This Online Course shows you step-by-step how to build a sophisticated automated stock trading model using Microsoft Excel. Microsoft's Visual Basic (VBA) language is used in conjunction with Excel's user interface, formulas, and calculation capabilities to deliver a powerful and flexible trading tool.
The Model includes five proven technical indicators (ADX, moving average crossovers, stochastics, Bollinger bands, and DMI). You are guided in a detailed fashion through creating worksheets, files, ranges, indicator formulas, control buttons, DDE/Active-X links, and code modules. The model incorporates both trend-trading and swing-trading features. The swing-trading feature can be turned on or off, depending upon your investing style. After building the model, you simply import the data you need, run the model automatically with a click of a button, and make your trading decisions.
The system operates with your choice of FREE ASCII .TXT files available on the internet (from Yahoo!Finance or other provider), or your subscription data service (with our without a DDE link). The model can be used alone or in conjunction with your existing fundamental and market analysis to improve investment timing and avoid unprofitable situations.
A separate pre-built Backtesting Model is also included for historical analysis and testing various stocks and time periods.
What You Get With Each Course: A Tremendous 3-in-1 Value!
-A complete Online Course PLUS VBA Code and FAQs sections
-Detailed instructions on importing prices into Excel using eSignal QLink and Yahoo!Finance
-A complete pre-built Backtesting Model in MS Excel with graphs and trade statistics for your historical analysis
-60 days of online access to access the course materials and learn how to build and use your new Trading Model
Features & Benefits
-Access to the course materials with your own login and password
-Learn to integrate Excel, VBA, formulas, and data sources into a profitable trading tool
-Acquire unique knowledge applicable to any Excel modeling or analysis project
-Save money by eliminating recurring software costs
-Calculate trading signals on a large number of stocks, funds, or spreads within seconds (limited only by Excel's data capacity)
-5 megabytes disk space (for stock data storage)
-Intraday, daily, or weekly Open-High-Low-Close-Volume price data
-Internet access (high speed DSL or cable modem suggested, but not necessary)
-OPTIONAL: DDE data import link for Excel through your data provider (advised for more than 5-10 securities, otherwise free price data from Yahoo!Finance or other source works fine)
Table of Contents
Basic Technical Requirements
The 5 Technical Indicators
Step 1: Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)
Step 2: Trending or Oscillating?
Step 2A: Trending = Moving Average Crossovers
Step 2B: Oscillating = Stochastic Oscillator
Step 3: Timing the Buy/Sell Signals with Bollinger Bands
Step 4: Enhancing Percentage Trade Success with the DMI
Building the Directory and File Structure
Building the Spreadsheet Structure
Building the Indicator Formulas
Building the Macro Code
Step 1: Opening the Visual Basic Editor window
Step 2: Writing the Macro Code
Step 3: Checking the Code for Errors
What the Code Does
Building the Signals/ Sheet
Step 1: Signals/ Sheet Labels and Formulas
Step 2: Build the Ranges
Step 3: Adding a Control Button and Assigning a Macro
Step 4: Formatting the worksheet
Building the Data Source File
Loading Data from Other Sources
Loading .CSV or .TXT Files
Getting FREE Historical Data from Yahoo! Finance
Running the Model on a Daily Basis
When to Run the Model
Combining the Signals with Other Market Information
Money and Risk Management
Common Macro Errors
Backtesting the model
You will receive an email at the address you provided during the payment process to access the online materials. We generally email usernames and passwords within 48 hours of purchase (usually much sooner). In some cases (due to holidays, weekends, or technical difficulties) it may take longer than 48 hours.
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