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Systematic Trading: A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems by Robert Carver

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Chapter Two. Systematic Trading Rules

A trading rule is a systematic way of predicting price movements. Trading rules are a core component of any trading system, so how can you find trading rules that will work? Why do they work? What styles of trading are available? Finally, how successful should you expect trading rules to be?

Chapter overview

What makes a good trading rule

Some key elements that make a trading rule more likely to be successful.

When trading rules don’t work

Reasons why a trading rule which worked in back-test may not work in practice when actually traded.

Why are certain rules profitable?

Explanations for why profit making rules exist, to help you work out if that profitability is likely to be repeatable. ...

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