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  • Testing Dollar Cost Averaging

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Passive investment strategies such as dollar cost averaging are back in fashion, but do they deliver as promised?...

  • Darvas-Style Trading by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (36-42): Darvas-Style Trading by Daryl Guppy The markets have changed since the 1960s, with the weekly trading volumes of those days often exceeded by a single day of trading now. With that in mind, can classic techniques such as Darvas-style trading still work? Nicholas Darvas was a Hungarian-born dancer who successfully traded the market in the early 1960s. His book, How I Made Two Million Dollars In The Stock Market, is a classic. It describes a unique approach to understanding the nature of trend behavior. The Darvas trading style uses trend analysis based en...

  • Something Darvas, Something New by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (16-22): Something Darvas, Something New by Daryl Guppy In the May 2005 STOCKS & COMMODITIES, Daryl Guppy discussed classic Darvas-style trading. Here, he modifies the technique to fit modern-day markets, given that markets are more volatile these days than they were in the 1960s. The increased volatility of modern-day trading has reduced the risk control elements of the Darvas approach, which was originally developed and applied to less volatile markets. The Darvas box and trailing-stop approach is designed to keep you in a long-term steady trend, since the stop...

  • Sidebar: MetaStock formulas for Darvas technique by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (16-22): Sidebar: MetaStock formulas for Darvas technique by Daryl Guppy METASTOCK FORMULAS FOR DARVAS TECHNIQUE A MetaStock expert advisor developed by technician Matthew Ford implementing the modified Darvas technique was originally published in my weekly newsletter, Tutorials In Applied Technical Analysis. These free formulas can be downloaded from www.guppytraders.com under the Trend Trading Formula button....

Experience And Dollar-Risk Tolerance Levels by Daryl Guppy

  • Better Trading With Risk Control by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Better Trading With Risk Control by Daryl Guppy How do you improve your trading results? Risk management, of course. Understanding how the tools of technical analysis work and how they are applied makes a big difference to your initial trading results. A novice trader will see his or her trading improve quickly at first, but then it all seems to bog down. This becomes even more pronounced when markets become skittery or take on a bearish slant. Despite this performance decline, of course everyone wants to aim for a 90% success rate. Is this achieved through reading, coursework, and better tr...

  • Some Rules To Invest By

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Originally published in Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, our companion magazine, as "Some Rules To Trade By," this article, filled with common sense and down-to-earth advice, can be applied to investors as well as the traders for which it was initially written. Like a good trader, a good investor will have a trading plan; like a good trader, a good investor will have to know certain undeniable truths about his or herself, truths that will shape the way he or she invests. Here, then, are some guidelines for setting up your own investing rules, from the perspective o...

  • Exploiting Positions With Money Management by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Exploiting Positions With Money Management Here's a trading technique for stops, including money management guidelines. ven in a bull market, there is a feeling of triumph when a trade goes our way. When this happens, the novice trader feels that getting the trade right is enough in itself and that profits will automatically follow. He is invariably disappointed when profits turn out to be smaller than expected, and often, he will redirect his attention to derivative markets to try to leverage winning trades into larger profits. This in turn exposes him to a higher level of risk than he antic...

  • Some Rules To Trade By by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Some Rules To Trade By by Daryl Guppy A good trader will have a trading plan. Here are some guidelines for setting up your own trading rules. In a raging bull market, it is easy to forget that markets make us pay for our mistakes. In a bull market, the rules are loose, the fools are many, and money seems inexhaustible. In a bull market, traders from Main Street apparently make money as easily as traders from Wall Street. Eventually, however, the novice trader must reach deep into his pocket to pay for his or her losses. This should be cause for reflection, but more often than not, it turns...

  • Matching Money Management With Trade Risk by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Matching Money Management With Trade Risk by Daryl Guppy Manage your trades using technical analysis by identifying risk points as well as setting profit objectives. This Australia-based author shares some of his favorite techniques. Most of us think trading is a rational process, but many private traders approach trading the same way that other people approach a wishing well. Those people throw money into the well, make a wish and wait for their wish to come true. In the same vein, some private traders throw money into the market and all they wish for is a profit. Sometimes the wish comes ...

  • Using Multiple Moving Averages by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using Multiple Moving Averages by Daryl Guppy Moving averages, familiar to every technical trader, are used by most technicians to identify important trends. Here's a unique twist on using multiple moving averages as an early warning of trend reversals. Technical analysis is an adaptive process, pressing at the edges of possibility and developing new approaches from ideas glimpsed in passing. The multiple moving average (MMA) is an indicator developed from one such encounter. It uses core information generated from multiple time frames to capture and understand a concept of market dynamics ...

  • On Building Point & Figure Charts by Daryl Guppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On Building Point & Figure Charts by Daryl Guppy Point & figure charting is one of the classic techniques of technical analysis. Here's a refresher look at the basics. Point and figure (P&F) charting concentrates on price and its changes by eliminating other elements such as time and volume. Key chart features such as support, resistance and trendlines emerge clearly, suggesting entries based on breakout of trading ranges; risk management levels due to trendline breaks; and profit targets using counts. The technique is popular because it is simple. Point & figure charting uses price data wi...







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