Build Trading and Investing Models in Excel

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1-Day vs. 2-Day Breakouts – Which is Better?

One of the big questions when developing a breakout trading system is "how do you define a 'breakout'?"  Defining a breakout usually comes down to four criteria: What is the look-back period? What high (or low) price do you use to define the breakout level? How far...

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Breakout or BLOWOUT?

When trading price breakouts, the second worst thing that can happen is getting caught in a bull or bear trap.  Instead of following through with the initial move, price quickly reverses and reenters the price range from which it just escaped.  If you're smart you...

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Is Your Market Breakout Friendly?

Breakout trading strategies are some of the best systems for generating significant capital gains.  However, breakout systems pose a particular challenge that can chew up your account equity quickly: Is this price move really a breakout? If you can't answer this...

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Anatomy of a Successful Trend Trade with Excel (Case Study)

A few years ago I made a $1,000 trade in Advance Emissions Solutions (a clean coal company NASDAQ: ADES) for around $5 per share. After two years and 3 long trades, ADES topped out at over $28 per share. The net profit on my long trades was over $16,000 on that...

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Become An Idiot-Proof Trader: Excel Versus Trading Software

I get this question all the time. "I use Trading Software X and it has all the bells and whistles. Does your Excel software do what Software X does? I just want to make money." [signed, Trader Losing Money] You know my answer? "It's not the software." I've used the...

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