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I first started trend following 18 years ago. I wanted to know who was succeeding and what they were doing. My broker told me the most successful client of his company was a dentist who trend followed.
“Chartjunk refers to all visual elements in charts and graphs that are not necessary to comprehend the information represented on the graph, or that distract the viewer from this information.“ as defined by Wikipedia and Edward R. Tufte
Rule-based discretionary trader w 15 years experience. Love your R-multiple, use worst-case scenario stops, and only buy enough so you still sleep at night. "If the Big Boys want it then I want it." If you watch prices all day then you own too much.
Former prop trader, current absolute return analyst, full time student of the markets. Technicals, fundamentals, macro... I seek to understand it all. Comments reflect personal views and not those of any organization I am associated with
Author, Market Technician at miAnalysis, Inc. I started my career in markets in 1999 and analyze stocks, ETFs, bonds, forex and commodities. Comments are not recommendations. Lucky husband, proud father. Future Ironman.
Mark Arbeter joined Standard & Poor’s in 1987. Mark became S&P’s chief technical analyst in 1995 and is now S&P Capital IQ's chief technical strategist. Mark is the Chairperson for the Market Technicians Association admission committee.