The Apple Trading Model: The Data Behind A Banner Year

Apple Trading Model - Monday average daily performance conditioned on the previous day's performance from 2018-2020

I have revised and implemented the Apple Trading Model (ATM) for several years. Last year was a banner year for buying and selling AAPL weekly call options in the ATM. The success makes sense given Apple (AAPL), along with so many other stocks, especially in tech, experienced incredible runs. The patterns for the Apple Trading … Read more

Above the 40 (March 3, 2017) – The S&P 500 Marches Confidently Toward the Next Rate Hike

AT40 = 57.7% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 67.0% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 11.0 (volatility index) Short-term Trading Call: neutral Commentary So March it is then! In reaction to U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at The Executives’ Club of … Read more

T2108 Update (April 6, 2015) – Bulls Pressing At the Border Again

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

The Apple Trading Model Simplified

The refinement of the Apple Trading Model (ATM) continues. Seven months ago, I re-explained the Apple Trading Model to provide a consistent reference point. In recent weeks, I have stumbled upon a great simplification that I am almost embarrassed to admit completely escaped me all this time: the probability that Apple (AAPL) closes in the … Read more