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    Default Distribution curve of ASX's 'consecutive winning streaks'

    Came across this blog, where the author explains the statistical behavour of markets.

    Wrote a little app to do some number crunching of the ASX since 1980, and came up with numbers/corresponding graph which are pretty much identical.

    Again from the blog :

    For discretionary trader, the statistical behaviour of the underlying instrument is an independent confirmation from his/her usual technical analysis tools. The odds of a reversal from an extreme price level is increased significantly when the distribution reading is confirming the bias.

    For a system trader, have you ever used runs distribution as a filter for your trading systems? It is one of the rare tools that can improve a trading system without causing curve fit issues.

    In short, if you trade 15-minute time frame, with a long position, then it is pretty obvious that after 3 bars of consecutive higher closes, even if you are not closing out your position, it is very important that you have a proper stop order in place to protect your position.
    For a short term trading system, this could be something to consider. (I haven't done anything with this yet). I guess what made me curious was all the headlines that are getting almost commonplace, regarding winning streaks, esp. for the Dow.
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    Default Re: Distribution curve of ASX's 'consecutive winning streaks'

    Very interesting mrWoodo, thanks.... so the curve shouldl shift a bit to the left once the bear market hits...that neoticker blog you link to has some interesting systems testing articles.

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