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Article Archive For FEB2000

  • Forcing Optimization by Vincenzo Sciarretta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Forcing Optimization by Vincenzo Sciarretta Sooner or later, most system-oriented traders backtest a mechanical system and get a positive result - and then have it perform poorly in real-life situations. What gives? Sooner or later, most system-oriented traders experience this dismaying conundrum: They formulate a mechanical system, backtest it over a convenient period, and get a very positive result. They watch the equity line and see it rise in an almost straight line with small but acceptable drawdowns. With a methodology called forcing optimization. As an example of contrary results, I...


Market Phase And Chart Formation by Chuck Dukas

Pivot Points by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

  • Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Seasonal Trades And The Channel Breakout System by John L.Momsen Many seasonal trades have been consistently profitable over many years, but using them can be tricky because you never know if this will be the year that events won't follow the established patterns. You can gauge whether patterns are breaking as expected by using the channel breakout system. Seasonal trades often come with 90%success rates, but that's historical information. You need to know what's happening now as you put on a trade. Nothing's more frustrating than entering - and exiting - at the historical right time, only t...

Thomas Donovan And Patrick Catania Of The CBOT by John Sweeney

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  • Triangles And Trends by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Triangles And T ends Building positions is an essential exploitation of a successful trade, and triangle formations can be key to doing so. The classic technical trader relies upon various chart formations for determining market tops, bottoms, and consolidations. Although the triangle chart formation can be a trend reversal or a consolidation, I want to show you how to use it as a continuation pattern,how to identify it as it develops,and how to trade it. What are triangles? They are simply sideways trading action, with the widest part of the correction occurring earliest in the development...

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