anyone trade Patterns anymore?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by executioner, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. head and shoulder? rising wedge?ect...back in the day that was the "in thing"..i have'nt traded a pattern in a while,although there are some intraday patterns i use for my day trades..i guess its a self fullfilling prophechy.
  2. Yes, very much so with the exception of a few instruments on very low time frames and high volatility. For these I use range charts or in charts at all.
  3. I look at the summation of a pattern. The overall price action day to day has implications about the players and tendencies.
  4. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    Quick reply: Yes, but I would not assume its the only thing going on.
  5. i trade price patterns and volume only, although not really any of the "classic" patterns. get most ideas (stocks to watch) off the daily charts, then look for entries (patterns) on the intra charts.
  6. If you are looking for a specific pattern, you are going to see it, even if its not there. Humans will see only what they want to see. Therefore, trading patterns won't work. Relative strength/weakness is the only thing good traders need to rely on. Remember: charts only tell you about the past...anticipating momentum based on relative strength combined with good entry points put the odds in your favor.:confused:
  7. that is a pretty broad generalization don't you think? especially when most people would agree that trading boils down to being a game of pattern recognition. doesn't have to neccessarily be a visual price pattern. anyone who isn't throwing darts when they are trading is trading some type of system, and all a system does is give a trader a heads-up that the market is setting up a higher probability of prices moving in one direction.
  8. Patterns yes...although it is not the patterns that I trade its the price action although...the patterns are included in that....for h&s comes around seldomly and most of the time dont work...about only 40% of the time it does.
  9. Chart Patterns? No...

    T&S patterns? All the time, and they work amazingly well.
  10. jtnet


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    #10     Jun 10, 2007