Jan 042013

I saw this pattern setting up, so thought I would show you. We actually have a pattern inside a bigger pattern both of which were bullish that made it possible to see a long trade with controlled risk.  The discussion covers a variety of trading principals and analysis. A (much) deeper discussion of the principals […continue here]

Nov 202012
Trading Holiday Markets, Market Seasonals and Counter-Seasonal Patterns

Seasonals are patterns that can be found in market data analysis at various times and places, and on various scales of magnitude.  Some Seasonals are associated with holidays.  This week, the markets may be be thinly traded due to many families taking this week off to spend with relatives in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday […continue here]

Jun 202012
Opening Types, Pattern Analysis and their Implications

There are four basic types of market opens you can have. This topic was originally written about by Peter Steidlmayer.  The idea behind making this sort of analysis off the open of the trading day, is it helps you to determine what sort of a day you may be dealing with and what sort of […continue here]

May 302012
What Makes a Trading System Good?

When comparing different trading methods and/or systems, it is important to know what the stats mean in terms of long term performance and how those system profiles interact with your trading style or personality. There are two basic types of systems you can trade-  Trending and countertrending systems.  Systems also vary by the frequency with […continue here]

May 172012
Statistical Analysis of a Traditional Stochastic Indicator

This is an article I wrote a number of years ago on the efficacy of technical analysis and, more specifically, the statistical analysis of a traditional stochastic indicator being used in the traditional sense. There are often more creative ways to use traditional indicators than the party line, but knowing their limitations can be a […continue here]

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