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Tactical Trend Trading: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Markets by Robert Robbins

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Setups and Chart Patterns

I’m always looking, like a child, for the wonders I know I’m going to find.

–Richard Feynman

This chapter is all about generating returns, finding alpha, and big game hunting. It’s about the offense in your football team’s playbook. Just as with any good offense, you need a balanced attack led by playmakers who know how to put points on the board.

What Are We Looking For?

I’ve already established that market conditions should be in your favor before you take on trading exposure. When trading stocks, the broad stock market, as defined by the S&P 500, should be in one of two phases in order to support long positions—in ...

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