How to Identify Trends

avtardhillon

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Or maybe you didn't buy late and sell late. They saw you coming and thought your money could be used for buying lunch. So they took it from you.

from your post i don't lnow if it was a joke or not but i can sa no i didn't sell or buy anything during lunch i am talking about what systems or methods are used to predict a trend
 
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from your post i don't lnow if it was a joke or not but i can sa no i didn't sell or buy anything during lunch i am talking about what systems or methods are used to predict a trend

Identify a trend, or predict a trend?
Identifying a trend is quite straight forward..prediction is something else entirely
 

timsk

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when i trade i tend to buy late or sell late when a trend is over ?
Hi avtardhillon,
Take a look at this Sticky - plenty of links to help you: Essentials Of Technical Analysis
Also, there are lots of contributions in the Articles section of the site - of which this is one: Capturing Trend Days
You have to define a trend so that you can look at any chart and say whether it's trending up, down or sideways. How you do that is up to you. Typically, many traders look for a one or more higher highs and at least two higher lows in an uptrend. Visa versa for a down trend. Alternatively, you could use moving averages or, if you're really lazy and want everything handed to you on a plate - use Point & Figure charts. Most software packages these days will draw trendlines on a chart for you. Here's an example . . .

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Each X and O represents a move of 50 points on the Dow. The trend remains bullish until the blue line is broken.
HTH.
Tim.
 
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Hi avtardhillon,
Take a look at this Sticky - plenty of links to help you: Essentials Of Technical Analysis
Also, there are lots of contributions in the Articles section of the site - of which this is one: Capturing Trend Days
You have to define a trend so that you can look at any chart and say whether it's trending up, down or sideways. How you do that is up to you. Typically, many traders look for a one or more higher highs and at least two higher lows in an uptrend. Visa versa for a down trend. Alternatively, you could use moving averages or, if you're really lazy and want everything handed to you on a plate - use Point & Figure charts. Most software packages these days will draw trendlines on a chart for you. Here's an example . . .

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Each X and O represents a move of 50 points on the Dow. The trend remains bullish until the blue line is broken.
HTH.
Tim.

Showing off your stock charts Tim!
Higher Highs, higher lows thats it for a trend..point and figure not for the newbie didn't you say :LOL:
 

avtardhillon

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Hi avtardhillon,
Take a look at this Sticky - plenty of links to help you: Essentials Of Technical Analysis
Also, there are lots of contributions in the Articles section of the site - of which this is one: Capturing Trend Days
You have to define a trend so that you can look at any chart and say whether it's trending up, down or sideways. How you do that is up to you. Typically, many traders look for a one or more higher highs and at least two higher lows in an uptrend. Visa versa for a down trend. Alternatively, you could use moving averages or, if you're really lazy and want everything handed to you on a plate - use Point & Figure charts. Most software packages these days will draw trendlines on a chart for you. Here's an example . . .

View attachment 152496

Each X and O represents a move of 50 points on the Dow. The trend remains bullish until the blue line is broken.
HTH.
Tim.

just read the post thanks on the thread about TA
 

15 min tlb

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just read the post thanks on the thread about TA

80 % of trends fizzle out or fail , just search a lot on internet about trend failures and failure of technical analyses.Find a method of separating false trend breakouts from real trends , they are normally backed by fundamentals .

One simple way of determining real trends is to look at 15 min , 1 hr , 4 hour , daily and weekly time frames.
 

15 min tlb

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Trend trading is easy , difficult part is finding real trends.

You see trends where none exist

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/trading-psychology/162984-self-fullfilling-prophecy-set-ups.html

Some types of trend trading has high failure rates , so traders have to be highly experienced to trade trends.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/forex/162398-box-breakout-trading.html#post2021234

The famous turtle failed on live accounts

Dennis managed pools of capital for others in the markets for a while, but withdrew from such management in the spring of 1988 after his clients suffered heavy losses.

Richard Dennis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry to Exit Money Game

John W. Henry to Stop Managing Client Money - WSJ.com
 

higherSelfishness

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In order to identify a trend, you first have to define what a trend is. When price behaves as such you have defined to meet criteria of a "trend," then, voila, you've identified a trend.
 

Lickyluciano

Member
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Trend trading is easy , difficult part is finding real trends.

You see trends where none exist

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/trading-psychology/162984-self-fullfilling-prophecy-set-ups.html

Some types of trend trading has high failure rates , so traders have to be highly experienced to trade trends.

http://www.trade2win.com/boards/forex/162398-box-breakout-trading.html#post2021234

The famous turtle failed on live accounts

Dennis managed pools of capital for others in the markets for a while, but withdrew from such management in the spring of 1988 after his clients suffered heavy losses.

Richard Dennis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry to Exit Money Game

John W. Henry to Stop Managing Client Money - WSJ.com

If you look on the internet for evidence of failures for trend trading, you will always find them.
But, Some of the best most successfull traders in the world use trends and technical analysis as a tool for their trading. The fact that it was a trend proves it was succesful. The question is when did you get in and get out.
 
 
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