Scott Percival


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Nationality: American

Articles: 4


Scott Percival is the Director of Research for the FOREX Statistical Research Center at, a site which is devoted to using mathematics and the scientific method to study the behavior of prices in the FOREX market. Mr. Percival has a degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, and has worked as a Registered Representative and trading instructor at Fidelity Investments. He is currently working toward the goal of becoming a full time FOREX trader.

List of Articles

Forex Stop Hunting - What is it?

We've all heard bout the market makers hunting out stops, but how do they actually do it. In this article we look at what stop-hunting is and how it's achieved.

30 Jan, 2007 in Forex and Getting Started

Placing Better Stops in Forex Trading

Does placing your stop just above resistance or below support sees you taken out of a trade more often than not? In this article we look at alternative methods for identifying stop positions.

15 Mar, 2007 in Forex, Getting Started, and Money Management

A Random Rant on the Random Walk Theory

When discussing market analysis, we generally consider Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis. However, in the early 1970's, there emerged a third view known as the "Random Walk Theory".

05 Nov, 2007 in Forex and Technical Analysis

Backtesting and Data Mining

In this article we look at two related practices that are widely used called Backtesting and Data Mining. These are techniques that are powerful and valuable if we use them correctly, however traders often misuse them.

24 Dec, 2007 in Trading Systems, Money Management, and Swing & Position Trading

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