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STS8 Trading Rules 7 and 8

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Rule 7: Closing Price Trend line Break

To comply with rule number 7 for opening a long position, price must break a last possible downtrend line.

In the next figure we comply with rule 7 in the yellow buy long areas when a last possible downtrend line (red) is broken by a closing price.

Note also the red shaded areas for opening a short position with a last green uptrend line broken.

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Rule 8: Stop loss Limits the Risk

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Rule 8 is related to risk management to limit possible losses. Standard for trading stocks on a daily chart, the advice is to limit the loss to 10%. However, you must use some flexibility. You might go up to 15% for low priced high volatility stocks, while for lower volatility higher priced stocks and ETFs or indexes you should lower this limit eventually to 5%.

In the above figure there is a first yellow marked buying long signal, beginning of March. But closing price minus the stop below the last low is about 20%. This is too high a risk. So, you either set a buying limit order at a lower level at around 10%, which would capture the trade here, or you wait for the next opportunity, the second yellow mark where you would have to accept 15%.


For all the basic techniques, please consult my book “Capturing Profit with Technical Analysis”, published by MarketPlace Books and available HERE

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Risk Disclosure: Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

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