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Dave Landry

Dave Landry has been trading the markets since the early 1990s and is the author of three books on trading. He founded Sentive Trading LLC in 1995 and since then has been providing ongoing consulting and education on market technicals. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and was a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) from 1995 to 2009.

The essence of trend following: What is, is

Trend followers must always keep this thought top of mind: A market can only go up, down, or sideways; there is supply, demand, or equilibrium. Unless you’re Bill Clinton, what is, is. There may be fundamental reasons why a market should be doing...

10 things you must know about trends

1. Markets go up, and markets go down. Everyone knows that. Just like everyone knows Pinocchio is a bad motivational speaker and Kenny Rodgers is a pain to play cards with. However, when a market starts going down, many reason why it shouldn’t....

Market not firing on all cylinders

Unless you’re blindly indexing, you can’t take indexes at face value—you have to dig deeper. You can accomplish this by using market indicators such as the advance/decline line, percent of stocks above their 200-day moving averages, and so forth....

See the light

And then, there was light There’s nothing magical about moving averages, but they can help keep you on the right side of the market. Since all price-based indicators have lag, I like to look for patterns in price itself. With moving averages, I like to...