Article The Four Week Rule That Boosts Winning Trades

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Trading systems are usually thought of as complex computer programs requiring massive amounts of data to calculate the best entry and exit parameters. But in trading, often the best solution is the simplest. In fact, one of the best known trading systems doesn’t even require a computer. Read on as we take a look at the weekly rule system and show you how this simple system can help you profit from a trade.
Trend following is a well-known concept underlying many successful trading systems. Probably the first such system was the weekly rule devised by Richard Donchian. Test results for this system were published as early as 1970, and it was found to be the most profitable system then known.
Donchian was called the “father of modern commodities trading methods,” and was the first to manage a commodities fund that was available to the general public. He is believed to have developed the idea of trend following systems in the 1950s.
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An oldie; but a goodie.
A straightforward principle. No complex algorithms.
Market price/ breakout idea.
Most newbies will probably be put off the low hit rate.

Been ages since I read about donchian.


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As a newbie, it is great to see that trading strategies doesn't have to be super complex to work.
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