If you’ve been trading long, you’ve probably heard of Dr. Adrian Manz and his
Around the Horn trading system. Borrowing terms from the Great American Pastime,
Around the Horn offers a simple and effective approach to trading which Dr. Manz
has used to trade successfully for nearly a decade.
Around the Horn Patterns Scans are a collection of daily pattern setups for
MetaStock and MetaStock Professional.* A perfect companion to Dr. Manz’s
bestselling book “Around the Horn,” this add-on will help you find
easy-to-understand, resilient, high-probability trade setups.
Adrian Manz’s Pattern Setups
Adrian Manz’s Pattern setups include the following daily patterns discussed in his book:
|· Fastball||· Infield Fly|
|· Line Drive||· 3-2 Pitch|
|· Backdoor Slider||· Switch Hitter|
|· Double Hitter|
All systems include full integration into the MetaStock platform. You can use
The Explorer™ to scour through thousands of stocks, futures, or any of the
instruments you are interested in trading to find just the stocks that have a
buy or short signal for the current day.
With the Expert Advisor™ and its built in commentary tools, you will get a
complete explanation of every included system. In addition you will get
real-time alerts and exact entry points.
Each pattern features its own trading video to help you understand and implement
your trading strategy in the market.
About the Patterns
|Fastball - The Fast Ball pattern
identifies the breakouts that have all the ingredients to fuel a substantial
continuation move, while eliminating most of the trades that would unnecessarily
churn an account. The Fast Ball pattern will occur either after a pullback or a
|Infield Fly - Oftentimes, strongly trending
stocks will move too far too fast, making a pullback a foregone conclusion. A
reaction open can take a stock much higher than is warranted. The result can be
an immediate sell-off or a steady drift back toward the previous day’s high.
|Line Drive - Many traders avoid any position
in the direction of the gap, feeling that price action will be choppy and that
there is a virtual certainty that the pattern will fill in over the course of
hours or days. Many others will attempt to fade the move in the hope of catching
the contra-extension for a profit. The Line Drive pattern seeks to capitalize on
those instances in which these individuals are wrong and price continues to
advance or decline in the direction of the gap.
|3-2 Pitch - Often, traders drive prices higher
on good volume and with an expanded trading range. These are the ingredients
that create the Fast Ball setup. Unfortunately for breakout traders, profits
must often be taken quickly on these moves as they are much more prone to
failure than they were in the bull market of the 1990’s. The 3-2 Pitch pattern
uses a Fast Ball failure and a subsequent pullback as the primary ingredients
for a long setup that can lead to substantial profits.
|Backdoor Slider - The basic premise is that
when range expansions occur, the market often needs time to digest the gains or
losses. If the next trading day consists of a consolidation with an extreme
close in the same direction as the expansion, a lucrative opportunity exists for
a continuation move one or two days later.
|Switch Hitter - Strong directional moves are
usually followed either by consolidation periods or pullbacks in the direction
of the dominant trend. Although many traders advocate entering breakouts of
these retracements the moment a higher tick is in place, better opportunities
are to be had when some specific criteria are met. The Switch-Hitter pattern
focuses particular attention on the characteristics of the most extreme day of
the move in an attempt to filter out pullbacks that lack the potential for
follow-through. In doing so, many potential trend reversals are eliminated
before they have a chance to cause losses.
|Double Hitter - Charts are made up of large
numbers of short waves that together form a longer-term trend. At the peak or
valley of each of the short-term moves, we often times find the Double Header
pattern signaling that a low or high has been put in. When this happens, a low
risk entry is presented, offering the alert trader the opportunity for intraday
and multi-day profits. The pattern is easy to spot, and generally pretty simple
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About Dr. Adrian Manz
Dr. Adrian F. Manz has earned his living trading equities in his own account
since 1998. He holds a Master's degree in Psychology, an MBA in International
Business and Finance from the prestigious Peter F. Drucker School of Management
at Claremont Graduate University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior
from the Claremont Graduate University.
Dr. Manz has developed a trading
style that relies on statistical, technical and fundamental analysis in the
planning of every trade.
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