Finding Reversal and Spike Bars

The last few weeks went into the NinjaTrader 8 update for the Auction Bars. Below is a quick summary of what this update is all about and how you can use it to identify reversal and spike bars with NinjaTrader 8. We also did a brief intro in a recent NinjaTrader webinar which you may…

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Fat Tails NT8 indicators and Futures.io presentation

This post features a webinar held by Harry (a.k.a. Fat Tails) at Futures.io. In the webinar he explained the technical changes that took place when converting the Fat Tails NT8 indicators from the ana NT7 series. Here’s a webinar recording (log-in required): The following topics were discussed: Session Tools for NinjaTrader 8 Key improvements of NT8…

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Buy Support Sell Resistance With Auction Bars

How do you use LizardTrader indicators to buy support and sell resistance? This is a question we often get following our partner webinars with Shark Indicators. We’ve now created a tutorial video showing how to do this. Specifically, the tutorial will show you how to locate reversal patterns at key support and resistance using the Auction Bars and Daily…

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5 Steps To Creating & Maintaining A Robust Trading System

In our recent webinar, we showed our approach to building trading systems. We went over a five step process starting with observation and hypothesis, transitioning to testing and verification, and finally, monitoring system performance. Following these steps is key for creating creating and maintaining a robust trading strategy. Check out our webinar recording here: Video Outline: As…

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Three Types of Reversal Bars

This post will explain differences between reversal bars and spike bars. We’ll also outline the characteristics of three types of reversal bars and look at how to best use them together with key support/resistance levels. Characteristics of Reversal Bars: As with spike bars, reversal bars show us price rejection at a certain level. However, whereas…

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Volume-weighted Standard Deviation Bands

Bollinger Bands are well known and often used to identify overbought and oversold market conditions. This is done by adding a simple moving average (SMA), and standard deviations bands to a chart. The idea is that about 95% of the trading volume should be within the standard deviations if prices are normally distributed. But prices are not normally distributed.…

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What’s in a name: LizardTrader vs. LizardBrain

The idea for the LizardTrader name came up following a discussion about the Lizard Brain. It is a popular name for a part of our brain called the Amygdala, thought to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making, and emotional reactions. Specifically, this is where instincts and gut feelings originate. In recent…

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