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As these selections from the various Trend Dynamics trading courses illustrate, you'll learn the underlying principles that control price movement for stocks, stock index futures and commodity markets over any timeframe...


"The secret of understanding trend progression is this: Classic trend activity is interspersed with deviations from that classic trend activity. This characteristic. is normal and natural for markets." Trading Strategies 101A

"Simply stated. . .Trends that run counter to the next larger timeframe tend to be abortive....Overcontrol of larger timeframes on smaller is something most one-dimensional technical analysis misses altogether. We can exploit this information by..." see Trading Strategies 101A

"Positive trade expectation occurs when the perception of the probability of a price event diverges from its actual probability. An example..." see T rading Strategies 101A

"The absolute value, and hence the true worth, of a given price pattern is the product of the intrinsic value of that pattern modified by context..." learn more in Tactical Entries 201

"The Kill Zone is the area where price achieves 90 to 100% of its maximum estimated range potential. I call it this because any rally into this area can..." see Trading Strategies 101B

"Signal price action is based on the principle that any directional thrust (effort) should be followed by confirming price action (or results)." Trading Strategies 102

"Simply put, event resistance is the tendency of a market to find support or resistance at specific price levels where...." see Trading Strategies 102

"True risk in a given position is the dollar risk multiplied by the probability of your stop being hit...A badly placed stop with a small nominal risk may present a much greater true risk to your trading capital." Trend Dynamics, Nov 1995

"More specifically, we can quantify the selling or buying pressure any given penetration. . .implies by assessing the value of the line continuation as it pushes through the a pivotal point of change. Line continuation is... "
defined in Tactical Entries 201

"Line tenacity defines price resilience. This resilience suggests that the optimal liquidation necessary for a market to regroup and mount a new offensive may be much more shallow in price (and shorter in duration) than we might normally expect." see Trading Strategies 102

"The first important principle of strategic money management. . .is this Overestimate the future probability of encountering zero-trend [trendless] environments." Tactical Entries 202

"Do not add parameters and filters to a trading model unless the added value is significant and the risk of truncating profits seems negligible. In general, be reluctant to restrict a trading plan's freedom." Developing Trading Plans 301

"Most trading models fall into one of two categories: those designed to forecast, and those designed to make money. Obviously a trader who wants to make money needs to distinguish between them." Trading Psychology 301

"What has been shown to be useful in study after study is that standard deviation, the dispersion or variability of returns, is a useful measure of inherent risk." Trading Psychology 301

"The profitability of virtually every swing (not day) trading method or system I have encountered over the last two decades is dependent on the rare explosive trend. Trend Dynamics is not.... Even in a nontrend environment, Trend Dynamics principles work because..." see Tactical Entries 202

"The degree of negative or positive variance around [the] mean is determined by two factors: the degree of discontinuity in the information flow and a long-term trend factor." Tactical Entries 202

"The degree to which we can trade at stable win-ratios above 50% is limited by the average percent win we seek....There is an indirect relationship between win-ratios and the average percentage win." Tactical Entries 202

"Differentiating between valid trend changes and short, meaningless range expansions is a trading problem that must be solved by every trend-based trader in all markets. The solution is… found in Developing Trading Plans 301