Ill use this thread to archive various articles and PDFs pertaining to Toby crabels ideas and books . Since a copy of "day trading with short term price patterns and opening range breakout" will run me between $375 and $625 on amazon Im not going to buy a copy anytime soon . Besides being pricy this book is mind numbingly hard to read and compute so I prefer articles , digests and snippets of useful info from that book and his interviews along with the writings of his diciples that I comprehend more easily .
I use what I consider a direct interpretation of ORBP in my trading but would like to hone my crabel skills a little as Ive found his way of doing things pretty great .
The first thing Ill plant here is this PDF and then Ill get a hold of part2 -
I would like to say that his his book is floating around on the net. It contains some interesting ideas to develop further, but it's mostly common sense stuff. He did go on to run a fairly successful hedge fund, so I guess he got something right...
Last edited by Lornz; November 14th, 2011 at 07:48 AM.
Reason: hmm, that bastard of a link...
Thanks Rick and Lornz , See the quick summary . The book I mentioned is a mind@#*$&#(^!% to comprehend , at least for me . Get to the article from S&C and you'll find a more digestable piece of valuable info . I have a copy (a swag PDF) of the elusive book and like I said its painful to read as its mostly longhand backtests and handwritten charts .
My apologies, I missed that line in your first post. I agree that the book (at least in pdf form) is terribly hard to read. I read the article, and skimmed through the book, early in my trading career and it did spark some ideas. I think it's more relevant for building a framework of thinking that goes beyond merely looking at charts/indicators -- than it is a system one wishes to emulate. One just needs to keep digging!
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