Archives: Strategy Development

Golden Braid Analogy to Investing

February 7, 2010 | By JackieAnnPatterson | 3 Comments | Filed in: Strategy Development.

I want to tell you the story of the Golden Braid because its a great analogy to active investing.  In the beginning, its very awkward to grow out your hair.  Likewise, with a stock or other investment, a new position can feel awkward.   We check it often, and sometimes find its not looking as we • Read More »

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Today’s Analysis – Example Using MACD Div Signals Pages

January 24, 2010 | By JackieAnnPatterson | 3 Comments | Filed in: MACD, Strategy Development.

I’m posting my weekend market analysis today for two reasons:  to illustrate how I use the MACD divergence signals because it looks like something interesting may be afoot Step 1 – Form an overall opinion of the market direction I use several indicators, factors, and experts to form my overall opinion of the markets.   Some methods I’ve • Read More »

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How About Doing What Works?

January 12, 2010 | By JackieAnnPatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes, Outside Products Reviewed, Strategy Development.

Adam Hewison’s  Minute 3 video (click here to watch) suggests traders choose between technical and fundamental information for their trading decisions. I have to ask:  How about using what works? We have the technology now to check out how well each of the different types of data performed in the past.  You can look at the • Read More »

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One Minute Towards Successful Trading

January 8, 2010 | By JackieAnnPatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes, Strategy Development.

Professional trader Adam Hewison is distilling his decades of experience into one-minute videos. Click here to watch the first one directly The key word in the video is clearly “Confidence” What do you need to do to gain the confidence you need to trade successfully?  Your answer might include items like these: Build knowledge of markets, charts, and • Read More »

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Maximum Adverse Excursion

October 24, 2009 | By JackieAnnPatterson | 1 Comment | Filed in: Strategy Development.

Click to view my Maximum Adverse Excursion video.   The Maximum Adverse Excursion or MAE is a measure of how far a trade went against you.   Read this previous post for a definition.   BackTesting Reports measures MAE across thousands of trades, allowing you to use it as a metric to assess and compare trading strategies. Of course • Read More »

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Free Email Trading Course by Adam Hewison

October 19, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes, Outside Products Reviewed, Strategy Development.

 I get Google alerts on every MACD blog posting which is quite a lot. Most are not noteworthy and some are downright off base, but every once and awhile, a really good post on MACD comes along. That happened most recently when I came across a well-done video by Adam Hewison using MACD and MACD divergence. • Read More »

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Profit Trading: How to Choose Buy or Sell Signals

September 19, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Strategy Development.

Here’s a short interview at the MoneyShow on the topic of choosing buy or sell signals in order to profit trading and reduce risk of loss. Click here to play video To summarize: Before risking any money in the markets, I want to know that I have a reasonable chance to profit trading.   With that • Read More »

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