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systems based on the breakdown volatility

Systems based on the breakdown, may in fact actually be considered a form of swing trading (Which is a style of short-term trading, adapted to "capture" of the movement, which is just should happen). In other words, the trader does not concerned about any long-term forecasts or analysis, but only the direct price movement.

Systems based on the breakdown of volatility based on the assumption that if the market moved on a percentage of the previous price level, the odds favor some continuation of this movement. This extension may last only a day or even within a single day walk a little farther points of entry, but this enough for a profitable trade. A trader must be satisfied that the market has allowed him to take.

breakdown of the system always initiates a trade in the direction of the current market movements. Login usually through a stop-buy or stop the sale. One piece of further movement on where we play, develops after the pulse [Which are entering or in front of which is included]. Except addition, there is another principle of price behavior, which creates business opportunities. It is that markets tend to alternate periods of equilibrium (Balance between buying and selling) and disequilibrium. Imbalance between buying and selling is expansion of the trading range - the market is looking for a new equilibrium level, and that's what makes it possible We enter the trade.

There are various ways of creating short-term systems that operate on the principle of breaking volatility. I have found that different systems based on the expansion of trade range of yield approximately the same results. So then, what method you choose - it depends only on your personal preferences.

The design of the system can place stop-inputs, depending on the opening price or the price previous day's close. These stop-inputs can be function of the trading range of the previous day or a certain percentage of the average trading 2-10 day duration. Mechanical outputs can vary from the use of fixed objective level to use a function of time, such as opening or closing the next day. Most of these systems is well works by using a very wide stops.

Another type of systems based on breakthroughs are on the breakdown of a system of channels, for example when buying at the peak last 7 days a 7-day channel, or the maximum 2 days when using 2-day channel. The most famous long-term breakout system - is adapted to Richard Dennis "Turtles" [turtles - Turtles, "more haste, less speed '] system, Based on the breakdown of the 4-week channel originally proposed by Richard Donchian. Others breakdown of the figures are based may be, formed on the charts (eg Curtis Arnold's Pattern Probability System), breakout trend lines, breakout up or down, regression and other channels, or different kinds of variations of the functions of changes in the trading range.

trading short-term trading systems, based on breakouts can be very valuable exercise to improve your trading. First, it teaches you to do what is hard to do - Buy highs and sell at lows fast-moving market. For many people it sounds very unnatural. Second, it always requires in case of entering a trade, the existence of a clearly defined foot, based on risk management. Absence of the foot is the most common mistake among traders. Third, it teaches Traders of the importance of the final phase in the case of entering into a deal, as many breakdown systems yield the best results when moving items the next day.

And finally, this is the perfect means to improve the performance skills of traders. Most of the breakdown of systems is extremely active compared with long-term systems following the trends. A trader can place warrants for many markets. Presence mechanically defined entry point is often are the necessary tool that helps the trader overcome fear when receiving the signal. Warrants posted in advance and the market will then automatically rolls and tosses them on the trader to trade at breakdown at the level of stop signal.

Even if a trader prefer to trade solely relying on their experience, trade mechanical system based on the breakdown volatility can be an invaluable aid. It should at least reduce the uncertainty trader with some types of price movements in the market, especially if he prefers to enter the corrections against the prevailing trend. She can not help trending in true bottom, but it emphasizes force.

pros and cons of trading systems breakdown:

Like most systems, systems based on the breakdown of volatility will hit the jackpot at vysokovolatilnyh or runaway markets and give results in alternating lateral vibrations or decrease in volume. I believe that they are among the most profitable trading systems and I also feel that they will remain so in the long term. They are durable and resistant, but may falter when placing a large relative to the market the number of orders.

, however, that you decide you have found the Holy Grail trading systems, you must remember the following:

inputs can be very painful, especially when the market is able to escape. Good breaks do not give then recoils, which can be used for the input. You or a horse or not. If you know what a good day break gives rise to trend, which ends on or near the maximum at a minimum, then not so difficult to enter. Best place the foot, the opening position, in advance, when market quiet.
Sometimes the market opens with a break for once outside of your signal. This is often in the future gives good trades. However, sometimes a situation leads to the most painful losses. Large gaps indicate the need to enter a trade, but they also provide additional volatility to outputs. If you had to go on foot and after it entered a new signal in the opposite direction - this trade in the opposite direction as usually makes a profit, greatly exceeding initial losses.

failures certainly painful, but they absolutely unavoidable in trading systems breakdown. Many times I have bought and sold highs lows. There must be faith in the statistics for trade Systems of this type. System should be tested for Data length in three years, it is better at 10.

