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  • The Tactical Trader by Walter T. Downs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Tactical Trader by Walter T. Downs Trading can be compared to the game of chess -- a good player wins by implementing a tactical strategy that entails sacrifices when the sacrifice is justified. Here, a professional trader presents some tactical trading concepts. In chess, a good player is able to accurately assess his position on the board and gauge the psychological mettle of his opponent. Victory is gained by implementing a positional and/ or tactical strategy. Positional strategy is the accumulation of small advantages in terrain and the positioning of available forces in advantageou...

  • Combining Statistical and Pattern Analysis by Walter T. Downs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Patterns are one of the oldest forms of technical analysis. Yet, because patterns can often be subjective, few of us take the time to combine statistical information with this type of market analysis. Mathematical definition and detailed statistical analysis allow us to test patterns, giving us a unique view of one particular stage of a market. We refer to the quantified use and study of repetitive price formations as advanced pattern recognition theory (APRT). Let us discuss some key factors found in APRT patterns and then analyze an example of a pattern we have found. KEY PATTERN TRAITS Pa...

  • Mutated Variables Volatility And A New Market Paradigm by Walter T. Downs, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Mutated Variables Volatility And A New Market Paradigm by Walter T. Downs, Ph.D. Markets move through phases during which volatility fluctuates. Here's how to measure the shifts in volatility and then use that data as a filter for a trading system. Market structure has undergone numerous changes in the past 10 years. A new market paradigm appears to have developed as a result of these changes, and also as a result, common variables in the market appear to have changed and are currently having an impact on technical forecasting tools. The concept of variable mutation can be used to analyze m...

  • Building studies based on psychological matrices by Walter T. Downs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's how the psychological terms that technicians employ to describe the markets are transformed into technical tools. It is possible to transform psychology from a subjective interpretation into an objective tool. By creating a psychological matrix, we can define emotion so that you never think of fear and greed in quite the same way again. Accurate conceptualization and logical construction of the matrix allows a trader to develop a market edge. In addition, because the trader has a good understanding of each phase of the market as it unfolds, he or she is able to approach trading from a ...

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