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Optimizing Portfolios Using Value At Risk by Luis Ballesca-Loyo

  • Value At Risk And Technical Analysis by Luis Ballesca-Loyo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Value At Risk And Technical Analysis This method uses market volatility and the concept of value at risk to help determine meaningful stop-loss prices and position limits for trading securities. Many traders and investors apply security analysis techniques, either technical or fundamental, to take positions using mechanical buy and sell signals generated by their systems. In developing their systems, time is spent on developing the entry signals and, to a lesser extent, the exit signals. But as a rule, not as much time is spent reviewing the expected adverse moves typical of that system and ...

  • Price projections on point and figure charts by Luis Ballesca Loyo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Price projections on point and figure charts by Luis Ballesca Loyo One of the great advantages of point and figure (P&F) charting is its well-defined features: price formations, buy and sell signals, trendlines and price projections. The P&F method establishes a price objective that a security could reach when its price breaks (or penetrates) a formation. Two types of projections are possible: horizontal and vertical counting. These techniques calculate a proxy for the price objective by applying the formulas in Figure 1. Figure 2 shows a breakout to the upside of a bullish symmetrical tria...

  • Logarithmic point and figure charts by Luis Ballesca Loyo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Logarithmic point and figure charts by Luis Ballesca Loyo During the early development of technical analysis, almost all types of graphing methods used the arithmetic values of prices for charting. Not so long ago, it became a common practice to construct charts or graphs using a logarithmic scale. Experience has shown me that this proportional scale has many advantages over the arithmetic method when it comes to analyzing price formations and market tendencies. Actually, using point and figure charting clearly shows the difference between graphing on the arithmetic scale and graphing on log...

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