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SBV Technical Analysis - Trading Volume with Confidence

Simple Trading System on SBV


+42% on the S&P 500 in a year

This week's SBV chart example is based on the 15-day SBV Flow (Selling/Buying Volume Flow) S&P 500 chart and it is a continuation of the previous chart example published a week ago (see HERE).

Chart 1. S&P 500 index futures. 15-day view. 1 bar = 15 minutes. SBV Flow (24,3)

S&P 500 index chart

It's Simple and Profitable

  • Rule #1: Go "Long" ("Buy") when SBV Flow crosses zero line (becomes positive) and moves above it.
  • Rule #2: Go "Short" ("Sell Short") when an indicator crosses zero line (becomes negative) and starts to move below it.

How to set Alerts to the chart above

  1. Log into the members' area;
  2. Open a chart - you may use the "Open Chart" link in the left hand menu on the members' area;
  3. Select the "S&P 500" from the drop down menu at the top of the chart (second from the left);
  4. Select "15 days" view from the drop down menu at the top of the chart (fifth from the left);
  5. Make right mouse click on the chart and select "Studies" and then "Volume Studies";
  6. In the "Studies" window locate the "SBV Flow" indicator and add it to the chart with following settings: Bar Period = 14 and Sensitivity = 5;
  7. After you close the "Studies" window, press the exclamation mark button at the top right corner of the chart to open the "Alerts" window;
  8. In the "Alerts" window set alert for SBV Flow indicator on crossovers of SBV Flow and 0 (zero);
  9. After you set alert and close the "Alerts" window, press the "Save" button to save the chart setting as a chart style for future references;
  10. Keep the chart open and wait for alerts.
Table 1: Trades based on the 2-rule system and SBV Flow (14,5)

DateMotivationSignalIndexProfit (points)
03/26/2013Rule#1Buy1560+1
04/01/2013Rule#2Sell Short1561-1
04/01/2013Rule#1Buy1562+4
04/02/2013Rule#2Sell Short1566+18
04/05/2013Rule#1Buy1548+37
04/12/2013Rule#2Sell Short1585+16
Skipped signals could be found here
08/22/2013Rule #2Buy1655+34
08/26/2013Rule #1Sell Short1658+20
08/28/2013Rule #2Buy1638+5
08/29/2013Rule #1Sell Short1643+2
09/04/1961Rule #2Buy1641+55
09/16/2013Rule #1Sell Short1696-7
09/17/2013Rule #2Buy1703+12
09/20/2013Rule #1Sell Short1715+10
Skipped signals could be found here
01/31/2014Rule #2Buy1779+2
02/03/2014Rule #1Sell Short1781+25
02/04/2014Rule #2Buy1756-15
02/05/2014Rule #1Sell Short1741-10
02/05/2014Rule #2Buy1751+86
02/19/2014Rule #1Sell Short1837-2
02/20/2014Rule #2Buy1839+1
02/21/2014Rule #1Sell Short1840-14
02/24/2014Rule #2Buy1854-6
02/25/2014Rule #1Sell Short1848-4
02/26/2014Rule #2Buy1852-9
02/26/2014Rule #1Sell Short1843-5
02/27/2014Rule #2Buy1848+11
02/28/2014Rule #1Sell Short1859+5
03/04/2014Rule #2Buy1854+19
03/11/2014Rule #1Sell Short1873+3
03/13/2014Rule #2Buy1870-8
03/13/2014Rule #1Sell Short1862+14
03/14/2014Rule #2Buy1848-2
03/14/2014Rule #1Sell Short1846-13
03/17/2014Rule #2Buy1859+1
03/19/2014Rule #1Sell Short1860-11
03/20/2014Rule #2Buy1871+1
03/21/2014Rule #1Sell Short1872-12
03/25/2014Rule #2Buy 1860-2
03/25/2014Rule #1Sell Short1862-4
03/25/2014Rule #2Buy 1866-4
03/26/2014Rule #1Sell Short1862-6
03/31/2014Rule #2Buy1868+18
04/03/2014Rule #1Sell Short1886-5
04/04/2014Rule #2Buy 1891-14
04/04/2014Rule #1Sell Short1877+12
04/08/2014Rule #2Buy1853+6
04/10/2014Rule #1Sell Short185943
Total:+662 points
(+42.4%)

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Disclaimer: The chart example is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute trading advice or make or imply any market trend prediction.
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