Parabolic SAR

For himself, Welles Wilder developed ADX indicator - another trend indicator - which tells what kind of trend is dominant and how strong the trend is. The step sets sensitivity of Parabolic SAR indicator. A lower step moves SAR further from price, which makes a reversal less likely. What I have found is you have a tendency to either keep going or you get to the end of your string of trades and you can't pull the trigger. SAR trails price as the trend extends over time. If a leader is timid, his resources can be usurped.

The Parabolic Stop and Reverse, more commonly known as the Parabolic SAR, is a trend following indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder. The Parabolic SAR is displayed as a single parabolic line (or dots) underneath the price bars in an uptrend, and above the price bars in a downtrend. The Parabolic.

>> Sunday, October 17, 2010

Discussion in ' Strategy Development ' started by jones , Jun 21, Log in or Sign up. I'd like to introduce a strategy that I've had success with in the forex market. I received the essence of this strategy from another individual to whom I'm very grateful.

Thus, I'm willing to pass this blessing on This strategy is based upon the premise that one does not KNOW where the market will go in the short term, especially when intraday trading.

It's designed to be successful regardless of where the market goes. You can be wrong and still win with this positive expectancy system.

I'm interested in transitioning this strategy to the equity market via a prop firm for leverage purposes. I am sharing it with members of this forum for feedback, especially if someone has experience with it in the equity or futures market.

In summary the strategy is as follows: At the opening of the market enter in a given direction. It is not critical to be right on your initial entry. Therefore, you may choose any indicator or fundamental as your preference for direction at the opening of the market.

Care to explain a little more about your strategy. This is the time part of the system. The other important part of the system is the speed at which the SAR point moves.

If the market is moving fast, the SAR point will move slowly at first and then increase as the market moves higher. This is the price part of the system. The rate at which the system increases is called the acceleration factor.

It is beyond this lesson to give the exact calculation of the acceleration factor and it is not really necessary to know the formula as most charting services now incorporate the system in their indicator range. Here's an example of what SAR looks like.

So far so good. The system is simple to trade and is very visual, so it's easy to know when you should be short or long. If the SAR point dots are above the market you should be short and if they are below the market you should be long. It doesn't perform very well in the markets I have tested it on nor do I know any traders who trade it as a stand-alone system.

Maybe in the markets of the past it would have worked well but not so now. The problem is there is just too much whipsaw. Now you may be asking, "if there is too much whipsaw, why mention the system at all? The system can be very effective if a filter of some sort is used.

If we were long the market then only long signals would be taken and the short signals ignored as long as the filter MACD in this case remains long. If a short signal is triggered but the filter still remains long you could close the position and wait for the next long signal. The reverse is true for short positions. You could use any oscillator you feel comfortable with or even trend lines.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to find a good place to put your stop. With the SAR system you will always know exactly where to place a stop and it will increase everyday to help lock in profits.

It also gives the move enough room for market corrections without taking you out of the position. I like this particular method if I have a long-term position which I only want to check on once a day.

I can quickly check how the position is and then move my stop accordingly. I am sure you can find many other uses for the SAR system and its well worth playing around with the parameters to see if it can be added to your trading arsenal. I have been trading Nifty futures for the past three years. Most of the time I failed in the beginning due to the errors in my trading style and lack of experience.

During the past three years I tested almost all technical indicator tools several times to make consistent profit from my trades, but that never happened. During the learning process over several months I found that the most important thing in trading profession if you think is consistency in the process.

When you apply the same rules again and again, the probability of getting consistent results is more. How to get into that? It is never be an easy thing to do, requires many years of experience to become a disciplined trader.

Discipline will come when you follow a set of trading rules. Apply the rules while you trade with precision. Do not deviate from your trading plan unless you have solid evidence to change it for betterment. The most important points to remember are: Identify the well established market trend. Moving averages can give the indication 2.

More than one signal combination. Cross checking with different time frames is always better. A higher step moves SAR closer to the price action, which makes a reversal more likely. The indicator will reverse too often if the step is set too high.

This will produce whipsaws and fail to capture the trend. Chart 7 shows IBM with a higher Step. SAR is more sensitive in chart 7 because there are more reversals. This is because the Step is higher in chart 7. The sensitivity of the indicator can also be adjusted using the Maximum Step. While the Maximum Step can influence sensitivity, the Step carries more weight because it sets the incremental rate-of-increase as the trend develops.

Also, note that increasing the Step ensures that the Maximum Step will be hit quicker when a trend develops. This lower Maximum Step decreases the sensitivity of the indicator and produces fewer reversals. Notice how this setting caught a two-month downtrend and a subsequent two-month uptrend.

This higher reading produced extra reversals in early February and early April. After all, SAR is designed to catch the trend and follow it like a trailing stop. As with most indicators, the signal quality depends on the settings and the characteristics of the underlying security. The right settings combined with decent trends can produce a great trading system.

The wrong settings will result in whipsaws, losses, and frustration. There is no golden rule or one-size-fits-all setting. Each security should be evaluated based on its own characteristics.

Parabolic SAR should also be used in conjunction with other indicators and technical analysis techniques.

>> Friday, June 4, 2010

Jun 21,  · Successful Stop & Reverse - Semi Martingale Trend Following Strategy. Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by jones, Jun 21, Continue this stop & reverse trend following sequencing until either 7 sequences are exhausted or you reach your profit target. The profit target is about 50% of the ATR for the given instrument. Stop and Reverse is a simple trading method developed by J. Welles Wilder. If the stock is trading below the parabolic SAR (PSAR) value [short position], that can be treated a . Developed by Welles Wilder, the Parabolic SAR refers to a price-and-time-based trading system. Wilder called this the “Parabolic Time/Price System.” SAR stands for “stop and reverse,” which is the actual indicator used in the system.


Stop and reverse orders are therefore typically implemented by the trader's trading software or order entry software, and their implementation can likewise vary significantly. The end result is the same, however—you end up with a new trade in the opposite direction. In the pictures Level Stop and Reverse forex system in action. Share your opinion, can help everyone to understand the forex strategy. Level Sop and Reverse Trading System: Templete and Indicators. J. Welles Wilder’s Parabolic Stop and Reversal is a simple study to use. The study continuously computes “stop and reverse” price points. Whenever the market penetrates this “stop and reverse” point, you liquidate your current position and take the opposite position. If long, you liquidate the long position and establish a short position.

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