CountDown is designed to enter the market after confirming major market turns with a countdown sequence and capture a large portion of the subsequent move. The CountDown system trades with weekly data bars and is designed to only be long in major bull markets. The system is so named because it counts the number of "Up" bars that have occurred. Once the countdown is complete (i.e. the minimum number of Up bars have been seen) the system then looks for a setup bar. The setup bar identifies a brief consolidation of price while still confirming the uptrend. Once these conditions have been met, the system buys on a stop. Thus, the CountDown trading system enters a market on strength. It then uses a gradually rising market adaptive, profit-retention based stop to exit the market. The system also uses a money management stop. In either event, once the position is exited the trader awaits a new signal to enter in the same long direction.

If you are a large trader with multiple contracts, CountDown is an excellent companion to our other systems for diversified trading.

The significant market patterns for entry and the escalating factor for the profit retention-based trailing stop in CountDown are all adaptive and change based on the strength of the underlying trend. Position lengths are generally a little less in CountDown than CoatTails and range from a week or two if you are quickly stopped out to up to a year or more in the most profitable trades.

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