Then you were a ‘victim’ of a false breakout.
In 2015, I experienced a very unexpected trading pain and frustration.
After making a lot of money in beautifully trending markets in 2014, and taking a 100-day cruise around the World on the 'Costa Deliziosa' cruise ship, I was convinced that my trading luck would last forever, and money would keep piling into my trading account quickly and easily.
But against all my expectations - something went wrong.
All of sudden, a lot of my trading strategies started losing money - and pretty fast.
Many of my trades at the beginning of 2015 looked like this:
...A regular market breakout entry into a nicely moving market...
... then suddenly the market move stopped unexpectedly, reversed and...
...hit my stop-loss hard.
But it wasn’t just my stop-losses being hit hard...
It was also my confidence, and I was really starting to hurt.
So, I started investigating.
All my breakout strategies were robust, passing all of my extremely tough robustness testing procedures - so overfitting or over optimization was out of the question.
The problem had to be somewhere else.
And in fact, it was a very simple one:
The markets had stopped moving.
But my breakout trading strategies kept trading as if nothing had changed.
As a result - the majority of my breakout entries started turning into false breakout entries.
My trades had no chance.
One false breakout after another, as a neverending story of money disappearing from my trading account.
It was ‘death by a thousand cuts’.
At that time, I finally started paying more attention to the biggest danger for all breakout traders (no matter what market, timeframe or volatility you trade):
And if you know what I’m talking about, you're not alone.
Far from it.
In 2017, BetterTraderAcademy.com conducted a survey of breakout traders and asked them a simple question:
"When it comes to breakout trading, what is the single biggest challenge, frustration or problem that you’ve been struggling with?”
398 traders from the US, Europe, Australia and Asia participated in the survey.
False breakouts were the most mentioned obstacle, exceeding any other breakout trading challenge by a long way.
These traders had different levels of trading experience, were trading different markets, different timeframes, different strategies, and using different software - yet, were experiencing the same, universal challenge again and again:
Here are just a few examples from the survey (exactly as written by the participants):
"My biggest challenge when it comes to breakout strategies are "fakeouts", which means breakouts that seem to occur, trigger my trades, but then come back and hit my stoploss - if you could explain how you avoid "fakeouts" then this would help a lot!"
- Frustrated breakout trader #74, Trading Level: Intermediate
"Differentiating from a false breakout and from a premature breakout which pulls back like a false breakout and then develops into a true breakout."
- Frustrated breakout trader #198, Trading Level: Beginner
"Find the right breakout point to participate from the beginning of the move while not being whipsawed by false breakouts."
- Frustrated breakout trader #246, Trading Level: Advanced
"1) False breakouts 2) trade in profit and then deciding whether to take the profit if price pulls back to test the BO level or to stay in the trade"
- Frustrated breakout trader #273, Trading Level: Intermediate
"false breakouts, would like to be able to trade outside bars at S&R but do not know how to scan them in ThinkOrSwim"
- Frustrated breakout trader #315, Trading Level: Intermediate
(Note: 398 traders from around the world participated in the survey, traders from all levels of experience.)
Quite frankly, reading all of the replies - I’m not surprised.
False breakouts are one of the hardest challenges to overcome in breakout trading.
My friends simply call me “Tom”.
I am a full-time breakout trader, running my own breakout trading hedge fund since 2017.
I live in the south of Spain (Andalucia) and I’ve been very lucky to have traveled to 64 different countries, while making my primary income from fully automated breakout trading (the popular magazine “Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities even published my success story as a 3-page article in the June 2016 issue, called “Around The World In Trading Days”).
My breakout trading research, techniques, concepts and ideas have been published on many trading-related media, including:
But it wasn't easy.
During my trading journey I had to deal with a lot of very challenging obstacles, and false breakouts was one of the biggest ones.
Now, with the help of BetterTraderAcademy.com, for the very first time, I have the opportunity to share my best, cutting-edge techniques to smashing false breakouts.
To give you the final answers to questions like:
It’s all about the timing - smarter and dramatically better timing.
The more precise your timing is on entry, the less false breakouts you will experience.
But market timing can be really tricky.
It took me many years to formulate, analyze and test hundreds of different techniques for better timing.
After literally thousands of hours, I was finally able to isolate 12 of the most robust, powerful and universal techniques, and structure them into 4 different levels, creating a pyramid of laser-focused timing I call 'the breakout timing pyramid'.
For each level I designed 3 very powerful strategies to dramatically reduce false breakouts.
That is 12 ground-breaking techniques that you can implement into your existing trading strategies in minutes - and start seeing a reduction in false breakouts almost instantly.
Here is just one example of a 5-minute improvement using one of my false breakout smashing techniques:
This is just ONE technique, that shows an increase in Net Profit, Profit Factor, Average Trade and NetProfit to Drawdown Ratio, while also producing lower Drawdowns.
Sure, this example is not a killer strategy that'll make you a millionaire overnight, but its a great improvement to the quality of the trades, so imagine what this technique could do for your own strategies!
And this isn't even my best technique.
Now imagine if you owned all 12 of my techniques.
How much would your trading, and potentially even your life change?
12 universal, easy-to-implement, cutting-edge techniques for smashing false breakouts.
The very best I’ve researched, discovered, tested, proven and implemented into my own trading, including my hedge fund, too.
All you need to do is to take these 12 techniques, implement them into your existing breakout trading strategies - and start smashing false breakouts almost instantly.
