CBI trading strategy categories:
One of the first things a trader needs to do is master the language of trading and that includes basic definitions. So while I may be running the risk of reminding a few of you of the bad ole school days, you need to get your head around these terms and categories.
The more “Aggressive” is the more activity it executes. The less a system trades the more Conservative it is considered. And somewhere in between it is Moderate strategy.
CBI Trading Style:
Day Trader (intra-day trading more than 2 trades a day, everyday) can be labelled aggressive when an exit MOC Day Trader is seen as moderate(1 &1/2 trade a day 4 times a week) to conservative ( 1 time a day 2 times a week).
CBI Daily Swing Strategy (Any system that holds past the close into the globex session is a swing trader). An aggressive Swing trader would be 6 to 7 times a month for positions that last 1 to 3 days, the Moderate Swing will trader 3 to 4 times with holding periods of 1 to 3 days.
A trading strategy / method can be robust or specialized. That is, it can trade generically well over any liquid market or it is specialized to only trade a particular market or segment, but not both ways.
CBII Trading Concepts: There are six (6) basic types of systems: Bar chart pattern (flags, pendants, etc.); volatility-expansion or breakout; trend following; momentum driven, trading range or anti breakout and change of trend direction.
CBI Eclipsed Phase II Day Trader: Moderate and specialized its focus is on High Visibility Commodity futures like precious metals or energy. It is a volatility breakout day trader. Exits are money and price based.
CBI Eclipsed Phase III Day Trader: Moderate and specialized on stock index futures. Volatility breakout day trader. Exits are money and price based.
CBI’s Eclipsed Phase IV Day Trader: Moderate risk and specialized on stock index futures. Volatility breakout day trader. Exits are money and price based. The Aberration strategy remix into a day trader.
CBI %C– Day Breaker builds 3 (2012): Moderate activity and specialized S&P/DAX day trader. Trades breakouts and reversals from support and resistance zones. Only three variable concepts all of which are filters including %C. Top ten all time Future’s Truth last 7 years.
CBI Big Dog Day Trader: Conservative and robust, trades 10 markets. Captures change of trend days to exit no later than market on close. Ninety nine percent price based!
CBI Big Dog Swing Trader: Conservative and robust. Captures change of trend days hold into a 1 to 3 day swing. Entries 100% price based and exits are money based.
CBI’s Super Fund ( developed my me for HedgX-Securities, its better than Aberration ).
CBI Gator build2 (2012): Moderate and specialized favours high priced headline news futures (e.g., Oil, Gas, Gold and Silver). Captures channel breakout for kickoff of a multiple day swing.
CBI Wolverine:Conservative and robust. Trades FX and Futures; Captures momentum serge kickoff for multiple day swing. Exits are mostly price based and a percent profit money target.
CBI advanced trader’s toolkit:
A basic understanding of market indicators is essential to being a good trader. It is the lens through which the market is seen by hundreds of thousands if not millions of technical traders each and every day. The power of the technical trader has no rival in power or scope.
Thinking Man’s Trader
Over the last 25 years I have worked with many of the big names as well as the quiet achievers. I have developed hundreds if not thousands of strategies that are valid trading concepts. I call them my basic building block. The indicators, methods and strategies I researched along the way are research quality to capture a particular trading concepts.
The goal of the building block series of indicators and systems is to allow you to:
1. Learn a trading strategy, understand it and apply it to your trading.
2. Customize the strategy based upon the risk and reward you’re most comfortable with.
3. Trade the strategy either systematically or add your favorite indicators to it.
Full disclosure is given with each strategy. And each strategy is precise – there is no guessing as to what to do – you have the exact trading rules and the historical results based upon those rules.
The first four in the series:
- CBI Virtual Aberration:long term trend following system with scale out exit.
- CBI %C-Day Breaker Original: day trades S&P with support and resistance zones.
- CBI Play Gap: day trades in the direction of a opening gap surge
- CBI Coyote: applies Commodity Selection Index (CSI) into a real time trading strategy
We offer NEW sets of building block trading strategies monthly.
- Resistance — a price level that may prompt a net increase of selling activity
- Support — a price level that may prompt a net increase of buying activity
- Breakout — the concept whereby prices forcefully penetrate an area of prior support or resistance, usually, but not always, accompanied by an increase in volume.
- Trending — the phenomenon by which price movement tends to persist in one direction for an extended period of time
- Change of trend, when the series of price movements change from up to down or down to up.
- Average true range — averaged daily trading range, adjusted for price gaps
- Chart pattern — distinctive pattern created by the movement of security prices on a chart
- Momentum — the rate of price change
- Cycles — time targets for potential change in price action (price only moves up, down, or sideways)