Mike
 

I create automated, industrial-grade algorithmic trading systems for my own use and share my journey with other traders who are interested. I call my automated systems 'Trading Minions'. It's easy to 'trade like a machine' when a machine is doing the trading. When I'm not thinking about trading systems, I make real machines, like steam engines. I also play a little ukulele. Well, all ukuleles are little, aren't they?

  • PGH says:

    Mike – yes the larger -Rs are an area for more research.
    Alternately maybe an ATR based Exit?

    • Mike says:

      Hi Peter,
      I’ve dug into ATR exits in the past, which are good for trades that you want to hold for a while – the ATR is a good trailing stop. For Clipper though, the moves are sharper, so here’s my thinking:
      Since the premise is that we are trading a pullback in an uptrend, then new lower swing low indicates a change of trend to the short side. Thus the uptrend is broken and so is our premise. Thus it’s time to get out.
      I’m getting a little time to work on this, but a welcome influx of consulting work has taken priority :/

      Cheers
      Mike

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