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Trade Secrets: Powerful Strategies for Volatile Markets by Adrian Manz

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CHAPTER 2. The Nature of Volatile Markets

VOLATILITY IS THE quintessential double-edged sword. With it, markets can be difficult to navigate and frightening to trade. Without it, there would be no markets. Volatility is the man behind the curtain. It creates opportunity. It defines where traders will find profit. And it defines where they will experience loss. Volatility is found in two forms. For our purposes, these forms can be easily identified by any student of the market as:

  1. good volatility
  2. bad volatility.

While my characterisation may seem to trivialise the importance of volatility, I assure you that I have the utmost respect for it. In this chapter, I explain that there is a distinct difference between the good and the bad forms. ...

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