Trading Indicators: Volume/Price, VWAP & MACD

I found lots of useful advice in CWT podcast #56 with Matt Zimberg (Optimus Futures); specifically, focusing on a select number of indicators for making trading decisions.

Kudos to Aaron for this interview and Chat with Traders, please keep up the great work!

As a result, listed below are ones which I have been successfully using over the past several months:

Volume/Price: Candlestick plot on 60-min and 1-day intervals using the Street Smart charting tool

VWAP: Chart in its own plot within Street Smart, which displays well with the 60-min interval

MACD: Refraining from oscillators to keep things simple, I use just one (MACD) to monitor momentum

Python for Finance by Yves Hilpisch

Just wanted to check in with a book recommendation – Python for Finance by Yves Hilpisch, which covers programming for basic financial modeling and algorithmic trading.

Resources are listed below and kudos to O’Reilly and The Python Quants group (founded by Yves Hilpisch) for providing these great resources for those of us researching this topic!

Python for Finance by Yves Hilpisch – O’Reilly

Book Code Examples – Github

The Python Quants Group