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'MAP SYNTAX', is a 'Performance Driven' Discretionary (vs. Black Box) proprietary research effort that focuses on finding the best stocks the market has to offer. Using multiple time
frames, 'MAP SYNTAX' is designed to identify the best candidates for both long term price
momentum investing and short term price 'thrusts' for swing trading. Optimize the 'Sweet Spot'.
All charts are strictly for educational purposes only. No investment decisions should be made based on the analysis here. Momentum investing can lead to large losses. Very important to have a sound money
Map Syntax & Stephen Stewart are not a registered investment adviser, investment advisory service, registered analyst, or broker-dealer and does not advise specific advice on securities to anyone.
In Map Syntax land, we care about
VIOLENT price action and optimizing it. Thats it. Simple Simon
08/14 Thank you for the eyeballs over the years! Remember, "Stay On Script."
Price action goes into Map Syntax, answers come out. Listen to your MAPS.
When you master your craft (trading system) and can execute flawlessly - There is a price you pay - Work (trading) becomes boring.
However, the financial rewards become astronomical, just ask Tiger Woods or Roger Federer. ....And when you ask them how
they MASTERED THEIR CRAFT, they will tell you, it isnt the mechanics or system of their game that takes them to the top, but rather,
the six inches of space between their ears that they have learned to manage and master. Trading is no different. ~
In my opinion, trading momentum is for the investor that wants to get paid right now. It is nothing more than participating in a trend.
However, momentum investing is NOT a good risk/reward trade. In fact it is risky because you are betting on other investors to keep
buying in the face of higher prices by chasing prices. We are trying to profit from investors fear of MISSING THE MOVE.
However, you can manage this risk well. How? Because you can always sell (if you are wrong).
Long term SECULAR growth stories.
The final 10% of the time of a bull run will usually encompass 50% or more of the price movement.
Thus, the first 50% of the price movement will take 90% of the time and will require the most backing and filling and will be far more
difficult to trade than the last 50%.
Two times a day, Wall street delivers THRUST, BUST or STALL.
Use those KEY DECISION TIMES to identify and time THRUST as well as pick an ideal time to book gains or cut losses.
NOTE: This is not day trading.
Green: Map Syntax TECHNICAL Edge
White: Fundamental & Quantitative Metrics
Blue: The manner in which price moves is just as important as the pattern.
............. True MOMENTUM is a price that trades with DELIBERATE energy, conviction & authority (on UP days).
MONEY MGMT = Position Size, Timing the Entry, Cutting Losses & Booking Gains
- One of the traders most important tools is Money Mgmt
- The worlds best traders recognize it as their most important key to success - NOT THE TRADING SYSTEM
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