Date Added: May 2011
Trend Following (TF) is a rule-based trading mechanism that taps on the movements of long-term market trend instead of relying on any forecast or external information to decide when to buy and when to sell a stock. Its simple operation is in contrast to complicated prediction methods which typically would try to predict a future trend by analyzing the historical data and may be other factors. TF makes no prediction and it is well known for its simplicity. Although TF is a popular strategy in finance and was implemented in some commercial trading system decades ago, there have not been many studies of TF in computer science.