After being on a business trip far, far away (Australia is awesome!), here comes the backwards-looking Ichimoku overview for the past three weeks. Accumulated those weeks brought 18 Ichimoku signals, in 13 different markets (out of 22). Those markets were:

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.2.1, was released in April 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. Development on the upcoming v0.3 version is going on since then, with it come exciting new features as real money management, market regime filters and much more. Check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

Again last week brought 6 Ichimoku signals, this time in 5 different markets (out of 22). Those markets were:

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

If you would like to play around with the system that is used to generate the signals and charts on this blog, you can do so! The latest version of my software, ichinscratchy v0.2.1, was released in April 2017. It´s free & open source, you can find it under http://spare-time-trading.de/en/trading-system. Development on the upcoming v0.3 version is going on since then, with it come exciting new features as real money management, market regime filters and much more. Check out the development activities at gitlab: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

Today saw another SMI short signal, accompanied by a Cotton and Coffee long one. For details of the generated trades, see output below.

Btw.: The trading system used is currently under heavy development, closing in to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at: https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

If you follow my blog (or my twitter account) the summary of strong signals won't be a surprise. If you missed them, you can still read them :) However, at the end of the week comes the Ichimoku summary and the current trend status.

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 22 indices, futures and FOREX pairs. 22? FOREX pairs? Yes, I include two new brand new entries in the weekly overview: I added two FOREX pairs, namely EUR/USD and EUR/JPY. I am confident that this will expand in the near future :)

The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

Last week saw only 5 STRONG signals. Not many surprises... Gold and Silver short, EUR/USD dito. The two SMI shorts were mentioned in the blog, the only new signal is the Orange Juice long today.

If you'd read my blog post yesterday, you had seen the posted SMI strong short signal. If not, today is the next chance for an educated trend guess :)

SMI confirmed yesterday's Kijun-Sen death cross with the somewhat slower (=lagging)  Kijun/Tenkan signal today.  For details of the generated trades, see output below.

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

Spend yesterday fixing a nasty bug, so I could'n post yesterdays EUROSTOXX' strong long signal. Fortunately, today there was a second one so I post both now (you did not miss too much movement). Besides the 2 EUROSTOXX signals, the Ichimoku system triggered 2x DAX long and a SMI one (which by the way does not look good in the chart).

For details of the generated trades, see output below.

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

If you follow my blog (or my twitter account) the summary of strong signals won't be a surprise. If you missed them, you can still read it here, here and there. However, at the end of the week comes the Ichimoku summary and the current trend status.

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 20 indices and futures. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

Last week saw 7 STRONG signals. US Indices trying to continue in long mode, so are commodities. No short signals this week.

And just as I thought my applied Chikou trend filter might be a bit too strict for a daily blog update, my system triggered 5 strong long signals today. Without the filter they would be in company of an additional Soy strong long signal, but I ignore this (as I keep mentioning again and again... while continuing running the system with and without filter, though :))

For details of the generated trades, see output below.

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

As mentioned in my last weekly overview posting, I now apply a chikou-span trend filter to all strong signals, which does increase signal quality (will post some backtests soon). And it looks like the filter is doing its job: yesterday there was no signal, today again a single one: Cotton. For details of the generated system see output below. Without the filter, Sugar would also have made a strong signal (short). However, I am sticking to my strategy and apply the filter. Nice side effect is that I can spend more time to code my system, and less preparing blog posts like this.

Btw.: I am currently close to a "feature freeze" state. Then comes the documentation, code cleanup and bugfixing, after that I will post my software, docs and source code here on my blog. If you want a sneak peek at the (yet VERY unpolished) code, look at:

https://gitlab.com/werwurm/ichi_reloaded

The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

As mentioned in my last weekly overview posting, I now apply a chikou-span trend filter to all strong signals, which does increase signal quality (will post some backtests soon). However, today only one lonely signal occured: a Palladium strong long (which would be the only on with or without the mentioned filter).

For details of the generated system see output below. The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

Due to a business trip and an illness of one of my kids I could not post all signals daily.  But when I did on Monday, I noticed that the Sugar long signal was not confirmed by Chikou-Span. I included an option to my system that a signal has to be confirmed to be valid. One can see it as a filter, which from now on I will use or the weekly overview.

As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 20 indices and futures. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

As the week before, Last week 17 STRONG signals were triggered. Indices switch back to long again, gold/silver/WTI  short. Again, I am thinking to include some FOREX symbols like USD/EUR to paint an ever broader picture. The table below shows all generated signals.

Due to me being on a business trip, no fancy charts today. DJ Transportation Index made quite a leap, confirming last week's strong long signal.

==== Executable signal: 2016-11-08  DAX  long  Kumo breakout  from rising Kumo at 10482.30
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-08  DJTransp  long  Tenkan/Kijun Cross  Golden X at 8345.77
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-08  DOW  long  Kumo breakout  from rising Kumo at 18363.70

When looking at the indices, I would say that there currently is a pretty bearish environment. However the Ichimoku system generated 3 strong long signals today: Eurostoxx 50 Index, Nikkei Index and Sugar. And as a good trend follower, you follow the robot :)

If it is a turnaround to a bullish trend or just a rebound within the downtrend remains to be seen.

For details of the generated system see output below. The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

If you follow my blog (or my twitter account) the summary of strong signals won't be a surprise. However, at the end of the week comes the Ichimoku summary and the current trend status. As usual the weather backcast contains the ichimoku analysis of 20 indices and futures. The linked charts contain all the details and neccessary context. Both charts and tables are generated automatically, at the moment the software is still work in progress. As such, I am not sure if it works 100% correctly, so if you see a mistake, would like to see an addition/change or simply give feedback: feel free to mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Thanks a lot :)

As the week before, Last week 11 STRONG signals were triggered. The most indices with a short side with the exception of DJ Transporterwith several long signals. The Sugar long was a fake signal, as price returned to the cloud. As always, check the charts to see the full context of a signal and if it was a fake one.The table below shows all generated signals.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." (attributed to Niels Bohr).

The good thing about trend following: You don't care that you can't predict whether the markets are rising or falling. Look at your data, feed it to your system, execute it. The Ichimoku system today triggered 3 strong signals: DAX and Hang Seng Short, Dow Jones Transportation Index long.

For details of the generated system see output below. The trading system used is currently under heavy development, the signal generation already works and is considered stable (see weekly ichimoku analysis).

A bit in a hurry today, so no analysis, no shiny charts, just the raw output of the system. At the time of writing, not all markets have closed already. The signals generated so far are:

==== Executable signal: 2016-11-02  Copper  long  Tenkan/Kijun Cross  Golden X at 2.22
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-02  DJTransp  long  Kijun Cross  Golden X at 8066.34
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-02  EURSTOXX  short  Kijun Cross  Death X at 2982.95
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-02  EURSTOXX  short  Kumo breakout  from rising Kumo at 2982.95
==== Executable signal: 2016-11-02  Sugar  long  Kumo breakout  from rising Kumo at 21.73