Dr. Adrian F. Manz's Around the Horn Pattern Scans

A simple and effective approach to trading, Dr. Adrian Manz has used these patterns to trade successfully for nearly a decade.

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 forMetaStock Daily Charts and MetaStock Real Time.* 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.

Get a FREE month of Around the Horn Intraday Trading Plan

Receive a one month complimentary subscription to Around the Horn Intraday Trading Plan when you purchase this add-on! The Trading Plan is sent out every market day, and contains the actual trading plan that Dr. Adrian Manz uses during that trading day. (A coupon for your complimentary month to the Trading Plan is included with the Around the Horn product.)

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 consolidation.
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 to trade.

Adrian F. 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.