Mark Boucher

Same Trades, Different Views Improve Your Results with Positive Reversion by, Chuck Whitman of Reed$Trader

    Rarely do I see any discussion in the trading community about the impact of reversion on the profitability of trades. Many new traders are completely unaware of this concept and its impact on their trading.   Value, Price, and Reversion I spend a great deal of time educating my student traders about the major market participants: commercials, large speculators, small speculators and market makers. I want students to understand the different behaviors of different participants. Learning about these different behaviors often opens the eyes of my students helping …

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Is this A Catchable Rally or A Bear Trap? by, Chuck Whitman & Mark Boucher

  Using market internals* has a great advantage in that they force you to focus on what investors are doing rather than on what they are saying. Our short-term trigger point of the 70% down-volume on February 21 came just two days after the all-time highs on the S&P. In the following days, our Bear Market signal happened in the midst of five distribution days. Since that first warning day, the stock market had eight 90% down-days and three 80% down-days over the next eighteen trading days for the largest …

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Mr. Timing vs. Mr. Selection, by Mark Boucher

A famous CDA/Wiesenberger study took an interesting approach to explaining two different market strategies by creating two fictitious characters – Mr. Timing and Mr. Selection. The research used data from 1940-1973 in its first edition and then continued on through the early 1990’s in a later edition. Mr. Timing was capable enough to perfectly call every market swing of 10% or more. Mr. Timing bought at the exact low tick of every bottom prior to a 10% or higher move up and exited at the exact high tick before every …

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