R code to detect support and resistance levels

Support and resistance levels are quite popular among traders. Although they are implemented in many apps and services, an open source implementation of the algorithm is hardly available. We try to close the gap.
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JuniorDepot6a – Suboptimal Market Timing and 2nd Stockpicking Attempt with Viacom

Elle keeps practicing to read the charts and recently she found a strong resistance level for DAX at 12600. So we partially went to cash, however, somewhat prematurely. We tried to turn this setback into an opportunity and bought Viacom (VIAB) stocks... which dropped by -6% today. Still we hold it for a fundamentally good investment and will keep the stock. Continue reading "JuniorDepot6a – Suboptimal Market Timing and 2nd Stockpicking Attempt with Viacom"

Wanna be Quant? Probably not anymore after reading this

Since I got asked over and over again how to become a quant, I decided to publish a small essay, going through a letter of my blog reader. I myself managed to change to mathematical finance and risk management from pure software development. I like what I am doing but quant jobs are not as sexy as many young professionals believe. Continue reading "Wanna be Quant? Probably not anymore after reading this"

12 Consistentently Profitable Automatic FX Strategies

We consider 12 most popular and/or mostly discussed fully automated forex trading stratagies on myfxbook.com. This case study clearly shows that it is possible to consistently make money by forex trading. Of course it does not mean that it is easy.  Continue reading "12 Consistentently Profitable Automatic FX Strategies"

Optimal Number of Trades: better less but better

A very important question, which every trader or investor encounters is how many trades to commit or how many stocks to hold in portfolio. Whereas the law of the large numbers readily gives a [naive] answer "the more the better", in practice the answer is often better less but better. Continue reading "Optimal Number of Trades: better less but better"

JuniorDepot6 – Buying German Mid-Cap ETF and Getting Breakeven

Elle, a 7-year old girl who manages her savings plan with letYourMoneyGrow.com,  became more careful after her stockpicking flop with GoPro and readily agrees to invest in an index ETF so far. We explain why we bought an ETF on mDAX this time and review our quarterly performance.  Continue reading "JuniorDepot6 – Buying German Mid-Cap ETF and Getting Breakeven"

DeGiro hat die Liste der kostenfreien ETFs aktualisiert – Stand 31.03.2018

DeGiro ist der günstigste Broker in Deutschland, der nicht nur die kleinsten Gebühren hat, sondern auch bietet viele ETFs quasi kostenlos an. Leider sind viele davon wegen PRIIPs für EU-Privatinvestoren unzugänglich geworden. DeGiro hat die Liste aktualisiert. Zwar sind von 700 nur 200 geworden, ist es nach wie vor für Privatanleger mehr als genug.
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ETF-Rentenversicherung bringt wenig Steuervorteile

Häufig werben die Anbieter der fondsgebundenen- und ETF-Rentenversicherungen mit "mehr Netto von Brutto". Diese Empfehlung ist auch von manchen "Finanzberatern" zu hören. In der Tat bringt die nachgelagerte Besteuerung der ETF-Rentenversicherungen nur wenig (wenn überhaupt) Steuervorteile im Vergleich mit einem ETF- bzw. Aktiensparplan.
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QuantLib Python – Twisting a Snake to fit a Yieldcurve

I explain how to install QuantLib Python from sources and discuss how to fit a yield curve: PiecewiseLogCubicDiscount and NelsonSiegel.
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DeGiro spinnt mit Cash Funds und Handelsmodalitäten

DeGiro war und ist wohl der günstigste Broker für Deutsche Anleger. Jedoch wenn es zu Nuancen kommt, kann der Kunde unangenehm überrascht werden. Wir nehmen die Handelsmodalitäten und vor kurzem eingeführte Cashfunds unter der Lupe.
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