
On an even more positive note, the U.S. economy’s unemployment rate dropped 0.20% which now leaves unemployment at 7.4%. More importantly, Ben Bernanke indicated that when unemployment reaches 7% he will put an end to the monthly $85 billion bond purchasing by the central bank.
The market appears to be in healthy shape thus far. Just by looking at the weekly chart alone, you can tell immediately that there are many buyers in this market place. The U.S. market is making higher lows and higher highs. In addition, the market has failed to completely form bearish chart patterns like the head and shoulders pattern that we see in the weekly chart below.
With the U.S. markets coupled with a strong quantitative easing policy and investors in search of risk assets versus low interest bearing certificates of deposits the likelihood of this upward trend continuing is quite likely.
To support the argument that the U.S. markets will continue upwards we will return to the daily chart of QQQ and briefly analyze the technical indicator Fast Stochastic. For those who don’t know what the Fast Stochastic Oscillator is I have provided the definition and calculation below. For those who do know what the Fast Stochastic Oscillator is, it still would be a good idea to take the time to read over the definition and calculation again.
Fast Stochastic Oscillator Definition:
The Fast Stochastic Oscillator compares where a security’s price closed relative to its price range over a given time period. As with moving averages, the sensitivity increases with shorter time spans. Two or more stochastics may be used with different time spans on a single security price chart to develop “cross-over” signals. This method is used to spot trend reversals with fairly good accuracy.
The Fast Stochastic indicator is plotted as two lines, the %D line and the %K line, with values ranging from 0 to 100. Readings above 80 are strong and indicate that price is closing near its high. Readings below 20 are also strong and indicate that price is closing near its low. Ordinarily, the %K line changes direction before the %D line. However, when the %D line changes direction prior to the %K line, a slow and steady reversal is usually indicated. When both %K and %D lines change direction, and the faster %K line subsequently changes direction to retest a crossing of the %D line but doesn’t cross it, this is a good confirmation of the stability of the prior reversal. Many times, when the %K and %D lines begin to flatten out, this is an indication that the trend will reverse during the next trading range.
The Black Line is the %K line. The Red Line is the %D line.
The following is a simple to use, mechanical, signal system that investors and traders alike can use to help them make better investment decisions.
If the %Change for %K values from day one to day two is greater than a 50% change then you have met your signal criteria.
Example For Going Short:
Day 1 — %K — 99.28
Day 2 — %K — 45.61
Then calculate the percent change for day 1 %K and day 2 %K.
In this example the percentage change is a 54.059% decrease.
What that means is that if you were following this strategy you would go short because there was a percent change that was greater than 50%.
You are going SHORT when there’s a 50% decrease in %K values.
You are going LONG when there’s a 50% increase in %K values.
Example For Going Long:
Day 1 — %K — 45.61
Day 2 — %K — 99.28
Then calculate the percent change for day 1 %K and day 2 %K.
In this example the percentage change is a 117.672 % increase.
THESE ARE JUST SAMPLE SIGNALS. They serve as an excellent starting point for traders to develop their own trading system. DO NOT just use these signals because it will not work.
If you were to take a look at what happened on July 15 to July 22 you will see that the Fast Stochastic indicator made a downward divergence that was greater than a 50% change for %K values. This was a signal to many traders to go short, but as you can see from looking at what happened after July 22 you can clearly see that this wasn’t an accurate signal, but rather a fake-out signal instead of a break-out signal.
Instead of the market going down, which was indicated by the simple signal system, the market continued to go upwards. But, the U.S. market did not just go upwards in a normal fashion, it went upwards fast and doing so it left gaps in the chart. These gaps in the chart meant that there was a high demand for stock and that this high demand happened rather quick. By reviewing some basic principles of economics, markets will always move towards equilibrium. In our case where we see a gap up in the stocks price that gap that was created will be filled in at a later time. The age old saying of all gaps must be filled is true and if you watch the market long enough you can see this happening on many time frames.
Overall by looking at both the technical data and economic data for the U.S. economy I am bullish. I strongly believe that this market will continue to move upwards in an aggressive fashion as investors look for a better place to store their money. Although my prediction may be that I think that the market will go up, I do also believe that before this aggressive move upwards and continuation of the uptrend in the market there will be a slight downward reversal where it would be a good time to buy into the U.S. market.
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“Specialized social networks?! Who would ever join something like that?”, is the type of response I expect when I bring up the concept of social networks that are specialized. I believe that this is the future of online communities, but this is something that isn’t new. Social networks or communities in other words have been around on the web for a while. For example, take a look at forum website. They have been around for awhile and I’m sure many of you can agree with me on that. The thing that is separating social networks now is something else. The something is called engagement. The science of engagement is a very interesting thing and if you can determine how to create engagement in these specialized online communities, well, then you have a winner.
