The development and application of
this trend analysis technique to modern markets is included in SNAPSHOT TRADING and TREND TRADING. This is a curved trend
line. The shape of the curve is a proprietary calculation. It is not
an arc, exponential, elliptical or mathematically ‘correct’
parabolic calculation. Use the GTE parabolic tool in the
GuppyTraders Essentials Toolbox to draw this trend.
This pattern was observed in the
market over 50 years ago and was misnamed a parabolic trend. It was
comparatively rare. Now it has become a frequent pattern. This is
used to define fast moving trend acceleration. These fast moves are
unsustainable and prone to rapid collapse. A characteristic of these
trends is the rapid collapse when prices move to the right of the
trend line. This trend line has a defined end date. These trends
occur in all types of stocks. These trends may be an additional
development in an existing trend.
During the middle of the trend development,
exit on a close below the trend line
As the trend approaches the end date, exit on
any intraday move below the trend line
Exit on the day prior to the inevitable move
to the right of the trend line
Use the value of the trend line as a stop
loss. This changes every day.
This pattern is traded without reference to
any other indicator. It is a stand alone indicator.
Moves to the right of the trend line signal
Curve must hit at least 2, but preferably 3
initial low points to start the trend line plot. Once plotted on
these three points, the position of the curve does not change
The curve starts from a ‘best fit’ point and
not necessarily at the start of trend.
When the curve moves towards vertical it sets
the day on which the next price bar will inevitably move to the
right of the trend line.
Captures fast moves.
Identifies accelerating trends
Sets an exact day of exit
Most effectively used with price or
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