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Trading System Lab Package #1: Catching the Trend by Various Contributors
Price: $30.35

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2014 ARTICLE COLLECTION SPECIAL: Ten of the biggest article collections in the Active Trader Store are now on sale for an additional 20% off through the end of the year. These ad-free PDF collections (already discounted 30% from the individual article rate) span the past decade of Active Trader, giving you in-depth coverage of specialized topics in a convenient digital format: "Risk Control and Money Management Collection"; "Breakout Trading Techniques Collection"; "Trading Basics, Vol. 1"; "Stock Index Futures Trading Collection"; "Trading Market Events Economic Reports and Holidays Collection"; "Market Pulse: Stock Market Patterns & Tendencies, Vol. 1"; "The Active Trader Interviews, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3"; and "Trading System Lab Package #1: Catching the Trend".

These 12 Active Trader Trading System Lab articles (29 pages featuring eight different systems, no advertisements) from 2003 and 2004 test different strategies that follow trends or use techniques to catch trades in the direction of the trend. The articles include complete trading rules and extensive performance statistics based on years of historical testing.

The article descriptions below denote whether the systems are tested on portfolios of stocks or futures.

The price shown is the discounted price.

ARTICLE 1: "Long-term volatility breakout system (stocks)" January 2003
This system uses 60-day Bollinger Bands to ride the long-term underlying trend.

ARTICLE 2: "Long-term volatility breakout system (futures)" January 2003
This method tests a 60-day Bollinger Band system on a futures portfolio.

ARTICLE 3: "Basic pullback buyer (stocks)" March 2003
This long-only system is designed to catch markets when they make sharp pullbacks.

ARTICLE 4: "Basic pullback buyer (futures)" March 2003 Long-only pullback system tested on a futures portfolio.

ARTICLE 5: "TPE: Trend with pattern entry (stocks)" April 2003
This system combines a trend-following technique with a simple pattern to pinpoint entries, resulting in an effective defense against capital deterioration.

ARTICLE 6: "TPE: Trend with pattern entry (futures)" April 2003
The TPE system tested on a futures portfolio.

ARTICLE 7: "100-20 channel breakout system (stocks)" June 2003
This classic trend-following system buys when price moves above the highest high of the last x days and sells when price falls below the lowest low of the last y days. The system can help traders find more realistic optimized parameters that have a better chance of success.

ARTICLE 8: "100-20 channel breakout system (futures)" June 2003
The classic trend-following system applied to a futures portfolio.

ARTICLE 9: "May-October system (stocks)" July 2003
What if you had to make only two trades the entire year - one to cover short and go long and another to sell your longs and go short? This is exactly what the May-October system does when applied to a stocks portfolio.

ARTICLE 10: "Lazy gainer (stocks)" March 2004
The idea behind this system is to buy low-volatility stocks that are trending upward. The system uses a filter to avoid entering trades when the overall market is experiencing high volatility.

ARTICLE 11: "The MAMA-FAMA system (stocks)" April 2004
This trend-following system uses two specialized moving averages developed by John Ehlers: the MESA Adaptive Moving Average (MAMA) and the Following Adaptive Moving Average (FAMA).

ARTICLE 12: "Four-percent breakout system (stocks)" September 2004
In some situations, the market ignores the contrarians and continues to rise. Traders who fade the up move must cover their short positions, which leads to panic buying and further upward momentum. The four-percent breakout system is an attempt to quantify and profit from this market scenario.
If purchased separately, these articles would cost about $54. This article set is now available for $30.35!
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