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Trading Systems

Investors have often looked to stock trading systems for a rote or mechanical way of making the difficult choice among stocks. On Internet, investors can communicate easily about different schools of thought on trading systems and extravagant claims for success are easy to make, trading systems have therefore become even more popular. Some are a theoretical framework; others exist as websites or trading software. The caution "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" applies. No mechanical system can replace having a well thought out approach to investing and doing detailed research to support each investment decision.


The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies.

Author:Jeffrey Owen, Katz, and Donna L. McCormick
Published information:New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Professional , 2000
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0070580995

The Warren Buffett Way : Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor.

Author:Robert G. Jr, Hagstrom
Published information:New York, NY. : John Wiley & Sons; Reprint edition, 1997
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0471177504

What Works on Wall Street : A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time.

Author:James P., O'Shaughnessy
Published information:York, NY : McGraw-Hill, Revised edition 1998
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0070482462

Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading Advantage Series).

Author:Perry J, Kaufman
Published information:New York, NY. : John Wiley & Sons. 3rd edition 1998
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0471148792

Contrarian Investment Strategies : The Next Generation : Beat the Market by Going Against the Crowd.

Author:David N, Dreman
Published information:New York, NY. : Simon & Schuster., 1998
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0684813505

Stock Market Trading Systems.

Author:Gerald, Appel, with Fred Hitschler, and W. Frederick
Published information:Traders Prress, 1990
Resource Centre call number:ISBN: 0934380163

Contratheheard.com The Contra Guys, author and investor Benj Gallander, M.B.A, and software designer Ben Stadelmann explain their contrarian investment philosophy and rules. Archives of their commentaries and information about buys and sells are available for free


Dogs of the Dow is a stock picking system that has been reported on periodically in the popular press. After the stock market closes on the last day of the year, of the 30 stocks which make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, select the ten stocks which have the highest dividend yield. For Canadians this approach can be replicated using the TSE 35.


MoneyCentral Investor - StrategyLab started side by side on July 28, 2000, each with $100,000 worth of Strategy Lab cash. Several different investment gurus, each with their own unique approach vie for leadership in a volatile market.


The Motley Fool.com The Motley Fool has several investing strategies, including some discontinued ones.


Stockscores.com Bottom Fishing Buying Strategy. Buying a stock that is in a long standing down trend can be as dangerous as stepping in front of a freight train. It takes time for stocks to reverse trends, and buying what seem to be bargains can be a crush to your portfolio. However, bargain hunting can be profitable if the timing is right. To effectively bottom fish beat-up stocks, you have to enter when there are signs that the downslide is slowing and a move back upward is imminent.