Here's what you'll discover in the 'Smashing False Breakouts' course:
We want you to succeed, to make a real difference in your trading with this program, that’s why we’ll start with:
Plus in this module you also get:
The first level of the breakout timing pyramid, is "General Timing". In this module you’ll discover:
Plus also included in this module:
The second level of the breakout timing pyramid is all about improving "System Timing". In this module you will discover:
Plus also included in this module:
This module is an important one - volatility is a hugely effective filter to smashing false breakouts! In this module you will discover my own proprietary breakthrough techniques, which I’m sharing publicly for the very first time, including:
Plus also included in this module:
And finally, you will discover how to deal with false breakouts with more advanced, more alternative techniques at the "Market Timing" level.
Plus also included in this module:
That's 12 powerful, proven techniques to smash false breakouts, 26 codes, 25 performance reports, and 11 workspaces.
Each technique is explained in 3 simple, clear implementation steps, and all you need to implement each technique (literally within a few minutes) is to follow the instructions.
The 'fast implementation' steps are:
STEP #1 - Prepare: Preparing you existing strategy with a small modification of the code (explained in detail, step-by-step, can be adapted to any trading platform)
STEP #2 - Test: Testing the corresponding false breakout smashing technique and assess the results (this is where the real fun begins!)
STEP #3 - Deploy: Implementing the false breakout smashing technique into your existing breakout strategy (enjoying the new and improved results!)
Simple, straightforward, and designed to take no more than a few minutes of your time!
Each of the techniques in this program alone has personally saved me thousands of dollars already, improved my Average Trade, Profit Factor and Net Profit versus Maximum Drawdown ratios significantly.
So I consider each technique truly priceless.
But if you would put a gun to my head and asked me the absolute minimum I value for each of the techniques, I would probably say - each at least, as a very minimum, 197 USD.
With 12 cutting-edge, proven techniques in the program…
...the total value of this program is at least 2,364 USD (but it has saved me many 1000's more than that).
Based on the research of 398 breakout traders from all around the world we know how painful and frustrating false breakouts can be.
So we really want to help.
Therefore, if you’re really excited about this unique opportunity to do something significant for your breakout trading, to improve your results fast and with minimum effort.
...and if you act now…
...you won’t have to pay 2,364 USD.
Not even 1,000.
And not even 500.
And it gets even better.
I truly want you to succeed, giving you the absolute best of my best.
And that means also adding something TRULY special.
Something so special…
...that I have never ever shared this with anybody else before.
Plus, I want you to act right now, test the program, and start implementing all of these proven, cutting-edge techniques today, so you can smash through false breakouts too and see fast results yourself.
So, here is what we will also include, if you act now.
Here are my two additional breakout-smashing techniques:
Another powerful technique to smash false breakouts.
You definitely want to have this one in your arsenal as well.
And finally, I’ve kept the best for last.
I have never - EVER - shared this technique before.
This is an advanced technique, which, in the right hands, can turn your trading into gold.
This technique is:
(*Note: I am probably a fool for sharing this technique and giving it out, but I really want you to succeed!)
Here's everything you get to smash your false breakouts and start implementing TODAY:
Plus 29 codes, 27 backtest reports, 14 TradeStation workspaces with all the practical examples from the course (including bonuses), plus much more, for only $497 USD if you act now.
All of the techniques are very simple to implement.
You just need to add them into your existing breakout trading strategies and watch false breakouts reduce, sometimes dramatically.
Although the codes in the course are in EasyLanguage / Tradestation, they are so powerfully simple they can be coded into any trading platform.
Plus each line of code is clearly explained in the videos, and the descriptions are in PDF format too.
So, don’t hesitate.
Here's what to do now: Just click on the button below. After payment is complete, you’ll automatically receive an email with your course access details, usually within just a few minutes.
Tomas' breakout trading solutions and experience have worked for hundreds of traders from 30+ countries already and we know it can work for you too.
That’s why we invite you to test drive the program 100% risk free for 14 days.
If after the first 2 modules you don’t feel like we’ve delivered on our promise, just ask for a full and prompt refund.
It’s that simple!
The real question is this:
Is it worth investing a few minutes of your time to check this out?
Even if it only does HALF of what we’ve claimed today, it will pay for itself as soon as you start implementing these techniques, so click the button below to get access...
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Let’s face the fundamental fact:
False breakouts won't just disappear by themselves.
Until you start doing something deliberate about them…
...you will keep paying for them.
And you'll pay alot.
Not only with your money, but also with your confidence, your trading goals and dreams, and increased frustration (and stress, which can even influence your health).
So why keep holding onto all of this?
Why not simply start reducing false breakouts today, and avoid all of the pain and frustration when it's not necessary at all?
Option #1: Continue suffering and losing money from false breakouts
But you’re definitely smarter and wiser than that, so why even consider this as an option?
Option #2: Figure it all on your own
It took me many years of research, testing and live trading to figure out all of these techniques and put them into practical steps and code that actually work, and are simple and fast to implement. It also took me a lot of frustration, and many sleepless nights.
Is this all worth it? (To be honest, if this program existed when I started my breakout trading career, I wouldn’t have hesitated for even a second, knowing how painful false breakouts can be).
Option #3: Get the one of a kind “Smashing false breakouts” program and start dealing with false breakouts TODAY.
This is the simplest, most straightforward and fastest solution. It's proven, it works for all kinds of traders, and with the bullet-proof money-back guarantee there is no risk for you to give it a try.
Just click on the button below. After payment is complete, you’ll automatically receive an email with your course access details, usually within just a few minutes.
It may even save you from taking that false breakout trade tomorrow!
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DISCLAIMER: Trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. People can and do lose money. Hypothetical results have many inherent limitations. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.