Kirkpatrick's Investment and Trading Strategies: Tools and Techniques for Profitable Trend Following

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9780132596619: Kirkpatrick's Investment and Trading Strategies: Tools and Techniques for Profitable Trend Following

Choosing Stocks and Timing Buy and Sell Decisions: Trend-Based, Evidence-Driven Strategies That Work

 

  • What to do, how and when to do it, and why
  • Specific advice backed by modern statistical tests that identify consistently successful combinations of indicators
  • Techniques for identifying early weaknesses, maximizing gains, and protecting capital
  • By Charles D. Kirkpatrick II, the world’s most influential technical analyst

 

There’s only one way to successfully compete with Wall Street’s “big boys”: use algorithmic systems, just like they do. Fortunately, you can. Thanks to the wide availability of derivatives, cheap computing, and low-cost, high-speed trading platforms, you can run algorithmic systems that are proven statistically and can operate almost automatically.


In this book, world-renowned technical analysis expert Charles D. Kirkpatrick II presents these systems and the evidence that supports them. Building on exhaustive research, Kirkpatrick shows why relative strength systems deliver consistent profits. Next, he drills down to identify the optimal elements of such systems, including lookback periods, ranks/ratios for portfolio changes, minimum trading volumes, and techniques for limiting the impact of market declines.


Kirkpatrick’s final results are practical and robust. Based on easy-to-interpret ADX, forward line, and 3-bar reversal charts, they are easy enough for virtually any investor to use, with any size portfolio.


At its foundation, technical analysis involves recognizing and analyzing trends and identifying the best investment strategy to take advantage of them. Most traders and investors who look for trends do so by analyzing a long list of charts on a continuing basis. In Kirkpatrick's Investment and Trading Strategies, world-renowned technical analysis researcher Charles D. Kirkpatrick II presents tested, pinpoint approaches to stock investing that are far more effective and efficient.


Drawing on statistical testing of markets from 1990 to the present, Kirkpatrick identifies combinations of technical tests that have consistently delivered the best performance. Using them, he shows how to identify stocks that are now demonstrating the strongest relative and absolute strength. Next, he identifies specific trend following indicators most likely to identify the first signs of trend reversals--and, thus, the right time to sell.


Throughout, Kirkpatrick offers detailed, practical, and example-rich guidance for using these indicators, providing all the detail you need to implement an investment strategy that is both profitable and risk-averse.

 

  • Tested, trend-based indicators you can understand and rely on
    Choose the right stocks--and the right times to buy and sell them
  • Protect your capital with DMI, ADX, and other key technical indicators
    Discover your true risk of loss and systematically protect against it
  • Why Kirkpatrick’s relative strength system works so well
    Understand the statistics behind the system--in as much detail as you’d like
  • Using the system after you’ve implemented it
    Realistic examples and step-by-step instructions

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From the Back Cover:

Trend-Based, Evidence-Driven Strategies That Work

“This book should be in the library of every serious trader, investor, or portfolio manager. It brings out clearly the essential elements needed to construct and test systems for investing and trading successfully in stocks. The author vigorously backtests algorithmic, rule-based systems. Writing in plain, understandable language, the author clarifies the advantages of the ‘walk forward’ method for testing and optimizing strategies and the importance of well-defined exit rules for risk control and profitability. Indeed, everything from portfolio stock selection to short-term trading systems are well defined and thoroughly tested.”
--Hank Pruden, Ph.D., Professor of Golden Gate University and Chairman of Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco

“Charles Kirkpatrick does an excellent job of laying out a complete investment strategy, from stock selection through money management. Even seasoned pros will learn something new about relative strength, ADX, and optimization.”
--Lawrence G. McMillan, President of McMillan Analysis Corp. and author of Options as a Strategic Investment

“The wisdom of a true master! My highest recommendation! Kirkpatrick, a highly respected professional at the peak of his long and varied investment career, distills all of his 47 years of intensive study and experience into this concise book that spells out in detail his best strategies--so that you can profit from his deep, hard-won knowledge.”
--Robert W. Colby, CMT, author of The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators
At its foundation, technical analysis involves recognizing and analyzing trends and identifying the best investment strategy to take advantage of them. Most traders and investors who look for trends do so by analyzing a long list of charts on a continuing basis. In Kirkpatrick’s Investment and Trading Strategies, world-renowned technical analysis researcher Charles D. Kirkpatrick II presents tested, pinpoint approaches to stock investing that are far more effective and efficient.

Drawing on statistical testing of markets from 1990 to the present, Kirkpatrick identifies combinations of technical tests that have consistently delivered the best performance. Using them, he shows how to identify stocks that are now demonstrating the strongest relative and absolute strength. Next, he identifies specific trend following indicators most likely to identify the first signs of trend reversals--and, thus, the right time to sell.

Throughout, Kirkpatrick offers detailed, practical, and example-rich guidance for using these indicators, providing all the detail you need to implement an investment strategy that is both profitable and risk-averse.

  • Tested, trend-based indicators you can understand and rely on
    Choose the right stocks--and the right times to buy and sell them
  • Protect your capital with DMI, ADX, and other key technical indicators
    Discover your true risk of loss and systematically protect against it
  • Why Kirkpatrick’s relative strength system works so well
    Understand the statistics behind the system--in as much detail as you’d like
  • Using the system after you’ve implemented it
    Realistic examples and step-by-step instructions

 
 

About the Author:

Charles D. Kirkpatrick II has spent 45+ years in investing as a security analyst, portfolio manager, block desk trader, options trader, and institutional broker. He continues to publish his Market Strategist letter, calculate award-winning stock-selection lists, write books on trading and investing, and teach technical analysis at universities. He has appeared on CNBC and Wall Street Week and has been quoted in Barrons, Money, and BusinessWeek. Twice the winner of the Market Technicians Association’s prestigious Charles H. Dow Award, he is the coauthor of Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians and author of Beat the Market and Time the Market.

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