On the other hand, systems based on the breakdown of volatility can be traded in almost all markets. In this market can provide huge benefits in the Within one year, and mediocre at next. Portfolio of 10-12 markets work better. The problem with trying to trade too many markets is that it becomes difficult to keep track of all of them, especially if your system sensitive. Often, people in developing systems overestimate the number of markets in which it is possible actually follow.

Strengthening basic system based on a break Volatility:

Adding filters can sometimes reinforce system. Examples of filters: indicators, determining whether the market is able to trend or not seasonality of the market; day of the week, the degree of changes in volatility, already present on the market. Periods of low volatility moshut be defined by a narrowing trading range, low ADX value or statistical indicators, such such as standard deviation.

System may then look like this:

1. Initial condition = true volatility
2. Stop buying and stop-sale are calculated starting from the opening price, plus or minus a percentage of trading range of the previous day.
3. Foot, based on risk management, are activated after a transaction.
4. The exit strategy.

variables that can be used to create a simple system breakdown volatility:

1.Period - a breakthrough is determined by the function the previous day or, for example, previous 10-day period?

2.Torgovy range - use the average trade range over the period, maximum, minimum or common?

3.Protsenty - what percentage of the range use? Perhaps, for example, use 120% of the total range of the previous 3 days.

4.Osnova - added function of a trading range to the previous day's close or open the current one. The same function can be added to minimize or the previous day or the previous period, for example a 10-day.

The greater the use percent the greater the number of winning trades but the overall profitability may decrease due to reducing the sensitivity of the system - so it is important find a balance that suits you between profitability and risk.

example of the initial conditions: To enter into trade only if preceded by a day at least 7 Days importance of a trading range. Or to enter the market only if the last 5 days was made a new 20 day high or low. Before so as finally to add a filter to the system, necessary to estimate how much it raises system performance.

Exit strategies:

1. Based on time (yesterday's closing day, opening today)
2. First profitable opening (Larry Williams)

3. The purpose or objective level (ATR (1), maximum pregoing day minimum)

4. Trailing stop (displaced moving average, Parabolic, 2-day minimum maximum)


Controlled Risk - the amount of risk that can be predetermined and laid in the money management stop.

Types of money management stops:
1. fixed income
2. function of the ATR
3. price levels (eg at least a maximum bar)

Uncontrollable risk:

1. Rollovers on the following day (the risk of rupture opening). You can not close the position when market is not working. So you're a potential victim rupture, which can happen due to any news.

2. The risk of slipping. Rapid changes in the market or thin volatile market may be the cause order. That a trader enters into a transaction at a price significantly worse than those for which he expected.

In general, the effectiveness of any system is strongly depends on the "capture" a few large winnings. You should not afford to miss good trade that can make you a whole month.

few remarks on the use of these or other systems:

1. First, get your confidence in the system, trading on paper.

2. First, make sure that you can profitably trade their system mechanically before start trying to move away from it.

3. Write your real profit at the end working day for comparison with that which would give mechanical system.

4. Measure the performance of the system sufficient number of dimensions - for example, 100 or trades a certain number of weeks. Do not let one failure of one week or a failed transaction discourage you.

5. Manage more output than the filter inputs. It is impossible to predict how trade will be profitable. Any missing input could provide VERY large profit, so you can not miss a an input signal. Output control means two things: first, determine under what conditions can hold out for another hour or two. And, second, more depending on experience, learn to identify with conditions under which trade is not working and you can go before firing the stop.

6. All systems have their own subtle nuances and changes over time. Get notebook, which will bring their observations and characteristic shapes that you noticed.

7. Never worry about how many trades people systematically. If slippage seems significant, it often means a good break triangle or a consolidation phase. Remember something should move the market on a sufficient distance to make a breakthrough executed the.

Linda Bradford Raschke

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