I am a trader and I have always been since I have purchased my first stock when I was 13 years old. My passion for finance even dates back further than that to when I was 9 years old and my uncle showed me what all these numbers, columns and rows meant in the New York Times. It has been a fascinating topic of extreme interest for me for a very long time too. No matter what I am working on I always like to get trading involved into it somehow. I have worked in this industry as well on both the buy side and the sell side. Definitely is a different world when you work on either one and compare it to the other.
But what I am trying to get across today in a more formal and open post then normal is that I am building a social network specifically aimed for traders in the market. With my team of talented developers and having knowledge of programming as well I definitely think we can create something that will be a lot of fun for the user. I think people have forgotten why we have went on the internet in the first place. It was to cure our curiosity and then boredom. I’m confident I can do both. Well, I will keep all of you guys posted with updates of the site. I am currently working on a secure login method for users. Brainstorming various security and authentication methods right now.
I’m sure many of us have heard about the newly trending unregulated online currency called BitCoins and I’m sure many of us also knew that you could trade these BitCoins as well. But did you know that you could trade BitCoins using Derivatives? Well I didn’t know until recently when I was up late browsing the web and found myself on a popular BitCoins discussion forum called BitCoin Talk.
I was amazed when I saw people lending each other BitCoins, using BitCoins to structure online traded securities, and even using BitCoins to gamble online. I was really shocked because I only thought that BitCoins were used for illicit activity on the notorious drug dealing website SilkRoad. BitCoins are really starting to catch on and quite quick to say the very least. The unregulated nature of this internet based, P2P (peer to peer) currency is what makes it popular.
After seeing all of this as a trader you come to a very interesting question. Why am I trading”blah-blah” and why am I not trading this? Trust me I said the same thing to myself. I mean lets think about it for a second. No regulation means nobody knows what you are doing. If no one knows what you are doing that means that Big Brother aka the government won’t know what your doing (hard to say these days specially with the NSA) and what that directly means is that no taxes and more profits. Traders are looking for something to trade and maybe this can be a substitute.
But I am going to argue against it for now because although the unregulated nature of BitCoins may seem alluring, it is still very young and who knows where BitCoins will be in the future. Although, if you are trading and getting in and out within the day then I don’t think that question would be valid to you.
I know that when you are day trading in U.S. financial markets you need to meet certain day trading margin requirements which can stop interested traders right from the start. If you don’t meet the requirements, sorry buddy you are not day trading! Which kind of sucks because many people want to speculate in the market from time to time. Hopefully this day trading requirement gets removed one day because I am not a fan.
You may be asking yourself now. Where can I get BitCoins? There are a few places that you can buy BitCoins, but before you do so you will need a wallet to hold onto your BitCoins. I recommend using this wallet. I recently just stumbled upon it. It’s great because they charge you no fees and more importantly it’s very simple to use, which is a HUGE selling point for me.
Now that you have your wallet it’s time to put some BitCoins in there! I recommend using Mt. Gox just for simplicity sake. I am aware that there are other BitCoin brokers out there, but if you are a beginner and don’t know where to go I suggest you start here before you start exploring other BitCoin brokers.
But WAIT A MINUTE!!!! We are traders! We don’t just blindly buy BitCoins, we need to do our analysis and TradingView has made it simple for both financial market traders and Bitcoin traders to analyze price data on the real time charts that they provide. Here is the specific BitCoin/USD chart that you should look at if you want to purchase BitCoins or looking to sell.
Now that you know a little bit about BitCoins and how to get started with trading them I suggest you try it out. I know I am and personally it is a very fulfilling feeling to do analysis and trade something that is a game changer for the internet in my eyes.
Here’s some additional pictures of what the BitCoin derivatives trading platform looks like. It’s very simple, but it is definitely a start. Happy trading everyone and I hope everyone has a great Sunday!
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Currently CVLT, CommVault Systems Inc. is trending on StockTwits. If you take a look at the weekly chart for CVLT you can clearly tell that it is in a very well defined uptrend. I see no reason to believe that this uptrend is going to end anytime soon. Considering the way the market has reacted a few weeks ago, with it’s downtrending action, and then taking a look at how CVLT reacted, which was keeping its uptrend in tact I think that this is a strong sign that this uptrend is very well defined.
Some news that I pulled from Yahoo! Finance that gives you the reason as to why CVLT is trending on StockTwits right now.
- CommVault received among the highest scores for its corporate and product strategy, earning 4.5 out of five points.
- The Forrester Wave report also stated, “CommVault touts its simplicity and unified platform…Areas of strength for CommVault include its deduplication capabilities and cloud-target integrations, as well as hypervisor and application capabilities. The company also received high marks in the professional services and consulting area, which is a newly expanded offering for CommVault.”
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