Trading breakouts seems to be a popular method to trade and is quite often written about. However, there are very few detail examples cited on the subject. I have managed to define the problem as follows, and by no means do I claim the following list to be complete. 1. How do you define a trading range. Is it defined as a collection of a number of bars (how many bars) of nearly equal range, or a few market swings, in the time frame used, of nearly equal size? 2) Once a trading range is established, by how much should the top or the bottom of the range be violated to constitute a breakout? A number of ticks or a percentage of the width of the range are options I am researching into. 3) Last, but not least, once a trade has been triggered where would one logically choose to put the stop. The opposite side of the trading range? The middle of the trading range or... Any ideas would be most welcomed.