Ichimoku & certainty

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by JFirst20, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. JFirst20


    Is there a way to analyze financial markets with Ichimoku with certainty?
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  2. iprph90


    "Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow."
    Tony Schwartz
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  3. JFirst20


    It means, there is no way to predict the market with certainty?
    But there are those who make a lot of money, how do they analyze the market?
    Purely simple technical?
  4. Trading is not at all about certainty. Trading is about recognizing that:

    ExpectedProfit = WinRate * SizeOfWin - (1 - WinRate) * SizeOfLoss

    (WinRate is a probability between 0 and 1. SizeOfWin and SizeOfLoss are in dollars.)

    Trading is about entering a trade if ExpectedProfit > 0, subject to risk restrictions that keep you in business when you have bad luck.

    If you can't understand the equation above, I recommend refreshing (very basic) probability math from school.
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  5. The only certainty in the market is uncertainty.
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  6. henry76


    Surely the opposite of certainty is literally uncertainty? In the same way bullshit is the opposite of truth!
  7. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    I went to Las Vegas a long time ago and counted cards for 30 min till I made $ 400. I then left before the casino could track me.

    At another casino I pulled out $ 1,000 at a normal table, and started counting again, and someone came by told me to come to a table by myself and the dealer and I soon left.

    Counting cards ONLY gives you a 55% win rate max. You also have to have a big enough bank roll to be able to withstand variance. My best system generates a 65% win rate trading over time. It was also for over a year the best system out of 9,000 tracked systems.

    There is nothing on earth that will give you a 100% win rate. If you want certainty don't trade.
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  8. When you say your system gives you a 65% win rate, I assume your risk-reward ration is 1:1?

    Is your system based on common indicators?
    Or is it price action?
  9. JFirst20


    ichimoku kinko hyo
  10. How do you know that @oraclewizard77 is using Ichimoku?
    #10     Feb 7, 2021