Trend Trading Set-Ups : Entering and Exiting Trends for Maximum Profit

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-09
  • Publisher: Wiley

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An expert reveals a step-by-step process for profiting from trend trading Trend Trading Set-Ups is a vital resource that explains how to identify and measure the strength of a potential trade through the author's Trading Cube method. The method involves monitoring individual stocks, stock sectors, and the overall market in short, medium, and long-term time frames. The best trade setups as viewed through the Trading Cube lens and the book's numerous examples show entry and exit points based on trend transitions witnessed through the Trading Cube. Written by L.A. Little (a professional trader, money manager, and senior contributor to RealMoney.com and TheStreet.com) the book's examples are brought to life through monthly, weekly, and daily charts and are combined with entry and exit techniques-namely anchored support and resistance. The result is a step-by-step process of how to obtain trade entry for the best trades; trades that carry a high reward compared to risk combined with a high probability of success. Offers a clear process for understanding how to enter trades for the best results Shows how to determine stop points and how to measure where to take partial or full profits L.A. Little has been dubbed a "technician extraordinaire" by Jim Cramer on his MadMoney television show Engaging and informative, this book also comes in an enhanced e-book version with multiple videos that describe trade set ups in a dynamic manner, showing the market condition; the planning of the trade; the unfolding market action; and the entering and exiting of the trade.

Author Biography

L. A. LITTLE is what Jim Cramer called a "technician extraordinaire" on his Mad Money television show. Little is a professional trader, money manager, and writes frequently for online publications including Minyanville.com and MarketWatch.com while continuing to contribute articles to well-known print publications like Stocks & Commodities, Active Trader, and Traders World. Little has presented in numerous conferences both domestically and internationally, appeared on syndicated radio shows, and provides daily market analysis and the tools to implement the trading strategies covered in this book on his website TAToday.com. With a trading philosophy centered on capital protection first and the accumulation of consistent gains over time, Little espouses a simplistic technical approach to trading the markets that refocuses technical analysis away from patterns to supply and demand levels. He is the author of Trend Qualification and Trading, also from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1


CHAPTER 1 Identifying and Qualifying Trend Probabilities 9

Trend Determination 10

Qualified Trend Failure Probabilities 13

Qualified Trade Failure Probabilities 31

Summary 37

CHAPTER 2 Anchor Zones: The Key to Timing Trades 41

Anchor Bars and Zones 42

Reconsidering Trade Failures 46

Summary 54

CHAPTER 3 Broader Influences Affecting Stocks 55

Sector Congruence 59

Virtual Industry Groups—Future Direction 72

General Market Congruence 74

Summary 81


CHAPTER 4 Formulating a Workable Trading Plan 89

Trend Direction and Strength 90

Time Frames 94

Entry and Exit Timing 95

Trading Size, Scale Trading, Trade Success Probabilities, and Reward-to-Risk Ratio 100

Evaluating and Acting Upon the Plan 104

Summary 105

CHAPTER 5 The Data behind Trend Trade Set-Ups 107

The Only Two Types of Trade Set-Ups 108

Trading Breakouts and Retraces 111

Breakouts versus Retrace Trade Probabilities 113

Probabilities for Trade Set-Up Scenarios 122

Summary 133

CHAPTER 6 Sideways Range Trades 135

Trade Set-Up Conditions and Categorizations 136

Trading Sideways Trends 137

Summary 155

CHAPTER 7 Breakout and Retrace Trade Set-Ups 157

Retrace Trade Set-Ups 158

Breakout Trade Set-Ups 186

Considering Other Trade Set-Ups 199

Trade Set-Up Rationale and Thoughts 201

Summary 205

Conclusion: Unleashing Trade Potential 207

Appendix: Data Tables 209

About the Author 241

Index 243

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