Seeking Alpha

Allan Harris

After practicing law for way too long, I moved my family to the beach (Kiawah Island, South Carolina) to trade stocks for a living. After making and blowing a fortune in the technology bubble of the 1990's (and then again in 2006-08), I discovered the art and science of trend following.

In November of 2009, I developed a trading algorithm that systematically identifies the dominant trend of any stock, index or etf. Using the basic tenet of trend following, i.e. trading on the right side of the trend, I created, my stock trading subscription service.
  • Description: Newsletter author. Trading frequency: Daily
  • Interests: Bonds, Commodities, ETFs, Gold, Options, Stocks - long, Stocks - short, Tech stocks
AllanTrends I send out an email with Hourly, Daily and Weekly trading signal thresholds, or "pivots". If the threshold is hit between emails, trades are assumed to be initiated. Pretty simple stuff. I cover over 50 symbols, SPX, QQQ, GLD, SLV, and their leveraged counterparts in the world of ETF's. The methodology can be ...More
BLOG Trend following is the holy grail of trading. It took me 20 years of trying everything in the book (many books) with commensurate gains and losses find this basic truth and tenant of successful trading. Trend following is not as easy as its name implies, if it was, everyone would be doing it. But a simple ...More
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