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Technical Indicators in Automated Trading

This article aims to describe how technical indicators can be used in the development of an Automated or Algorithmic trading system.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 34 / Traders Workshop / January, 2009

The indicators described are not an exhaustive list by any means but are simply those which have proved useful in the ongoing development and testing of an automated algorithmic trading system. The article is broken down as follows:- Trading platforms which provide Technical Indicators and a configurable API (Application Programmers Interface) Identification of useful Technical Indicators and how they can be used Why multi-timeframe analysis is critical An example of  automated trading system using  multiple  timeframe analysis and  appropriate indicators for entry and exit strategies Pitfalls of using indicators for Automated Trading Trading platforms which provide Technical Indicators and a configurable API (Application Programmers Interface) If a trader has the desire to automate any of his/her trading strategies the trading platform must offer an API (Application Programmer’s Interface) The API is effectively an underlying programming language which can be used to...continued

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