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Using spread charts

This is another post in the small series on tracking, understanding, and trading relative performance. In previous posts, we looked at two ways to track relative performance as a percent change from some previous point in time, considering that previous point either...

Showing relative performance: simple charts

Yesterday, I discussed some reasons why traders might want to consider looking at, or trading, the relative performance between markets. Today, let’s look at a simple way to display that relative performance, and consider some things that can go wrong. Tracking...

Four reasons to trade spreads

Today I begin a short series of posts looking at the tools and techniques of relative value trading. For some traders, this is intuitive; currencies are always valued relative to another currency, and many futures traders focus on spread relationships between...